With all the issues at the top and bottom of the Championship still to be resolved with just four games left, Tuesday night’s second tier action couldn’t be more important and there is every reason to believe that Bolton Wanderers, Nottingham Forest and Watford will get the better of Leicester City, Middlesbrough and Millwall respectively.
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Here is why you should get on.
Bolton Wanderers to beat Leicester City @ 11/4
Leicester City are the most out-of-form side in the Championship and Bolton can compound the Foxes’ misery while at the same time furthering their play-off credentials with a win at the King Power Stadium.
I have no idea what has happened to Leicester, but they are stuck in the most horrible rut and there is no sign of it ending. Nigel Pearson’s side have won just one of their last 14 games to slip from automatic promotion contenders to eighth position.
Eight of those 14 games have been lost, and in-form Bolton can add a ninth. Wanderers took a while to get going under Dougie Freedman, but eight wins in the last ten matches have lifted the Lancashire side into the play-offs, and they look a big price at 11/4 to prolong Leicester’s nightmare.
Nottingham Forest to beat Middlesbrough @ 6/4
Another side that is woefully out of form is Middlesbrough, and Nottingham Forest have to be backed to keep their promotion push going with a win at the Riverside.
Boro were in the play-off picture themselves at one point, but have slipped to tenth place after losing seven of their last eight games, failing to score in five of the last six. And with five defeats in their last eight home fixtures, Boro will struggle to contain a Forest side gunning for promotion.
The Tricky Trees might be without a win in four, but only one of those games was lost (on Saturday away to runaway leaders Cardiff) and their record since Billy Davies’ return is still excellent.
That reverse in South Wales is Forest’s only defeat in 11 games under their new boss and having taken ten points from 15 on the road, including a win at Hull, Forest can have the measure of Boro.
Watford to beat Millwall @ 27/20
Watford might not have been in great form of late, but they can keep their automatic promotion hopes alive with a victory over relegation-threatened Millwall at the Den.
It is the wrong time for the Hornets to have a wobble, and just one win in their last four matches has allowed Hull to steal a march in the race for second place.
But even if Watford are in a tough moment, they still boast the best away record in the division and they can beat Millwall – who have the worst home record in the division.
No side has won fewer points than the Lions’ 24 on their own patch, with no team scoring fewer than their 22 home goals. With five defeats and a draw from their last six home games, Millwall are in real danger of relegation and the Championship’s top scorers can make the most of the uncertainty at the Den.