Leicester travel to Leeds as a 12/5 chance (Totesport) to grab Sven’s first win but Leeds will prove to be a frustrating obstacle.
Big money man Sven Goran Eriksson will eventually turn Leicester into a promotion chasing side. Maybe this season, maybe next, but at Elland Road, Leicester fans will have to delay the celebrations to another time as Leeds, 11/8 with Betdaq, can just put a reality check on things.
Leicester played with the buoyancy of a team with a new manager at the weekend when they drew with Hull and can be encouraged by signs of creativity. Leeds, similarly, could have won by a greater margin at now-managerless Middlesbrough, lending credibility to the chances of a stalemate, an outcome 888sport have 12/5 on. A draw with goals could be the answer and a brave punter could look to 2 goals a piece, 14/1 with Coral, but what is sure is that both teams have been involved in games with goals; over 2.5 goals is a 10/11 chance at William Hill and a good bet to start with.
Burnley entertain a Barnsley side who haven’t won on the road since February, hence Betfred’s 9/2 price and while the 7/10 about Burnley is skinny (Boylesports), it’s worth taking – Burnley remain unbeaten at home for the season.
Middlesbrough, 10/3 with Betfred, have lost 4 on the bounce away from home, conceding 11, and there’s no reason that should change tonight at the City Ground. Notts Forest have taken a shine to the 1-1 draw at home, 4 of their last 5 games on home turf have ended that way but tonight they should be able to despatch of rudderless ‘Boro at 10/11 (Paddy Power).
Elsewhere, Watford and Ipswich could be heading for a draw (12/5 Skybet) and PNE can put some shine on a pretty miserable home record by seeing off Scunthorpe at Deepdale, a 21/20 chance with .