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IN four of their last five league matches, Sheffield United have not only won but also kept a clean sheet and they’re 7/5 with Partybets to again prevail ‘to nil’ as they welcome Preston to Bramall Lane.

Blue Square quote odds of 21/20 for the clash to produce fewer than three goals, a wager that will be popular amongst supporters anticipating a Blades clean sheet and at 4/1 with Ladbrokes, Ched Evans is likely to be well backed to notch first. Alternatively, the Welshman is even money via BetVictor to find the net.

New boy Will Hoskins came off the bench to break the deadlock in United’s last home match, against Wycombe, and he’s 6/1 (Coral) to put Danny Wilson’s men 1-0 up again while Skybet chalk 33/1 against Neill Collins following up his winning header at Huddersfield on Tuesday by opening the scoring again.

Sheffield Wednesday were unable to break down Stevenage in midweek but the Owls aren’t expected to misfire at Chesterfield, where bet365 make them 4/5 to strike at least twice. It’s 8/13 with Stan James for both teams to score and William Hill offer 5/1 for the first to be bagged by Wednesday’s Gary Madine.

At the other end Nicky Ajose is 7/1 courtesy of Boylesports in the first scorer market and the opposing pair are 6/4 (BetVictor) and 11/5 (Paddy Power) respectively to be on target at any time.

n Doncaster’s El Hadji Diouf struck from the spot last time out, against Blackpool and he’s 10/1 with bet365 to hand Rovers a 1-0 advantage at Leeds while Betfred rate a Craig Davies opener at 11/2 as Barnsley host Portsmouth. In League Two, Skybet price Alex Revell at 7/1 to break the deadlock for Rotherham at Burton Albion.