What will come first? A new permanent Doncaster manager or a win away from the Keepmoat?
Rovers travel to Bramall Lane on Saturday to face a Sheffield United team without a League One victory in three attempts.
Nevertheless, the Blades are 5/6 favourites at Skybet to get back on track by emerging triumphant and the visitors’ caretaker-boss Rob Jones is 7/2 (Stan James) to do his chances of getting the job on a permanent basis the power of good by masterminding a surprise derby success.
For punters swayed by the indifferent form of both teams, bet365 mark 14/5 against it finishing all square, Ladbrokes quote 15/4 about a score draw and Nigel Adkins’s troops are 1/3 in BetVictor’s ‘Draw No Bet’ market, where Doncaster are 12/5.
Last term, United edged the corresponding fixture 3-2, an outcome available at a hefty 28/1 courtesy of Winner.com but at 8/1 (BetVictor) a 2-1 Blades win is considered far more likely and Stan James rate any home victory by one goal at 11/4. Rovers fans meanwhile, can back their team at 14/1 via William Hill to finish on the right side of a 2-1 scoreline.
Sheffield Wednesday picked up their first league win since the campaign’s opening day last time out as they defeated Fulham 3-2 and Stan James make the Owls 2/1 to see off more West London opposition this week, in the shape of Brentford (7/5, Skybet).
William Hill chalk an inconclusive affair up at 5/2 and the sides are 13/2 (BetVictor) to strike once each. Alternatively, in the handicaps, Wednesday receive a goal start from Ladbrokes at 4/7 and for travelling supporters Paddy Power go 9/1 Carlos Carvalhal’s men grabbing the only goal.
Rotherham are off the mark after beating Cardiff on Saturday! Steve Evans has now urged his Millers team to build on that victory for Saturday’s trip to St Andrews, with Winner.com going 13/5 about back-to-back wins.
The draw is on offer at 13/5 (Stan James), something that Evans would be delighted with as his team bid to get away from the relegation zone, and BetVictor offer a 1-1 stalemate at a stand-out 13/2.
Barnsley emphatically beat Swindon in their last game at Oakwell, with Lee Johnson hoping his side can do the same against a Gillingham team who are six points better off coming into this game. The Tykes have been inconsistent so far this term, although this is a team full of goals and Stan James are generous enough with their 6/4 quote about a third home win of the season.
Finally, at the Proact Stadium, Chesterfield come up against League One leaders Burton but it’s the Spireites that command 6/5 favouritism while the Brewers are bet365’s 13/5 underdogs.
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