Live on SS1: Mon 17.15 & 19.45: There’s a Championship double on Monday as Cardiff play Middlesbrough and Pompey face Norwich.
Promotion from the Championship is now in Norwich’s own hands but even with just two matches remaining there could be a few twists and turns in the battle to go up. Indeed, a potential venue for some late season drama is Fratton Park, where battling Portsmouth are a tempting 11/4 with to frustrate the Canaries, Totesport’s 11/10 favourites by holding them to a draw.
Pompey have already had an impact on matters towards the top over Easter, grabbing a point against both Swansea and Burnley and they can repeat the feat against a Norwich team that were perhaps slightly fortunate to take maximum points against Derby on Monday.
If Paul Lambert’s side are held, the main beneficiaries should be Cardiff, who look like a banker at 4/7 with William Hill to see off Middlesbrough. Admittedly, Boro have won their last couple but the Bluebirds are a class act, particularly at home and their big players, the likes of Jay Bothroyd, Craig Bellamy and Peter Whittingham are stepping up to the plate when it counts.
In fact Bothroyd has two in his last three and is a tasty 11/10 (Coral) to add to his tally in this one, against a visiting defence that conceded plenty of goals.
Portsmouth and Norwich to draw – 11/4 ()
Jay Bothroyd to score at any time for Cardiff – 11/10 (Coral)