The Cherries are ripe for picking for the Blades

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Ched Evans was once again the darling of the Sheffield United faithful as his late penalty ensured another vital three points at Hartlepool last weekend.

This maintained a two point lead over rivals Wednesday going into Easter.

The Blades appear to have the slightly easier looking fixtures which is why BetVictor make them strong 4/9 favourites for promotion with the Owls 4/5.

Both can still catch Charlton for the title with United only six points adrift, but with only six games left to do so the Addicks remain in pole position and 1/8 to lift the crown. United are 11/2 and Wednesday 12/1 but, with an easier looking run-in for the London side it does seem unlikely they will be caught.

Another big crowd will be at Bramall Lane when Bournemouth visit tomorrow although not many will make the long trip from the South Coast!

The Cherries are sitting in mid-table and recently dismissed manager Lee Bradbury after failing to mount a serious playoff push themselves.

They have been in poor form since the turn of the year and lost 3-0 at Wednesday last month.

Evans is now only 3/1 to open the scoring and 4/5 to score at any time.

Bournemouth are 11/2 with the draw 3/1 and with goal difference potentially important, over 2.5 goals in the match is 8/11.

Sheffield Wednesday despatched Preston with ease last weekend (when did you get to know the Lilywhites’ team?) but their game with Huddersfield at the Galpharm Stadium will have a significant bearing on the promotion battle.

A season highest attendance is expected and hopefully it produces the entertainment witnessed during the 4-4 draw back in December at Hillsborough.

The Owls are 2/1 to return home with three points, Huddersfield are 7/5 with another stalemate 12/5. Gary Madine bagged a timely brace against Preston and is 6/1 to score first with the division’s leading scorer and Huddersfield lynchpin Jordan Rhodes 4/1.

Over 2.5 goals will be popular at 5/6 and both teams to score is 8/11.

For Chesterfield the JP Trophy success will be the undoubted highlight of a very disappointing season with relegation looking a formality after a 4-1 home reverse against Scunthorpe.

After a Championship winning season, John Sheridan’s side were expected to mount a playoff assault but with the Spireites propping up the league, those hopes never materialised.

Walsall, looking to avoid the drop themselves, will look to hammer another nail in the relegation coffin and the last rites could well be administrated this weekend.

The Saddlers are 10/11 with Chesterfield 14/5 and the draw 12/5.

With a solid infrastructure Chesterfield will be one of the favourites with BetVictor for League Two next season and a full divisional list will be available once the playoffs are complete.

We are best priced every golfer in this year’s first Major the Masters’ which begins at Augusta on Thursday. Tiger Woods is currently 11/2 favourite and must have every chance although he hasn’t worn the coveted Green jacket since 2005.

Rory McIlroy imploded with a 43 on the back nine last year but his subsequent win in the US PGA shows that he has the temperament to go with his undoubted ability. The young Irishman for me.