Cardiff v Preston – Bluebirds will return to winning ways

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Despite sitting in second place in the Championship, Cardiff City have been in a rotten run of form.

They have won just one of their last five games and have been defeated by Swansea and Nottingham Forest in their previous two home games. However, they should still have more than enough to see off a Preston side who have won just one in ten.

Darren Ferguson’s side may have got a point away to Millwall last weekend, but Cardiff will be a different proposition. The Bluebirds’ last three defeats have all come against promotion chasers and they should see off bottom of the table North End at 1/2.

Watford v Leicester

After a brilliant September and October that saw Watford lose just two of their eight league games, they have now gone seven games without victory.

They will struggle to end that run against a resurgent Leicester. Sven-Goran Eriksson’s side have lost just one of their last six games and are now within five points of the play-offs.

The Foxes should come out on top at 13/8 against a Hornets side who have kept just one clean sheet in their last nine games.

Leeds United v Crystal Palace

Despite still being in the relegation places, Crystal Palace have been in much better form over recent weeks.

The Eagles have won three of their last four, including their battling 1-0 win against Doncaster United last week thanks to Pablo Couñago’s first half strike.

However, Leeds have also been in excellent form and Simon Grayson’s men have now gone six games without tasting defeat – drawing three and winning three. With two teams in such good form, backing the draw at 5/2 could yield a very tidy profit.

A £10 bet on Leeds to draw 2-2 with Palace pays out £140. 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.