Bookies back against Wednesday’s defence plugging the leaks

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Clean sheets haven’t exactly been plentiful for Sheffield Wednesday this term, the Owls’ leaky defence arguably the main reason that Dave Jones’ men aren’t higher up the Championship table, and bookmakers don’t expect them to manage a shutout at home to Hull, Skybet pricing Wednesday at 11/4 to keep the Tigers’ attack at bay.

BetVictor quote odds of 5/4 for the Owls to concede at least twice and it’s 4/6 (Stan James) for both teams to get on the scoresheet at Hillsborough, where a match tally of three or more goals is a 4/5 chance via bet365.

Jay Bothroyd is 15/2 with Paddy Power to fire the first and 2/1 courtesy of Stan James to get on the scoresheet at any stage while BetVictor chalk Gary Madine up at 7/1 to bag the opener.

Ladbrokes offer odds of evens about a match total of fewer than three goals as Sheffield United travel to Leyton Orient, where BetVictor make the Blades 5/2 to register a victory while preventing the O’s from finding the net.

Nick Blackman can be backed at 11/2 with bet365 to break the deadlock, Stan James suggest odds of 5/1 for an opening goal via Dave Kitson and punters seeking chunkier prices can back Kevin McDonald at 14/1 (Wlliam Hill) to put United 1-0 up.

At the Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster’s Iain Hume is 6/1 courtesy of Skybet to open his Rovers account by grabbing the first goal against Shrewsbury and Paddy Power mark 9/1 against Barnsley’s Chris Dagnall netting first as the Tykes head to Leeds.

In League Two Kayode Odejayi is a 13/2 chance in Skybet’s first-scorer market ahead of Rotherham’s trip to York and it’s 6/1 via BetVictor for Jack Lester to hand Chesterfield a 1-0 advantage at Aldershot.

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