Betting: Owls attracting backing from punters

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Despite a run of just one victory in six outings, culminating in Easter Monday’s disappointing

3-2 home reverse against Charlton, Sheffield Wednesday have been attracting early money

from punters ahead of the weekend clash with Bolton.

Subsequently, at the time of writing, the Owls had been backed in to a best price of 13/10

with Paddy Power to secure all three points at the expense of the Trotters, Stan James’s 9/4


When the pair met at the Reebok Stadium in October, it finished one apiece, a result that’s

a 13/2 chance at BetVictor on this occasion, price any stalemate at 12/5 and it’s

10/3 via bet365 to be a score draw at Hillsborough, where William Hill mark 14/1 against a

2-2 thriller.

In the ‘Draw No Bet’ market, Stan James rate Stuart Gray’s troops at 4/7 but this is

Wednesday’s final home game of the campaign so they’ll be keen to end with a flourish and

as neither team has anything concrete to play for, that extra motivation could give the Owls

the edge.

They’re 17/2 at BetVictor to finish on the right side of a 2-1 scoreline, Skybet quote Gray’s

charges at 3/1 to emerge triumphant by a one-goal margin and it’s 24/5 (Stan James) for a

home win tagged on to the back of an inconclusive first period. Cautious fans meanwhile,

can back the hosts at a generous 2/5 courtesy of bet365 to avoid defeat.

At the foot of the Championship, defeat for Barnsley this weekend will see them relegated

and Ladbrokes chalk the Reds up at even-money to return from Middlesbrough empty-handed. Similarly, Danny Wilson’s side will be all but down if they

only earn a point (13/5, betway) at the Riverside and Paddy Power post 3/1 against them

registering a crucial win.

Doncaster aren’t out of the woods yet and despite home advantage they’re 5/2 underdogs

with William Hill to overcome Reading while bet365 make them 13/5 to grab a share of the


Sitting in eighth and ninth respectively, Sheffield United and Port Vale are scrapping for

league positions as they face off at Vale Park on Friday night and BetVictor think the

Blades are likely to hold off the Valiants in the short-term, quoting them at 7/5 to come back

with a maximum haul.

The pair’s proximity in the table will push some neutrals towards the draw at 5/2 (bet365)

but United shade it in terms of the formbook and they can do likewise on the pitch,

Ladbrokes pricing them at 13/4 to nick it by one. Alternatively, bet365 rate Nigel Clough’s

team at 7/1 to prevail 1-0.

Also in League One, Stan James quote 4/5 for Rotherham to see off MK Dons and in the

crucial League Two clash on Sunday, Paddy Power post 8/5 against Chesterfield landing

three points at Burton.

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