SkyBet: Carver can help wounded Blades point the way to recovery

Leeds United have the opportunity to close the gap on the Championship leaders today as QPR visit Elland Road.

The Whites go into the game on the back of that remarkable comeback at Burnley last time out while QPR attempt to recover from their first loss of the campaign after being well beaten by Watford last weekend.

The Hoops are still unbeaten on the road but that record could also come under threat as Leeds look to continue their fine run of form.

It could be an open game, which will suit Leeds and they can be backed at 6-4 for a home win.

Managerless Sheffield United play host to Swansea and the Blades need to start picking up points before they slide further down the table. Only three wins at Bramall Lane is not encouraging for a home win but it could be the wrong time to play the Blades as caretaker-manager John Carver will be looking to make an impression.

A draw looks the call here at 23-10.

Barnsley travel to Millwall unbeaten in their last five games and on the back of that derby day victory over Sheffield United.

The Den is a tough place to visit and Millwall have only been beaten three times this season on their home turf, each time by one goal.

Both teams will keep it tight and 'under 2.5 goals' looks value at 4-5.

Hull host Bristol City and both teams find themselves in the wrong half of the table.

Bristol are finally starting to live up to expectations after a shaky start to the season, winning their last three games.

All those wins have come at home, and the Robins may be happy to take a point from their trip to the KC Stadium.

Defences could be on top and the draw can be backed at 12-5, and backing 0-0 at 9-1 could also give you a good run for your money.

In League One, Huddersfield travel to Griffin Park to face in-form Brentford, who have won their last three and have taken an impressive 22 points from their last 10 games.

Huddersfield are among the best sides in the division, though they look far more comfortable on home soil.

This should be a close game between two evenly-matched sides, but Brentford may just edge it and the 13-8 is good enough to take.

Sheffield Wednesday make the long trip south to face Exeter City as they look to continue their march towards the Championship.

With the exception of the loss at Swindon, Wednesday have won four of the last five, scoring 16 goals in the process. That run should continue and the Owls can be backed at 6-4.

Rotherham United are another Yorkshire club going south as they head to Plainmoor to play Torquay.

This looks a game either side could win, and if Rotherham are to take anything from the game it is likely that Adam Le Fondre will be involved.

The top scorer was back amongst the goals last time out, scoring the winner as the Millers beat Aldershot and is 8-11 to net at any stage of the game this afternoon.

Finally, Bradford City travel to Crewe and this looks to be another close affair.

Both sides are in indifferent form, with Crewe slightly further up the table.

Home advantage could be the difference and Crewe can be backed at 11-10.

Weekend's best bets

Leeds to beat QPR

Sheffield Utd v Swansea – Draw

Millwall v Barnsley – Under 2.5 Goals

Hull City v Bristol City – 0-0

Brentford to beat Huddersfield

Sheffield Wednesday to beat Exeter

Le Fondre to score v Torquay

Crewe to beat Bradford City.

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