Blades’ unbeaten record faces its severest test

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The victory at Yeovil gave Sheffield United’s record a more balanced look given that Danny Wilson’s troops went into the contest having drawn five of their open seven matches and it’s certainly encouraging that the Blades’ unbeaten record remains intact after eight fixtures.

That zero in the loss column however, will be under significant threat tomorrow as United entertain second-placed Notts County, who are 3/1 with bet365 to plunder all three points at Bramall Lane.

It’s 13/5 via BetVictor to finish all square, as it did in the Blades’ last home match against Bury and a repeat of the 1-1 scoreline from that contest will entice some at odds of 13/2 courtesy of William Hill.

Nevertheless, in front of their own supporters, Wilson’s charges will fancy their chances of securing a maximum haul and indeed they’re Stan James’ even money favourites although, as the Magpies have yet to be beaten on the road, United might have to ‘settle’ for a triumph by a one-goal margin, an outcome BetVictor chalk up at 14/5.

Bet365 mark 7/1 against a second consecutive 1-0 success for the Blades who are 4/1 (Ladbrokes) to do as they did at Huish Park last week and clinch victory after a level first period. Confident home fans can head to the handicaps to back Wilson’s men from a goal behind at 5/2 (Skybet).

A run of four straight league defeats has sent Sheffield Wednesday into freefall in the Championship. Just one place outside of the bottom three, the Owls are in to just 4/1 with BetVictor to be relegated.

Moreover, things are expected to get worse before they get better for Dave Jones’ side, who are odds-on at 5/6 via Stan James to suffer yet another loss against a Wolves team buzzing after carding three consecutive wins.

Bet365 offer 11/4 about Wednesday stopping the rot with a more than respectable point at Molineux, where it’s 14/1 at Skybet to finish two-each but it will take an optimistic Owls supporter to tackle Paddy Power’s 16/5 for Jones’ team to emerge triumphant.

Also in the Championship, Barnsley have a solid home record this term, the Tykes having racked up seven points from an available nine and they can add another three to their tally as they face struggling Ipswich, a result Stan James price at 6/4.

Doncaster can also collect the full quota of points at a slightly chunkier 9/5 (BetVictor) as they visit Leyton Orient in League One. Meanwhile, in League Two, Stan James rate Rotherham at 5/6 ahead of their home clash with Oxford and William Hill make Chesterfield a slightly heftier 11/10 to send Torquay home from the Proact Stadium empty-handed.

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