Sheffield Wednesday have improved on the road of late, picking up wins at Carlisle and Oldham while also earning a creditable point at Bournemouth. However, the Owls haven’t collected a maximum haul at Hillsborough since early December, Notts County the latest team to beat them there and rampant Peterborough have to be fancied to ensure Wednesday’s woes at home continue.
Saturday’s 6-0 demolition of Carlisle was Posh sixth win in seven, a run that has propelled them into the automatic promotion reckoning and Darren Ferguson’s troops have also tightened up at the back, keeping four consecutive clean sheets, so they will head to the Steel City in confident mood. Subsequently, at 7/4 with bet365 they possess plenty of appeal and with five goals in his last five George Boyd could be a crucial figure for the visitors; he’s 2/1 at Coral to find the net at any stage.
In-form Leyton Orient will improve their chances of making the play-offs if they collect a maximum haul at Hartlepool, a result rated by Totesport at 7/4 but punters should be wary of the fact that the hosts have won their last couple at Victoria Park without conceding and it’s a clash that could be well finish all square (23/10, Skybet).
Also possessing draw potential, at 12/5 with Betfred, is Brentford and Huddersfield’s meeting at Griffin Park but the other eye catching League One bet, are Plymouth. The struggling Pilgrims have shown some fighting spirit of late and face a Carlisle side whose confidence can’t fail to have been dented by Saturday’s 6-0 reverse at Peterborough. Bet365’s 7/2 for Peter Reid’s men to nick it looks a touch high then but it could be worth shielding against the stalemate by backing the visitors at 23/10 in Coral’s ‘Draw No Bet’ market.