The Championship – Betting Tips
The Championship Betting Tips – 5th – 8th October, 2018
The following are betting tips for selected fixtures in The Championship, covering matches taking place between the 5th October and 8th October 2018
Leeds vs Brentford
After a promising start to the season, Brentford are without a win in four. Three of them were draws, however, it won’t fill them with confidence coming to Elland Road: home of the league leaders. Winning away at Hull in midweek, Leeds join Middlesbrough and Sheffield United on 22 points, with just six points separating the top twelve. Brentford haven’t kept a clean sheet in their last four; Leeds will surely add to their 21 league goals.
Leeds win @ 2.41 with Smarkets | Stake £10, return £24.10
Middlesbrough vs Nottingham Forest
Forest – despite sitting in eleventh – have only lost one game this season. Their seven draws have sucked them into mid-table, with the ‘Karanka-derby’ proving a real test of their resolve. ‘Boro aren’t scoring for fun, but are keeping a tight ship at the back; conceding just four goals in eleven matches. Both sides are trying to mould a promotional bid around a tight defence; under 2.5 goals looks sensible here.
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.64 with Marathon | Stake £10, return £16.40
QPR vs Derby
After a short revival, Steve McClaren’s QPR were back in trouble. However, back-to-back losses were followed by a 1-0 away win in the week, as they look forward to Derby’s visit to West London. Lampard’s Derby look unplayable on their day, although inconsistencies have seen them stumble on occasion. This could be another of these matches, with the Rams already losing three away matches this season.
QPR or draw @ 1.50 with Bet 365 | Stake £10, return £15.00
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.73 with Smarkets | Stake £10, return £17.30
West Brom vs Reading
West Brom are scoring for fun; this could spell trouble for a Reading side struggling to escape the wrong end of the table. Arguably, Reading look better away from home this season, but with West Brom already scoring 18 goals at the Hawthorns, it could be a struggle for the Royals on Saturday. The Baggies seem to be hitting their stride and should win at a canter.
West Brom to win @ 1.60 with Betway | Stake £10, return £16.00
West Brom/West Brom HT/FT @ 2.43 with Smarkets | Stake £10, return £24.30
Bolton vs Blackburn
Both sit on fifteen points and both lost their last fixture 2-0. Bolton and Blackburn have struggled to string a run of good performances together this season, with a cagey start expected this weekend. Only two goals have been scored the last three time these sides have met, with a 0-0 bore draw screaming out as the value bet.
Bolton 0-0 Blackburn @ 13.70 with Smarkets | Stake £10, return £137.00
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