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Bottom of table takes precedence in next Championship weekend

| 05.11.2010

There could be some big changes at the foot of the Championship table after the next round of fixtures with the bottom four all in action against each other.

New Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray suffered a home defeat in his first game in charge but gets the chance to immediately make a more positive impact at the Riverside as he prepares to host bottom side Crystal Palace.

Middlesbrough have lost six of their last seven league games to fall to second from bottom, but Crystal Palace have been defeated in five of their seven away games, conceding 17 goals in the process.

Mowbray is 5/6 to mastermind a win over Crystal Palace, but the visitors have scored five goals in their last two fixtures on their travels and are 10/3 to beat Middlesbrough.

A Palace success would also lift them off the bottom of the table.

Bristol City currently occupy the final relegation spot, but will move out if they can take the three points at home to fourth-bottom Preston.

The Robins have scored eight times in their last three home games against Preston and are 1/1 to land the spoils.

Preston also have one of the worst defensive records away from home in the Championship as they have conceded 18 goals in their seven games on their travels.

Darren Ferguson’s side are 11/4 to beat Bristol City.

One of the toughest games to call is Leeds’ visit to high-flying Coventry, who have won four of their last six games.

Leeds have only lost on one of their last seven visits to Coventry and are 11/5 to take maximum points and remain on the fringes of the play-off places.

Coventry have won their last two Championship games without letting in a goal and are 5/4 to beat Leeds. See the full Coventry vs Leeds match betting odds market.

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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.