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Championship betting tips: Tangerines offer goals trend

| 16.09.2021
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Preview and odds for Saturday’s games

There are 12 games in the EFL Championship on Saturday and we look at a selection of those matches in our Championship betting tips.

Middlesbrough v Blackpool

Boro’s 2-0 win at Nottingham Forest on Wednesday was their first in five matches and propelled them to 11th in the table. They have nine points from their opening seven games and it came as a relief to boss Neil Warnock.

Blackpool remain in the bottom three, despite beating Fulham 1-0 last Saturday, which ended a streak of 23 Championship games without a win (D8 L15).

However, they reverted to type on Tuesday, slumping to a 3-0 home defeat by Huddersfield. They are 18/5 to win on the road this weekend and are seeking a quick double, having beaten Boro 3-0 in the League Cup at Bloomfield Road last month.

Boro have a good recent record against the Tangerines, having won three and drawn two of the five meetings prior to that League Cup exit.

Boro are 20/23 to win a fixture that invariably produces goals. In 11 of the last 14 meetings, there have been three or more goals scored and it is 5/4 for that to be the case again.

There have been three draws in the last 14 meetings (all scoring draws) and it is 12/5 that the game ends in a stalemate this time.

Huddersfield v Nottingham Forest

It is a far cry from winning back-to-back European Cups for Nottingham Forest. Bottom of the table with one point from their opening seven games, Forest have made a dismal start to the season and reacted by sacking manager Chris Hughton this week.

Two successive home defeats in four days to Cardiff (2-1) and Middlesbrough (2-0) meant the club were forced into action.

Hughton gave United States keeper Ethan Horvath a debut on Wednesday and then saw him badly miscontrol a back-pass to let Onel Hernandez nip in and seal the win for Boro as Forest slumped to a fifth straight home loss in all competitions.

Steven Reid will take temporary charge of the first team as interim head coach for Saturday’s clash and historically a trip to Huddersfield would not be welcomed. Forest have not won any of their last five trips to the John Smith’s Stadium (L4 D1) and are 12/5 to pull off the upset.

Huddersfield sit sixth in the table having won four of their seven games and are just three points behind leaders Fulham following their 3-0 win at Blackpool on Tuesday.

They are 5/4 to beat Forest, whom they have defeated in five of their last seven meetings. The draw, which has occurred on one occasion in the last 14 meetings, is on offer at 23/10.

Millwall v Coventry

Coventry have enjoyed a great start to their Championship campaign. They have won five of their seven games following their 1-0 defeat of Cardiff on Wednesday, which leaves them fourth in the table just a point behind the leaders.

They have won four of their last six meetings with Millwall, including a 2-1 win at the New Den last season, which followed a 6-1 hammering dished out in May.

Mark Robins’ side have won four games in a row, with Viktor Gyokeres scoring his fourth goal of the season in the defeat of Cardiff.

Coventry are 15/8 to win a fifth consecutive Championship game, against a side that have conceded at least once in five of the last six meetings. It is 19/4 for Coventry to win but concede, and 1/2 that they win or draw on the Double Chance market in the Championship betting tips.

The Lions have managed to win just one of their opening seven games, but have lost just twice. They have drawn their last two, away at both West Brom and Swansea.

Millwall have managed to score at least once in each of their three home games this term and are 8/5 to win – which they have done on just two of their last seven meetings at home against Coventry.

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Simon Milham