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Darren Ferguson's Posh won 5-1 in midweek

Darren Ferguson's Posh won 5-1 in midweek

Backing two teams at the bottom of the table would normally seem strange but not in the weird and wonderful world of the Championship so I'm putting faith in Bristol City and Peterborough this weekend.

The relegation places looked done and dusted at the turn of the year with City, Posh and Barnsley all cut adrift.

But they have all improved immeasurably reeling in the likes of Huddersfield and Wolves and a tense scrap is now on the cards in the remaining months of the season.

Sean O'Driscoll's Robins sit bottom at the moment but they've won their last three at Ashton Gate and look good value at 6/4 to beat Barnsley.

The Tykes have been in brilliant form since David Flitcroft took over from Keith Hill and came up trumps for us on Tuesday at home to Wolves just four days after booking a place in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

But with so much at stake and City's recent record at home, I believe they will just edge it.

Darren Ferguson's Peterborough also did the business for us in midweek at Millwall at a huge 7/2 but I must admit the 5-1 scoreline was an even bigger shock.

Posh have proved time and again they are capable of upsetting the biggest and best in the Championship and on the back of beating Leicester they were excellent at the New Den.

They have a great chance to not only make it three wins on the trot at home to Birmingham but also reel the Blues back into trouble at the bottom.

Posh are unbeaten in their last four and I like the look of the 29/20 on the home win.

Nottingham Forest also ran amok in midweek by walloping Huddersfield 6-1 to move within touching distance of the top six.

It was a perfect result for returning boss Billy Davies in front of almost 27,000 and I still believe they will be right in the mix for the play-offs in May.

Hat-trick hero Radoslaw Majewski has revealed Davies has returned confidence to their under-performing squad and at 2/1 I'd back them to make it two wins in two at Charlton.

In League One I like the look of the 29/20 offered about Shrewsbury continuing their surge away from danger with a win at home to Stevenage.

The Shrews got my weekend off to a woeful start last Friday when they won at Tranmere and just two defeats in 11 have seen them open up a five-point gap on the drop zone.

The addition of striker Chris Porter, who scored on his debut at Prenton Park, looks a masterstroke and with Boro in freefall, they've lost eight of their last 10, back Graham Turner's men to come good.

Yeovil's remarkable run is showing no signs of coming to an end and that makes the 12/5 you can get on them to win at Doncaster juicy.

The Glovers have marched into automatic contention on the back of eight successive wins and are now serious contenders for a place in the top two.

They are two places below Donny but with Rovers having a wobble - they've not won in four - Gary Johnson's side will fancy their chances of making it nine from nine.

Another standout price is the 19/10 on offer on relegation-threatened Colchester to beat freefalling Tranmere.

The U's have come back from a horror run of nine defeats with three wins in their last five while Ronnie Moore's Rovers have lost four out of five.

Tuesday's defeat to Swindon, another plus for us, was their third on the trot so I'm going with Joe Dunne's side at almost 2/1.


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