Championship Betting Tips & Predictions 10-11 Nov
Sheff Utd v Sheff Weds
We’re taking a step down from the Premier league and peeking at this weekend’s Championship betting tips. Game 17 of the English Championship season gets underway with a fascinating Steel City Derby on Friday night, played out live in front of the Sky Sports cameras from 7.45pm. The Blades get home advantage and they also set-up with the better form of the rivals, having won nine and drawn two so far. That tally has them third in the table, able to climb to the summit – at least for a few hours – with a maximum pay-out.
United’s form so far has been impressive; however, they have suffered a bit of a dip in recent weeks. They have won only one of their last three, that trio reading draw-win-loss. The hosts were last seen ending on the wrong side of a 1-0 away to Nottingham Forest, The Tricky Trees continuing their progress thanks to a match winning goal from Lewis Grabban on 69 minutes. Manager, Chris Wilder, called his troops an average side and it’s a statement he’ll be hoping leads to a response.
Owls on a Terrible Run of Form
Sheffield Wednesday have much work to do if they are to trouble the prize places this season. Unfortunately, at present, they are looking more likely to be relegated than promoted. That’s because The Owls have already lost seven times, with four of those coming in their last four outings. This drought has dragged them down to 17th in the table, four better than Reading in 22nd. No points from the last 12 available, it’s enough to wreck any club’s season.
The latest in that series of defeats came at home to Norwich who left with all three points following a fantastic 4-0 thumping win. Pukki netted a double that day and there were also goal bonuses paid to Buendia and Srbeny, the game well and truly tied up before the final whistle. The beaten side finished with just 41% of the overall match possession, but did have 16 shots at goal, the fact only four were put on target explaining where their problems stem from.
Home Win Makes Sense
The recent form of the two sides is woeful on paper with a combined one win from their last four outings. United nicked the spare but they have been playing much the better football over the course of the season and that, coupled with home advantage, is enough to win our attention. Back the locals as 3/1 (Unibet).
Two sides low on confidence we really can’t expect a classic here. Both managers know the dangers of losing far out-weighs the benefits of pushing for the victory. If you’d prefer to play it safe and avoid the match betting result, we advise having ‘no’ from the both teams to score market at a handy 5/6 (Coral). That’ll prove a useful addition to your accumulators.
Derby v Aston Villa
An unbeaten run has pushed Derby up into the promotion play-off places and that’s exactly where their loyal band of supporters believe they belong, thinking an extended season is the least they can hope to get out of this campaign. The Rams have taken 11 points from the last 15 available. They’ve had three wins and two draws – and the fact they’ve banked a maximum in three of their last four proves they are a side worth keeping on the right side of.
County started November with a stunning 3-1 win over Nottingham Forest at this venue despite finding themselves behind to an early goal from Jutkiewicz. That advantage, and The Blues’ form, suggested to followers Birmingham were well on their way to collecting another win; however, that wasn’t the case. Derby fought back to turn the game on its head thanks to goals from Bennett, Wilson and Marriott. All came within 20 second-half minutes to leave the losing side shocked and stunned. Lampard spoke of the need to move the ball quicker in his post-match report.
Big things were expected of Aston Villa this season. Unfortunately, so far, they have failed to live up to their own hype. They can currently be found down in 14th, with stats of 5-6-5 to blame for their lowly stance. The Villans are six points better than Reading and the relegation zone, five off Nottingham Forest and the promotion play-off places, proving just how vital the next couple of weeks will be in the club’s season. They are at a fork in the road.
Villa did get the desired result in their most recent outing when beating Bolton 2-0 at home. It was an expected three points, given how poor The Trotters have been over the last couple of seasons. Bolton are a side they really should be beating on their own patch and that was achieved thanks to goals from Grealish and Chester, the opener coming inside four minutes. Dean Smith told members of the waiting press his team got the win they deserved.
This Will Be Interesting
A pair of ambitious teams are both coming in on the back of a win. Therefore, this has all the ingredients of an entertaining match and it’ll be interesting to see who has the quality to bag the three points. It would come as no great surprise to see either snatch the desired result; however, bookies are sticking with the higher-ranked locals and have Derby available as 13/5 with the same firm.
We plan on keeping our stakes low and aiming for a big price pay-out to make things even more lively than they already promise to be. Back both teams to score in a Derby win and if our thinking proves to be shrewd, you’ll get your share of a fantastic 17/5. 888Sport offer top odds on that one, so be sure to get your stake money down with them.
QPR v Brentford
QPR disappointed backers last weekend when seeing a three-match winning run brought to an end with defeat and they settle on 7-2-7. This was good enough for no higher than 11 in the table. Despite going into their match with Blackburn Rovers with confidence to spare, The Hoops ended with a 1-0 loss thanks to a goal from Dack who scored from the penalty spot with 87 minutes on the clock. It was a bitter pill to swallow; however, they’ll be desperate to bounce back at the first opportunity. Bookies have the home at 19/10 (Bet365).
Brentford are away and board the team bus on the back of an uninspiring run of form that has seen them win just one of their last five; losing three and drawing the spare. Having said that, surprisingly, traders have them as favourites for the points. That caught us off-guard a little and Unibet’s 6/4 is the most generous call.
We’re Sticking to Our Guns
On paper, we can’t figure out why Brentford are favourites for the away win. However, when there’s a difference of opinion with the bookies, you’ve got to stick to your guns and do what you think is right. Therefore, we’re having QPR to make a quick-fire return to winning ways in front of their own fans while shoving The Bees off-course.
There’s plenty to keep punters occupied if they’d prefer to avoid calling the winner. Interestingly, these sides met three times last season, and both were on the scoresheet on each occasion. That run can be tracked back to April 2017 – four matches ago. A well-known lover of the trends, we’ve found our bet. Back both to score in your multiples at 8/13 (William Hill).
West Brom v Leeds
We’re at The Hawthorns for the final match of Saturday in the Championship as these sides meet on Sky Sports from 5.30pm. West Brom are pushing for a promotion play-off place and go into the weekend sitting seventh; however, they’ve failed to win any of their last four, losing three and drawing one. They were beaten last time but, despite that, are betting favourites for the points at 17/10 – top price with Bet365.
Leeds went into game 17 top of the Championship, their numbers reading 8-6-2. The visitors are unbeaten in three and were last seen getting the better of Wigan on the road following a 2-1 scoreline. James had The Latics ahead early in the contest, but that advantage was wiped out and bettered by Hernandez and Roofe. A tight match, but we’re confident they would accept more of the same if they could get it. The pace-setters are value at 6/4 (Bet365) and that’ll do for us. Best backed as a super single.
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