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QPR boss Mark Warburton

Henry Browne

Sheffield United have the chance to steal a march on their playoff rivals in the Championship when they visit Queens Park Rangers in Friday’s pick of domestic action.

Elsewhere, Scotland’s second tier is coming to an end, while there are big matches in Ireland and mainland Europe to follow.

The best combined bets of the day

All bets must be placed before 7:30 p.m.

Union Berlin winner and draw against Greuther Furth

Under 2.5 goals in QPR v Sheffield United

Dunfermline beat the queen of the south

Seville beat Cadiz

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Sheffield United v Queens Park Rangers

Sky Sports Football & Main Event, 7:45 p.m. Friday

Sheffield United could knock five points off the chasing pack with a win at Loftus Road and the return of top scorer Billy Sharp can help them overcome a QPR side who have taken just 12 points in their last 16 games to fall into the top six.

Click here to read our full overview

Best bet
United Kingdom of Sheffield

Raith Rovers v Kilmarnock

BBC Scotland & iPlayer, 7.45pm Friday

Kilmarnock won the Scottish league title last weekend so they may not be fully focused on meeting a Raith side who have already beaten them twice this season.

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Best bet
Raith Rovers or Double Chance Draw

bet of the day

Shelbourne draw against Finn Harps
8 p.m. Friday

Shelbourne have one of the best away records in the League of Ireland and can benefit from a struggling Finn Harps side who have won once all season.

Click here to read our preview of Friday’s League of Ireland fixtures

Card of the day bet

Queens Park Rangers v Sheffield United
Sky Sports Football & Main Event, 7:45 p.m. Friday

Only one other Championship player has been carded more times than QPR’s Sam Field, with the midfielder picking up 14 bookings. Field snapped a seven-match booking streak against Stoke last time out but are 23-10 to be back in the referee’s book in what is likely to be a combative game against Sheffield United.

Best bet
Sam Field will receive a card

Statistics of the day

Sevilla v Cadiz, Premier Sports 1, 8pm Friday

Cadiz failed to win a competitive match at Sevilla in 20 attempts (D7 L13).

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