Whites Looking to Move Clear in Championship Promotion Race

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We preview all the action for the week to come in the EFL Championship, where Leeds and West Brom are battling for supremacy.

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Leeds United will look to move further clear of their Championship play-off rivals when they host Luton Town at Elland Road on Tuesday night.

Marcelo Bielsa’s men have a three-point cushion at the top of the table thanks to their 3-0 success over Fulham on Saturday afternoon.

Leeds have now won their last four matches at home without conceding and Tuesday’s visitors, Luton, will be up against it this week.

The Hatters are unbeaten in five in the Championship but they have only scored five goals on their travels during their last seven games.

Leeds are 21/20 to win the game to nil and they will be confident of putting second-place West Brom under intense pressure.

Tuesday’s Game of the Day

Earlier on Tuesday, Millwall and Swansea meet at The Den in what could be the game of the day in the second tier.

Both sides are locked in mid-table but they could still finish in the play-offs if results go their way. Swansea are 2/1 to win away from home, while the draw is on offer at the same price and the Millwall victory is a 31/20 chance.

Elsewhere on Tuesday, rock-bottom Barnsley will welcome Blackburn Rovers to South Yorkshire while Cardiff and Charlton Athletic will meet in Wales at 18:00.

Promotion-chasing Brentford are 5/7 to win at Reading, while Fulham are 6/5 to get back to winning ways against Queens Park Rangers.

The final game on Tuesday in the Championship sees Wigan Athletic go head-to-head with Stoke City in a relegation six-pointer.

Promotion & Relegation Struggles

There are four matches to come on Wednesday, with games at both ends of the table to look forward to.

At 17:00, Preston will tackle Derby County, with the latter coming into the game in good form.

The Rams have won four in a row to keep their promotion hopes alive, while Preston are struggling after four defeats in five, and it is 10/13 for both teams to score.

Meanwhile, relegation-threatened Huddersfield take on Birmingham City, while promotion-chasing Nottingham Forest will be confident they will have too much for Bristol City.

Sheffield Wednesday will try to stop West Brom’s promotion push at Hillsborough, with the Owls as big as 3/1 for a home win.

Thursday & Friday EFL Action

There is still Championship action to come on Thursday and Friday with one game scheduled for each day.

Neil Warnock will take his Middlesbrough team down the east coast to Hull City, just days after they beat Stoke in the manager’s first game in charge.

As for the Tigers, they have not won since New Year’s Day and they are in serious danger of dropping down in League One.

Warnock’s men are 6/5* to win and another three points will ease their own relegation fears.

Friday’s action sees Charlton tackle Millwall in a London derby and Lee Bowyer’s men can win their third game in a row in the second tier.

*All odds correct at time of writing

Tom offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.
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