Football odds: Few goals expected as play-off contenders clash

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Perhaps there won’t be too many goals at the Cardiff City Stadium tomorrow. Sheffield Wednesday snuffed out Derby County last Sunday, and you can get 15/2 (BetVictor) that there is No Goalscorer in this Championship clash between two promotion hopefuls.

Under 2.5 Goals certainly looks a warm order at 8/13 (Stan James) and it might even be worth braving Under 1.5 Goals at 2/1 (William Hill) considering that a point wouldn’t be a bad outcome against a Cardiff side who sneaked into the play-off places last weekend.

Sheffield United tend to go the opposite way at home, with the Blades involved in plenty of high-scoring matches at Bramall Lane this season.

Both teams to score in their match against Coventry can be backed at 8/11 (bet365), with the Sky Blues riding high and Over 2.5 Goals is an easy bet to have at 8/11 (Paddy Power).

Boss Nigel Adkins knows that the festive season will define United’s season, and you can get 3/1 (Ladbrokes) that the Yorkshire side win and both teams find the net, while Winner offer 9/2 that Billy Sharp breaks the deadlock in this Sky-Sports-televised encounter on Sunday.

Rotherham United head to Ewood Park tonight and the bookies tend to think this will be a low-scoring match.

Under 2.5 Goals is a 4/5 chance (Sky Bet) and Neil Redfearn will want his side to defend like warriors, as was the case when winning 1-0 at Leeds. A Millers victory to nil is available at 10/1 (bet365) and could be worth a cheeky wager.

Barnsley haven’t sacrificed their attacking principles despite their lowly position in League One and they travel to Colchester this weekend. The U’s tend to concede plenty, so Over 2.5 Goals looks an obvious bet at 8/13 (Sky Bet).

Doncaster Rovers have been going great guns and a victory for Rovers against Crewe with both teams scoring is 23/10 (Paddy Power). Crewe are an attacking team although they concede a lot.

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