It’s hard to see Sheffield United missing an opportunity to push for automatic promotion as they welcome Rochdale as 4/7 favourites (Betfred). Their opponents are Ladbrokes’ 5/1 outsiders while the draw, unlikely in itself, is 3/1 at .
Some recent stubbornness has seen the Dale win at Preston a few weeks back so perhaps they can hold on until half time at Bramall Lane all-square (Boylesports) but United’s quality should eventually see them through as winners, that double result a 7/2 chance with Skybet.
However, the Blades have not won a home contest by more than one since mid-September so another narrow victory by the odd-goal is worth taking at 11/4 (bet365) while nervous punters can have 8.0 (7/1) with Betdaq for Sheffield United to win from behind should Rochdale snatch the opener, itself a 19/10 outcome with Stan James.
A basement battle sees bottom club Chesterfield travel to second-bottom Wycombe and Betdaq make the Spireites 3.1 (21/10) to take the vital points. Wycombe are 13/10 (Sportingbet) to do likewise but with both teams struggling for points, a draw looks likely at 12/5 (Partybets).
Bury look overpriced at 14/5 with Stan James to win at Colchester and rack up a fourth straight away win in the league, and a fifth in six away trips, and over in Birkenhead, free-scoring MK Dons are a good away bet at 6/4 () to beat Tranmere and a whopping 9/2 (Sportingbet) to score three or more in the process.