Championship Previews

Friday 18th January 2019 

 

BTTS @ 4/5 

Norwich City (3) v Birmingham City 8)  

Both teams are in indifferent form with Norwich winless in five and the Blues winless in four. Both teams however score plenty of goals with Norwich scoring 17/19 home matches and Birmingham scoring in their last nine away matches.  

 

Saturday 19th January 2019 

 

OVER 2.5 GOALS @ 4/6 

Aston Villa (12) v Hull City (10)  

Villa have been in very inconsistent form of late and have dropped down to mid table whilst the opposite is the case for the Tigers,  who have won six straight league matches and only four points off the playoffs.  Both teams have been involved in high scoring matches 3/5 for Villa and 4/5 Hull.   

 

BLACKBURN ROVERS @ 5/7 

Blackburn Rovers (14) v Ipswich Town (24) 

Bottom placed Ipswich arrive at fortress Ewood Park on the back of a morale boosting victory at home but with only one away win this season and on the back of six straight away defeats I think Blackburn will be too strong and will keep alive their playoff push.  

 

DERBY COUNTY @ 3/5 

Derby County (6) v Reading (22)  

The Royals without an away win in ten and in the relegation zone, visit the Rams, whose promotion push has halted of late with four straight home draws  but with the giant killing victory in the cup in midweek it will be enough to boost their promotion form with a victory.  

 

MIDDLESBROUGH @ 9/10 

Middlesbrough (5) v Millwall (20) 

The Lions picked up their first away win at bottom placed Ipswich last time out, this was part of a four game winning run but lost their last home match to ruin this run. Boro have got their promotion push back on track and will be too strong for the Lions.  

 

UNDER 2.5 GOALS @ 4/6 

Nottingham Forest (9) v Bristol City (7)  

Forest under the new management of O’Neil and Kean will probably be looking at shoring up their defence even more than it is now and with Bristol City ultra cautious away from home I predict this being a low scoring affair. 5/6 of Bristol City’s last away matches produced under 2.5 goals.  

 

QPR @ 6/5 

QPR (11) V Preston (18)  

Preston are winless in six matches with two straight away defeats and have slid back down the table once again, are up against the inform Rangers who have won six of last eight at home and sit only four points off the playoffs.   

 

DRAW @ 5/2 

Rotherham United (21) v Brentford (17)  

The Millers have only lost two at home all season but their earlier victories at home have now mostly turned into draws and they are currently on a run of only one win in last twelve. The Bee’s still searching for a first away win this season.   

 

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY @ 16/11 

Sheffield Wednesday (16) v Wigan (19)  

Sheffield Wednesday are unbeaten in their last five home matches by going back to the basics and keeping it tight at the back, this has resulted in them keeping three clean sheets. Wigan had a morale boosting victory at home last week but away from the DW they have just tasted victory once and have suffered twelve defeats.  

 

LEEDS – DRAW @ 4/11 

Stoke City (15) v Leeds United (1)  

The Potters suffered a mid week cup shock at the hands of Shrewsbury, in Nathan Jones first match in charge, they will be hoping not to make it three successive home defeats and put to bed a run of six winless games. Top of the table Leeds will be hoping to get back to winning ways after suffering three defeats out of four, before then they had won seven on the trot. 

 

BTTS @ 8/11 

Swansea City (13) v Sheffield United (2)  

The Blades have won their last four league matches and are unbeaten in five away, hence their climb up to the automatic promotion places. Mid table Swansea are four unbeaten but are very inconsistent at home and tend to concede whilst the Blades have scored in all but three away matches this season.  

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