Bookmakers offering 6/4 for Owls to tame Tigers

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Sheffield Wednesday and Hull last met at Hillsborough almost exactly five years ago, Francis Jeffers’ goal just before the break giving the Owls a 1-0 victory and Dave Jones’ troops are available at 9/1 with bet365 to grab the only goal of the game as the two teams renew hostilities tomorrow.

Stan James price any Wednesday triumph at odds of 6/4 but as the Owls have lost their lost couple on home soil, supporters could be forgiven for being a touch wary and one or two might plump for the stalemate, quoted by Skybet at 12/5.

Alternatively, Stan James post 14/1 against it finish two-apiece but as the Tigers’, BetVictor’s 9/5 chances to land all three points, have tended to do their best work at the KC Stadium, this match potentially provides Jones’ charges with a decent chance to get their own home form back on track.

Subsequently, fans might fancy William Hill’s 10/3 for Wednesday to shade it by a one-goal margin or a success for the Owls on the back of a drawn first period at 5/1 via Paddy Power while Ladbrokes rate the hosts at 9/1 to register a narrow, 2-1 win and cautious supporters can hedge their bets by backing their side at 5/6 in bet365’s ‘Draw No Bet’ market.

A year ago, a last-gasp Leyton Orient leveller denied Sheffield United a maximum haul at Brisbane Road and bet365 mark 12/5 against the Blades only managing to glean a share of the spoils from this weekend’s visit to the same venue.

Another 1-1 scoreline is chalked up by Ladbrokes at odds of 11/2 but the bookies believe Danny Wilson’s team can snatch all three points on this occasion, BetVictor installing them as 5/4 favourites. Nevertheless, a close encounter seems likely so a case can be made for a United triumph by one at 14/5 (Skybet) or Stan James’s 6/1 for the Blades to sneak it 1-0.

Barnsley travel to Leeds, where they picked up an impressive victory last season but the Reds are bet365’s 10/3 underdogs ahead of this one while Skybet quote them at 5/2 to pick up a point.

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