After some solid recent form, Sheffield United have tightened their grip on a League One play-off place and bookies are confident that the Blades can move closer to securing a top six berth against Fleetwood.
Ladbrokes have installed Nigel Clough’s men as 8/11 favourites to emerge victorious at Bramall Lane, where the Cod Army are BetVictor’s 9/2 outsiders and it’s 3/1 courtesy of Skybet to finish all square.
That was the outcome in December’s reverse fixture at the Highbury Stadium and a repeat of the 1-1 scoreline from that encounter is available at odds of 6/1 with bet365. However, the visitors possess one of the highest defeat tallies on the road in the division and on that basis United have to be fancied.
Stan James chalk them up at 5/2 to come out on top by a one-goal margin, it’s 13/2 (BetVictor) for them to prevail 1-0 and for punters expecting Clough’s side to dominate, Paddy Power post 8/5 against them holding a lead at the end of each half. Alternatively, bet365 quote 7/1 about Sheffield United netting twice without reply.
Only six teams in the Championship have racked up more victories on their travels than Sheffield Wednesday and the Owls have a great chance to improve their away record on Saturday, as they head to rock-bottom Blackpool.
The beleaguered Seasiders, now 15 points adrift of safety, are 10/3 with Stan James to send Stuart Gray’s troops home empty-handed and BetVictor offer 13/5 about it proving inconclusive at Bloomfield Road but the hosts are in the doldrums at present and Wednesday should be able to capitalise.
They’re 6/1 (Winner.com) to grab the only goal, bet365 price the Owls at 11/4 to prevail by a solitary goal and betway offer 7/2 for Wednesday to grab the points following an even first 45 minutes, just as they did in their last away assignment, at Millwall.
Rotherham don’t have far to travel for their latest assignment as they bid to retain their Championship status but bookies still think hosts Huddersfield will make use of their home advantage, Skybet rating the Terriers as even money jollies to get the better of the Millers, Stan James’s 3/1 underdogs.
Doncaster have a dozen games in which to secure a place in the League One play-offs and Stan James make them 7/4 to edge a step closer to that goal by grabbing a maximum haul at Gillingham.
Barnsley meanwhile, are just about safe now after some solid recent performances but they’ll be keen to continue pulling away from the drop zone and they’re 8/5 with William Hill to do just that by getting the better of Walsall (5/2, bet365).