On Friday night, Leicester host Middlesbrough in the Championship. It is third versus fifth, and a win for either will boost their hopes of automatic promotion to the Premier League, but who can grasp the opportunity?

Match: Leicester v Middlesbrough
Betting tip: Leicester Win
Best Odds: 1.73 at Bet365
Leicester v Middlesbrough Betting tipKick Off: 19:45 18/01/2013 (GMT)

Despite prices at odds on, Leicester look a decent punt. Their home record is strong, they are brimming with confidence and new signing Chris Wood has hit the ground running. Visitors Middlesbrough have not travelled well for some time and have done all their best work on home soil. Boro have lost their last four away games, and while they are finding goals easy to come by, they are conceding them too. They have lost six of the last eleven and are losing ground on the front runners in the League. Leicester also suffered a flat spell, going three games without a goal, but that run has been well and truly ended and with new man Wood bagging five goals in his two appearances, the home faithful will be expecting another win, to go with the nine they have already racked up, from thirteen at home.

Football Betting tip

Back Leicester at 1.73 with Bet365.