Derby, Bournemouth, Middlesbrough are fab 5/1 Championship treble
Fancy a weekend bet on the Championship? Then why not back Derby County, Bournemouth and Middlesbrough all to win with Coral at enhanced odds of 5/1.
These three sides occupy the top spots in English football’s second-tier, and take on lesser opposition respectively. Steve McClaren takes his Rams to Leeds United, the Cherries host Millwall and Boro battle Blackburn Rovers.
Each are odds-on or short-price favourites on their own, so punters can only enjoy real value on taking this combined and massively boosted price. Read on to discover some specific reasons why all these teams will win.
Leeds v Derby
County have won 10 of their last 11 meetings with the Whites and are top of the league, while United are two points above the bottom three and lost three of their previous five matches coming into this one. McClaren’s men are thus odds-on at 17/20 for victory.
Johnny Russell, who recently made his senior international debut for Scotland, is one of a number of Derby players to have goals against Leeds on his CV. He has three in his last four ahead of this trip to Elland Road, and is a 7/4 chance to net again anytime.
Bournemouth v Millwall
The Cherries battered the Lions 5-2 at Dean Court in this fixture last term, and go into this clash with Ian Holloway’s men in an automatic promotion place. Millwall are just a point outside the relegation zone, so Bournemouth are strong odds-on favourites at 4/7 to batter them.
Eddie Howe can rely on goals from all over the place. Striker Yann Kermorgant has netted in both of his last two matches, and is even-money to score anytime here against the travelling London team.
Middlesbrough v Blackburn
Boro are undefeated at home against Rovers since 2007 and this season since August. Aitor Karanka’s side are level on points with Bournemouth in the table too, and odds-on 5/6 favourites to beat Blackburn.
Chelsea loanee Patrick Bamford is in red hot form, with three in his last four outings, and is 5/4 in the anytime market to continue this purple patch for Middlesbrough.