There’s big game on Sunday when Derby make the short journey to Hillsborough, with the Rams sitting eight points ahead of Sheffield Wednesday and looking like serious automatic promotion contenders this season.
However, the Owls are a tough nut to crack this season and Paddy Power offer 2/1 that they claim victory over the County, while the visitors are 11/8 favourites (bet365) to grab another away triumph.
Wednesday’s home record and Derby’s away record are identical and we might see the game finish all square at 5/2 (William Hill), with Carlos Carvalhal hoping that Tuesday’s cup clash against Stoke didn’t take too much out of the players. You can back the Owls at 6/5 (Sky Bet) on the Draw No Bet market with money back if the game ends all square.
Sheffield United’s promotion charge hasn’t materialised yet but the Blades are just a home win away from a spot in the FA Cup third round. Oldham are the visitors to Bramall Lane and United are 7/10 favourites (Stan James) to claim victory.
It has been five without a win forUnited and that run has included four draws, with Winner going 12/5 that this tie ends all square. The Latics are 5/1 (bet365) to claim a shock of sorts, with Oldham sitting in the League One relegation zone.
Consecutive wins for Rotherham United has given supporters hope that they can potentially escape the relegation zone this season, with BetVictor offering 2/1 that they make it a hat-trick against a Wolverhampton Wanderers side who are struggling for form at the moment.
The Millers are likely to clamber out of the relegation zone if they get three points, while the draw can be backed at 12/5 (Winner.com) which would represent another step on the right direction. Wolves are slight favourites at 6/4 (William Hill) although they have failed to win any of their past four matches.
Wigan and Barnsley were both knocked out of the FA Cup in round one, so it made sense for the teams to play their Johnstone’s Paint Trophy clash this coming Saturday, with the Tykes hoping to continue their unbeaten run.
Lee Johnson’s team are 31/10 (BetVictor) to win at the DW Stadium, with Wigan the 5/6 favourites (Stan James), while the draw is a 5/2 chance (bet365) which means the tie would go to a penalty shoot-out.
Doncaster enjoyed an excellent 2-2 draw at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday, with Rovers now bidding to get themselves in the hat for the third round of the FA Cup. Darren Ferguson’s team are 11/8 favourites (Stan James) to win at the Abbey Stadium against League Two opposition.
Cambridge are the 2/1 outsiders (bet365), with Shaun Derry recently taking over as manager and his team have gone goal crazy in recent matches. A 4-2 win at Morecambe was followed by a 3-1 triumph against Notts County and we could see a high-scoring clash on the cards this weekend.
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