Can Sheffield United shut out Wolves?

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Saturday marks the 125th anniversary of the forming of Sheffield United and to commemorate that day, the mouth-watering showdown with League One leaders Wolves at Bramall Lane, will kick-off at 1.25pm.

A triumph ‘to nil’ for United is even chunkier at 9/2 via bet365 while Stan James post 4/6 against a match tally of fewer than three goals and it’s 4/9 (William Hill) just for Nigel Clough’s men to find the net at some stage.

As the visitors are a strong team, many punters might fancy Stan James’s 10/11 about both teams finding the net, the Blades are 5/4 courtesy of BetVictor to do so first and that opener is a 7/1 shot at bet365 to be struck by Jose Baxter.

Alternatively, BetVictor rate the former Everton man at 12/5 to notch at any time, an opener from Billy Paynter is 15/2 (Skybet) and for fans seeking slightly bigger odds, Paddy Power make Stefan Scougall 14/1 to put United 1-0 in front.

Sheffield Wednesday have scored a healthy seven goals in their last couple of games and they’re 5/1 with betway to bag another three in the derby contest at Doncaster. The same firm quote Rovers at 15/2 to do likewise and it’s 9/10 via Stan James for both sides to get on the scoresheet at the Keepmoat Stadium.

At 6/1 (Stan James) Owls front man Leon Best is considered the man most likely to break the deadlock, Ladbrokes price Wednesday’s Chris Maguire at 7/1 in the same market and sandwiched between the pair in the odds, at 13/2 with BetVictor, is Doncaster striker Billy Sharp.

Barnsley have drawn a blank in their last couple and accordingly they’re slight underdogs at 11/8 (bet365) to open the scoring in their home clash with Bournemouth. Nevertheless, Stan James are concerned by the threat provided by Tykes forward Chris O’Grady so they make him 6/1 to net first.

Also at 6/1, this time courtesy of bet365, is an opener from Wes Thomas in Rotherham’s crucial fixture at Peterborough and finally, Skybet chalk Marc Richards up at 5/1 to give Chesterfield a 1-0 lead at Mansfield.

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