Peterborough host Hull in the most intriguing of the EFL fixtures to feature in Tuesday’s Super 6 picks.
Both are looking to seize the initiative in the race for automatic promotion to the Championship, while in another of the Super 6 selections Sunderland visit Portsmouth aiming to keep pace with the League One table-toppers.
Dortmund and Sevilla lock horns in the second leg of their Champions League last 16 fixture on the same night, with Juventus in European action against Porto.
In the best of the Championship match-ups, in-form Swansea visit Blackburn chasing another three points.
Here, we pick through Sky Sports’ chosen matches and offer you tips and predictions based on the latest Opta data.
Blackburn 0-2 Swansea
Tony Mowbray’s side ended a seven-game winless run with an impressive victory away at Millwall on Saturday and now host promotion-chasing Swansea. Blackburn have managed just one win from 11 fixtures against sides currently in the top eight and face a Swans side who boast one of the best away records in the Championship. Steve Cooper’s side have lost just once on their travels in six and have scored at least one goal in each of their last 11 league fixtures.
QPR 3-1 Wycombe
QPR are one of the form teams in the league and have won three of their last four Championship home matches ahead of the visit of basement club Wycombe. The Chairboys have picked up just nine points on their travels all season and have both the worst attack and the leakiest defence in the division. However, QPR have kept just four clean sheets at home all season and Wycombe will take confidence from their 1-1 draw against the Hoops at Adams Park earlier in the campaign.
Peterborough 2-1 Hull
League One’s top two meet on Tuesday night as Peterborough aim to bounce back from a shock defeat to Burton Albion. The Posh beat Hull away and boast the best home record in League One this season, winning 12 and losing just one of 15 matches at London Road. They have not lost in nine home matches, but visitors Hull have the fiercest attack in the league and one of the best away records. Peterborough are in marginally better form over the last eight matches, but Hull have won three on the spin, keeping three clean sheets.
Portsmouth 1-2 Sunderland
Two promotion hopefuls in very different form. Portsmouth, who were top after their win over Hull in December, have lost four of their last six, picking up just four points. Only Bristol Rovers and Rochdale have taken fewer points over the last eight games, while Portsmouth’s home form is middling at best. Meanwhile, Sunderland, who slipped to 11th early in the new year, have lost one of their last 11 and look set to gatecrash the automatic promotion spots. They have scored at least one in their last 14 games and boast the tightest defence in the division.
Dortmund 3-1 Sevilla
Dortmund carry a slender 3-2 advantage into the second leg, but crucially Sevilla will need at least two goals to advance. That will put the onus on the Spanish side to attack, and ready to capitalise if they overcommit will be one of the meanest front lines in the Bundesliga. Sevilla have not managed to score more than once in six matches away at sides currently in La Liga’s top 12, while Dortmund have scored at least once in every home league game so far this season.
Juventus 2-0 Porto
Juventus know a 1-0 victory will be enough to see them through on away goals and as such Andrea Pirlo will prioritise a clean sheet when Porto visit on Tuesday. Juve boast the best defensive record in Serie A, shipping just 21 goals in 25, and will be more than confident of getting the job done at the other end. They have won seven home league matches on the spin in Turin, scoring 20 and conceding three in that time. Porto are better away from home in Portgual this season (unbeaten in eight), though Juve will pose a bigger threat than their Primeira Liga rivals.
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