Victor Chandler: Leaky Owls sets sights on maiden league win

Jeremy Helan celebrates his first goal of the season with his teammates.
Jeremy Helan celebrates his first goal of the season with his teammates.

Sheffield Wednesday are still seeking their first win of the season in the Championship having conceded a late equaliser against Millwall at Hillsborough. Despite the slow start BetVictor aren’t getting carried away just yet with the Owls 4/1 to be relegated with Barnsley Evens, Rovers 9/2 Millwall 15/8 and Yeovil 4/7.

The Owls travel to the Riverside at the weekend and Dave Jones’ side are outsiders to get a result with Boro Evens, Wednesday 3/1 and 5/2 the draw.

Wednesday have conceded in every game so far this season but Boro are not the most prolific side in the division and I quite like the look of the 16/5 for the Owls defence not to be breached at the Riverside.

The Blades continue to disappoint and their 2-0 loss at Bradford marked four games without a win for David Weir’s men; United’s defence continues to leak goals and they, too, have failed to keep a clean sheet thus far this season. Saturday’s visitors MK Dons have scored twice in their last three games, including at Premier League side Sunderland midweek, so the Blades defence will be well and truly tested at Bramall Lane. United are 11/8 with The Dons 21/10 and the draw 23/10 and the poor start to the campaign has seen the Blades drift to 5/1 for promotion and 20s for the Title. Three points are urgently needed.

Rotherham continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 2-2 draw at home to Shrewsbury with The Millers coming from behind twice to nick a point. Daniel Nardiello was hero turned villain after coming off the bench to grab the equaliser before being sent off in injury time.

The Millers travel to Meadow Lane on Saturday and for a short period of time on Tuesday night Notts supporters could dream of a shock win at Anfield. It never materialised and I think Rotherham can take all three points and the 17/10 about them looks generous with County 8/5 and the draw 12/5.

Chesterfield maintained their fine start to the campaign with a win at home to Southend, continuing their fine form at the Proact. The Spireites make the long journey south to Fratton Park and a game between two genuine promotion/title candidates and let’s hope Paul Cook’s side still have their unbeaten record intact on the journey home. Portsmouth are marginal favourites at 8/5 and Chesterfield are priced at 17/10 with the draw at 12/5.

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