Big weekend for Leicester to lay down challenge

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Leicester could move onto to within goal difference of the Championship play-off places for the first time this season with a victory in their next game at home to Coventry.

Seven wins in nine league games have seen Leicester take great strides up the table and they are 1/2 in the Championship betting to beat Coventry.

However, with it more than possible that all four teams currently occupying the play-off places lose their tricky away games, this could prove the biggest weekend of Leicester’s season.

Leeds currently lie in sixth spot, but they travel to a Swansea team to have only conceded six goals in their 16 home games this season.

Swansea are flying of late with three straight league victories, which has helped them move into the second automatic promotion spot and they will be reluctant to give this up easily.

It is 10/11 in the Championship odds that Swansea beat Leeds.

Norwich occupy fifth at present and on paper they may be heavily fancied to win at Barnsley.

However, although Barnsley tend to be bad travellers, they are far more consistent on their own patch, losing just three times at Oakwell in the league this season.

Barnsley are 9/5 to beat Norwich and are unbeaten in their last four home games.

Nottingham Forest could move into second spot if they win their game in hand on Swansea, but this may not be the case if they fail to triumph at Millwall.

Millwall had won six home games on the bounce before their surprise defeat by Middlesbrough and they are 8/5 to return to winning ways against Nottingham Forest.

The other play-off team in action are Cardiff and they travel to a Hull team that have lost just one of their last eight home games.

Hull’s betting odds are 6/4 to beat Cardiff at home for the fourth time in five attempts.

A £25 stake on the multiple of Swansea, Barnsley, Hull and Millwall all winning at home would return £868.50. New customers can sign up here for a free £25 bet.

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.