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Leicester vs Nottm Forest – Reds’ climb up the table to continue

| 29.11.2010

The Sven-Goran Eriksson effect might not have been felt as keenly as some Leicester fans had hoped on the pitch yet, however the loan signings the club have made show the difference having such a high-profile boss can make in the Championship.

Kyle Naughton, Curtis Davies, Greg Cunningham, Roman Bednar and Chris Kirkland have all followed the former England boss to the Walkers Stadium, while Darius Vassell has joined permanently, so perhaps it’s unsurprising that they have been inconsistent with so many new additions to bed in.

The Swede has returned from Elland Road with three points and beaten Derby, but he has also overseen home draws against strugglers Hull and Sheffield United, while the Foxes last game was a momentum-halting 2-0 loss to Bristol City. They are 11/10 to respond with victory over Nottingham Forest.

Their east midland rivals appeal at 12/5 though, because while the stat that leaps out when judging their start is that they have triumphed only six times in 18 matches, the fact two of the wins came against high-flying Swansea and Cardiff shows they are a team for the big occasions.

All three of their losses have come on the road yet they have failed to net in only two of nine and head into this on a huge high after last week’s shock success at Cardiff, as well as having the added bonus of knowing that three points will see them climb to a season-high of fifth.

Despite Forest being frequent scorers on their travels, their away fixtures average just 2.11 goals, so consider a bet on under 2.5 goals at 4/6. Billy Davies’ side have also kept successive clean sheets – against the top two no less – and it’s 3/1 that they manage another.

£10 on Forest shutting out their hosts would provide a profit of £30. New customers can sign up here for a free £10 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.