Championship Round-Up: 19/01/2019

Championship Round-Up: 19/01/2019

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QPR vs Preston North End

QPR return to Loftus Road this weekend where they will be hoping to put a winless run of three games to bed with a comfortable win over Preston North End. Rangers have vastly improved since the start of the season and now find themselves up in eleventh place as they head into matchday 28, however, they had to settle with a 1-0 defeat when they went up against Sheffield United in their previous game. Preston have struggled this season and enter this game down in 18th. Alex Neil is looking to pick up three points from this fixture as his last win came seven games ago following their recent draw to Swansea City. the hosts are clear favourites for this fixture with odds of 23/20 with SkyBet, whereas the opponents sit at 23/10 with Bet365.

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Aston Villa vs Hull City

Hull City travel to Villa Park to face a struggling Aston Villa outfit this Saturday looking to extend the hosts recent misery. For a team that was once up in the top six, Dean Smith will be hugely disappointed to see his side now down in 12th place. A string of seven games which have seen Villa pick up just one win has been the reason for their descent in the table, their most recent defeat came against Wigan Athletic who eased to a 3-0 win. The Tigers find themselves in a much stronger run of form with them winning their last six league games following their 3-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday and are unbeaten in nine league fixtures. Despite their poor form, Villa arrives as favourites with odds of 1/1 with SKyBet, while Hull sit at 5/2.

Recommended Bet: Hull to win at 5/2 SkyBet – BET HERE

Derby County vs Reading

Frank Lampard will be expecting to pick up some easy points this weekend when his Derby County outfit take on Reading at Pride Park. The last four games have been tough for Derby and over the course of these fixtures have lost twice, drawn once and secured one win which came against Norwich City. Their previous fixture saw them go up against Leeds United and a disappointing performance saw them lose 2-0. The Royals are in real trouble this season with them securing just 23 points from their 27 games this season, however, the struggling side did manage to pick up three points against Nottingham Forest on the weekend with a 2-0 win. As expected, Derby are clear favourites to win with odds of 8/13 with Bet365, while their opponents sit at 9/2 with Betway.

Recommended Bet: Derby to win and BTTS at 11/4 SkyBet – BET HERE

Stoke City vs Leeds United

The Potters have a tough game on their hands approaching this weekend where they welcome league leaders, Leeds United to their Bet365 Stadium for matchday 28. After proving to be a tough side to beat throughout November and December, Stoke find themselves in trouble after going six games without a win. Their previous game saw them be eliminated from the FA Cup by Shrewsbury in the replay. After a rocky spell of form which saw Leeds lose three consecutive games, they have now returned to their winning ways beating Derby County 2-0 and kept hold of their four-point lead over Sheffield United. The hosts can be backed for a price of 15/8 with Bet365 and Leeds are priced at 13/10 with Betway for this fixture.

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

Middlesbrough vs Millwall

Tony Pulis will be aiming to extend his sides unbeaten run this weekend to five games with a strong result against an improving Millwall outfit. Boro’ sit up in fifth place after a consistently strong season so far and Pulis’ defensive mentality has seen them lose just five games this season which is the lowest of any side. Their latest fixture saw them secure three points against Birmingham City with a 2-1 win. The Lions have had a tough first half of the season and find themselves down in 20th currently, but they were enjoying a winning streak of three games before losing to Blackburn Rovers 2-0 on the weekend. Betway have Boro to win priced at 17/20 and SkyBet has Millwall priced at 18/5 to secure the win.

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Sheffield Wednesday vs Wigan Athletic

The Owls return to their Hillsborough Stadium this weekend where they will go up against Wigan Athletic for matchday 28 of the Championship season. This fixture proved to be a thrilling one when these sides first met this season with five goals being split 3-2 in favour of Wigan. Wednesday’s last league win came four games ago against Middlesbrough and since then have drawn two and lost one. They scraped a 1-0 victory over Luton Town in their FA Cup replay on Tuesday to book a spot in the Fourth Round. The Latics managed to put an end to their eight-game winless streak in their latest fixture against Aston Villa when they eased to a 3-0 victory. Sheffield have a price of 11/8 to win on Saturday with SkyBet, while Wigan sit at 2/1 with Bet365.

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Nottingham Forest vs Bristol City

After two away fixtures Nottingham Forest return to their City Ground this weekend where they will face Bristol City. Forest’s disastrous run continued on the weekend when they suffered a 2-0 loss to Reading, this defeat marked their fourth loss in six games. Bristol have been on the rise in the Championship and after 27 games sit up in seventh place. Following their 2-1 win over Bolton on the weekend they are now unbeaten in ten games and have secured six wins along the way. If you fancy Forest to put an end to their poor form then Betway is offering odds of 7/5, or if you like Bristol’s chances then they sit at 2/1 with Bet365.

Recommended Bet: Bristol to win at 2/1 Bet365 – BET HERE

Blackburn Rovers vs Ipswich Town

Tony Mowbray will be hoping for his side to shake off their 4-2 loss against Newcastle United in the FA Cup when they go up against the league table bottomers, Ipswich Town. Rovers have won their previous two league games against sides West Brom and Millwall but faced elimination from the FA Cup in their replay against Newcastle on Tuesday. Ipswich managed to secure their third win of the season last weekend when they scraped a 1-0 victory over Rotherham United but still remain four points adrift at the bottom of the table. SkyBet has Blackburn to win priced at 8/11, while their opponents sit at 7/2 with Bet365.

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Rotherham United vs Brentford

Brentford will be planning on extending their current six-game unbeaten run this weekend when they travel to the New York Stadium to face Rotherham United. The Millers have had little success this season in the Championship and currently sit down in 21st after 27 games, they had a good chance to secure three points against Ipswich Town on Saturday but suffered a 1-0 defeat.  Brentford find themselves in some of their strongest form of the season which has seen them go six games without a loss, following their 2-1 win over Stoke City on the weekend. Rotherham sit as the underdogs for this fixture with odds of 3/1 with Betway, while Brentford sit at a more modest 19/20 with Bet365.

Recommended Bet: Brentford to win at 19/20 Bet365 – BET HERE

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