//Wigan looking to halt Leeds’ promotion charge

Wigan looking to halt Leeds’ promotion charge

Wigan Athletic will be hoping to put a dent in Marcelo Bielsa‘s Leeds‘ promotion charge and boost their own chances of survival when they travel to Elland Road on Good Friday.

The Latics are still involved in a relegation battle, while Leeds are just four games away from promotion.

Wigan’s 1-1 draw last week against Norwich leaves them just one point above the drop zone but they will take plenty of confidence from that encounter.

Leeds also have Sheffield United breathing down their necks, and it promises to be an exciting battle in west Yorkshire, with Wigan as big as 19/2 to win.

There are three early games to watch out for on Friday and one of them sees Millwall welcome Brentford to The Den.

The Lions are only one place above Wigan heading into the fixture, but they will need to improve their home form if they are to be successful.

Neil Harris‘ men have won just one of their last six games, but punters can still back them at odds of 5/4 to grab all three points.

As mentioned earlier, Sheffield United are still chasing Leeds for promotion but they face a mini injury crisis when they take on Nottingham Forest.

Billy Sharp and Chris Basham have both been ruled out while John Egan is suspended after his deliberate handball against Millwall last week. Forest are out of the play-off race and struggling for form at present, but they are as big as 6/1 to clinch an away win.

In the other games, Bristol City face Reading at 12pm, while Birmingham City welcome play-off hopefuls Derby County to St Andrew’s.

Bolton Wanderers look doomed in the relegation zone and they will need to be at their best to beat in-form Aston Villa.

In another 3pm KO, Tony Pulis will welcome former club Stoke to the Riverside as Middlesbrough try to sneak back into the top six. Boro are 5/6 to win on Friday and Preston North End are also odds on as they host Ipswich, with 7/11 the best price for the Lilywhites.

QPR appear to be all but safe as they host Blackburn Rovers, while Swansea face Rotherham and West Brom take on Hull in the final 3pm games.

Norwich must wait until 7.45pm for their game and they face Sheffield Wednesday at Carrow Road, and a win would move them a step closer to the title.

Steve Bruce‘s side have improved of late and they are 83/50 to win via the double chance market.