Championship Round-Up: 02/02/2019

Championship Round-Up: 02/02/2019

Sheffield United vs Bolton Wanderers

Chris Wilder will be expecting a straightforward win this weekend against Bolton Wanderers as he looks to steer his side back on track after picking up a couple of poor results. The Blades are having a strong season and currently sit in third place, but recently gave up second place after losing to Swansea and then drawing to Norwich City. it has been a tough season for Bolton so far and their efforts have earned them a spot down in 23rd, leaving them likely to be relegated by the end of the season. Bolton picked up a point in their last game when they snatched a late goal against Reading to see the result end 1-1. United can be backed with Betway for a price of 30/100, while Bolton sit at 10/1.

Recommended Bet: Sheffield United -1 handicap at 1/1 with SkyBet – BET HERE

Birmingham City vs Nottingham Forest

Birmingham City returns to their St Andrews’ Stadium this weekend where they welcome Nottingham Forest for matchday 30 in the Championship. The hosts sit just two points behind their opponents in the league making this a good chance for them jump above them. Their previous fixture saw them take part in a six-goal game with Swansea City which was split evenly 3-3. Forest had been struggling to find form after they suffered three losses to Chelsea, Reading and Bristol City, but a recent 3-1 win over Wigan Athletic may have got them back on track. SkyBet has the hosts to win priced at 23/20 and Forest at 5/2.

Recommended Bet: Draw at 9/4 SkyBet – BET HERE

Wigan Athletic vs QPR

Wigan Athletic have a tough game on their hands approaching as they take on QPR at their DW Stadium this Saturday. The Latics sit down in 20th place after their allotted games and if they suffer another defeat in this fixture it will mark their third consecutive loss after already losing out to both Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest. QPR had been flying up the table but have been halted in their movement recently with them losing to both Sheffield United and then Preston. Their latest fixture saw them held to a 1-1 draw with Portsmouth in the FA Cup. Bet365 have the hosts priced at 13/10, while QPR sit at 21/10.

Recommended Bet: QPR to win at 21/10 SkyBet – BET HERE

West Brom vs Middlesbrough

This Championship fixture should be on your ‘to watch list’ as the league’s best attack goes up against the best defence. West Brom who have scored a huge 57 goals will attempt to break down a side that has conceded just 20 goals all season. The Baggies arrive at this fixture off the back of a 0-0 draw against Brighton in the FA Cup, prior to this had picked up three points against Bolton. Boro’ sit below their opponents and trail them by three points making this a great chance to close the gap, but will need to perform better than they did against Newport County who they drew to. The Baggies have odds of 11/10 with SkyBet and Middlesbrough sit on 13/5.

Recommended Bet: Both teams to score at 5/6 SkyBet – BET HERE


Reading vs Aston Villa

Dean Smith will be looking to secure a simple enough three points this weekend when his Aston Villa outfit takes on Reading at the Madejski Stadium. The hosts sit down in 22nd and are in real danger of being relegated into League One by the end of the season. The Royals picked up a point in their last game against Bolton Wanderers when the game panned out to a 1-1 draw. Betway has Reading to win priced at 5/2. Villa’s consistency continues to be a problem for them with them picking up just one win in their last three, which came most recently against Ipswich Town who they beat 2-1. With odds of 11/10 at Bet365, Villa are clear favourites.

Recommended Bet: Aston Villa to win at 11/10 Bet365 – BET HERE

Millwall vs Rotherham United

Millwall will be hoping to wedge three points between them and the relegation zone with a win against Rotherham United this Saturday at the Den. The Lions sit down in 19th, four points ahead of their opponents who sit in 21st. Millwall arrives in good form to secure three points from this fixture with them suffering just one loss in their lasts seven, following their recent 3-2 win over Everton. The Millers are in danger of falling into the bottom three and are in dire need of three points. Rotherham’s last win came five games ago and since then they have suffered four losses on the bounce. This looks set for a simple win for Millwall and then can be backed with SkyBet at 8/13, while their opponents sit at 9/2 with Betway.

Recommended Bet: Millwall to win at 8/13 SkyBet – BET HERE

Brentford vs Blackburn Rovers

The Bees will attempt to extend their impressive unbeaten run this weekend when they welcome Blackburn Rovers to their Griffin Park Stadium. Brentford sit down in 18th but find themselves in some rare good form which has seen them go eight games without a loss, securing four wins along the way. Their previous match saw them held to a 3-3 draw with Barnet in the FA Cup. Tony Mowbray will be expecting to add three points to his sides total this Saturday and arrive in good form to do so, with them winning their last four league matches. The hosts have been priced at 10/11 by Bet365 to win, while Rovers sit at 3/1 with SkyBet.

Recommended Bet: Both teams to score at 4/6 Bet365 – BET HERE

Hull City vs Stoke City

The KCOM Stadium will be home to mid-table battle this weekend as Stoke City travel to take on Hull City. Nigel Adkins will be pleased with his sides recent form which has seen them pick up seven wins in their last ten league matches, but will be hoping they can shake off their recent defeat to Blackburn Rovers and not fall into a run of bad form. Stoke City head into this match off the back of their own disappointing 2-0 loss against Preston and will be keen to secure three points and move ahead of their opponents. The Tigers have been priced at 6/4 with Bet365, whereas their opponents sit at 7/4 with SkyBet.

Recommended Bet: Hull to win at 6/4 Bet365 – BET HERE

Leeds United vs Norwich City

Elland Road will be home to one of the biggest Championship matches this weekend as Norwich City take on the league leaders, Leeds United. With three points separating these two sides a loss for Leeds would see their opponents draw level with them in the table. With Leeds suffering two defeats in their last four games, they are far from their best but they do take a win against Rotherham United into this game with them. The Canaries have won just one in their last three but are unbeaten in those games with them picking up two draws and one win. Their latest fixture saw them hold Sheffield United to a 2-2 draw.  SkyBet is offering odds of 17/20 to win and Norwich sits at 3/1 with Betway.

Recommended Bet: Both teams to score at 4/6 Bet365 – BET HERE

Bristol City vs Swansea City

Bristol City have the chance to break into the top six this weekend after their impressive surge up the table sees them now sitting in seventh place, but they will need to secure three points against Swansea City. The hosts have been in incredible form over the last few months which has seen them go 12 games unbeaten and along the way have secured eight wins. Their most recent victory came against Bolton in the FA Cup who they beat 2-1. Bristol can be backed with Betway at 13/10 to extend their impressive run. Swansea City sits in eleventh place following their 3-3 draw with Birmingham, which put an end to their back-to-back wins. Bet365 have the Swans priced at 12/5 to secure the three points.

Recommended Bet: Bristol to win at 13/10 Betway – BET HERE

Ipswich Town vs Sheffield Wednesday

Ipswich Town returns to home turf this weekend where they look to pick up their fourth win of the season when they go up against Sheffield Wednesday. Town are in serious need of a run of good form to lift them off the bottom of the table where they currently sit, but with them heading into this fixture off of back-to-back losses they may lack the momentum to see off Wednesday. The Owls sit several places higher in 17th and had been enjoying back-to-back wins against Luton Town and Wigan Athletic, but a recent 3-0 defeat to Chelsea put that to an end. If you fancy the host’s to secure their fourth win of the season then Betway has them priced at 15/8, while Wednesday sit at 17/10 with Bet365.

Recommended Bet: Both teams to score at 19/20 Betway – BET HERE

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