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Craig Chisnall previews the midweek action in the Sky Bet Football League and fancies Ipswich to beat Derby.
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After a tumultuous few days for all concerned at Derby the last thing they need is the visit of one of the Championship's form team's in Ipswich.
The Rams left several pundits shocked, me included, on Saturday evening when they pulled the plug on Nigel Clough's four-year reign just hours after their defeat to fierce rivals Nottingham Forest.
Clough had been the longest serving manager in the Championship but a failure to win at home so far this term and attendances on the slide has seen the Rams board take swift and decisive action.
Tony Pulis and Steve McClaren are the early favourites to come in so it will be interesting to see how the County squad, a mixture of players brought in by Clough or youngsters nurtured through their flourishing academy, react.
But Clough's departure and their woeful home form makes Town, who have won three of their last four and swept aside Brighton at the weekend, a very attractive proposition at 11/4. I'm sure Mick McCarthy will be imploring his side to go for the throat.
Rovers claimed a morale boosting 1-0 win at Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend thanks to Manchester United loanee Federico Macheda's third goal in two games.
That was only their second win of the season but by all accounts that doesn't reflect their performances and they also held high-flying Nottingham Forest 2-2 at the Keepmoat in their last home game.
Those results should fill them with confidence, something that is running right through the Burnley squad at present.
Their 3-0 hammering of Charlton - it could and should have been more convincing - on Saturday was their sixth of the season and they have the most potent strike-force in the division in Sam Vokes and ten-goal Danny Ings. With both teams on the up the 5/2 looks good to take.
With Charlton having such a struggle at the moment I'd also consider the 5/4 offered by Ladbrokes on Forest to triumph at the Valley.
Chris Powell's side have won just once all season, scored only seven times in eight matches and have lost three on the trot.
Fears are growing among the Addicks faithful that this season could be a real struggle. With Forest arriving on the back of that derby win I believe they will have too much quality for the hosts.