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Posted: Fri 17 Feb 2017

Check out the odds for this weekend's game with Sky Bet...

Sky Bet Championship

Brighton & Hove Albion

Brighton are 19/20 to give their Sky Bet Championship promotion prospects a boost with victory on Saturday at Barnsley, who need the points to get back in the play-off picture and are 11/4 for the win.

It's 5/2 that the game ends in a draw, with Brighton 2/1 to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 and 13/2 to win by three goals or more.

Glenn Murray is 4/1 favourite in the first goalscorer market, with Sam Baldock, Tomer Hemed and Anthony Knockaert all close behind him at 11/2.


Rotherham United
Rotherham are 5/1 to bounce back from Tuesday night's late defeat to Huddersfield with three Sky Bet Championship points at Cardiff on Saturday afternoon.

The Bluebirds are 8/15 for victory, with the draw at 3/1. Rotherham are 13/2 to win the game 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1, and 17/2 to win by any one-goal margin.

Danny Ward is considered the Millers' likeliest goal threat at 13/2 to open the scoring, with Dexter Blackstock and Jerry Yates both 10/1 shots.


Wigan Athletic
Championship sponsors Sky Bet are struggling to split Wigan and Preston for Saturday's clash, with the Latics marginal favourites at 8/5.

Preston are 9/5, with the draw the outsider of three - just - at 21/10.

If the game is to be a close one, Wigan to win by one goal at 3/1 or by a 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 scoreline at 9/4 may be of interest.

It's 5/6 for both teams to score, and the same price for one or both teams to keep a clean sheet.


Sky Bet League One

Bradford
Bradford are 13/10 favourites with League One sponsors Sky Bet for Saturday's clash with 12/5 shots Bolton. The draw is 2/1.

Any one-goal victory for the Bantams can be backed at 11/4, while it's 9/1 for the home side to win 3-0, 3-1 or 3-2.

Bradford are 5/2 to win without conceding and 16/1 to win the game despite falling behind.


Bristol Rovers
Bristol Rovers are 23/20 favourites to keep themselves firmly in the Sky Bet League One play-off picture with victory at struggling Port Vale on Saturday afternoon.

The Valiants, currently fifth from bottom, are 11/5 to take the three points with a draw on offer at 5/2.

The Pirates are 3/1 to win the game by exactly one goal, while victory by a 3-0, 3-1 or 3-2 scoreline is 6/1 in the Correct Score Group Betting.


Bury
At 7/4 Bury are marginal outsiders with League One sponsors Sky Bet for Saturday's game at Chesterfield, who can be backed at 7/5 with the draw 5/2.

Any one-goal victory for the visitors is 7/2, with 3/1 available in the Correct Score Group Betting for a 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 Bury success.

The bookies are expecting goals in this one, rating over 2.5 goals an odds-on chance at 8/11 while 7/4 is available for the game to feature four or more goals.


Chesterfield
At 7/5 Chesterfield are marginal favourites with League One sponsors Sky Bet for Saturday's clash with Bury, who can be backed at 7/4 with the draw 5/2.

Any one-goal victory for the hosts is 100/30, with 11/4 available in the Correct Score Group Betting for a 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 Bury success.

The bookies are expecting goals in this one, rating over 2.5 goals an odds-on chance at 8/11 while 7/4 is available for the game to feature four or more goals.


Fleetwood Town
Fleetwood are 13/5 for victory in Saturday's Sky Bet League One trip to face the MK Dons. A home win is 11/10, with the draw 23/10.

The visitors are 100/30 to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 in the Correct Score Group Betting, and 4/1 to prevail by exactly one goal.

David Ball is 11/2 to score the first goal and 2/1 to net anytime, with Ashley Hunter 13/2 and 9/4 respectively in the same markets.


Gillingham
Gillingham are the draw specialists of the section with five on the trot and they are 23/10 with Sky Bet to add another to the tally on the road at Coventry.

The Gills can be backed at 9/5 to collect all three points while the hosts are 6/4 as they look to end a winless drought in the league that stretches right back to the beginning of November.


MK Dons
MK Dons have won three out of their last six matches and are 11/10 favourites with Sky Bet to collect three more points at home to Fleetwood.

There have been very few goals in their last few outings and under 2.5 in total here can be backed at 4/6 while the visitors are on offer at 13/5.

The latter are unbeaten in their last six fixtures with three draws amongst them - another stalemate is 23/10.


Northampton Town
Northampton travel to Southend and are 5/2 with Sky Bet as they look to make it four wins in five games and pull further clear of the relegation zone.

The Shrimpers  are going well themselves with three victories from five and can be backed at 21/20 with a draw on offer at 5/2.

Both sides scored in Northampton's last two games and a repeat of that here is 4/6.


Oldham Athletic
Oldham head into Saturday's road trip to Swindon on the back of two victories and they are 17/10 chances at Sky Bet for another three points.

Both victories came by a one-goal margin and another one here is on offer at 3/1.

Swindon have lost five games on the spin and are 7/4 for a welcome three points with a draw rated 2/1. 


Port Vale
Port Vale go into their home clash with Bristol Rovers as 5/2 chances with Sky Bet as they attempt to end a streak of seven matches without a victory.

Vale sit just above the relegation places but have played out three draws during that spell and another here is also 5/2.

The visitors have drawn their last three and are 21/20 to get back on track with three points.


Rochdale
Rochdale are the 6/5 favourites at Sky Bet as they play host to Charlton although they have not won a game in their last six outings in all competitions.

