A run of three consecutive draws has hampered West Ham’s promotion bid a touch leaving Sam Allardyce’s side five points adrift of Championship leaders Southampton but the Hammers remain unbeaten in eight and that form is strong enough to suggest they can get the better of Middlesbrough, who have suffered back-to-back defeats.
Three points ahead of the Hammers in second place are Reading, who have racked up a remarkable nine wins and a draw in ten outings. The in-form Royals look set to collect another maximum haul too, Paddy Power pricing them at even money to overcome Peterborough at London Road.
Elsewhere, Crystal Palace look too big at 10/11 (Coral) as they entertain an off-colour Barnsley, heading to Selhurst Park having lost five of their last six and for punters seeking bigger prices, solid Hull are worth considering at 2/1 courtesy of Ladbrokes to beat Southampton at the KC Stadium. Saints rode their luck at Millwall on Saturday, requiring two late penalties to pick up the win and they could come unstuck against a decent Tigers outfit.
Treble on West Ham, Reading and Crystal Palace – 23/4 (BetVictor)