Championship Round-Up: 02/10/2018

Championship Round-Up: 02/10/2018

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Aston Villa vs Preston

Aston Villa take on bottom-of-the-table Preston at Villa Park, with Steve Bruce’s men looking to propel themselves back up the Championship table. They remain 15th at this moment in time and drew 1-1 away to Bristol City on Friday evening in what was a decent result for the team. Mwanwhile, Preston lost a hard-fought contest against West Brom, losing 3-2 at Deepdale after an incredible second-half. Villa are favourites to win this contest at 20/23 with BetVictor, with a Preston victory the outside result at 15/4 with Bet365.

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Brentford vs Birmingham

Play-off chasing Brentford will look to consolidate their place in the top-six on Tuesday night as they face Birmingham City at St. Andrew’s. Brentford drew 2-2 with Reading last time out, while Birmingham were held to a 2-2 draw at home to 10-man Ipswich. Given the positions of both teams in the Championship, Brentford are favourites to win here at 4/6 with Bet365, while one-win Birmingham are priced at 19/4 with Bet365.

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Hull vs Leeds

Strugglers Hull City will hope to avoid dropping into the relegation zone in midweek, with the 21st-placed side facing Leeds United at the KCOM Stadium. Nigel Adkins’ men earned a morale-boosting 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough last time out, but still sit just two points above the dreaded bottom three. As for Leeds, they are searching for a return to form, with their 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday making it just one win in six for Marcelo Bielsa’s team. Despite that, they are the odds-on side to win this contest at 6/5 with BetVictor, while Hull can be backed at 5/2 with Bet365.

Recommended bet: Leeds win and both teams to score YES at 10/3 with Betfair – BET HERE

Ipswich vs Middlesbrough

Two teams at opposite ends of the Championship table meet on Tuesday evening, with Ipswich taking on Middlesbrough at Portman Road. Ipswich drew 2-2 with Birmingham City last time out, though they are still two points shy of Hull City in 21st and out of the relegation zone. Meanwhile, Boro were held to a 1-1 draw by the Tigers in their previous outing, with Tony Pulis’ team finding themselves third after two successive draws. Middlesbrough are favoured at 11/10 with Bet365, while an Ipswich win is best-priced at 16/5 with Betfair.

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Wigan vs Swansea

7th in the Championship travels to 8th on Tuesday, with both Swansea and Wigan looking to secure victories that could potentially take them back into the play-off places. Both teams have performed well this season, but the Latics will want to bounce back from their 1-0 defeat at Norwich last time out. As for Swansea, they comfortably beat QPR 3-0 at home on Saturday to climb to within one place of the top-six. Wigan have been outstanding at home this year, as is reflected in their price of 23/20 to win with Betway, while Swansea are less favoured at 13/5 with Ladbrokes.

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Reading vs QPR

Paul Clement will have been delighted with the performance of his Reading team at the weekend, as they were able to hold Brentford to a 2-2 draw at Griffin Park. The result leaves them with just one defeat in their last four games and just a point behind opponents QPR in the table. After a solid return to form which saw the team win four out of five matches, conceding just twice during that time, QPR have now lost each of their last three in all competitions after falling to a 3-0 defeat at Swansea last time out. Reading are fancied at 6/4 with Betfair, while QPR are best-priced at 9/5 with Bet365.

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Stoke vs Bolton

Two struggling teams meet at the Bet365 Stadium on Tuesday, with Stoke taking on Bolton in a huge game for both teams. Stoke have won just one of their last six games and were forced to fight back from 2-0 down to earn a 2-2 draw against Rotherham. As for Bolton, they finally received some reprieve as Phil Parkinson’s men ended a run of five games without a win with a 1-0 defeat of Derby. Stoke are odds-on with all bookmakers, being best-priced at 3/5, with Bolton’s victory over Derby at the weekend making their price of 6/1 with Bet365 have real value. We like goals whenever Stoke play.

Recommended bet: Both teams to score in the first half at 5/1 with SkyBet – BET HERE

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