Blades a good bet to break away duck at Yeovil

editorial image
Share this article
Have your say

The Owls on Saturday entertain a Bolton side on the drift in the Championship race after their third defeat in four games at St Andrews on Tuesday.

They travel to Hillsborough low on confidence with manager Owen Coyle 6/1 jt favourite at BetVictor to be the next Championship manager to lose/leave his post alongside Peterborough’s Darren Ferguson and Ipswich’s Paul Jewell.

Before last night’s Owls-Huddersfield game Bolton were 15/8 to win on Saturday with Wednesday 31/20 favourites and the draw 23/10. The Owls were out to 33/1 for the title and 12s for promotion after their defeat at the Amex on Friday and Brighton are the movers now 9/1 behind Blackburn at 5s and Blackpool and Cardiff at 7s.

The Blades are on the drift (9/2) although they are still clinging onto favouritism for the League One title after their goalless draw with Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday and Danny Wilson must be concerned that his unbeaten side are failing to turn more of these draws into wins although they are only six points behind the surprise leaders Tranmere Rovers.

The Blades travel to a Yeovil side who have lost their last three on the spin after a decent start and Wilson will be desperate for a return to winning ways. The Glovers are 85/40 but this might be the time to back the Blades despite their indifferent run of form as confidence can’t be high with Gary Johnson’s men who were thrashed 4-1 at Leyton Orient on Tuesday.

United are 13/10 to get their first win on the road this season and that is tempting with the draw at 23/10; if the Blades are to be realistic contenders they must get something from the West Country and I take Danny Wilson’s men to oblige.

Rovers entertain second in the table Stevenage and Dean Saunders will be pleased to get his troops back to the Keepmoat for the first and only time this month. The visitors have a 100% record from three games on the road but two of those wins were at lowly Dagenham and struggling Coventry and this is a game Rovers can win.

Rovers are 7/5 for all three points with Stevenage 2s and the draw at 23/10; Rovers are 14s for the League One title with Boro 16s and three points on Saturday looks a must.

Rotherham let me down for a fortune on Tuesday and if the Blades are uneasy favourites in League One the Millers have a similar profile in League Two after their exciting but unprofitable 3-2 defeat to Rochdale midweek. The Millers need to bounce back when they travel to bottom club Barnet who are once again fighting for their League status.

The Millers are 4/5 against the Bees who have one point from a possible 21 and Steve Evans will be desperate for his side to gain a belated first win on the road; the top two in the division meet at Priestfield (Gillingham and Port Vale) and this looks an excellent opportunity even at odds on for the Millers.

Chesterfield extended their unbeaten run to seven when beating Accrington Stanley in a seven-goal thriller on Tuesday and they travel to Northampton looking to leapfrog the Cobblers. The hosts are unbeaten at home so it won’t be easy having beaten Rotherham at Sixfields already this campaign. The Cobblers are 31/20 for all three points with the Spireites 9/5 and the draw at 23/10. Tommy Wright is 4/5 to be named permanent manager of Chesterfield.

For all your weekend odds check out