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Reading to continue their charge for promotion at home to Leicester

| 15.04.2011

With just five games left in the Championship momentum is a great asset to have at this stage at the season and Reading are on a five-match winning run.

Just three points off Cardiff City in second, a win for Reading – they are 1/1 – at home to Leicester could potentially send the Royals in the automatic promotion spots.

But Leicester (11/4) are chasing down Leeds in the final play-off space and with everything to play for, the fans that fill the Madjeski Stadium are in for a tense affair.

The away side has won on the last three occasions these two have met and Reading have won just one of their last five at home to Leicester, but the confidence in the Royals camp is high and they are the pick at 7/1 to win 2-1.

Burnley vs Swansea City

With Cardiff City 8/13 to beat Portsmouth at home on Saturday, it seems Swansea must beat Burnley to keep up the pressure on their neighbours.

The traders can’t split the two teams with both teams priced up at 13/8 to win but the Swans have won their last two ties against the Clarets and Brendan Rogers’ side can take all three points.

Burnley are on a six-game run without a win including losses in all of their last four, and as the season draws to a close, Burnley’s promotion hopes are fading.

Leeds United vs Watford

With two defeats in their last two games Leeds are clinging onto the final play-off spot and a win at home to Watford is needed to get them out of their slump.

Leeds are 8/11 to beat Watford and we’re siding with the Yorkshire club because of their need for three points and the fact they’ve lost just once to Watford in the last ten games between the two.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.