TheODDSBible's Championship Betting Preview
Brighton v Aston Villa
Brighton take on Villa in the first game of the weekend at the Amex. Brighton, are continuing to show their dominance in the division sitting second in the table, meanwhile Villa have started to pick up the points under Steve Bruce.
Brighton have lost just once at home all season, scoring in all games apart from their loss. Aston Villa however have picked up just one away win all season. All of Brighton's home wins have been to nil, however tonight's game may not be as easy as previous fixtures.
Suggested Bet: Both teams to score 1/1
Barnsley v Wigan
Barnsley will be looking for their first home win since August when they welcome Wigan to Oakwell this weekend and with their opponents picking up just one win on their travels, they'll be confident of seeing all three points.
Barnsley have only failed to score once at home so far and that was to high flying Newcastle so Wigan's defence may be in for a long afternoon.
Suggested Bet: Barnslet Draw no Bet 4/6
Birmingham v Bristol City
Birmingham and Bristol City will both be battling it out for a chance back in the top six when they meet at St Andrews. Birmingham have lost just once on home soil so far and have scored in all but one, however they've kept just three clean sheets in the process.
Bristol City have struggled on their travels so far however they do manage to find the net quite a lot.
Suggested Bet: BTTS 8/11
Blackburn v Brentford
Blackburn need to start picking up points, they find themselves 23rd on just 13 points out of a possible 48. A win this weekend could take them out of the bottom three if other results go their way.
Their last home loss was in September and Brentford have won just twice away in eight games so Blackburn could see this as an opportunity to pick up the points.
Suggested Bet: Blackburn Draw not bet 4/5
Cardiff v Huddersfield
Neil Warnock faces a tough task on Saturday as he takes on third placed Huddersfield. Having said this, Cardiff are probably playing Huddersfield at the right time as they have lost four out of their last five away games as well as winning just once in their last five home and away.
Cardiff have every chance of beating a team who were league leaders not so long ago.
Suggested Bet: Cardiff Draw no bet 8/11
Derby v Rotherham
Steve McClaren seems to have picked up where he left off at Derby, and has already got them moving in the right direction in the table.
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With one defeat in seven, Derby are strong favourites going into this one as bottom side Rotherham - who boast the worst defence in the league, are welcomed to the iPro. Rotherham picked up their first away point to Ipswich at the end of October, however this may be a stretch too far.
Suggested Bet: Derby Win 4/9
Fulham v Sheff Wednesday
Fulham seem to have found their early season form in recent weeks, scoring seven goals in two games, conceding none, which sees them sitting in 8th just two point outside of play off places.
Wednesday however could be a different test. The Owls are level on points with Saturdays opponents, below on goal difference alone. Fulham rarely keep a clean sheet at Craven Cottage and Wednesday love an away goal.
Suggested Bet: BTTS 4/6
Preston v Wolves
Preston seem to be getting higher up the table every week and a home visit of Wolves should be fairly straightforward for a side that has won four out of their last five home games, including wins against both Huddersfield and Aston Villa.
Wolves are only three points of relegation as it stands and haven't won a game since September, and not many are expecting that to change this weekend.
Suggested Bet: Preston draw no bet: 4/6
QPR v Norwich
New QPR manager Ian Holloway will be hoping for a win this weekend as his side takes on 5th placed Norwich, who have quite frankly been rather poor recently. Their last away game resulted in a 5-0 defeat to Brighton. Three defeats on the bounce have meant the Canaries have dropped below Reading.
Having said this, Norwich average almost two goals every away game so far and QPR haven't exactly got the best defence. There could be goals in this one.
Suggested Bet: Over 2.5 MG 19/20
Reading v Burton Albion
Reading are doing fantastic at the moment, they're sitting in 4th on 28 points and they'll certainly be looking to make it 31 after a visit from Burton Albion.
Reading have lost once at home so far, against Steve Bruce's Aston Villa, whilst Burton are yet to pick up a win on their travels, currently four points from safety. Jaap Stam will want this win.
Suggested Bet: Reading win 21/20
Ipswich v Nottm Forest
Both sides going into this one have been below average at best this season. Ipswich are higher in the table, however their only wins at home have been to sides below them in the table at the time.
Forest still haven't won away from home yet and are only two points clear of the relegation zone. Adding to this, Forest have conceding an average of two goals a game on the road, conceding two in each of their last six.
Suggested Bet: over 1.5 Ipswich goals 11/10
Leeds v Newcastle
The final Championship game of the weekend is the biggest. Newcastle travel to Leeds in what should be an absolute cracker.
Newcaslte are on an immense seven game winning streak in the league, whilst Leeds have won four out of five at Elland Road. Both teams will be well up for this one and hopefully that means plenty of goals. I can't see either side keeping a clean sheet.
Suggested Bet: BTTS 4/5
Words by: Dan Bullock (@BDMTips)
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