Once again, the Championship is demonstrating what a competitive league it is with only seven points separating the top ten sides as the positions continue to change after each match.
League leaders Crystal Palace and Burnley take to the road this weekend in search of their third wins in a week, while Huddersfield Town can make it seven points from nine with victory in their Yorkshire derby away at Barnsley.
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Crystal Palace to beat Peterborough United @ 13/10
Tuesday’s 5-0 demolition of Ipswich Town saw Crystal Palace move top of the table in Ian Holloway’s first game at the helm of the south London club, who have started the season in devastating form on the back of a mediocre campaign last year.
Not many people will have had Palace among their pre-season favourites for promotion, but a run of 12 games without defeat and three wins in a row has seen them set the early pace as they travel to struggling Peterborough United this weekend.
In Glenn Murray, the Eagles possess a man who certainly knows where the goal is and the former Brighton striker’s hat-trick in midweek made it five goals in two games for the striker and 13 for the season as he sits second in the goalscoring charts.
Only Cardiff City have scored more goals this term than Palace, who are averaging two strikes a game with 30 goals in their opening 15 league matches, including seven in their previous two outings, while recording successive clean sheets.
The Posh currently find themselves in the bottom three, having won just four of their matches this campaign, losing the other 11 as they head into this game on the back of two defeats, the last a 1-0 loss away at Brighton in midweek.
Only two sides have scored less goals than Darren Ferguson’s men and given the form of the visitors and the lift that Holloway will have given them since his arrival last week, backing a Palace win looks the way to go in this encounter.
Burnley to beat Ipswich Town @ 19/10
It’s been a dream start for new Burnley manager Sean Dyche, overseeing successive victories in his first two games in charge following the departure of Eddie Howe to Bournemouth last month, as he bids for a hat-trick of wins this weekend.
Clarets striker Charlie Austin has been scoring for fun so far this term, with the former Swindon man bagging 19 goals, 17 of which have come in the league as he leads the way in the goalscoring charts.
Austin has failed to score in just three of his appearances in all competitions and the forward bagged the winner on Tuesday evening in the 1-0 victory over Leeds United to lift Burnley up to tenth place, just one point off the play-off positions.
Former defender Dyche will also have been happy with the successive clean sheets his side have recorded under his leadership.
The Clarets will fancy their chances on Saturday as they travel to bottom club Ipswich Town, who come into the game on the back of a 5-0 defeat away at Crystal Palace on Tuesday which left them with just ten points from 15 games.
The Tractor Boys find themselves five points adrift of safety having collected just two wins all season and they have scored the least number of goals and also conceded the most in the league.
With the initial optimism surrounding Mick McCarthy’s arrival well and truly snuffed out by Palace, Ipswich could be set for another disappointing away day at Turf Moor.
Huddersfield Town to beat Barnsley @ 17/10
It’s been a fine start to the season for Simon Grayson’s Huddersfield Town side as they find themselves one place outside the play-off positions and just six points off leaders Crystal Palace, despite the sale of star striker Jordan Rhodes in August.
The Terriers displayed their battling qualities in midweek as they grabbed a late equaliser in a 2-2 draw with Blackburn Rovers, which secured a fourth point from the last two games for Grayson’s men.
Huddersfield have a decent record on the road this season, picking up three wins and a draw from their seven matches, and they’ll fancy their chances of another away success in their Yorkshire derby match on Saturday.
Grayson this week moved to bolster his attack with the signing of Welsh international Simon Church on loan from Reading, where he managed to notch seven goals in their Championship-title winning side last year.
His new team travel to a Barnsley side this weekend that is without a win in four, while having tasted defeat in their last three matches as they sit just one place above the bottom three with the pressure mounting on manager Keith Hill.
The Tykes were dealt a blow towards the end of last month as top scorer Craig Davies was ruled out for up to six weeks with a hamstring problem and only Ipswich have scored fewer goals than the 15 that Barnsley have mustered this term, so Huddersfield look well placed to cash in with a precious three points.