Bookies tempt on shortage of Hillsboro’ goals

Leroy Lita: 6/1 to grab Owls opening goal
Leroy Lita: 6/1 to grab Owls opening goal

Sheffield Wednesday’s last couple of games have yielded a solitary goal and it’s 23/10 courtesy of Stan James for there to be fewer than two as the Owls welcome Nottingham Forest to Hillsborough.

It’s 21/10 at Skybet for Dave Jones’ charges to keep a clean sheet while Stan James offer even money for it not to be a contest in which both teams find the net and BetVictor post 10/1 against neither side breaking the deadlock.

Going against recent statistics, punters can tackle bet365’s 21/20 for the match to generate three or more goals and the first of those is evens (Ladbrokes) to be struck by a Wednesday player.

More specifically, bet365 rate last week’s match winner Leroy Lita at 6/1 to bag that opener and another loan striker, Connor Wickham, is also a 6/1 chance, this time via Stan James, in the same market.

At Boundary Park, Sheffield United’s Dave Kitson is a 5/1 shot courtesy of William Hill to fire the Blades into a 1-0 lead against Oldham.

Alternatively, Dominic Poleon, on-loan from Leeds, is 13/2 (Skybet) to grab the first goal.

The duo are 8/5 and 21/10 respectively via BetVictor to get on the scoresheet at any stage of the afternoon.

At the other end meanwhile, Danny Wilson’s men are 15/8 with Coral to keep a fifth consecutive clean sheet.

Staying at the top of League One, BetVictor chalk Iain Hume up at 5/1 to score first for leaders Doncaster, who entertain relegation-threatened Hartlepool and back in the Championship, bet365 mark 13/2 against an opener from Barnsley’s Chris Dagnall in the Reds’ home clash with Bolton.

Finally, Paddy Power make Daniel Nardiello 5/1 to follow up his late leveller in midweek against York City by breaking the deadlock in Rotherham United’s game at Southend.

BetVictor quote Jordan Clark at 11/1 to do likewise for goal-shy Chesterfield at Dagenham.

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