Sheffield United have kept three clean sheets in their last four in all competitions and they’re 8/5 at BetVictor to manage another shutout as they host Oldham this weekend. At the other end, Ladbrokes go 3/4 about Nigel Clough’s troops breaking the deadlock and that opener is a 7/1 shot at bet365 to come from Jamie Murphy.
It was Ryan Flynn’s double though that booked United’s place in the FA Cup second round in midweek and the Blades midfielder is 14/1 (bet365) to fire the opening goal again.
Sheffield Wednesday have managed just one goal in their last six outings and some pessimistic Owls fans might subsequently fancy betway’s 19/10 about them drawing another blank as they make the short journey to Huddersfield.
Wednesday’s attacking issues will undoubtedly nudge some towards a match tally of fewer than three goals (10/11, BetVictor) but despite recent statistics Stuart Gray’s team are a reassuringly slender 4/11 at William Hill to get on the scoresheet at the John Smiths Stadium, where Stan James quote just 4/6 for both teams to score.
Bet365 rate the Owls at 13/10 to do so before their opponents and that opener is 7/1 (Paddy Power) to be struck by Atdhe Nuhiu, the same odds bet365 post against Stevie May notching first.
Rotherham have also lacked cutting edge of late but they’re expected to be back amongst the goals at home Birmingham, Stan James rating the Millers at even money to net twice or more. Alternatively, Winner.com chalk United up at 3/4 to notch first and it’s 6/1 courtesy of bet365 for front man Alex Revell to break the deadlock.
At the Proact Stadium, Skybet make Chesterfield’s Eoin Doyle their 7/2 favourite to strike first as the Spireites take on Barnsley and it’s 13/2 via BetVictor for Sam Winnall to put the Tykes 1-0 in front.Bet365 finally, mark 15/2 against a Curtis Main opener as Doncaster visit Rochdale.