Blackburn and Derby find themselves at 13/8 to pick up victory to boost their playoff aspirations whilst Ipswich will look to get back into the playoff hunt with a home win against Reading.
It’s not been that long since both Blackburn and Derby were both in the Premier League and both sides will hope to give their promotion aims a significant boost with a win at Ewood Park on Saturday.
At the moment, Blackburn find themselves just outside of the playoff spots sitting four points behind in eighth spot on the table.
The good news for Gary Bowyer is that striker Jordan Rhodes is fully fit again and last season’s top scorer is expected to start in place of Leon Best who is injured for Saturday’s clash.
Alongside that, Sott Dann and Grant Hanley are expected to remain in the backline as Rovers look to extend a strong home record that has only see them lose three times at Ewood Park .
It won’t be easy though as Derby have found themselves in inspired form this season with The Rams sitting comfortably in fourth place on 47 points.
There will be two players definitely out of Derby’s trip north with both Paul Coutts and Johnny Russell out injured for the tie.
Despite that, Steve McClaren will have an otherwise full squad to choose from as The Rams look to protect the best away record in the entire Championship this season.
Further south, there will be yet another clash that will affect the playoff race as Ipswich welcome Reading to Portman Road in a bid to get themselves back into contention for the playoff spots.
Having occupied the final spot at the start of the year, Ipswich have struggled in the last couple of games and have slipped five points off the zone into tenth spot.
The major blow for Mick McCarthy’s side is that promising full back Luke Hyam will be out for the next fortnight having sustained a knee injury earlier in training.
Their opponents Reading have slotted themselves into the final playoff spot in sixth place and enjoy a two point cushion to those looking to chase The Royals down.
With no injury concerns for the trip to Suffolk, Reading will be hoping that their strike partnership of Adam Le Fondre and Pavel Pogrebnyak continue to keep scoring following on from the 7-1 thrashing of Bolton last week.
As many of the playoff contenders find themselves in action on Saturday, we could get a much better indication of who might fill the coveted four spots and continue their Premier League push come the end of the season.