Brighton took their unbeaten start to the New Year to seven with a late equaliser at Selhurst Park on Tuesday night and with a potential giant-killing at Anfield to look forward to later in the month these are exciting times for Seagull fans.
The club currently lie 11th in the Championship table but, crucially, only four points off a playoff place, Albion face a stern test of their promotion credentials when a resurgent Leicester visit the AMEX on Saturday and .
Full backs Joe Mattock and Gonzalo Jara Reyes have been recruited on season long loan deals and with winger Craig Noone rebuffing Cardiff approaches there is no reason why Brighton cannot manage back to back promotions and land tasty odds of 14-1 in the process.
Odds of 125-1 imply there is little chance of grabbing another title success but 2-1 makes plenty of appeal to beat the Foxes who were in action 24 hours after the Seagulls when Jermaine Beckford grabbed a late equaliser against promotion rivals Middlesbrough at the King Power Stadium.
Leicester are 7/1 to be promoted and favourites at 6/4 to return to the East Midlands with all three points with the draw at 23/10. Craig Mackail-Smith is 6/1 to score first with Beckford and David Nugent 7/1.
Will Buckley has been in fine form of late and after a recent brace at Peterborough is likely to have his supporters at 9-4 to score at anytime. For those expecting a new look defence to prove harder to penetrate odds of 12/5 look big about a home clean sheet too.
Looking ahead to the cup clash with Liverpool and here at BetVictor we have match prices already available with a Cup upset in ninety minutes on offer at 19-2. Brighton are 5-1 to force a replay at Anfield which looks sure to be popular with the Reds short enough at 2-9.
The pick of the other games in the Championship see West Ham looking to bounce back from a horrific midweek loss at Ipswich entertain Millwall in front of the Sky cameras, title chasing and Carling cup finalists Cardiff host Blackpool and the teatime live game is between improving Birmingham and fading Southampton. The treble on three home wins is an attractive looking 11/2.
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