Championship Previews

1st Feb 2019

DERBY @ 11/5

Preston (16) Derby (6)

Preston are currently in a slump of form at home with four winless matches and have failed to keep a clean sheet in nine, however, they have won their last two on the road and are looking to make to three wins on the trot, but have lost their last four at home to playoff chasing Derby. Derby have won 5 of their last eight away from home.

2nd February 2019

UNDER 2.5 GOALS @ 4/6

Birmingham City (12) v Nottingham Forest (9)

The Blues are currently on a winless run of six and have not tasted victory at home since Boxing day, but still boast one of the best home records in the division. Forest without an away win since November 2018 and recording just three all season, head into this match just four points off the playoffs. Both teams have scored just once in their last home/away fixtures.

BTTS @ 8/13

Brentford (18) v Blackburn Rovers (8)

Blackburn head into this game in great form with four wins in five and just two points off the playoffs but will find the hosts a hard nut to crack as they are nine unbeaten. But teams score and concede for fun.

BTTS @ 8/11

Bristol City (7) v Swansea City (11)

Bristol City currently sit top of the form table with six straight wins and are unbeaten in twelve in all competitions. The Swans are also in a rich vein of form and are unbeaten in seven and have scored two or more in their last five away matches.

HULL – DRAW @ 2/5

Hull City (13) v Stoke City (15)

The Tigers with four straight home victories should be full of confidence but they have been in indifferent form away just recently and have won just once in four games and may dent their confidence at home against the Potteries’, having said all that Stoke are currently in woeful form away from home and are on a run of seven without a win, but five were draws.

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY @ 17/11

Ipswich Town (24) v Sheffield Wednesday (17)

Steve Bruce makes his managerial debut for the Owls at Portman Road, but will get a hostile welcome with his ex Norwich connections. The Owls will want to impress their new boss and I expect them to come away with a win against rock bottom Ipswich, who have lost six of their last seven matches.

MILLWALL @ 3/5

Millwall (19) v Rotherham United (21)

The Lions will be full of confidence after their cup exploits last weekend and do boast a very good home record winning four of their last five matches. The Millers are winless away from home and with four straight away defeats and have won just once in their last fourteen.

ASTON VILLA – DRAW @ 1/3

Reading (22) v Aston Villa (10)

Villa won their first match in six last weekend and will want to back that up with a win against relegation threatened Reading to close the gap on their promotion rivals. Villa’s away form hasn’t really been the issue as they have lost just once on their travels in their last six. Reading won last weekend at home to stop their winless run of six at home, but their form overall is tragic with just one win in their last fourteen.

SHEFFIELD UNITED @ 2/7

Sheffield United (3) v Bolton (23)

Promotion chasing United with three straight home league wins entertain Bolton who are on a run of six straight away defeats and are winless away in thirteen, they have nosedived down the league and look certainties for the drop.

UNDER 2.5 GOALS @ 4/6

West Brom (4) v Middlesbrough (5)

Both sides are in the same form currently and are separated by just three points and one place. West Brom failed to score against their defensively minded visitors in the reverse fixture. Middlesbrough’s away matches have averaged the lowest in the division. The last five H2Hs have produced less then 2.5 goals.

UNDER 2.5 GOALS @ 8/11

Wigan (20) v QPR (14)

Wigan have scored 24/29 points at home this season and will be looking to take three points against Rangers who have won just once in their last seven away from home. In their last ten H2Hs this fixture has produced under 2.5 goals.

BTTS @ 8/13  

Leeds United (1) v Norwich City (2)

The top two meet at Elland Road and both are in indifferent form and have both taken just six points out of a possible fifteen. However, Leeds home form of six wins out of their last eight is formidable but Norwich’s away form is equally good and our unbeaten in seven. This will be a great match and I expect both teams to score with Norwich scoring in their last ten matches.

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