The Final Frontier, the band's 15th studio album, has sold more than 22,000 copies, while Recovery has sold around 7,000 this week in the UK, according to Official Charts Company midweek figures.
The second highest new entry to the albums chart this Sunday is likely to come from the Saturdays, whose Headlines (Fascination / Geffen) has sold more than 6,000 copies so far this week and is set to debut within the top five.
Lower down the chart, the Hoosiers' second album The Illusion of Safety (RCA) should challenge for a top 10 debut, while David Gray's Foundling (Polydor) and Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan's Hawk (V2) are likely to enter the top 20.
On the singles chart, Eminem, Roll Deep and Flo-Rida look set for a three-way challenge for number one.
Eminem featuring Rihanna's Love The Way You Lie (Polydor), this week's number two, presently leads the way over Roll Deep's Green Light (Relentless / Virgin) and current number one, Flo-Rida featuring David Guetta's Club Can't Handle Me (Atlantic), but less than 600 units separate them.
Meanwhile, Chase and Status look set to score a top 10 hit with their new single Let You Go (Vertigo).