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1 April 2016

Sky Bet's betting preview this weekend...

Burnley
I tight, high-quality game is anticipated when the top two in the Sky Bet Championship clash at the Amex Stadium on Saturday, with hosts Brighton 7/5 for victory and league leaders Burnley on offer at 21/10.

The draw is also priced at 21/10, with 1-1 the 9/2 favourite in the correct score market.

Burnley’s Andre Gray tops the scoring charts with 22 goals to his name so far in the campaign and he’s 9/2 favourite to score first, while Tomer Hemed is considered most likely for the home side at 5/1.
 
Derby County
Derby are 9/5 with Sky Bet as they look to follow up last weekend’s 1-0 victory over rivals Nottingham Forest when they travel to the Cardiff City Stadium.

Darren Wassall’s side go into the weekend’s games in fifth place in the Championship table and their overall record on the road of won seven, drawn seven, lost five is encouraging.

The Rams won the reverse fixture 2-0 and a repeat scoreline can be backed at 11/1, with County to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 priced up at 5/2.

Derby’s Chris Martin tops the first scorer betting at 9/2, with Lex Immers considered most likely for Cardiff at 5/1.
 
Ipswich Town
Ipswich are 2/1 to win at Wolves and re-inject some life into their play-off dreams following last weekend’s disappointing home defeat against Rotherham.

Mick McCarthy’s men have let their strong away form slip of late, winning just won one of their last eight on the road, and Wolves are 11/8 to pick up all three points.

The draw is 23/10 while a repeat of the 2-2 scoreline in the reverse fixture earlier in the season is a 14/1 chance.

Both teams to at least find the net once is an odds-on shot at 4/5, with and Ipswich win and both teams to score combined at 5/1 with the Sky Bet Football League sponsors.
 
Nottingham Forest
Nottingham Forest are on a disappointing run of form having won just one of their last eight and suffered defeat at the hands of rivals Derby last weekend. Paul Williams’ side can be backed at 5/4 to bounce straight back with a win over Brentford.

The visiting Bees are 11/5 for an important three points which would help ease their fears of becoming embroiled in a relegation battle.

Forest have been struggling for goals lately but Gary Gardner opened the scoring against Hull on their penultimate outing and he’s 12/1 to be the first scorer here.

The market is topped by home forwards Dexter Blackstock and Federico Macheda, both on offer at 11/2.
 
Rotherham United
Rotherham have seen a dramatic upturn in fortunes since the appointment of Neil Warnock and have now won four and drawn one in their last five games.

The Millers are consequently priced up as 11/8 favourites to get the better of their Yorkshire rivals Leeds at the AESSEAL New York Stadium on Saturday.

United’s fine run of form came to an end when beat by another Yorkshire side in Huddersfield last weekend and supporters can get 2/1 against Steve Evans picking up all three points from the visit to his former club.

The two sides have been involved in some high-scoring games this season and it’s 10/11 for both teams to score and 6/5 over 2.5 goals.

Rotherham’s Matt Derbyshire and Leon Best are 11/2 joint-favourites in the first scorer betting, with Mirco Antenucci and Chris Wood (both 6/1) considered Leeds’ most likely.
 
Wolves
Wolves are 11/8 for victory when they play host to Ipswich on Saturday.

The visiting Tractor Boys are 2/1 to win following last weekend’s disappointing home defeat against Rotherham.

The draw is 23/10 while a repeat of the 2-2 scoreline in the reverse fixture earlier in the season is a 14/1 chance.

Wolves are out of the race for the play-offs but can be backed at 15/8 for a top-half finish.

Both teams to find the net at Molineaux is an odds-on shot at 4/5, with and Wolves win and both teams to score combined at 7/2 with the Sky Bet Football League sponsors.


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