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Championship Betting Tips: Derby, Wednesday and Boro set for wins?

| 09.04.2019

Betting preview and odds for tonight’s Championship football

It’s not just the Champions League on the agenda tonight. There are also six crucial matches from the Championship to get stuck into, including Bristol City v West Bromwich Albion.

We’ve provided tips for five of this evening’s second-tier matches below.

Blackburn Rovers v Derby County

Derby are hitting form at just the right time. Frank Lampard’s men are unbeaten in five matches and travel to take on a Blackburn team that has lost nine of their last 11 in the league.

That suggests a Rams win at 6/4. Given that Rovers have lost each of their last four by a goal-to-nil at Ewood Park, it’s also 8/1 about a 1-0 Derby win. Alternatively we go 19/4 for County to Win and Under 2.5 Goals in the match.

Bristol City v West Bromwich Albion

Ashton Gate isn’t an easy place to go. Only Leeds United and Birmingham City have won in the league in the West Country since November, with City’s last two home matches ending in draws.

A stalemate could be the order of the day again between two evenly matched sides. The Coral traders go 23/10 about the Draw and 7/10 for Both Teams to Score in a fixture with plenty of firepower.

Robins forward Famara Diedhiou is the most likely to net at 9/5 ahead of Baggies pair Jay Rodriguez and Dwight Gayle at 15/8 apiece.

Preston North End v Leeds United

Leeds can’t afford to slip-up at Deepdale. The Whites are one point adrift of Sheffield United following Saturday’s surprise 1-0 reverse at Birmingham City. This one could be tight too.

Tonight’s hosts may have lost two on the bounce in the league. But they haven’t lost back-to-back matches at home since September. There’s 23/10 about the Draw under the lights.

Marcelo Bielsa’s men are 21/20 to sneak the points, with Tyler Roberts a 5/2 chance to get on the scoresheet after netting a brace in the reverse fixture.

Sheffield Wednesday v Nottingham Forest

There’s nothing wrong with Forest’s home form. It’s their away record that’s seeing their play-off bid fall by the wayside. Martin O’Neill’s men are winless on the road in 13 matches since November.

That doesn’t bode well against a Wednesday side who’ve lost just once at Hillsborough in the same period. The Owls are 6/5 for all three points or 29/20 with Over 2.5 Goals in the match.

In terms of goalscorers, Steven Fletcher has four in his last five matches at home. He’s 9/2 to Score First or 15/8 Anytime.

Bolton Wanderers v Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough have been on a torrid run of late. But that should end against beleaguered Bolton. The Trotters are eight points adrift of safety and have lost 11 of their last 15 matches.

Boro, by contrast, are unbeaten against the Championship’s bottom-six and are 5/6 for all three points. That extends to 9/5 for Tony Pulis’ men to Win to Nil this evening.

Frontman Ashley Fletcher had been in decent form prior to Middlesbrough’s rotten recent run. He’s 9/4 to rediscover his scoring touch against the division’s second leakiest defence.

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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Nick Murphy