TheODDSbible's Championship Betting Preview
Fulham v QPR
Fulham host QPR in the lunchtime game this weekend. Fulham will be looking to forget their last home game where they were emphatically beaten 4-0 by Bristol City.
Both sides head into this game in poor form, each without a win since August. Fulham beat QPR both home and away last year, winning 4-0 at Craven Cottage and are always up for a local derby.
Suggested Bet: Over 1.5 Fulham goals 1/1
Birmingham v Blackburn
Birmingham have been decent so far this season, sitting 7th in the table losing just one game at home. Blackburn however have recorded just one win on their travels - against the struggling Derby.
Birmingham will want to continue to challenge for a play off spot after only being out of the top six on goal difference.
Suggested Bet: Birmingham win: 21/20
Brentford v Wigan
Brentford have been unreal at home this season, winning four, drawing one and scoring nine goals in their last two games on home soil.
Scott Hogan is bang in form with seven in seven so far this season and will be looking to torment a Wigan side who have lost all of their away games so far this season.
Suggested Bet: Brentford win 1/1
Bristol City v Nottm Forest
Bristol City are enjoying a great start to the season, currently occupying the final play off spot.
The Robins have just one loss on home soil, which was to Newcastle back in August, whilst Forest are yet to win away from home, conceding two goals in each of their last three on the road, however they did score five themselves in that time. Goals could be in abundance in this one.
Suggested Bet: Over 2.5 Match goals 7/10
Burton v Cardiff
Both Burton and Cardiff have struggled so far this season with just ten and eight points respectively and the latter sitting in the relegation zone.
Cardiff did pick up a win away to Rotherham last weekend, although The Millers are the only team below the Welsh outfit in the league.
Burton meanwhile have picked up a couple of wins at the Pirelli, notably beating Sheff Wed 3-1 which they followed up with a 1-0 win against local rivals Derby. Both go into this one feeling they can pick up the points.
Suggested Bet: BTTS 5/6
Ipswich v Huddersfield
Ipswich host league leaders Huddersfield at Portman Road this weekend in what could be a tight affair. Ipswich have seen just three goals in their last four home games.
Their visitors have lost their last two away games 1-0 so goals may be hard to come by. Ipswich are unbeaten at home so far and will fancy their chances against a Huddersfield side that are starting to feel the pressure.
Suggested Bet: Under 2.5 Match goals 8/13
Leeds v Barnsley
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This game will be a tricky clash for both sides. Barnsley may be higher in the league than Leeds, however they have two wins and three losses away from home.
Leeds on the other hand have won their last two at Elland Road but they remain their only wins so far at home. The hosts have failed to score just once in those games, but have kept just the one clean sheet. Barnsley have an identical record to that.
Suggested Bet: BTTS 8/11
Preston v Aston Villa
Villa cannot seem to finish off games this season. Conceding a last minute goal to Barnsley on Tuesday to give them their 5th draw in a row. Three of which have finished 1-1. #
Preston are starting to pick up a few results as of late, beating Cardiff and Wigan at Deepdale and picking up a point away to Birmingham on Tuesday. Villa are desperate for a win and will want to get a much needed 3 points.
Suggested Bet: Aston Villa draw no bet 1/2
Reading v Derby
Reading are one of five teams on 17 points this season, and are just outside the top six due by virtue of an inferior goal difference to both Brentford and Bristol City.
The hosts have enjoyed good form at the Madejski Stadium, winning three and drawing two, including a 1-0 win last week to leaders Huddersfield. Derby are a club in trouble.
They picked up just their second win off the season under the guidance of assistant boss Chris Powell after it was announced Nigel Pearson was suspended just hours before kick off on Tuesday night.
Suggested Bet: Reading/draw double chance 12/25
Rotherham v Newcastle
Newcastle go into this game on the back of that unbelievable comeback against Norwich in the week and will look to make this game a little more straightforward than their last.
Only one side have failed to score twice on their travels to the New York stadium so far, and that should remain when Newcastle, who have the best goal difference in the league, visit on Saturday. Rotherham may already be looking ahead to the next game.
Suggested Bet: Over 1.5 Newcastle goals 8/13
Sheff Wed v Brighton
Wednesday have won four out of five at home this season and will fancy at least a point against a Brighton side with just one win on their travels. Brighton haven't beaten the Owls since 2012 and that could continue this weekend.
With such strong home form its hard to see Brighton winning however they are still a strong team and can be tough to beat.
Suggested Bet: Sheff Wed draw no bet: 8/13
Wolves v Norwich
Norwich may still be thinking about those last few minutes against Newcastle, however the best way to get over that devastating loss is to get a win in the next game.
Wolves haven't been bad so far however Norwich will be a tough test for the midlands side. Norwich have scored five goals in their last two away games, whilst Wolves have conceded five in two at the Molineux. Norwich will be wary though as they are yet to keep a clean sheet on their away trips so far.
Suggested Bet: BTTS 8/11
Words by: Dan Bullock
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