Championship Round-Up: 23/02/2019

Championship Round-Up: 23/02/2019

Sheffield Wednesday vs Swansea City

Sheffield Wednesday return to their Hillsborough Stadium this weekend looking to shake off their poor form with a win over Swansea City. Wednesday had found themselves having a much more successful season a few months ago, but they head into this fixture sat down in 15th having gone three games without a win. Their latest fixture saw them go up against Rotherham United and draw 2-2, which was their third consecutive draw. Swansea sit just two places above their opponents and hold a small three-point lead that Graham Potter will be keen to extend. The Swans picked up a 4-1 win in their last game against Brentford in the FA Cup. Bet365 has the hosts priced at 31/20 to secure the three points and SkyBet has their opponents priced at 15/8.

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Millwall vs Preston North End

Preston North End head to the Den this Saturday for a tough matchup against an improving Millwall outfit. The Lions sit down in 19th after a tough season to date, but their recent form has held a lot more success for them. Over the last seven games, they have suffered just one defeat and since then have drawn one and won two following their recent 1-0 win over Derby County. Preston are another side that had made a poor start to their season, but they find themselves in some impressive form which has seen them go seven games without a loss. Their previous game saw them draw 0-0 with Nottingham Forest. Millwall can be backed with SkyBet at a price of 8/5, while their opponents sit at 7/4.

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Wigan Athletic vs Ipswich Town

The DW Stadium will be home to two sides that are in need of three points as Wigan Athletic and Ipswich Town go head-to-head. The Latics had been floating around the mid-table for the majority of the season, but they now sit down in 20th in danger of falling into the relegation zone. Their latest fixture saw them secure a single point against Stoke City. Ipswich Town are one of the few teams that are doing worse than their opponents as they currently sit at the bottom of the Championship table and look set to spend the remainder of the season there. Town secured a point in their last match against Stoke City. Wigan have a price of 31/40 with Betway and their opponents sit at 4/1 Bet365.

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Middlesbrough vs Queens Park Rangers

Tony Pulis will be hoping his Middlesbrough outfit can secure a simple enough three points this weekend when they go up against QPR at Riverside Stadium. The hosts are having a good season and their efforts have earned them a spot up in fifth and have the potential to push for title spot. Boro managed to shake off their 1-0 defeat against Sheffield United with a 1-0 win of their own over Blackburn Rovers. QPR continue to fall down the table with each passing week and currently find themselves down in 18th. Rangers picked up their sixth consecutive defeat in the league against West Brom on Tuesday. SkyBet has Boro to win priced at 3/4, while their opponents sit at 4/1 with Bet365.

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Reading vs Rotherham United

Rotherham United take on Reading this weekend at their Madejski Stadium looking to secure their sixth win of the season. The Royals are having one of their poorest seasons in the Championship and are hoping to steer clear of the relegation zone for the remainder of the season. Reading had been enjoying going three games unbeaten before they lost to Sheffield United 4-0 in their previous fixture. The Millers sit on level points with their opponents but find themselves below them in the relegation zone due to their goal difference making this a huge game for either side. Rotherham picked up a point in their last match against Sheffield Wednesday. Bet365 has Reading priced at 21/20 and Rotherham at 11/4.

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Norwich City vs Bristol City

Carrow Road will be home to one of the most exciting games this weekend as the league leaders, Norwich City goes up against an impressive Bristol City side. Daniel Farke will be desperate to secure the three points with them looking to hold onto first place and will be glad to have shaken off their defeat against Preston with a 4-0 win over Bolton. Bristol City may have lost their previous game against Wolves in the FA Cup, but Lee Johnson men remain unbeaten in their last 13 league games. This impressive form has seen them climb up into sixth. Norwich can be backed with SkyBet for a price of 19/20, whereas Bristol sit at 13/5 with Betway.

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Stoke City vs Aston Villa

The Bet365 Stadium will be home to Aston Villa this weekend where they will go up against Stoke City looking to put an end to their poor form. Nathan Jones’ men fall closer to the relegation zone with each passing week and now they sit just eleven points clear of it. The Potters head into this match having drawn their previous game against Ipswich Town, which marked their fifth game they have gone without a win. Villa had been up in the top in six before falling into a bad run of form which has seen them fall down into 10th. Villa’s previous game saw them lose 2-0 to West Brom. SkyBet has Stoke to win priced at 6/5, while Villa sit at 5/2 with Bet365.

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Birmingham City vs Blackburn Rovers

Garry Monk will be hoping his Birmingham City side can shake off their previous disappointing defeat when they go up against Blackburn Rovers at St Andrew’s Stadium. The hosts head into this fixture sat in ninth place and had been enjoying back-to-back wins against Nottingham Forest and QPR before they suffered a 1-0 defeat to Bolton Wanderers. Tony Mowbray’s men are in serious need of three points, as they head into this match having lost their last four matches on the bounce. Rovers most recent defeat came against Middlesbrough who beat them 1-0. The hosts can be backed with Betway at a price of 23/20 and their opponents sit at 14/5.

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Brentford vs Hull City

Brentford look to return to the recent winning ways when they go up against Hull City at Griffin Park this weekend. The hosts had been struggling down in the relegation zone for the majority of the season, but some inspired form has seen them rise up into 16th. Brentford picked up three points against Aston Villa in their last league match but suffered a defeat in the following match against Swansea City in the FA Cup. The Tigers have struggled to find any consistency in their performances this season and head into this match having won one, drawn one and lost one of their last three games. They picked up a draw in their latest game against Rotherham United. Bet365 has the hosts priced at 8/11 and their opponents at 16/5.

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Leeds United vs Bolton Wanderers

Marcelo Bielsa will be expecting three points from his Leeds United outfit this weekend when they go up against Bolton Wanderers at Elland Road. The hosts have slipped out of first place and fallen into third behind Sheffield United and Norwich, but with a game, in hand, they can still return to the top spot with three points. Leeds are unbeaten in their last two following their 2-1 win over Swansea City on Wednesday. It has been a tough season for Bolton and they head into this match sat down in 23rd. Bolton have picked up just one win from their last five games and three defeats. Norwich dealt their latest loss beating them 4-0. Leeds have the short odds of 1/4 with Betway to win, while their opponents sit at 12/1.

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