Championship Tips

Here you will find regular tips for the English Championship.
Fleetwood v AFC Wimbledon Betting Tips: Trawlermen to do the business at home
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Fleetwood v AFC Wimbledon Betting Tips: Trawlermen to do the business at home

Fleetwood currently sit 2nd in League One, but 3rd place Bolton Wanderers are just a point behind and have a game in hand. Uwe Rosler’s men finally had their incredible 18-match unbeaten run in the league by the aforementioned Bolton a week ago but recovered to win their next match. In fact, the end of their unbeaten run is arguably a good thing for Fleetwood as it takes the monkey off their back. Defence has certainly been the bedrock to the Trawlermen’s season with an average of just 0.97 goals conceded per game whilst they have also kept more clean…

Fulham v Wolves Betting Tips: Cottagers to bounce back on home soil
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Fulham v Wolves Betting Tips: Cottagers to bounce back on home soil

Fulham are one of the Championship’s most in form teams at the moment with no defeats in their last eight games, accumulating 18 points in the process – only one less than the division’s most in form team Huddersfield Town (based on the last eight matches). This puts them just one point outside of the play-off places and they look like the one team that always arrives late to the promotion party with momentum. The Cottagers are certainly one of the more attacking sides in the division and are the Championship’s second-highest scorers whilst they have also found the back…

Wigan Athletic v Aston Villa Betting Tips: Villans to secure back-to-back victories
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Wigan Athletic v Aston Villa Betting Tips: Villans to secure back-to-back victories

Neither of these sides are having particularly memorable seasons with Wigan Athletic now looking unlikely to avoid relegation whilst Aston Villa have failed miserable in their first season outside of the Premier League. Wigan have been on a bad run recently with just one win in their last five which means that they are still down in the relegation zone and five points off safety. The appointment of new manager Graham Barrow hardly looks like it will make a difference. Going forward has been a humongous problem for the Lactics this season and they are the Championship’s lowest scorers with…

Leeds United v Brighton Betting Tips: Seagulls to come out on top at Elland Road
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Leeds United v Brighton Betting Tips: Seagulls to come out on top at Elland Road

Saturday’s late Championship match sees two teams going for promotion go head-to-head as play-off hopefuls Leeds United host automatic chasers Brighton. Leeds currently sit in 4th after a run of no defeats in their last six and are five points ahead of that dreaded 7th spot. However it is certainly worth mentioning that there have probably been too many draws for Garry Monk’s liking – three. Defensive solidity has been the backbone to the Whites’ success so far this campaign and they have the third-best Goals Against record in the Championship with just 36 conceded in 37 games – only…

Cardiff City v Ipswich Town Betting Tips: Cagey affair expected at Cardiff City Stadium
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Cardiff City v Ipswich Town Betting Tips: Cagey affair expected at Cardiff City Stadium

These two Championship sides are sitting rather comfortably in mid-table but neither will harbour any hopes of play-offs whilst they are also probably safe for another season. Cardiff have managed to pull themselves away from trouble in the last few weeks after a good run which has seen them lose just once in their last seven. However, they have stuttered a bit recently with no wins in their last four. The Bluebirds’ main strength has been going forward and they have registered on the score-sheet in all of their last seven Championship games whilst their overall record of 50 goals…

Bristol City v Huddersfield Betting Tips: Wagner’s men to prove too strong
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Bristol City v Huddersfield Betting Tips: Wagner’s men to prove too strong

These two Championship sides are chasing different aims in the league at the moment with Bristol City simply looking to survive whilst Huddersfield Town are still gunning for automatic promotion. Bristol City secured a hugely important win away at fellow relegation candidates Wigan Athletic last time out to end a run of eight matches without a victory. This means that they are now just one point from safety whilst this win also extended their unbeaten run to three. After basing so much of their play on the attack for the majority of the season, Lee Johnson’s side have sorted themselves…

Sheffield Wednesday v Reading Betting Tips: Goals on the cards at Hillsborough
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Sheffield Wednesday v Reading Betting Tips: Goals on the cards at Hillsborough

These two clubs currently occupy the last two spots in the Championship play-off places but will still be nervously looking over their shoulder at the likes of Fulham who’re looking to take their place – making this match between the two of them a huge six-pointer. Sheffield Wednesday have been on a bit of a bad run recently and have won just one of their last five matches, losing three of them. They are still inside the top six but only by one point. Much of the season for the Owls has been based on defensive solidity and their record…

