Owls slight favourites for Hillsborough derby clash

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SHEFFIELD Wednesday and Leeds both want to be back in the Premier League but the Elland Road club are the better placed of the two as they get set to clash at Hillsborough tomorrow.

With the Owls in the bottom three, BetVictor are quoting 7/4 for a return to League One for them.

Wednesday have nine points to make up on both Leeds and Huddersfield and are 20/1 in our Top Yorkshire Championship Club market, with Hull and Barnsley also in opposition.

Leeds are 4/5 to finish Yorkshire top dogs and a win tomorrow will only see that price contract; they are, perhaps surprisingly. underdogs for Friday at 11/5, with Wednesday 13/10 and the draw 5/2.

It would not surprise me if the prices flip-flopped between now and kick-off, as Leeds are usually popular with punters.

Gary Madine, who is eager to earn a recall, is priced at 7/1 to bag the opener and 2/1 to score any time.

Barnsley find themselves only 11/8 to exit the division after falling to 19th. They pay a weekend visit to Charlton, who, with one home win, are uneasy favourites at 6/5, with the Reds 13/5 and a draw 12/5; Craig Davies is 13/2 to grab the opener.

Sheffield United are unbeaten but have fallen eight points behind surprise pacesetters Tranmere Rovers. Danny Wilson’s side remain 7/2 market leaders for the League One title and 11/8 for promotion.

They will have a good test of their credentials on Saturday at Preston; the Lilywhites were well supported over the summer for the title, with new manager Graham Westley overseeing a transformation in personnel.

The Blades are slight favourites at 8/5, with Preston 7/4 and the draw 12/5; the hosts are strong at the back and do not concede many, especially at home. Perhaps another draw beckons.

Doncaster, in 10th place, face Brentford at the Keepmoat and, in a difficult game to gauge, we bet 31/20 Rovers, 9/5 the Bees and 23/10 the draw.

Brentford striker Clayton Donaldson has bagged six league goals but missed a penalty at Scunthorpe last week; he is 11/2 for first goalscorer, with Rovers’ David Cotterill catching the eye at 12/1.

Rotherham are out to 8/1 to win the League Two title and really should be twice that price.

The Millers are an incredibly short 4/7 to make the play-offs and those who witnessed last Saturdays 3-0 thrashing against Southend will be staying well clear; that said, one team in worse form are Aldershot, who made it six consecutive defeats and fell into the bottom two after a 4-0 tonking at Gillingham.

Rotherham will surely expect to land odds of 23/20 at the Recreation Ground, with the Shots and the draw both 5/2, but can you trust the Millers with your cash at present?

Chesterfield occupy a bottom-half-of-table berth but they are priced at 11/8 to finish no worse than the play-offs.

They can be backed at 5/2 for their game at Exeter and, with the Grecians having suffered three home reverses this season despite sitting in a play-off place, the Spireites certainly have claims. It’s another trappy game to call but defeat here would rock Chesterfield title hopes and, whisper it, odds of 66/1 may look big for a second successive relegation.

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