Back Wednesday to pull off second win on trot

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ODDS against Sheffield Wednesday being relegated have lengthened after their victory at Ipswich Town.

They are out to 3/1 for the drop at BetVictor, and I expect a win against Peterborough at Hillsborough on Saturday.

Posh lost their opening seven Championship games but have since won four and are out of the bottom three, though only because their goal difference is one better than Wednesday’s.

Peterborough remain odds on at 4/6 for relegation; they are 7/2 for the win on Saturday, with the draw 29/10 and the Owls 5/6.

With the Owls tipped to win, three or more goals is priced at 8/11 and both teams to score is 4/5.

After Ross Barkley’s double at Ipswich he is 12/1 to open the scoring and 4/1 to net at any time.

Sheffield United are 2/1 favourites with BetVictor to stay top of League One.

The Blades play away to League Two strugglers Bristol Rovers in the FA Cup first round on Saturday.

United are 1,500/1 to lift the trophy and are a shade of odds-on to win in 90 minutes at the Memorial Stadium, with the Pirates at 3/1 and it is 27/10 for them to earn a replay.

Barnsley look short of firepower without Craig Davies, and the Tykes are back to 7/4 for relegation after their 4-1 defeat by Forest at Oakwell; a visit to the KC Stadium awaits this weekend with Hull 8/11 after their 2-1 win at Bristol City, and the Reds 21/5.

Hull are 2/1 to finish in the top six and, following a dip in form, they have won three of their last four in the Championship.

The Reds have not drawn in their first six games on the road.

With Doncaster Rovers having moved into the play-off zone and only four points behind the Blades; Dean Saunders’ side can be backed at 14/1 to lift the League One title, and that makes plenty of appeal on current form.

Rovers are big favourites this Saturday when Conference North outfit Bradford PA are the visitors; Doncaster are long odds-on at 1/3, which might not attract too many single bets but will be many punters’ bankers for their trebles and accumulators.

You can bet 8/1 that Avenue cause a shock and 9/2 that they take Donny back to the Horsfall Stadium.

Rotherham have begun to find the form that tempted many to back them for the League Two title before a ball was kicked, and we are struggling to find a favourite for the Cup clash with League One outfit Stevenage.

Boro, who have exceeded expectations after losing many star names from last season, are 13/8, Rotherham 7/4 and the draw 12/5.

Rotherham are 2,000/1 to land the Cup at

Chesterfield’s new manager Paul Cook is an old friend of mine. The former Accrington Stanley boss was unable to prevent the Spireites tumbling to a home defeat against an Edgar Davids-inspired Barnet in his first game in charge.

Cookie has a big task on his hands but such is the weight of expectancy that Chesterfield remain only 2/1 to make a play-off spot.

The Spireites are at home in the Cup to League One bottom club Hartlepool, who are looking for a new manager after parting company with Neale Cooper.

Pools are 11/5 outsiders, the home side 5/4. This looks a good opportunity for Cook to oversee his first win for the club.