Bookies bet against another clean sheet

Sheffield United's point at Coventry encouraging because it snapped a run of four consecutive away defeats and also saw the Blades keep a clean sheet after a run of matches in which they'd looked vulnerable at the back.

Nevertheless, Micky Adams' side have one of the worst home defensive records in the division and, as they head back to Bramall Lane to face Norwich, bookies aren't convinced that United can pick up where they left off last weekend.

Victor Chandler make the Blades slight outsiders for the points at 7/4 while the best price for an away win is William Hill's 17/10, although the fact that many firms can't separate the two teams will inevitably nudge punters towards the 12/5 chalked by Betfred against the draw.

Sheffield Wednesday are 8/5 at Partybets to collect three points at Brisbane Road, where hosts Leyton Orient are priced at 2.7 (17/10) by Betdaq and Ladbrokes offer 12/5 for the draw.

Orient's strength on their own patch could make the latter attractive, especially as the Owls could only share the spoils last week and another 2-2 stalemate can be backed at 14/1 (Betfred). Punters however, can protecting against an inconclusive contest by tackling William Hill's 19/20 posted against Wednesday in the 'Draw No Bet' market.

Barnsley are 11/4 outsiders with Victor Chandler to get the better of Swansea at Oakwell but the Tykes are formidable opponents in their own backyard and are worth considering at 8/11 with Paddy Power to avoid defeat.

Also underdogs at 11/4, this time with Coral, are Doncaster, who head to struggling Ipswich but Rovers have suffered a couple of disappointing results and would probably settle for a draw (12/5, bet365) at Portman Road.

A stalemate, at 3.4 (12/5) courtesy of Betdaq, could be on the cards in League Two as Chesterfield head to Shrewsbury while Rotherham, a 9/4 chance at 888Sport, are 12/5 (Betfred) to earn a point at Wycombe.

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