An unbeaten run spanning an impressive eleven matches has propelled Crystal Palace into third spot in the Championship and with the appointment of Ian Holloway as manager last week, following Dougie Freedman’s departure, the Eagles have shown that they have plenty of ambition.
These are exciting times at Selhurst Park then and so it’s hard to understand why Palace are even money via Skybet to register another home success, at the expense of struggling Ipswich, in Holloway’s first match in charge.
Admittedly the Tractor Boys, BetVictor’s 31/10 outsiders, started life under Mick McCarthy with a win at Birmingham but the former Wolves boss knows he has a big job on his hands in turning things around at Portman Road and this assignment look a little tough for them at this stage.
Also set for a home victory are Derby, who are 5/6 via bet365 to send Barnsley home empty-handed. The Rams are buzzing after an emphatic 4-1 hammering of Blackpool on Saturday and at Pride Park they should be too strong for a Tykes team arriving having lost five out of seven on their travels.
Double on Crystal Palace and Derby – 27/10 (BetVictor)