Fulham v Blackburn Betting Tips: Hosts to come out on top in another high-scorer
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Fulham v Blackburn Betting Tips: Hosts to come out on top in another high-scorer

These two Championship teams have are working towards different aims this campaign with Fulham chasing a play-off spot whilst former Premier League compatriots, and champions for that matter, Blackburn Rovers are fighting for survival. Fulham had a fantastic result at table toppers Newcastle United at the weekend to extend their unbeaten run in the Championship to seven and they now sit just two points off the play-off places with a game in hand. As mentioned on previous Fulham tips, they are a goalscoring team who love getting forward – as demonstrated by the fact they have found the back of…

Brentford v Wolves Betting Tips: Hosts to bounce back at Griffin Park
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Brentford v Wolves Betting Tips: Hosts to bounce back at Griffin Park

Brentford’s four-match unbeaten run came to an end on Saturday as they were beaten 1-0 by automatic promotion contenders Huddersfield Town (hope you followed my tip on that one). The Bees currently sit in 14th, safe in the Championship for another season but with no realistic hope of the play-offs. As mentioned on the write-up for their match against Huddersfield, Brentford are a side who focus mainly on attack and, in fact, that loss against the Terriers at the weekend was the first time that Dean Smith’s side have failed to score in eight games in all competitions. Defensively though…

Norwich v Blackburn Betting Tips: Few goals to go in at Carrow Road
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Norwich v Blackburn Betting Tips: Few goals to go in at Carrow Road

A few weeks ago it looked like Norwich had really revived their play-off hopes with four wins in five games. However, they have dipped once again and have taken just three points from a possible 15 in their last five, meaning they are now nine points behind Sheffield Wednesday in that precious 6th spot. Alex Neil’s men’s focus is no doubt in the final third and they are the Championship’s second-highest goalscorers with an incredible 61 goals in 36 matches. Additionally, they have found the back of the net in every league match they have played in 2017. Defensively though…

Newcastle v Fulham Betting Tips: Hosts to get the better of a high-scoring game
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Newcastle v Fulham Betting Tips: Hosts to get the better of a high-scoring game

Newcastle are three points clear at the top of the Championship and nine points ahead of Huddersfield in 3rd place after a fantastic run which has seen them go unbeaten in their last 11 Championship matches. If they do not at the very least get automatic promotion this season then it will be an absolute catastrophe. As you would expect with the team top of the table, the Toon Army have been fantastic in both boxes so far this campaign and top both the goalscoring and defensive charts with 69 for and just 29 against in 36 matches. This incredible…

Brentford v Huddersfield Betting Tips: Visitors to go well at Griffin Park
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Brentford v Huddersfield Betting Tips: Visitors to go well at Griffin Park

This Championship match sees surprise automatic promotion chasers Huddersfield Town travel to Brentford who seem destined for mid-table mediocrity this season. Although Brentford sit in 12th and a huge 15 points off the play-offs, they are actually on a really good run of form at the moment with no defeats in their last four, coming out on top in three of those matches. Manager Dean Smith has always had a philosophy of attacking football and that has certainly been the case with his side this season with 54 goals scored – more than any of the four teams currently occupying…

Brighton v Derby County Betting Tips: Seagulls to kick-on at The Amex
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Brighton v Derby County Betting Tips: Seagulls to kick-on at The Amex

Friday’s Championship match sees automatic promotion hopefuls Brighton & Hove Albion take on play-off chasers Derby County. Brighton managed to put a bad run of two consecutive defeats behind them with a 2-0 win away at bottom of the table Rotherham United on Tuesday night – hopefully you followed my tip for that one! They currently sit second in the table and have a six-point cushion over third place Huddersfield Town – although Huddersfield have a game in hand. As mentioned on several occasions this season, the Seagulls have been fantastic at the back with just 31 goals conceded in…

Birmingham City v Wigan Athletic Betting Tips: Goals on the cards at St Andrew’s
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Birmingham City v Wigan Athletic Betting Tips: Goals on the cards at St Andrew’s

