Championship Round-Up: 01/12/2018

Championship Round-Up: 01/12/2018

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Aston Villa vs QPR

The first game of our New Year’s Day Round-Up sees Aston Villa take on Queens Park Rangers at Villa Park. Dean Smith’s men have been in a poor run of form of late, winning just one of their last five games, while the Hoops have climbed to 8th in the table after taking 10 points from their last four matches. QPR remain the outsiders though at 7/2 with Bet365, while Villa are favoured at 20/23 with BetVictor.

Recommended Bet: Draw at 14/5 with Bet365 – BET HERE

Blackburn vs West Brom

Blackburn Rovers will play host to West Bromwich Albion at Ewood Park on New Year’s Day. Blackburn are in a shocking run of form coming into this one, having lost each of their last three league games, with West Brom currently unbeaten in nine, winning seven of those matches. As such, West Brom are favourites to win this one at 11/8 with Bet365, with Blackburn best-priced at 85/40 with BetVictor.

Recommended Bet: West Brom win at 11/8 with Bet365 – BET HERE

Brentford vs Norwich

Norwich City will looking to sustain their promotion push during their trip to Griffin Park when they take on Brentford. The Bees are currently 18th in the Champioship table and come into this game unbeaten in three, with the last two being draws. As for Norwich, they will be looking to bounce back from their first league defeat since October 6, having gone down 4-3 to Derby County at Carrow Road. The Canaries are an extremely valuable 19/10 with Bet365, with Brentford currently being odds-on at 7/5 with SkyBet.

Recommended Bet: Norwich win at 19/10 with Bet365 – BET HERE

Derby County vs Middlesbrough

Derby will look to add to their victory over Norwich at the weekend with a big result against Middlesbrough. The Rams ended a three-game winless streak in beating the Canaries and will now be full of confidence heading into this one. Boro meanwhile have picked up wins in just two of their last seven games, but did defeat Ipswich 2-0 last time out. Derby are favourites to win here at 7/5 with BetVictor, while Middlesbrough are currently priced at 40/17 with Unibet.

Recommended Bet: Derby to win 2-1 at 9/1 with BetVictor – BET HERE

Hull vs Bolton

In-form Hull City will look to continue their excellent form during the visit of Bolton Wanderers. The Tigers are now unbeaten in their last seven games in the Championship, winning five and face a Bolton side that have taken four points from their last two outings. Hull are favourites here at 3/4 with BetVictor, with Bolton being the underdogs in this one at 5/1 with Unibet.

Recommended Bet: Hull win at 3/4 with BetVictor – BET HERE

Ipswich vs Millwall

Next up, two of the side’s bottom five teams meet at Portman Road during Ipswich’s clash with Millwall. With one win in 13 matches, Ipswich look set for relegation this season but things are looking brighter for the Lions, who have won back-to-back games to nil. Millwall are now the favourites here at 13/10 with SkyBet, whilst the home side can be backed at 5/2 with Bet365.

Recommended Bet: Millwall win to nil at 5/2 with BetVictor – BET HERE

Nottingham Forest vs Leeds

Table-toppers Leeds travel to Nottingham Forest in what could be a defining game for Aitor Karanka. The Spaniard is under huge pressure at the City Ground according to reports, with the team winless in their five matches. However, they will look to take heart from Hull’s victory over Marcelo Bielsa’s team last time out, which ended their eight-match winning streak in the Championship. Leeds are odds-on favourites to win at 7/5 with Bet365, with Forest priced at 11/5 with the same bookamker.

Recommended Bet: Leeds win at 7/5 with Bet365 – BET HERE

Reading vs Swansea

Struggling Reading will play host to Swansea City at the Madejski Stadium. The Royals are winless in each of their last seven matches in the Championship, form which has seen them fall to 23rd in the league table. Meanwhile, Swansea have taken just a point from their last three games and their play-off prospects don’t look great at this point. Swansea are favourites at 11/8 with BetVictor and Reading can be backed at 23/10 with Betway.

Recommended Bet: Draw and both teams to score YES at 7/2 with BetVictor – BET HERE

Rotherham vs Preston

Relegation candidates Rotherham need a win and fast, as they play host to Preston at the New York Stadium. The Millers have now lost three in a row in the Championship and find themselves sat 22nd, with Preston in almost as poor form, taking only one point from the same sequence. Visiting side Rotherham are the outsiders at 11/5 with Bet365, with Preston being favoured at 7/5 with BetVictor.

Recommended Bet: Both teams to score YES at 4/5 with Bet365 – BET HERE

Mixed

Sheffield Wednesday vs Birmingham

After taking seven points from their last three games, Sheffield Wednesday will be feeling confident as they approach this match, having now climbed to 16th in the table. They face a Birmingham team that have moved up to 7th in the Championship table in recent weeks, going unbeaten in four but were held to a 0-0 draw by Brentford last time out. Birmingham are favourites at 17/10, with Wednesday being the outsiders at 19/10 with BetVictor.

Recommended Bet: Birmingham win and under 2.5 goals at 4/1 with Bet365 – BET HERE

Stoke vs Bristol City

Bristol City will look to inflict more misery on Stoke when they travel to the Bet365 Stadium on New Year’s Day. Stoke’s players were booed by their supporters inside 20 minutes against Bolton last time out and have failed to score in their last two matches, while Bristol City are unbeaten in seven with three wins and four draws in that time. Stoke can be backed to win at 11/10 with Bet365, with Bristol City best-priced at 3/1 with SkyBet.

Recommended Bet: Under 2.5 goals at 8/11 with Bet365 – BET HERE

Wigan vs Sheffield United

Finally, Wigan Athletic play host to Sheffield United at the DW Stadium. Wigan have now failed to win in each of their previous six matches in the Championship, while Sheffield United have won three of their last five matches coming into this one. Sheffield United are best-priced to win here at 6/5 with BetVictor, with Wigan available at 13/5 with Unibet.

Recommended Bet: Sheffield United win at 6/5 with BetVictor – BET HERE

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