Three of the top seven sides in the Championship are on their travels this weekend in search of victory with just eight points separating Cardiff City in first and Millwall in seventh, demonstrating once again the competitiveness of the second tier this season.
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Cardiff City to beat Blackburn Rovers @ 33/20
Cardiff City have the chance to extend their lead at the top of the table to four points this evening as they travel to a Blackburn Rovers side that are on a worrying run of form since the arrival of Henning Berg at the club.
Rovers have won just one of their last seven league matches to slip down to ninth in the table, with last Sunday’s 1-1 draw away at Burnley ending a run of successive defeats, both of which came at Ewood Park, against Bolton Wanderers and Millwall.
The Lancashire side find themselves four points off the play-off positions, which will be the minimum target for Berg and his players, and that gap could increase further this weekend following the visit of the in-form Welsh side.
Malky Mackay’s men head into the game with four wins and a draw from their previous five games, collecting four points in their last two outings on the road, and they’ll fancy their chances of victory in the north-west.
Only second-placed Crystal Palace have scored more than the 38 the Bluebirds have managed to notch so far this campaign, with goals spread throughout the team, while they have managed to record seven clean sheets from their 20 league matches.
Middlesbrough to beat Peterborough United @ Evens
After a putting together a run of eight games without defeat, seven of which were victories, Tony Mowbray’s Middlesbrough side have wobbled slightly in recent weeks, tasting defeat in three of their last four league outings.
However, they have the perfect chance to get back to winning ways this weekend as they travel to a struggling Peterborough side that are without a win in eight matches, picking up just one point in that time, having lost the other seven.
Boro currently occupy fourth spot, just five points behind league leaders Cardiff, while the table makes for grim reading for Posh fans as they prop the pile up with just 13 points from their opening 20 league games.
Only two sides have scored fewer than Darren Ferguson’s men, while their defensive record leaves a lot to be desired as they have been breached 36 times, and Boro striker Scott McDonald will fancy his chances of adding to his tally for the season.
The Australian striker has notched eight goals so far this campaign, three of which have come in his last two appearances, and backing Mowbray’s men to keep the pressure on the sides at the top with a win looks like it will prove fruitful.
Millwall to beat Ipswich @ 31/20
You have to go back to the end of September for the last time Millwall tasted defeat in the league, their 2-1 reverse at home to Brighton sparking a run of 13 games without a loss that has seen the Lions rise to seventh in the table.
Their goalless draw with Charlton at the New Den last weekend ended a run of four straight victories for Kenny Jackett’s side, who are the form team away from home in recent weeks having gone undefeated in their last six matches on the road.
The south London club have picked up maximum points from their last two away games, seeing off both Wolves and Blackburn, while they’ve also managed to record a clean sheet in their last four league games, which is a worrying statistic for Ipswich.
Mick McCarthy’s men have the joint-worst attack in the division with just 19 goals scored in their 20 league matches, while they also share the division’s most generous defence having shipping 36 goals – a record which sees them sit fifth from bottom.
The Lions had great success against the Tractor Boys last term, recording an emphatic double with a 4-1 win at home and a 3-0 rout at Portman Road in April, and they look a great price to leave Suffolk with maximum points on Saturday afternoon.