Victor Chandler: Blades look to claim derby bragging rights

Lee Carsley, left, and United manager David Weir.
Lee Carsley, left, and United manager David Weir.
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The Blades continue to flatter to deceive - they had to come from behind to get a point against Colchester last weekend.

David Weir’s side make the short trip to Valley Parade for a Yorkshire derby where The Bantams are 7/5 favourites, with the Blades 19/10 and the draw 12/5.

Despite losing away at Port Vale last week, Bradford spanked Carlisle 4-0 at home the week before and this will be a tough test for United who are out to 14/1 for the Title, 11/10 for a top six finish and 5/4 to be top northern Club in the division with Rotherham into 4/1.

Manager Steve Evans was naturally delighted with the Millers 2-1 win at his old club Crawley Town last weekend and Rotherham have made a very solid start to life back in League One. The Millers can build on this when taking on a Shrewsbury Town side that put in a good shift to beat Swindon Town at the weekend and it promises to be a cracker at the New York Stadium. Rotherham are a shade of odds on at 37/40, with The Shrews 29/10 and the draw 13/5 but Rotherham should be able to make it back-to-back wins before the Capital One Cup trip to Villa Park midweek. Rotherham 2-1 at 8/1 and 3-1 at 16/1 appeals most with BetVictor.

In the Championship, Barnsley are now 11/4 second favourites behind Yeovil Town (9/4) to finish bottom of the table and 5/4 to be relegated with Doncaster Rovers 11/4 and Sheffield Wednesday 4/1.

Wednesday came away from Elland Road with a well-deserved point against a Leeds side who have made a solid start to the season under Brian McDermott and are 2/5 favourites with BetVictor in the Top Yorkshire Club market. Leading striker Ross McCormack left Elland Road for the Riverside midweek, however, and the 2/5 for Leeds makes no appeal.

The Owls have their best chance of picking up three points so far this season when Millwall visit Hillsborough where they are Even money favourites, 14/5 Millwall and 12/5 the draw. The Lions were extremely disappointing when losing at home to Huddersfield at the weekend and look to be a side in free-fall; the visitors can’t score goals and are 15/8 to be relegated from an opening show at 4/1 at the start of the season.

Chesterfield, meanwhile, are now clear 5/1 favourites for the League Two title after they continued their fine start to the season with a draw at Rochdale.

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