Yeovil - Sheffield Wednesday

Yeovil started the season in usual manner that should predict them a bottom side of the table. They have gained 14 points in the opening seven rounds, four above the relegation line. They look fine in past few weeks, as they stopped S’ton at home (1-1) and in previous two rounds (both on the road) noticed two 1-0 wins. But, it’s fair to say one came against fellow strugglers Walsall (second, over Rochdale was a real surprise though) and same applies for both home wins (Tranmere and Leyton). Against top sides, they usually have lots of problems. They will be without two players, midfielder JP Kalala and defender Stam.

Wednesday, in my opinion, have the best squad in the third tier. Almost the same players from previous season with few extra signings should have been on the top already. However, some happenings outside the pitch and Alan Irvin’s defensive approach to the games (lots of criticism for that) caused a four defeats in a row (September). Then draw vs. Oldham and two consecutive wins, all three games without conceding. Especially important was 2-0 victory at Notts County. They’re in uptrend, coming away from crisis, players regain self-confidence and I expect a run of good results from them. Midfielder Giles Coke is in doubt, as well as excellent winger Jermaine Johnson.

Odds look very interesting here. Bookies made the offer with the influence of latest Yeovil’s results and bad Wednesday’s display against Orient. I really can’t see home side winning this one and expect Wednesday to keep it tight and to bag on or two goals.

Bet: Sheff Wed 0.0
Odd: 1.83 Victor Chandler
Stake: 8/10

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