Championship Round-Up: 12/01/2019

Championship Round-Up: 12/01/2019

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Ipswich Town vs Rotherham United

Two teams that are in dire need of three points come together at the Portman Road Stadium as Rotherham United faces Ipswich Town. The hosts find themselves at rock bottom after 26 games and five-points separate them from 23rd placed Reading. Their previous game saw them suffer a defeat to Accrington Stanley in the FA Cup. The Millers are not faring too much better either, as after their allotted games sit down in 21st and faced elimination from the FA Cup after Manchester City eased to a 7-0 win. Ipswich arrives as favourites and can be backed at Betway for a piece of 13/10, while Rotherham have odds of 11/5 with Bet365.

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Brentford vs Stoke City

Brentford return to Griffin Park for their third consecutive game where they will go up against Stoke City in matchday 27 of the Championship. Thomas Frank will be planning on extending his sides unbeaten run to five games this weekend in an aim to keep his side climbing the table. The hosts booked themselves a spot in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup after beating Oxford United 1-0. The Potters had gone nine games without a loss before losing to Birmingham four games ago and now they have gone four games without a win, picking up two losses along the way. If you are fancying Brentford’s chances of extending Stoke’s misery then SkyBet is offering odds of 11/8 for them to win, whereas Stoke can be backed for 9/4 with Betway.

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Preston North End vs Swansea City

Preston will be looking to put their winless run of five games to bed with a victory over Swansea City this weekend at their Deepdale Stadium. Alex Neil’s side sits down in 17th after 26 games and with only seven points seperating them from the bottom three, there is little room for error. Their previous fixture saw them get knocked out of the FA Cup by Doncaster who eased to a 3-1 victory. The Swans will be hoping for a simple enough win after sweeping aside Aston Villa in the FA Cup with a strong 3-0 win. This victory means they head into this fixture off the back of consecutive wins after they eased to a 4-1 victory against Reading. The hosts arrive as the favourites for this fixture with odds of 6/5 with Bet365, while Swansea sits at 19/10 with SkyBet.

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Bristol City vs Bolton Wanderers

Lee Johnson will be expecting his side to claim three points this weekend when they welcome a struggling Bolton Wanderers to their Ashton Gate Stadium. The hosts find themselves in some strong form which has seen them go nine games without a single loss and along the way have racked up five wins, which has seen them rise to 11th in the table. Their opponents are in serious trouble as they sit down in 22nd and need a positive result. Their last league fixture saw them lose 6-0 to Hull City, but they bounced back with a 5-2 win against Walsall in the FA Cup last weekend. Bristol are strong favourites for this one with odds of 11/20 with Betway and Bolton can be backed at a price of 19/4 with Bet365.

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West Brom vs Norwich City

The Hawthorns will be the host of what looks set to be a thrilling game this Saturday as West Brom take on Norwich City. The Baggies sit up in fourth place after 26 matches and are one the most exciting teams to watch with their attacking mentality, which has seen them bag a huge 54 goals this season. Their latest match saw them beat Wigan 1-0 in the FA Cup. The Canaries have been a strong side for the majority of the season, but find themselves in some poor form which has seen them go four games without a win. Daniel Farke was left disappointed when his side was knocked out of the FA Cup by Portsmouth. West Brom can be backed for a price of 21/20 with Bet365, while their opponents have odds of 23/10 at SkyBet.

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Reading vs Nottingham Forest

Reading will have a tough game on their hands this Saturday as they welcome Nottingham Forest to their Madejski Stadium. José Manuel Gomes has not had the instant effect he planned on having since being appointed as the new manager with him losing his last two games. The first came against Swansea City who swept them aside winning 4-1 and then losing to Manchester United 2-0 in the FA Cup. Aitor Karanka will be expecting three points from his men especially after the eased to a 4-2 win over the league leaders in their previous league match. If you fancy the underdog’s chances then SkyBet is offering odds of 12/5 for Reading to win. Forest have a price of 23/20 with Betway.

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Hull City vs Sheffield Wednesday

Hull City return to their KCOM Stadium this weekend to face Sheffield Wednesday for matchday 27 in the Championship. The Tigers had found themselves in good form before losing 2-1 to Millwall in the FA Cup so Nigel Adkins will be keen to see his side bounce back to their winning ways against Wednesday. The Owls sit in 16th just four points behind their opponents making this a big game for Steve Bruce’s men. Wednesday have drawn their last three games which includes their fixture against Luton Town in the FA Cup. you can back the hosts to win with Betway for a price of 21/20 and Sheffield have odds of 13/5 with Bet365.

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Wigan Athletic vs Aston Villa

Dean Smith will be hoping his side can shake off their recent defeat with a straightforward win at the DW Stadium against Wigan Athletic. The Latics have had a tough time in the championship this season and currently sit down in 20th just four points clear of the relegation zone. Wigan’s last three points came nine games ago against Blackburn and since then have suffered six losses. Aston Villa had found themselves higher up the table, but a recent dip in their form has seen them drop down into tenth place. Villa are without a win in their last three matches and have suffered one loss which came in the FA Cup against Swansea City. the Latics arrive as the underdogs with odds of 2/1 with SkyBet, whereas Villa can be backed at Bet365 for a price of 5/4.

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Birmingham City vs Middlesbrough

St Andre’s Stadium will be home to Middlesbrough where they will face 8th placed Birmingham City. Garry Monk’s men are in need of three points as their current form has seen them go three games without a win, their last three points came against Stoke City but since then have drawn two and lost against West Ham in the FA Cup. Boro’ are still pushing for a top-four finish and sit in a good position to do so. Pulis’ men eased to a 5-0 victory over Peterborough in the FA Cup so should have good momentum for this upcoming match. The home side has odds of 1/10 with Betway to win and their opponents can be backed with Bet365 for a price of 7/4.

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Sheffield United vs QPR

The Blades will be hoping to shake off their recent defeat in the FA Cup, but they will have to be at the top of their game as they face an ever-improving QPR outfit. Apart from their shock defeat to Barnet in the FA Cup, Sheffield have been in good form which has seen them rise into third place, just four points off the league leaders. QPR continue to rise up the table and following their 2-1 win over Leeds United in the FA Cup have now gone six games without a loss. The Blades will be a tough side to secure three points against whilst at their stadium, but you can back QPR to do so for a price of 17/4 with SkyBet. The hosts are clear favourites with odds of 13/20 with Bet365.

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