United want consistency before derby date

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Two defeats in their last three games is far from a crisis for Sheffield United but boss Danny Wilson will be hoping his side’s form picks up slightly over the next trio of matches, against the top two and then Sheffield Wednesday.

The first clash sees United entertain leaders Charlton and Totesport have installed United as favourites at 13/10, while Victor Chandler quote the visitors at 5/2. Of course, with both teams riding high in the table, punters will be keen on Stan James’ 12/5 for the draw and similarly, a 1-1 scoreline at 6/1 (Betfred) could prove popular alongside Skybet’s 9/2 for both halves to finish all square. Nevertheless, victory for the Blades would really lay down a marker and optimistic supporters can back United at 3/1 with bet365 to come out on top by one-goal. Taking that further, Sportingbet offer 15/2 for Wilson’s troops to edge out the Addicks 2-1 and with a narrow home success in mind, an alternative is Boylesports’ 9/2 for the Blades to emerge victorious following a drawn first period. Hartlepool remain unbeaten and Sheffield Wednesday are the team tasked with inflicting their first defeat of the campaign.

Away from home though, the Owls are underdogs at 19/10 with Partybets and Betdaq quote odds of 2.5 (6/4) for Megson’s men to suffer a fourth reverse in six on the road.

A point (5/2, Betfred) would be a decent return for Wednesday, who are 6/1 with Totesport to hold the hosts 1-1 and travelling fans can insure against it finishing all square by backing the Owls at 5/4 in Paddy Power’s ‘Draw No Bet’ market. For the bold meanwhile, Megson’s side are 9/1 via Ladbrokes to card a 2-1 win.

Doncaster have taken four points from six since Dean Saunders took over and they are a 4/1 shot at Victor Chandler to win at Peterborough. A draw however, is arguably a more attractive wager at 3/1 (bet365) and Barnsley perhaps look more likely to land a maximum haul; Skybet marking 5/4 against a Tykes triumph as they host Coventry.

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