Championship Round-Up: 29/12/2018

Championship Round-Up: 29/12/2018

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Birmingham vs Brentford

Birmingham City take on Brentford at St. Andrew’s on Saturday afternoon. Birmingham have won back-to-back games in the Championship, which now leaves them just two games off the Playoffs. As for Brentford, they have won just one of their last eight matches, which has seen them drop down to 18th in the table. Birmingham are 13/10 to win here with Bet365, while Brentford are 9/4 with Betfair.

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Bolton vs Stoke

Bolton will be looking to add to their victory at the weekend when they host Stoke. The Trotters ended a 13-game winless streak when they beat Rotherham last time out, while Stoke lost against Birmingham on Boxing Day. Still, Stoke are odds-on to win here at 5/6 with SkyBet, while Bolton are the underdogs at 15/4 with Betfair.

Recommended Bet: Stoke win at 5/6 with SkyBet – BET HERE

Bristol City vs Rotherham

Bristol City will be hoping to extend their unbeaten run in the Championship when they host Rotherham. The home side are unbeaten in each of their last six games in the league, having drawn 1-1 with Brentford at Ashton Gate. As for draw specialists Rotherham, they fell to a hugely disappointing 2-1 defeat to Bolton in their last outing. Bristol City are favourites to win here at 11/20 with Bet365, with Rotherham priced at 21/4 with Unibet.

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Leeds vs Hull

Two in-form sides meet at Elland Road when Leeds clash with Hull in Yorkshire. Leeds have won seven in a row in the Championship, giving them a three-point lead at the top of the table over Norwich City. Meanwhile, Hull are unbeaten in their last six matches in the Championship, winning four and beat Preston 2-1 away from home last time out. Leeds are 8/15 with BetVictor to get the win here, while can be backed at 11/2 with BetVictor.

Recommended Bet: Leeds -1 handicap at 7/5 with Bet365 – BET HERE

Middlesbrough vs Ipswich

Middlesbrough come into this game with just one win in their previous seven matches in all competitions, having lost 1-0 at home to Sheffield Wednesday on Boxing Day. As for Ipswich, they have picked up just one victory in their last 12 and are seven points behind Rotherham in 21st. Middlesbrough are priced at 1/2 with Ladbrokes, with Ipswich being a huge 8/1 with Paddy Power.

Recommended Bet: Middlesbrough win to nil at 23/20 with BetVictor – BET HERE

Millwall vs Nottingham Forest

Next, Millwall will look to secure back-to-back wins when they take on Nottingham Forest. Millwall beat Reading 1-0 on Boxing Day to end an eight-game winless run, with the side also now being one point clear of the relegation zone. As for Forest, they are under real pressure to get a result here after throwing away a three-goal lead to draw 3-3 with Norwich. Millwall are favourites to win here at 6/4 with Bet365, while Forest have been priced at 9/5 with BetVictor.

Recommended Bet: Both teams to score YES at 4/5 with Betfair – BET HERE

Norwich vs Derby

The standout fixture of the weekend sees Norwich City host Derby County at Carrow Road on Saturday. Norwich come into the game having dramatically earned a point from Nottingham Forest in a 3-3 draw. Meanwhile, Derby will look to bounce back from their 3-1 loss to Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. Norwich are favoured at home at 23/20 with BetVictor, while Derby can be backed at a bigger 12/5 with Bet365.

Recommended Bet: Both teams to score YES at 8/13 with Bet365 – BET HERE

Preston vs Aston Villa

Alex Neil’s Preston have shown signs of their previous early season form in recent weeks, having lost back-to-back games against Sheffield Wednesday and Hull City in their last two outings. They face an Aston Villa side that picked up a much-needed win against Swansea, winning 1-0 thanks to Conor Hourihane’s effort. That makes Villa favoured in this one at 11/8 with Bet365, with a Preston victory available at 15/8 with William Hill.

Recommended Bet: Aston Villa win at 11/8 with Bet365 – BET HERE

QPR vs Reading

Play-off chasing QPR play host to struggling Reading at Loftus Road on Saturday. Steve McClaren’s side now sit 8th in the Championship after winning each of their last three games, now sitting only two points off the top six. They take on a Reading team that are six games without a victory and lost 1-0 away to Millwall in a six-pointer on Boxing Day. QPR are 4/6 favourites with SkyBet in this one, with Reading the outsiders at 22/5 with Unibet.

Recommended Bet: QPR win at 4/6 with SkyBet – BET HERE

Sheffield United vs Blackburn

Sheffield United will be looking to cement their place in the top six against Blackburn. The Blades picked up a huge win on Boxing Day, beating Derby 3-1 at home and sit 4th in the Championship table. As for Blackburn, they are four games without a victory and have lost two in a row, dramatically falling to defeat against Leeds. United are favoured at 11/17 with Unibet, with Blackburn priced at 9/2 with Betfair to get three points on the road.

Recommended Bet: Leon Clarke to score anytime at 7/5 with Unibet – BET HERE

Swansea vs Wigan

Swansea’s plummet down the Championship table continued last time out, as they made it six defeats in nine matches with a 1-0 loss to Aston Villa at the Liberty Stadium. Fortunately for them, they face a Wigan side that have lost four straight games in the Championship, failing to score in all four of those matches. Swansea are favourites to win at 10/11 with Bet365, with Wigan priced at 7/2 with Unibet.

Recommended Bet: Under 2.5 goals at 5/6 with BetVictor – BET HERE

West Brom vs Sheffield Wednesday

Finally, in-form West Brom play host to Sheffield Wednesday. The Baggies have now won three in a row in the Championship after beating Wigan 2-0, and are now just three points shy of Norwich. As for Sheffield Wednesday, they have now won back-to-back games and have risen to 16th, winning 1-0 on the road at Middlesbrough last time out. West Brom are 1/2 with SkyBet, with a Sheffield Wednesday victory at 6/1 with Bet365.

Recommended Bet: Dwight Gayle to score first at 4/1 with Bet365 – BET HERE

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