Following the conclusion of the first international break of the season, the Championship will return to action on Friday night.
Financially-threatened Birmingham City host West Brom, with the St. Andrews club hoping Albion can lend them some money in exchange for three points.
At the weekend, high-flyers Leeds United travel to Millwall to discuss Brexit, whilst style icon Tony Pulis takes his Middlesbrough side to struggling Norwich City.
In the evening game, future Aston Villa Hall of Famer, Steve Bruce will travel to newly-promoted Blackburn Rovers to get his arse and P45 handed to him by a bunch of wannabe Mancs.
In the meantime, punters across the country will be hoping their accumulator’s come through ahead of a busy schedule across the Football League.
Here are a few tips for you to digest:
Birmingham & WBA (BTTS)
It’s going to be a feisty West Midlands derby at St. Andrews. Garry Monk’s side are yet to register a win this season. However, their performances on the pitch haven’t matched their points tally. Meanwhile, WBA are the highest scorers in the division and they arguably boast the best-attacking force in the second tier. Expect both teams to be on the front foot throughout, which will increase the chances of both teams scoring. You can get odds of 4/5 for both teams to score.
Millwall to upset Leeds
Nobody likes Millwall. Nobody likes Leeds. It’s going to be a match made in heaven, or even hell, at the Den on Saturday. Dating back to 2008, Millwall have won eight of their last ten meetings against Leeds in the league at home. Furthermore, Neil Harris’ side will be boosted by the fact that the away team will be without the injured duo of Kemar Roofe and Patrick Bamford. You can get odds of 19/10 on Millwall inflicting the first defeat on Leeds, and odds of 1/100 on a Millwall supporter trying to replace Marcelo Bielsa’s stool with a toilet during the game.
Tell us again Tony…
Unfortunately, odds have been suspended on Tony Pulis wearing a baseball cap and his grandson’s trainers during the game against Norwich. Nor, can you get anything on Pulis standing during his post-match press conference and telling everyone what a wonderful job he did at his previous clubs. Err, where are West Brom and Stoke again, Tony?! Don’t say the Midlands!
Steve knows what he’s doing!
Before the international break, Aston Villa were humiliated 4-1 away at Sheffield United with large sections of the away support calling for Steve Bruce’s head. It seems time is about to run out for the ‘promotion expert’. Don’t be surprised to see pressure-free Blackburn beat Villa at the weekend with both teams scoring. You can get tasty odds of 9/2 on that happening.