The Championship 1st & 2nd November

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Leicester are 2nd in the six game form table and 2nd in the league overall. In those six games they haven’t kept a clean sheet, with them winning four of them games 2-1, would have been five if it wasn’t for a last minute penalty against Blackpool.

Watford are 7th on the league and 5th in the form table. However Watford aren’t as good as they were last year, they should make the play-offs but I don’t think they’ll be challenging for automatic promotion, whereas Leicester will. Watford have lost tow of their last six which shows how competitive The Championship is if they can be 5th in the form table losing a third of their games.

Watford nearly always score goals and I see no reason for it to be any different in this match. Their issue is at the other end of the pitch, they only have two clean sheets this season and on Monday night against Brighton they were all over the place at the back, if Brighton could actually score goals they would have taken the three points. I expect Leicester to score at least two goals as they continue their promotion push. I can see Leicester finishing at least 12 points ahead of Watford at the end of the season, they’ve already got a 7 point gap after 13 games but Watford will improved defensively, just not in time for this game.
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Back Leicester to win and Both Team To Score at 5.75 – Ladbrokes
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QPR have had a ‘blip’ recently, no wins in three games and down to 3rd in the league. However those three games have all been away from. They were pegged back by Millwall in the last minute, they lost at table-topping Burnley and then went to Wigan (a side who many say are better than last seasons side, which finished above QPR) and got a draw. So when you do some digging their form isn’t actually that bad. They face a Derby side that have had a ‘bounce’ since McClaren took over, beating Leeds and Watford, scoring three goals each time. Yet last time out they laboured to a 1-1 draw at home to a Birmingham side who have been conceding for fun of late.

QPR are title contenders, Derby aren’t and that simply makes QPR too big at even money for this match. The market has over-reacted to ‘new-manager syndrome’ and Rangers not winning in three. The gap between these sides at the end of the season will be at least 18 points and I’m shocked that QPR aren’t odds on for this.
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Back QPR at 2.05 – William Hill
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Blackburn are a conundrum, one week they look like they’re going to kick on and make a serious play-off challenge, then the next they turn out a limp display against a side who look like they’ll be battling relegation. Middlesbrough have finally sacked Mowbray and they should improve for that, however a 4-0 home win over Doncaster can’t be looked into too much. I’m taking this game on price alone, I don’t see Blackburn finishing below Middlesbrough and I don’t think that ‘Boro will pick up more points than Blackburn from here onwards. Therefore the 2.35 on offer is too big and it should be nearer 2.20.
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Back Blackburn at 2.35 – Bet365
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Every run comes to an end eventually and every team has their price. Burnley have won seven league games in a row, they’re scoring goals and keeping clean sheets, but I wouldn’t back them at less than 2.50 for this match. Millwall have scope fro improvement in their results have been improving of late, draws with QPR and Reading show that. They have obviously had some shocking results at Bournemouth and Birmingham but before that they’d won three in a row. Burnley may well win and continue this fantastic run they’re on but they won’t be winning every game until the end of the season and I don’t think they’ll finish in the top six. They’re short enough in this game which makes them cheap to lay.
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Lay Burnley at 2.30 – Betfair
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