With the two sides lying in second and third position in League One, not only is Sunday’s Sheffield derby clash tough-to-call it’s also one of the most significant meetings between Wednesday and United in recent years.
Bookies seem divided where the eagerly awaited showdown is concerned and indeed one or two firms can’t split the sides at all. Skybet meanwhile, believe the Owls are slight underdogs despite home advantage, pricing them at 7/4 and it’s the Blades that are outsiders at Ladbrokes, who rate Danny Wilson’s charges at an identical 7/4.
As a result of this indecision, BetVictor’s 12/5 chalked against a stalemate is bound to attract cash and as United are already five points ahead of their rivals with a couple of games in hand, that would be a better outcome for the visitors than it would be for Gary Megson’s troops.
Nevertheless, as the Blades have won eleven of their last 13 matches, the formbook perhaps points to an away win, albeit a narrow one and a case can be made for a United success by a one-goal margin at 10/3 with Boylesports. Alternatively, Betfred quote 10/1 for Wilson’s men to shade it 2-1 and in-form front man Ched Evans is a 6/1 chance at Paddy Power to break the Hillsborough deadlock.