The Addicks can be backed at 23/10 after they lost last time out - they were involved in two draws prior to that and another stalemate here can be backed at 9/4.


Scunthorpe United
Scunthorpe can be backed at 17/4 with Sky Bet as their form has dipped a little of late with no victories in three starts ahead of a trip to leaders Sheffield United. 

They were part of a 0-0 draw last time and another stalemate here is 29/10 while the hosts, five points clear at the top of the table, are odds on at 8/13 for victory.


Sheffield United
Sheffield United are hot favourites at 8/13 with Sky Bet to get the better of Scunthorpe as Bramall Lane sees first take on second.

The hosts have won two of their last three to go five points clear but they head into this on the back of a 0-0 draw - another stalemate here is 29/10.

The visitors can backed at 17/4 after their form has dipped a little of late with no victories in three starts. 


Southend United
Southend are going well at the moment with three victories from five and can be backed at 21/20 at Sky Bet.

The Cobblers are 5/2 as they look to make it four wins in five games and pull further clear of the relegation zone while a draw trades at 5/2.

Both sides scored in Northampton's last two games and a repeat of that here is 4/6.


Sky Bet League Two

Barnet
Sky Bet make Barnet the 3/1 outsiders to pick up three points when they host Portsmouth on Saturday afternoon.

The EFL sponsors have priced up Pompey as the odds-on favourites at 5/6 for the win and the draw is on offer at 12/5.

Sky Bet's Correct Score Group Betting makes it 4/1 for Barnet to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1.


Cambridge United
Cambridge are the odds-on favourites at 17/20 with Sky Bet to win at home to Newport on Saturday afternoon.

Bottom-of-the-table County are 3/1 outsiders with Sky Bet to pick up the three points and the draw can be backed at 12/5.

Two goals have been scored in three of Cambridge's last four matches and Sky Bet offer 9/4 for exactly two goals to be netted in this contest.


Carlisle United
Carlisle are the slight outsiders at 15/8 with Sky Bet to win on the road at Wycombe on Saturday afternoon.

The Chairboys are 7/5 favourites with home advantage and the draw can be found at 11/5 with Sky Bet.

Both teams have scored in all of Carlisle's last 13 matches and Sky Bet go 4/5 that both teams find the back of the net in this contest (10/11 they don't).


Colchester United
Colchester are 9/5 outsiders to return south from Accrington with three points on Saturday afternoon.

Stanley have priced up by Sky Bet as 7/5 favourites to get the win and the draw can be backed at 23/10.

Colchester have scored two goals in both of their last two games and Sky Bet go 3/1 that the U's once again net twice in this contest.


Crewe Alexandra
Crewe are the 19/5 outsiders with Sky Bet to win at Blackpool on Saturday afternoon.

The EFL sponsors have priced the Seasiders up as odds-on favourites at 7/10 for the victory and the draw is on offer at 5/2.

Crewe thrashed Grimsby 5-0 last weekend and a repeat of that scoreline can be backed at a massive 250/1 with Sky Bet.


Leyton Orient
Sky Bet make Leyton Orient the narrow 6/4 favourites to win at home to fellow strugglers Notts County on Saturday afternoon.

County can be backed at 13/8 to get the three points and the draw is on offer at 23/10.

Sky Bet's Correct Score Group Betting makes it 11/4 for Orient to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1.


Mansfield Town
Mansfield are the 13/10 favourites with Sky Bet to win at Grimsby on Saturday afternoon.

The Mariners are 21/10 outsiders with Sky Bet to pick up the three points and the draw is on offer at 21/10.

Mansfield drew 4-4 at home to Accrington in midweek and a repeat of that scoreline is on offer at 250/1 with Sky Bet.


Newport County
Sky Bet make Newport the 3/1 outsiders to leave Cambridge with three points on Saturday afternoon.

The U's are odds-on favourites at 17/20 with home advantage and the EFL sponsors offer the draw at 12/5.

Both of Newport's last two outings have ended without a goal and Sky Bet make it 17/2 for this match to end 0-0.


Notts County
Notts County are the slight 13/8 outsiders with Sky Bet to return with three points from Saturday's trip to fellow strugglers Leyton Orient.

The O's are on offer at 6/4 with Sky Bet to get the win and the draw is a 23/10 chance.

County have scored two goals in both of their last two outings and Sky Bet make it 11/4 that there are two goals for the Magpies in this contest.


Plymouth
Plymouth are the odds-on favourites at 19/20 with Sky Bet to return with three points from Saturday's long trip north to Hartlepool.

The EFL sponsors offer Pools at 11/4 to get the victory and the draw can be backed at 23/10.

Sky Bet's Correct Score Group Betting makes it 15/8 for Plymouth to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1.


Stevenage
Sky Bet make Stevenage the 3/1 outsiders to win at Exeter on Saturday afternoon.

The in-form Grecians are odds-on favourites at 4/5 with home advantage and the draw can be backed at 13/5.

Three goals have been scored in all of Stevenage's last three outings and Sky Bet offer 3/1 for exactly three goals to be netted in this contest.


Yeovil
Sky Bet make Yeovil the 19/10 outsiders to win at Cheltenham on Saturday afternoon.

The Robins are 7/5 favourites with home advantage and Sky Bet offer the draw at 21/10.

Two goals have been scored in three of Yeovil's last four goals and Sky Bet offer 9/4 for exactly two goals to be netted in this contest.