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The battle for the Championship kicks off on Friday with the Blades desperate not to lose out on promotion again. Hugh Wilson is backing the Glovers to come away with a result

Yeovil Town travel to Sheffield United for the League One Playoff first leg, with only two points separating the teams in the final league positions. However, both sides enter the Playoffs in contrasting form. Sheffield United with only one win in eight matches and the visitors winning four out of their last six.

After sacking Danny Wilson early last month, Chris Morgan, who has been through all the ups and downs with Sheffield United during his nine year stint with the club, took over as caretaker manger and is holding the reins until the end of the season.

He has seen his team struggle to find form in recent weeks, overseeing just one win in their last five matches.

The Blades missed out in in the play offs last year and will be keen to over turn that memory. Coral price them as favourites for the game at 11/10 (2.10).

Yeovil Town finished 17th last season in League One, but Gary Johnson has managed to create a winning team who have surprised many this term.

The Glovers have won 50 per cent of their league games this season, scoring 71 goals in the process. Yeovil last reached the play off’s back in 2006/2007 season, beating Nottingham Forest convincingly over two legs before falling to Blackpool in the final.

Johnson’s men are underdogs for this clash though at 5/2 (3.50) with Coral. The same firm price the draw at 9/4 (3.25).

A price that jumps out of the page is Yeovil/Draw double chance at 7/10 (1.70). With Sheffield United currently on a terrible run of form, this is a fantastic price.

The same bet would have paid out in six of Yeovil’s last eight matches, as well as seven of Sheffield United’s last eight. Furthermore, when the two sides met at Bramall Lane back in January, Johnson’s men came out on top with a comfortable 2-0 win.

For those looking for extra value, it’s worth looking at the goal scoring market. 

Although Paddy Madden has been taking the headlines for the Glovers this season, James Hayter has also been scoring for fun and is a fantastic price at 13/2 (7.50) with Coral to open the scoring. The 34-year-old has netted three goals in his last five away games and is certainly worth investing in.

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BEST BET
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Yeovil/Draw double chance at 7/10 (1.70) with Coral
James Hayter to score first at 13/2 (7.50) with Coral

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