Weekend sporting predictions for South Yorkshire clubs

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy shakes hands with Owls skipper Anthony Gardner
Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy shakes hands with Owls skipper Anthony Gardner

Barnsley start the weekend action off when they travel to Portman Road tonight on the back of four points from two home games including their draw with Sheffield Wednesday. The point was not enough for either side to make much ground up the table especially with Yeovil causing a shock with their 3-1 win over Forest.

The Reds are still odds on at 5/6 to be relegated at BetVictor with the Owls 13/8 and they could do with getting a result against the Tractor Boys; Ipswich are 7/10 for the win with the Tykes 9/2 and the draw 11/4. Mick McCarthy’s side didn’t win in four Championship games during October having won three of four the previous month so it might not be a bad time to meet the hosts.

McCarthy played over 250 games for the Reds and was born and bred in Barnsley but he will want his side to return to winning ways.

The Owls entertain Reading still looking for that elusive first Championship win after four consecutive 1-1 draws during the month of October.

Reading are the visitors and the Royals are 13/10 to grab three points with the draw 23/10 and an Owls win 11/5; no surprise that the best backed score-line has been 1-1 at 6/1 but it can’t come in again can it? Seven of the Owls first dozen Championship games have finished 1-1 so one could argue that the draw at 23/10 and the 1-1 at 6/1 are overpriced.

When will Wednesday win a game in the Championship? Prices from BetVictor: Reading (H) 11/5 Derby (A) 6/1 Huddersfield (H) 11/4 Blackpool (A) 10/1 If the Owls don’t win 9/4 is the winning bet.

The Blades visit Shrewsbury Town who have taken seven points from their last nine games the same total as United have in their last three games; we can’t split the sides and go 7/4 the pair with the draw at 23/10.

Nigel Clough’s side are 12/1 for promotion and if they are to make a realistic charge for the play offs this is a game they should get something from.

Brighton are the visitors to the Keepmoat and Paul Dickov will be looking for a win after shipping eight goals in two defeats since the victory over Leicester; Rovers are back to 11/4 for the drop having been 9/2 after the win against the Foxes and they are a14/5 to beat a Seagulls’ side who have scored only twice on the road this season.

Colchester, visitors to Rotherham, are a side that have drawn 50% of their 14 League games to date.

The Millers are 8/11 for a first win in five with the visitors 22/5 and the draw at 29/10.

The Millers are out to 12/1 for promotion (16s for relegation) and this is a game they need to pick up maximum points from.

For your sporting odds this weekend check out Betvictor.com