More to come from in-form Vardy

  • By: Craig Chisnall
  • Last Updated: December 3 2013, 20:46 GMT

Our tipster Craig Chisnall is backing Leicester striker Jamie Vardy to add to his tally in the midweek Sky Bet Championship action.

Jamie Vardy: Can score against the Owls
Jamie Vardy: Can score against the Owls

How things have changed for Leicester striker Jamie Vardy this season - and he must be relishing a trip back home to face the club he supported as a boy, Sheffield Wednesday.

The former Fleetwood hitman really struggled to justify the £1million price-tag, a non-league record, last season when he scored just five goals.

He was in and out of a Foxes side that flattered to deceive throughout the season but that's not the case at all this time around.

The 26-year-old seems to have been given a new lease of life and his tireless running, plus his quality in the final third has silenced his critics at the King Power Stadium.

Vardy underlined his value this term at the weekend as his double in the 3-0 win over Millwall took him to six already.

He won't enjoy seeing his beloved Owls in deep trouble at the bottom but he's a great top price of 21/10 to add to their woes by scoring at anytime.

There's not much value in backing Brighton, QPR and Reading on their own to see off Barnsley, Bournemouth and Charlton at home but combine them all and it should return a tasty treble.

The Seagulls are on the up under new boss Oscar Garcia having not lost in six matches and should see off the Tykes, who haven't won in five matches and sacked boss David Flitcroft following the 3-0 home defeat to Birmingham on Saturday, which left them bottom.

Harry Redknapp's QPR face his former club Bournemouth at Loftus Road on the back of a shock defeat at Doncaster but given their record at home they should have no problems.

They've taken 22 points from a possible 24 on their own patch and conceded just two goals in that time, anything other than another three points would be a huge surprise against a Cherries side who haven't won in six.

The Royals are another side yet to lose at home and face Charlton, who are on the slide having lost three of their last four.

Reading have not been as dominant as Rangers having won four and drawn four at the Madejski Stadium but their 3-2 win at Nottingham Forest on Friday was a big win and will send them into this clash in great shape.

I'm not quite brave enough to make it an accumulator by adding Derby onto the treble but the 11/10 on them to beat Middlesbrough at Pride Park on Wednesday is great value.

The Rams have been in fine form since former England boss Steve McClaren took charge at the end of September, losing just once in eight games.

They've also scored in every game under McClaren, including three in the first half hour as they swept aside Wigan 3-1 on Sunday, and have won the last two against Sheffield Wednesday and Bournemouth without conceding a goal.

On the back of that improvement they are now up to fifth and optimism is coursing through Pride Park.

Boro are also woeful travellers, they've won just once on the road this season, so I'd get on the Rams while you can at this price.

  • Posted at 1040 GMT on 02/12/2013.


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