Party with Peterborough

  • By: Craig Chisnall
  • Last Updated: November 2 2012, 18:59 GMT

Craig Chisnall previews the weekend's Championship action and is backing Peterborough to beat Sheffield Wednesday.

Darren Ferguson: His Peterborough are backed to win

Peterborough are difficult to ignore to win for the third game on the trot at fellow strugglers Sheffield Wednesday in the npower Championship on Saturday.

The recent wholesale changes to his starting XI have worked wonders for Posh boss Darren Ferguson.

Bumper wins over Huddersfield and Derby with three goals scored on each occasion have lifted them off the bottom and they will head to Hillsborough in buoyant mood.

The tactical changes have got the best from star man George Boyd, his wonder strike from the halfway line against Huddersfield will take some beating for goal of the season, and if carries his fine form on they will be difficult to stop.

Wednesday finally won for the first time since August at Ipswich last weekend but by all accounts Town were woeful. An expectant Hillsborough will want Posh seen off but I'd definitely consider Ferguson's men to spring a surprise.

Leicester are also odds-against this weekend as they head to inconsistent Watford and I'd back them for victory.

The Foxes lost their 100% home record to Crystal Palace last time out and boss Nigel Pearson will want an immediate response at Vicarage Road.

I've come unstuck favouring teams against Gianfranco Zola's young Hornets this term but I believe the Foxes will be too streetwise to follow suit and will return a healthy profit at that price.

In the home markets this weekend a treble of Huddersfield, Hull and Nottingham Forest looks the best investment.

All are slightly odds-on favourites to beat Bristol City, Barnsley and Millwall but have impressive home records and will be desperate to keep the heat on the leaders.

There's no value in backing them as singles but joined up as a treble they would net a tidy return.


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