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Owls to fly while Whites can continue promotion march

Owls to fly while Whites can continue promotion march


The Championship action continues this week, with plenty of fixtures that could have an impact on both ends of the table.

Of Tuesday’s games, Bristol City and Sheffield Wednesday perhaps has the most riding on it. Despite being a decent 37/20 for the win,  the Robins are seemingly in freefall, losing their last eight in the Championship and start the week 21st in the standings.

Wednesday had the weekend off and will be raring to go at Ashton Gate. Carlos Carvalhal’s men are sixth in the table and at 6/4, will see this trip to the banks of the Avon as a chance to consolidate their place in the promotion race.

There is a Pennines derby to look forward to on Wednesday as Blackburn host Leeds. Rovers beat Blackpool in the FA Cup on Saturday but Championship survival is their main priority, with them currently sitting 23rd in the table.

Owen Coyle’s men are unbeaten in three at home and certainly hold plenty of value at 2/1.

Leeds in contrast suffered one of the shocks of the fourth round as they went down at non-league Sutton but they have promotion on their agenda and may not see their elimination as a bad thing.

The Whites have won the last three meetings between these sides in all competitions and an away win again looks on the cards at 27/20, with a repeat of last season’s 2-1 win for Leeds 33/4.

Newcastle’s clash with Queens Park Rangers could also prove significant, as the Magpies look to rise back to the top of the table.

Although the Geordies lost in the cup, Rafael Benitez rested a number of his stars and they look good for a victory at 20/59, despite QPR’s recent improvement.

There is also a huge game on Thursday, with Huddersfield hosting Brighton. The fifth place Terriers are unbeaten in their last five at the John Smith’s Stadium and are a decent 9/5 to claim another victory.

Chris Hughton rested many of his regulars for the FA Cup defeat to non-league Lincoln and his stars are sure to be fresh for their trip to Yorkshire.

Whether or not they start the game at the top of the standings depends on Newcastle’s result and the Seagulls will be looking to improve on a poor run that has seen them lose on their last two away trips.

An away win is 33/20 but with so much to play for, a draw at 43/20 could well be the outcome.

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