Form book is pointing to another defeat for Clark’s men

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A SHEFFIELD Wednesday victory in tomorrow’s clash with Huddersfield looks more likely than it did a couple of weeks ago given that the Terriers’ 43-match unbeaten league run has ended.

Lee Clark’s men arrive at Hillsborough as Totesport’s 2/1 outsiders, on the back of consecutive defeats, and the Owls are favourites at 7/5 with Stan James to land a maximum haul. Of course Victor Chandler’s 13/5 for the spoils to be shared won’t be without backers but the form book points to a victory for Wednesday, who are 3/1 (Skybet) to shade it by one and 15/2 courtesy of Paddy Power to grab the only goal.

Sportingbet offer a Wednesday triumph following a drawn first period at 9/2, the cautious can back the Owls at 8/11 in Betfred’s ‘Draw No Bet’ market while Boylesports rate Megson’s troops at 2/5 to avoid defeat.

Sheffield United have won three straight league matches and they are 2.6 (8/5) to extended that with victory at Bournemouth. The Cherries, a 2/1 shot at Ladbrokes, have improved lately, which could push some punters towards a stalemate at 23/10 (bet365) but the hosts’ best work comes on the road and on that basis, Danny Wilson’s charges aren’t without appeal at 10/1 to win 2-1.

Chesterfield desperately need a victory as they entertain fellow strugglers Walsall and bookies tentatively fancy the Spireites to prevail, Stan James offering 5/4 for a home success and Skybet quoting 15/2 for the hosts to bag the only goal.

Barnsley are odds-on at 4/7 via Partybets to lose at West Ham, where fans can tackle Victor Chandler’s 11/2 for Keith Hill’s team to card a third successive away victory and Ladbrokes mark 3/1 against a draw.

Meanwhile, Doncaster are 4.0 (3/1) with Betdaq to bounce back from defeat at Birmingham, by beating Leicester. In League Two, Rotherham look decent value at 20/23 (Boylesports) to beat Wimbledon.