Championship Round-Up: 26/12/2018

Championship Round-Up: 26/12/2018

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Birmingham vs Stoke

Gary Rowett returns to Birmingham on Boxing Day with his Stoke City side. Blues have won three of their last five games in the Championship, leaving them four points off the playoffs. Meanwhile, Stoke have gone unbeaten in their last 10 in the Championship, losing only one of their last 14. That leaves them as favourites at 13/8, with Birmingham priced at 19/10 with Bet365.

Recommended Bet: Draw at 23/10 with Bet365 – BET HERE

Bolton vs Rotherham

A relegation six-pointer sees Bolton face Rotherham on Wednesday afternoon. Bolton have lost 10 of their last 13 games in the Championship, drawing the other three and have really struggled in recent times. Meanwhile, Rotherham have picked up just one win in their last sixteen games and have become one of the league’s draw specialists. Bolton are available at 13/8 with SkyBet, while William Hill have Rotherham at 2/1.

Recommended Bet: Draw at 2/1 with Bet365 – BET HERE

Bristol City vs Brentford

Bristol City made it five games unbeaten in the Championship on Saturday when they held Derby County to a 1-1 draw at Pride Park and will hope to make it six without defeat with a victory here. However, they face a Brentford team that will be looking to make it two wins on the spin after turning round a run of five defeats from six with a victory over Bolton. Bristol City are favoured at 23/17 with Unibet, with a Brentford win available at 9/4 with Bet365.

Recommended Bet: Bristol City win at 23/17 with Unibet – BET HERE

Leeds vs Blackburn

Leeds United will look to extend their lead at the top of the Championship during Wednesday’s visit from Blackburn. Leeds came from behind in dramatic fashion to beat Aston Villa 3-2 at the weekend, making it six wins in a row for Marcelo Bielsa’s team. As for Blackburn, they’re now winless in three after suffering a defeat to Norwich City on Saturday. Leeds can be backed to win here at 8/13 with Bet365, with Blackburn now priced at 11/2 to get an away win.

Recommended Bet: Leeds win at 8/13 with Bet365 – BET HERE

Middlesbrough vs Sheffield Wednesday

Tony Pulis’ Middlesbrough returned to winning ways on Saturday, as the team bounced back from their shock defeat to Burton Albion in the Carabao Cup with a 1-0 victory over Reading, leaving them 4th in the Championship table. As for Sheffield Wednesday, they have just two wins in their last 11 and look set for another disappointing season at present. Boro are odds-on to win at 4/7 with Bet365, while Sheffield Wednesday are at 6/1 with Unibet.

Recommended Bet: Middlesbrough win to nil at 29/20 with BetVictor – BET HERE

Millwall vs Reading

Another six-pointer at the bottom of the table sees Millwall face Reading at The Den. Millwall are winless in each of their last eight games in the Championship, leaving them inside the relegation zone. Reading meanwhile have just one win in eight and defeat here would leave them in the bottom three. Millwall are favourites to win at home at 3/4 with Bet365, while Reading are available at 4/1.

Recommended Bet: Under 2.5 goals at 10/11 with Bet365 – BET HERE

Norwich vs Nottingham Forest

With nine wins and two draws in their last 11 games, Norwich are in excellent form coming into this weekend and beat Blackburn 1-0 away from home at the weekend. They take on a Nottingham Forest side that have taken just a point from their last three games, failing to score during that time. Norwich are favoured at 10/11 with SkyBet, while Nottingham Forest are the outsiders at 17/5 with Betfair.

Recommended Bet: Norwich win to nil at 11/5 with Bet365 – BET HERE

Preston vs Hull

Preston will be looking to bounce back from the weekend’s defeat to Sheffield Wednesday after previously winning back-to-back games before then. Hull are suddenly in great form, winning three of their last five matches and have drawn the other two, helping them to rise up to 16th in the Championship table. Preston win at 23/20 with Bet365, while Hull can be backed at 11/4 with Unibet.

Recommended Bet: Draw at 12/5 with BetVictor – BET HERE

QPR vs Ipswich

QPR will be looking to add to their recent winning run during the visit of Ipswich to Portman Road. Steve McClaren’s men have won back-to-back games in the Championship and will expect to make it three in a row this weekend. However, Ipswich have taken four points from their last two games, though they still remain 24th in the Championship. QPR are favourites here at 8/11 with BetVictor, while Ipswich are the underdogs at 9/2 with Betfair.

Recommended Bet: QPR win at 8/11 with BetVictor – BET HERE

Sheffield United vs Derby

Sheffield United take on Derby County this weekend in a meeting of two sides that have promotion as the end-of-season goal. The Blades have just one win in their last four games, with that coming against struggling Reading away from home. As for Derby, they remain unbeaten in their last four outings, but have drawn back-to-back games at Pride Park. The hosts are favoured at 23/20 with Bet365, while Derby can be backed at 5/2 with Paddy Power.

Recommended Bet: Draw at 13/5 with Bet365 – BET HERE

Swansea vs Aston Villa

Another interesting clash in the Championship sees Swansea play host to Aston Villa at the Liberty Stadium. The Swans have won two of their last three, but were beaten by Hull at the weekend, leaving them 12th in the table heading into this weekend. As for Villa, they have just one win in their last five and threw away a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 to Leeds on Sunday. There is little to split these two sides, with both priced at 17/10 with Bet365 to pick up three points.

Recommended Bet: Tammy Abraham to score anytime at 6/5 with Betfair – BET HERE

West Brom vs Wigan

Finally, West Brom host Wigan at The Hawthorns. West Brom thrashed Rotherham 4-0 at the weekend, leaving them with five wins and two draws in their last seven outings in the Championship. They take on a Wigan side that have lost three in a row, suffering a comprehensive 3-0 defeat to Birmingham most recently. West Brom are odds-on to win here at 3/5 with Bet365, while Wigan are priced at 5/1 with Paddy Power.

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

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