Mon 2 Dec by Mark Gleeson
West Bromwich Albion can regain the leadership of the Championship, and stay on course for a return to the Premier League, if they win at home tonight.Unbeaten at the Hawthorns, this is usually a safe bet but this time round West Brom have a tough opponent in Preston North End and there is no guarantee of success.
Preston are also up among the promotion contenders, too, and in need of a result away to avoid slipping out of the top six.Spurred by the manic approach of Leeds United, the promotion race is a fascinating affair with key placings almost game-by-game and matches take on the air of cup final.
If you are looking for a banker in this pool, then FC Porto is the one to bet on.Portuguese football is dominated by the same clubs season after season as either Benfica or Porto take the title with Sporting Lisbon behind in the bronze position.
This seaon is no different as Benfica holding the upper hand, stretching to a five points their lead after beating Maritimo 4-0 on Saturday.Porto will almost surely cut that back down to two points as they host Pacos Ferreira. Not only are Pacos sitting second from bottom, but they have only beaten Porto four times in 38 previous clashes.