Bookies see Blades being stung into action

Dave Kitson: 8/1 joint favourite to be man of the match
Dave Kitson: 8/1 joint favourite to be man of the match

Sheffield United’s 4-0 mauling at the hands of such an out-of-form Stevenage side was surely last weekend’s most surprising result and Danny Wilson will be demanding a response from his players tomorrow, especially as the Blades face arguably their most important assignment of the campaign – a home clash with fellow promotion hopefuls Brentford.

BetVictor rate United at 7/5 to bounce back from the Broadhall Way debacle by picking up a crucial maximum haul at the expense of the second-placed Bees, while bet365 post 12/5 against it finishing all square.

Skybet’s 17/2 marked against a third consecutive goalless encounter at home for the Blades will be well supported.

BetVictor aren’t ruling out a big performance from Dave Kitson, who is the 8/1 joint favourite in their Man of the Match betting.

Doncaster, who head to Brentford for a potentially pivotal clash on the final day, still lead the way in League One. Stan James chalks them up at 11/8 to prevail in the derby clash at Scunthorpe (2/1 Paddy Power). Skybet post odds of 12/5 for it to be an inconclusive tussle. Rovers are particularly strong on their travels and they 17/2 with Stan James to be win 2-1.

In League Two, bet365 quote Rotherham at 11/10 to get their promotion bid back on track by sending Exeter home mpty-handed and William Hill price Chesterfield at 19/20 to see off struggling Plymouth.

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