With just over half the season gone, Leicester City, Leeds United and Crystal Palace will all be aiming to strengthen their cases for at least a place in the Championship play-off positions come May.
All three sides take to the road this weekend with seemingly solid chances of securing maximum points, particularly in the case of Leicester and Leeds, who travel to sides sitting in the bottom three.
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Leicester City to beat Barnsley @ 7/10
Leicester head into this game undefeated in their last three league outings and sit fifth in the table, four points adrift of the automatic promotion places, and will look to make it three victories in a row when they travel to Oakwell this weekend.
The Foxes secured a 2-0 win at home to Burton Albion in the FA Cup third round last weekend, which followed the 6-1 thrashing of Huddersfield Town on New Year’s Day, as Nigel Pearson’s men aim to close the four-point gap on second-placed Hull City.
In Chris Wood and Dave Nugent, Leicester possess a strikeforce that has netted 25 league goals between them, with Wood scoring three goals in his first two games at the club since joining on a permanent deal from West Brom this month.
Opponents Bristol City currently sit bottom of the table, three points adrift of safety, and head into the game on the back of successive defeats, losing 2-1 away at Millwall in the league before going down 2-0 to Blackburn in the FA Cup last weekend.
No team has been breached more times than Derek McInnes’ side this season, who have conceded 50 goals in just 25 league matches and have failed to record a clean sheet – in stark contrast to their visitors, who have the league’s tightest defence.
Leeds United to beat Barnsley @ 5/4
Neil Warnock’s Leeds United side are positioned two points outside the play-off places – the minimum target for the Whites come May – ahead of their trip to Yorkshire rivals Barnsley, who currently find themselves without a manager.
The Tykes sit bottom of the table, four points adrift of safety having lost their last three league matches and recorded just four clean sheets in 26 league games so far this term, with relegation looking a likely outcome for the South Yorkshire side.
Barnsley were dealt a blow this week as top scorer and Welsh international Craig Davies moved to Bolton Wanderers, which was concerning news for a club that have scored the fewest goals in the league this term, currently averaging just one goal per game.
Leeds will be looking to complete the double over the Tykes on Saturday having secured a 1-0 win at home earlier in the season courtesy of a Luciano Becchio penalty and they look a great bet to make it back-to-back league wins.
The Argentine forward has been in fine goalscoring form so far this term, sitting third in the goalscoring charts with 15 league goals, and he’ll certainly fancy his chances of increasing his total against the league’s most generous defence.
Crystal Palace to beat Burnley @ 33/20
Third-placed Crystal Palace travel to Burnley this weekend looking to keep the pressure up on Hull City, who sit two points clear of the Eagles in the second automatic promotion place after 26 league matches.
In Glenn Murray, Palace possess the division’s top scorer with 22 goals so far this season and the forward bagged a brace in his side’s previous outing on the road, a 2-2 draw away at Nottingham Forest at the end of last month.
The Eagles emerged victorious when the sides met at Selhurst Park earlier this term, as they ran out 4-3 winners, with Murray grabbing the all-important fourth goal, while the London club pinched a point when the clubs met at Turf Moor last season.
Ian Holloway’s men have tasted defeat just once in their last eight league matches and managed to earn a replay last weekend after holding Stoke City to a 0-0 draw at home in the FA Cup third round, their eighth clean sheet in all competitions.
It certainly won’t be an easy task seeing off the Clarets, who themselves have a prolific front man in Charlie Austin, but the Eagles look a good bet to add to their five away wins this season in the north-west on Saturday afternoon.