When Rotherham and Sheffield Wednesday met at Hillsborough in November, neither could score.
So it perhaps not so surprising then that the duo are odds-on at 3/4 courtesy of betway to new on less than three occasions between them as they renew hostilities at the New York Stadium.
In a tough-to-call derby contest, Skybet make both teams evens to fire the opener and from a Millers perspective, Matt Derbyshire is 15/2 (bet365) to net first.
Alternatively, Owls supporters can opt for Stevie May (6/1, William Hill) to put Stuart Gray’s charges 1-0 up and it’s 5/6 with Winner.com for both sides to notch.
Back in League One, Barnsley’s George Waring is a 6/1 shot in BetVictor’s first scorer betting as the Tykes host high-flying Preston, bet365 offer an identical 6/1 about a Curtis Main opener for Doncaster at Coventry and Sam Clucas is 7/1 via Paddy Power to break the deadlock for Chesterfield at Peterborough.
The sequence of Sheffield United games in which both sides have found the net has reached a massive ten and punters thinking an eleventh is on the agenda, as the Blades host Port Vale, can obtain odds of 21/20 at Stan James. Of course some will believe it’s about time a team failed to strike in a United fixture and for them Nigel Clough’s men are 6/4 with bet365 to defeat the Valiants ‘to nil’ at Bramall Lane, where BetVictor price a match tally of fewer than three goals at 5/6.
Ladbrokes rate the Blades at 9/20 to be responsible for breaking the deadlock and both Matt Done and Marc McNulty are 9/2 chances (bet365) to fire that opener.
United meanwhile, are even money via BetVictor to get on the scoresheet inside the 39-minute mark and at the other end Stan James offer 10/11 about a clean sheet for the hosts.