Football League Tips: Leicester and Wolves to win away

Leicester's Dave Nugent has contributed 15 Championship goals

Michael Lintorn offers a Tuesday night tip for every Football League division, fancying two table-toppers at tasty prices...

"Leicester have won six and drawn one of their seven showdowns with top-six foes, triumphing to nil in all three away outings."
Best Bet: Back Leicester to win at Wigan (Draw No Bet) @ 1.865/6

Wigan v Leicester, Tuesday 19:45, Match Odds: Wigan 2.982/1, Leicester 2.6213/8, The Draw 3.412/5

Leicester are almost certainly returning to the Premier League as Championship winners after reacting to Burnley's challenge with a 2-0 victory at Turf Moor. A win away to Wigan will send them nine points clear at the top - and 18 clear of third-placed QPR - with seven games to play.

The Foxes' victory away to their nearest challengers felt a tad surprising due to the two draws that preceded it and Burnley's status as the second tier's sole unbeaten hosts, but outclassing the teams around them has been the key to their success. They have won six and drawn one of their seven showdowns with top-six foes, triumphing to nil in all three away outings.

By contrast, Wigan haven't conquered a top-six companion at home and, like every play-off hopeful, are enduring a wobble, winning just one of their last four and losing to QPR and drawing with Bolton in the latter two. With Leicester undefeated in 19 league fixtures, they have to be fancied at a shade under evens in the draw no bet market.

Best Bet: Back Leicester to win (Draw No Bet) @ 1.865/6


Stevenage v Wolves, Tuesday 19:45, Match Odds: Stevenage 5.95/1, Wolves 1.728/11, The Draw 3.9

Kenny Jackett's brave decision to pull a Nigel Adkins and leave a Championship club where he suspected that he had achieved all that he could for a historically grander employer loitering in the division below is being vindicated. Whereas former side Millwall appear League One-bound, he has Wolves on course for a 100-point campaign in the third tier.

Their recent form has been some of their most admirable of the entire season, winning three in a row and a brilliant 12 of their last 14. Significantly, they have won six of their last seven as guests, scoring 17 goals and conceding a mere three times in the process.

It renders it remarkable that they are available to back at 1.728/11 in what is a bottom-versus-top clash with Stevenage. Graham Westley's men gave themselves a shot at survival with a burst of form at the start of March, though a run of five matches without a win since has plunged them back down.

Recommended Bet: Back Wolves to win @ 1.728/11


Bury v Bristol Rovers, Tuesday 19:45, Match Odds: Bury 2.265/4, Bristol Rovers 3.613/5, The Draw 3.412/5

Bury couldn't have timed their first League Two win in eight attempts better, prevailing 3-0 away to 23rd place Northampton - who had lost only one in nine. It was a massive result not just for them but several other sides quivering above the Cobblers, including latest visitors Bristol Rovers, who claimed their first victory in five against flagging Morecambe.

That late success will calm some of the concern and confusion from Rovers fans about the timing of boss John Ward's move upstairs into a director of football role to make way for inexperienced assistant Darrell Clarke, yet the 36-year-old still has much to prove.

The team that he inherited have won one away league match in 2013/14 (on November 2), shipped seven in their last two on the road and have a P7 W0 D2 L5 record travelling to other bottom-half clubs. Bury haven't been defeated in 12 home games, so should climb to the 50-point checkpoint.

Recommended Bet: Back Bury to win @ 2.265/4

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