Consistency remains hard to come by for Leicester, who have failed to win in four. The Foxes are odds-on at 4/5 with Betfred to snap that sequence as they host Portsmouth but as Nigel Pearson’s side have shared the spoils in their last two at the King Power Stadium, 11/4 marked against the stalemate could prove popular.
That was the outcome just over a month ago when the pair met at Fratton Park and a repeat of the 1-1 scoreline from that one at 13/2 via William Hill, isn’t out of the question. Nevertheless, punters should tread carefully as Pompey have lost seven out of eleven on the road and with the result less than a foregone conclusion, risking cash on an individual player could be the route to profit.
Leicester striker David Nugent notched against his former club in that November meeting and keen to repeat the feat, the ex-Portsmouth man looks decent value at 11/2 (bet365) to add to his seven goals this term by breaking the deadlock.
A couple of outsiders stand out across the remainder of the Championship programme. Rock-bottom Coventry picked up a priceless win on Boxing Day and Coral rate them at 7/4 to inflict a fourth straight defeat on Brighton while play-off chasing Hull were unfortunate to go down at high-flying Middlesbrough and look overpriced at 9/4 (Totesport) to edge out Burnley.