After another weekend of dramatic action, the Championship will look to prove its worth again ahead of a mouth-watering midweek fixture list.
As is the norm in the Championship, expect the unexpected. Over the weekend, Norwich claiming a 1-0 win over Middlesbrough was a surprise result. As was newly-promoted Rotherham beating Derby at home. However, the biggest surprise came at Ewood Park where Steve Bruce played players in their actual positions as Aston Villa drew 1-1 with Blackburn.
During this round of Championship games, expect to hear chants of ‘Brexit’ coming from the Millwall end when they travel to QPR on Wednesday night. Leeds supporters singing, ‘We’re on our way back’ (to the PL) even though it’s been 14 years since they last tasted top-flight football.
Here are a few tips which will either dent or bulk up your wallet:
Leeds v Preston North End
These two sides met in the League Cup last month, with Alex Neil’s men pulling off an impressive victory. Now, they meet in completely different circumstances, with Leeds top of the table and Preston sitting in the relegation zone. Nonetheless, expect an open match with a lot of goals and perhaps the away side taking an early lead. You can get odds of 9/10 for both teams to score.
Aston Villa v Rotherham
If you want to get an early night’s sleep this evening then head over to Villa Park. Don’t expect an entertaining game. Don’t expect a fast-paced game. Why? Steve Bruce. It’ll be more like giving Stevie Wonder the PS4 controller. There’s quality on show, but the instructions they are receiving are just stark raving mad. Anyhow, at 6/1 you can get a 1-0 Villa victory.
Stoke v Swansea
It’s going to be a battle of the two relegated sides at the Bet365 Stadium on Tuesday night. Gary Rowett’s side only have one win from seven matches. Whilst, Swansea occupy a playoff spot with three wins and three draws from their opening seven games. You can get odds of 16/5 on Swansea claiming all three points. That would be worth a punt considering both teams form and Stoke’s leaky defence.
WBA v Bristol City
This is another game which might produce a surprising result. Between them, West Brom and Bristol City have scored 28 goals from their 14 matches combined. The home team boasts a fearsome attack. Whilst the away side like to play on the front foot all the time. Odds of 4/5 on both teams to score wouldn’t be a bad bet, particularity if you put it in an accumulator.