Derby, Ipswich, Bournemouth in super 7/1 Championship treble
It’s odd having midweek Premier League fixtures without a full programme of English football alongside it, but the Championship is back and its promotion race can give punters plenty of pre-Christmas cheer if you bet with Coral.
We offer a sensational 7/1 special on wins for Derby County, Ipswich Town and Bournemouth this weekend in an enhanced offer. Each of these teams currently in the second tier’s top four are individual short-price or odds-on favourites to win their respective matches.
Steve McClaren’s Rams host beleaguered Brighton and Hove Albion. Mick McCarthy, meanwhile, sees his Tractor Boys tackle Leeds United and the Cherries travel to out-of-form Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Here’s why this is a sure-fire bet to pile money on, with potential winnings to spend on making it Happy Christmas for punters’ families and friends.
Derby v Brighton
County beat the Seagulls four times last term, including a 4-1 Pride Park thumping in the play-off semi-final second leg. McClaren will not be content with a top six finish again, however, and is chasing the Championship title.
As Brighton are in the bottom three and County top the table, the hosts are strong odds-on 4/5 favourites. Derby top scorer Chris Martin netted four across those encounters in 2013/14, and is a 13/10 anytime chance to score again.
Ipswich v Leeds
McCarthy’s men have lost once at home all season and that was in the Anglia derby to bitter rivals Norwich City. Leeds are once again languishing in mid-table mediocrity, while the Suffolk side sit second. That is why Town are odds-on 5/6 favourites to beat United.
Tractor Boys frontman David McGoldrick has four goals in his last three encounters with the Whites. He has scored first in all of those fixtures, so must be considered in that market at 9/2.
Wolves v Bournemouth
What a reversal of fortune resurgent Wanderers have endured recently under Kenny Jackett. They were riding the crest of a wave following League One promotion, which came after back-to-back relegation, but they are winless in five matches and lost four on the spin, scoring once.
And Bournemouth, under Eddie Howe, are 10 matches unbeaten. With confidence, then, Coral can make his Cherries worthy match favourites at a fruitful 7/5. There are goals throughout his side and they come up against Wolves’ defence that has shipped a dozen in their last three outings.