Betrescue’s Chief Sports Writer Chris Hutcheon takes his weekly look at all the bi games in the Championship, League One and League Two.
Only the Championship’s bottom three have lost more away matches than Sheffield United, whose woes on the road are set to continue in this weekend’s local derby at Doncaster.
Rovers have won three of their last four to move into play-off contention and their solid home record suggests that they are overpriced at 13/10 with Paddy Power to land a maximum haul, especially as they have taken four points from their last two meetings against the Blades; both of those at Bramall Lane.
Nevertheless, a close encounter appears inevitable at the Keepmoat Stadium, where bet365 quote Sean O’Driscoll’s side at 16/5 to edge it by a one-goal margin and Betfred offer 8/1 for a 2-1 Doncaster triumph.
Staying in South Yorkshire, struggling Sheffield Wednesday have fared reasonably well across three tough away fixtures and the Owls can ease their relegation worries back on home soil against Derby. Alan Irvine’s side are a generous 6/5 (Jaxx.com) to overcome a Rams side whose away record is amongst the worst in the division.
Elsewhere, home wins are on the cards for Blackpool (10/11, 888Sport), Leicester (4/5, Stan James) and Cardiff (7/10, Betdaq) against Crystal Palace, Coventry and Watford respectively while revitalised Reading can snare a point at Middlesbrough; a result Partybets rate at 23/10.
In League One, Swindon’s formidable home record means they catch the eye at 2/1 with Victor Chandler as they entertain leaders Norwich, Totesport mark 6/5 against a Wycombe success in their Adams Park six-pointer against travel-sick Exeter and Leyton Orient represent decent value at 15/8 (Victor Chandler) against a Huddersfield side whose play-off charge has been badly hit by three straight defeats.
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