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EFL Championship: Roll with in-form Wolves and underdog Barnsley

Barnsley (+350) at Sheffield United (-133), Draw (+250)

It is derby day at Bramall Lane as Sheffield United host local rivals Barnsley in Saturday’s early kick-off.

There’s very little between these two teams and their form early on mirrors that. Both squads have one win against two losses and a -2 goal differential to start the campaign.

Even though they are tied on points and goal differential, Barnsley are the biggest underdogs in the Championship this week and that seems off. The Tykes should be a confident bunch after getting their first win of the year in a midweek victory over Nottingham Forest and the value resides with the away side.

Cardiff (+265) at Wolverhampton (-107), Draw (+230)

Both of these squads have got off to perfect starts this year but a trip to Molineux Stadium should prove a difficult test for Cardiff.

Cardiff have yet to concede a goal this year and look to be a serious contender for a promotion spot, but their strength of schedule thus far pales in comparison to their opponents on Saturday.

Each of Wolves’ first three fixtures came against teams that are being backed for promotion, Middlesbrough, Derby County and Hull City — with two of those victories coming away from home.

Wolves seem to the early riser in the Championship this season and they won’t be priced like this much longer.

 

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