Owls well fancied to sting Bees

With only one home league defeat this season, Skybet's even money odds for beating Brentford at Hillsborough on Saturday seem generous.

Thursday, 11th February 2016, 4:15 am
Kieran Lee celebrates after scoring the Owls winner at home to Brentford last season. Photo: Steve Ellis

Bookies are less than confident in Brentford’s ability to rattle the Owls’ cage, Betfred pricing them at 10/3 to record their sixth away win of the season, while bet365 chalk 13/5 against the draw.

Wednesday have scored at the rate of almost two goals per game at home (28 in 15 matches) and are 4/5 with Coral to notch the opener and 9/1 (Winner.com) to secure a 2-0 victory.

Doncaster and Sheffield United meet with both teams in need of points – Rovers to stay clear of the relegation tussle and United to reignite their pursuit of a play-off berth. Despite being at home, however, Rovers kick off priced as bet365’s 2/1 underdogs to win; the Blades are 6/4 according to BetVictor.com.

United’s away form has been impressive – only high-flying Walsall have lost fewer away matches – although they’ve drawn too many contests that they should have won. Punters anticipating more of the same may fancy the look of Skybet’s 12/5 posted about the stalemate, or perhaps the 5/1 chalked by Ladbrokes against both halves finishing on level terms.

Rotherham, who lost at Bolton last week after conceding in the second minute of injury time, welcome play-off chasing Birmingham City on Saturday for a match they start as Coral’s 7/4 outsiders.

Rampant Barnsley are installed as BetVictor’s 5/4 jollies at home to Peterborough and they’re 10/3 (Betfred) to enjoy a one-goal margin of victory, while a 2-1 home win is priced at 8/1 by William Hill.

Chesterfield are at league leaders Burton on Friday night and it’s no surprise to see them starting as Stan James’s 4/1 underdogs to register three points.

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