A four-match unbeaten run has carried Nottingham Forest to six points clear of the drop zone and Steve Cotterill’s men have the chance to almost guarantee their safety this weekend as they entertain Bristol City, a team situated just inside the bottom three.
The Robins have won just one of their last 13 matches so they don’t head to the City Ground in the best of shape while their away record should do little to dissuade punters from backing Forest at 5/6 with Ladbrokes to heap more misery on Derek McInnes’ strugglers.
Championship leaders Southampton are just 8/15 via William Hill to claim the local bragging rights by beating troubled neighbours Portsmouth in the pair’s local derby showdown and with 15 wins in their 20 home fixtures, Saints are hard to oppose.
Leicester also look set for a success on their own patch as they tackle rock-bottom Doncaster and the Foxes are banker material at 1/2 (Stan James) given that Rovers have suffered 14 away defeats already this term.
Meanwhile, at St Andrews, Paddy Power price Birmingham at 4/7 to record a third straight win as they face a Palace side without an away success in 2012.
Fourfold on Nottingham Forest, Southampton, Leicester & Birmingham – 5/1 (Ladbrokes)