The only team in the division with a hundred percent record, Blackpool are the early Championship pacesetters after three matches but they face a stern test of their promotion mettle this weekend as they head to one of the pre-season title favourites Leicester.
The Foxes haven’t exactly flown out of the blocks having lost two out of three but they have won their only home match and are BetVictor’s 23/20 favourites to inflict a first defeat of the campaign on Ian Holloway’s men.
Stan James mark 5/2 against a draw at the King Power Stadium, where Ladbrokes offer 13/2 for a 1-1 scoreline and William Hill quote 50/1 for it to end three-each, as it did when the pair last met, at Bloomfield Road back in March.
However, the Seasiders head to Leicester in buoyant mood following last Saturday’s 6-0 drubbing of Ipswich and well rested having not contested a Capital One Cup tie in midweek, they can bag a fourth straight win, a result Skybet chalk up at an enticing 5/2. Following his goal last weekend , Gareth Taylor-Fletcher may be hitting form and catches the eye at 11/4 (William Hill) to score anytime.
Sheffield Wednesday head to Crystal Palace as the 2nd placed team behind Blackpool and Betfred have the Owls down as 13/8 chances for another maximum while staying on the road, Middlesbrough can record a 3rd straight win at Millwall as BetVictor’s 2/1 outsiders. A Blackpool, Wednesday and ‘Boro treble pays over 23/1 at bet365.