Leicester’s Yakubu is eyeing is third goal in three games while Championship leaders QPR are 8/13 with Totesport to beat Portsmouth.
Championship leaders QPR look to consolidate their five point lead at the top of the table as they welcome Portsmouth to Loftus Road and they have to be fancied to prevail against an out-of-form Pompey; nevertheless at a high of just 8/13 with Totesport, there are other teams that represent better value on a busy night of action.
Sven Goran Eriksson’s ambitious Leicester still have an outside chance of gate crashing the play-offs but they will have to improve on the road and at 5/4 (888Sport) we think they can do just that at Sheffield United.
The Blades have won just one of their last ten in all competitions and have a dismal record this season at Bramall Lane, where they have been leaking far too many goals. Their defensive frailty can play right into the hands of the Foxes, who possess Premiership pedigree in attack, in the shape of Yakubu.
The Nigerian has made a flying start to his Leicester career, notching in each of his first two games and he can capitalise on the hosts’ leaky rearguard to add to his tally in this one, an outcome Betfred offer at 11/8. That’s a slightly bigger price than that for an away win and looks preferable given City’s record on their travels.
At Carrow Road, second-placed Norwich are odds-on with most firms to send Millwall home empty-handed but bet365 quote the Canaries at evens, a price big enough to pique our interest, while another home win looks on the cards at the Riverside, where Middlesbrough are 4/6 with Totesport to overcome Scunthorpe.
Finally, Bristol City look to have underestimated ahead of the visit of Swansea to Ashton Gate. The Robins were beaten 4-0 by Middlesbrough in their last home match but before that were in decent shape on their own patch and they are too big at 13/5 courtesy of to see off the Swans, who were beaten at home by Leyton Orient on Saturday and don’t have the most convincing away record.
Yakubu to score at any time for Leicester – 11/8 (Betfred[afflink label="Betfred" title=""][/afflink])
Norwich to beat Millwall – evens (bet365)
Bristol City to beat Swansea – 13/5 ()