SkyBet: Swansea will miss Pratley so go for an Elland Road home win

Leeds United have an excellent opportunity to build on back-to-back league wins over Millwall and Watford when poor travellers Swansea visit Elland Road today.

The Welsh club have lost their last six away league games, the last four of those without scoring a goal, and will be without their midfield driving force Darren Pratley, who was sent off in the 1-0 win over Burnley.

If Leeds can play with the same energy which helped them to overwhelm Millwall, they can pick up another three points.

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Sheffield United visit Derby, who have collected only one point from their first two home games. However, those games were a narrow defeat to Cardiff and a draw with QPR – quite possibly the toughest fixtures they will face at Pride Park all season.

United's away form has been dismal all year, their 3-0 win at Ipswich on the final day of last season being their only success in 15 matches on the road. Gary Speed still has plenty of work to do to turn around the Blades' fortunes and backing them at

2-1 is not an enticing prospect.

Barnsley and their hosts Norwich have each collected seven points from three games since losing on the opening day, with the Tykes recording an impressive 2-0 win over Middlesbrough last time out.

Norwich are odds-on favourites to win at Carrow Road, but Mark Robins's side will be no pushovers against his old club and I wouldn't back against them.

Doncaster, along with Leeds and Barnsley, are in the cluster of clubs on seven points and I fancy them to win away to Watford following their 3-1 win over Hull a fortnight ago.

The top two in League One go head-to-head at Hillsborough, where Carlisle are the opposition for early leaders Sheffield Wednesday.

The Owls suffered their first defeat at Brentford last weekend, but have won all four games on their own pitch this season. Carlisle are sure to miss Ian Harte, their top scorer and key defender last season who was sold to Reading on deadline day, so take Wednesday to keep their home momentum going.

Huddersfield were second best for long periods of their 2-2 home draw with Bournemouth last weekend, which makes them hard to support at 11-8 when they visit Leyton Orient. The Londoners haven't started the season too well, taking four points from five games, but Cup wins at Swindon and Brighton and a 3-0 win over Exeter in their last home league game show what they can be capable of.

Rotherham face a tricky home game against Burton, who like the Millers should go well this season.

Look out for the Brewers' Shaun Harrad, who has scored in the last two games and who has a particularly impressive record when playing away from home – scoring in 11 of the last 16 matches on the road.

It's a sign of how poorly Bradford have started that we can't separate them from Stockport for their meeting at Edgeley Park – both teams quoted at 13-8.

Had this match been played a month ago, City would have gone off as clear favourites, but four defeats in five games have left them beneath the Hatters, who have scored only two goals in their last 10 home outings.

As things stand, both teams have made themselves unbackable.

Weekend's best bets

n Leeds to beat Swansea

n Norwich v Barnsley - Draw

n Doncaster to beat Watford

n Sheff Wed to beat Carlisle

n Rotherham v Burton – Shaun Harrad to score