Live on Skysports 2: Sat 17.20: Ipswich, 2/1 with Betfred, look to snap a six-match losing sequence against Sven Goran Eriksson’s Leicester.
The canny Swede has presided over a major improvement in the Foxes’ form since he took the reigns at the Walkers Stadium in early October, his side having won six and drawn four of his dozen fixtures in charge. Subsequently Eriksson’s side are Totesport’s 7/5 favourites to inflict more misery on their hapless hosts but we think it’s about time Ipswich turned things around.
The defeat to rock-bottom Preston could be a watershed for Keane’s troops, who have now lost nine out of eleven and with the players rallying round this week, defending their under-fire boss and shouldering the blame for the run of results, expect them to come out fighting here.
Couple this with the fact that the Foxes have lost seven from ten on the road, despite their improvement under new management and Town look overpriced at 2/1 with Betfred.
QPR lost their first match of the campaign last weekend, going down 3-1 to Watford and as every team suffers a rocky spell, there’s every chance they will lose again as they head to bubbling Leeds.
The Whites are unbeaten in eight having come back from 2-0 down to beat Burnley last weekend, a result that carried them into fourth spot and as Rangers have shown a little vulnerability of late, Simon Grayson’s men could reward the brave at 8/5 with .
A note of caution however, comes in the shape of QPR’s four consecutive away stalemates and so some punters may seek insurance in the ‘Draw No Bet’ market where William Hill price the hosts at 10/11.
Elsewhere, struggling Preston have looked more solid of late and aided by a goal start in the handicaps at evens (Paddy Power) they catch the eye at Watford, who may find it hard to maintain the level of performance shown in the stunning victory at QPR last time out.
Meanwhile, William Hill’s 21/20 for Cardiff to get back on track with a victory against stuttering Burnley stands out and on Friday evening Doncaster (13/10, Coral) can get the better of travel sick Boro at the Keepmoat Stadium.