QPR made it five wins from six with an impressive 3-0 success at Ipswich and they certainly look a touch overpriced at 15/8 with Victor Chandler as they look to land another maximum haul at Leicester’s Walkers Stadium. However, as Rangers boss Neil Warnock himself acknowledged in post-match dispatches at Portman Road, disaster is often lurking around the corner when you’re flying high and with the Foxes buoyant after seeing off Cardiff in midweek, we’re happy to leave the leaders alone this weekend.
Instead, it’s Barnsley that are the division’s stand out bet at a mouth watering 11/10 with Stan James as they entertain Derby; the Tykes having brushed aside Leeds in emphatic fashion last time out, winning 5-2, while the Rams were slipping into the bottom three with a fourth reverse in six at Hull.
James Vaughan’s hat trick propelled Crystal Palace to a 4-1 thrashing of Portsmouth and although the Eagles possess little appeal at 13/8 (William Hill) ahead of Burnley’s visit to Selhurst Park this weekend, the on-loan striker can again make an impact. Impressive in his two appearances since his arrival from Everton, Vaughan is cracking value at 9/4 (Paddy Power) to add to Tuesday’s treble at some point.
At Bramall Lane on Tuesday, Sheffield United suffered a shock 4-0 defeat to Scunthorpe but the scoreline doesn’t really reflect a game in which the Blades created plenty of opportunities and Gary Speed’s men, at evens with bet365, have the ideal chance to bounce back as they host tired and beleaguered Pompey.
Swansea meanwhile have won all three home matches and although this week’s opponents Scunthorpe made light of losing their manager at Sheffield United in midweek, the Swans can make it four from four on their own patch, 3/4 at Totesport.