Top prices for Owls to beat Charlton

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Sheffield Wednesday boosted their striking options on transfer deadline day, landing proven lower league attacker Ryan Lowe but while the capture from Bury almost guarantees goals, the Owls are nevertheless Totesport’s 11/4 outsiders as they face Charlton in front of the television cameras on Monday.

The Addicks, Stan James’ 21/20 favourites, have made a flying start to the campaign, winning four of their opening five while Gary Megson’s men have lost both of their away matches, so on paper a point, priced by Betfred at 12/5 would have to be considered a decent return for Wednesday.

Fans fancying the draw can also back the Owls at 6/1 (Boylesports) to hold the hosts to a 1-1 stalemate

Travelling fans may wish to take a risk with Partybets’ 4/1 for Wednesday to shade it by a one-goal margin or alternatively Betdaq’s 12.0 (11/1) marked against a 2-1 away success. Ladbrokes meanwhile, make Megson’s troops at a tempting 8/1 to record their first success of the campaign on the road, following a drawn first period.

Buoyant Sheffield United have taken 13 points from an available 15 and look a home banker at 4/5 (Victor Chandler) as they come up against a Bury team whose solid start has been undermined by that transfer of star man Lowe

Lowe has struck seven of the Shakers’ 11 goals this term and without him on Tuesday, Bury were unable to find the net against League Two outfit Crewe in the Johnstone’s Paints Trophy. A clean sheet for United looks likely then and they can be backed at 2/1 with Skybet to win ‘to nil’. Alternatively, Sportingbet post 7/1 against the Blades notching twice without reply and Wilson’s men are 9/5 with Paddy Power to be in front at the end of each half.

Chesterfield are 13/10 (Totesport) to pick up their first win of the campaign at the expense of the only team below them in the table, rock-bottom Leyton Orient. Betfred make the O’s 12/5 to hold the Spireites to a draw at the b2net Stadium but the hosts should have the upper hand and Stan James make them 17/2 to nick it 2-1.

Rotherham look overpriced at 15/8 (Victor Chandler) to get the better of a Swindon team coming into the contest on the back of four straight League Two defeats.

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