These two Championship sides are quite badly out of form at the moment and so both will see this as a good opportunity to get back on track. Birmingham may have played fairly well and perhaps deserved a better result on Friday night against Leeds, but the fact remains that they currently lack the necessary steel to collect wins. As referred to above, Blues have been all over the shop defensively since Gianfranco Zola’s arrival with just two clean sheets in 16 matches. Any time a team gets at the Birmingham back-line, they look like conceding. Birmingham did score on…

Bristol City v Norwich City Betting Tips: High-scoring game expected at Ashton Gate
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Bristol City v Norwich City Betting Tips: High-scoring game expected at Ashton Gate

Two shaky defences go up against each other on Tuesday night as relegation threatened Bristol City play host to a Norwich side who’ve been all out of luck in recent weeks. This season been a tale of two halves for Norwich. In the attacking half of the pitch, the Canaries have thrived and are currently the second-highest scoring team in the entire division; however, at the other end, Alex Neil’s men have been nothing short of abysmal and have now conceded no less than 53 goals in 35 games – only two teams have conceded more. Unsurprisingly, in being so…

Fulham v Leeds United Betting Tips: Monk’s men can keep their run going
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Fulham v Leeds United Betting Tips: Monk’s men can keep their run going

Two teams who’re both pushing for promotion to the top flight of English football via the play-offs go head-to-head on Tuesday as Leeds travel to take on Fulham at Craven Cottage. When Gary Monk took over at Leeds back in June, few people would’ve expected him to have turned this side into a serious promotion contender in such a short space of time, but, as things stand, Leeds are looking strong and are currently right at the front of the queue for a place in the play-offs. In terms of recent form, both of these two come into this match…

Rotherham v Brighton Betting Tips: Visitors to resume winning ways
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Rotherham v Brighton Betting Tips: Visitors to resume winning ways

This Championship clash sees two teams at opposite ends of the table come together as bottom of the table Rotherham United host Brighton & Hove Albion. Rotherham are not mathematically relegated yet but it is certainly a case of when rather than if. After taking just one point from a possible 27 in their last nine matches, they are 18 points away from safety. The Millers have not even reached that total in their 35 games so far. As you would expect from the team bottom of the table, Paul Warne’s men have been a shambles in both boxes with…

Nottingham Forest v Brentford Betting Tips: Reds to continue finding the net
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Nottingham Forest v Brentford Betting Tips: Reds to continue finding the net

Having surprised promotion chasing Brighton with a confident attacking display at the weekend, Nottingham Forest finally picked up the sort of result that their forward efforts have deserved this season. In hosting a Brentford side who’ve found life on the road tough of late on Tuesday night, Gary Brazil’s side could hardly have asked for a better opportunity to continue their progression. Although they’ve failed to win games on a regular basis, Forest haven’t exactly been lacking in the final third this season, particularly at home, and the Reds are expected to go well in that respect here. On this…

Fulham v Preston Betting Tips: Goals on the cards at Craven Cottage
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Fulham v Preston Betting Tips: Goals on the cards at Craven Cottage

These two sides have an outside chance of making the top six in the Championship this season, however, they will both know that in order for that to continue, they must come out on top here. Fulham are currently on a great run in the Championship with no defeats in their last four, winning three of them which places them in seventh and just five points off 6th with a game in hand on their challengers. Slavisa Jokanovic has certainly got his side playing attractive football and was rewarded with a new contract last week. His team are excellent going…

Reading v Wolves Betting Tips: Royals a good bet to come out on top
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Reading v Wolves Betting Tips: Royals a good bet to come out on top

These two sides are looking at opposite ends of the Championship with Reading currently chasing promotion through the play-offs whilst Wolverhampton Wanderers are simply looking to survive. Despite losing their last two fixtures against promotion rivals Huddersfield Town and Brighton & Hove Albion, Reading are still firmly in the play-off positions and are seven points ahead of 7th thanks to a cushion built up earlier in the season. Manager Jaap Stam has brought tika-taka to Berkshire since arriving in the summer and this attacking style has clearly worked as they are scoring goals and producing results – the ideal scenario.…

QPR v Cardiff City Betting Tips: Bluebirds are a decent bet to continue good form
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QPR v Cardiff City Betting Tips: Bluebirds are a decent bet to continue good form

The main story surrounding this match is the return of Cardiff manager Neil Warnock to former club Queens Park Rangers. Queens Park Rangers had an abrupt end to their back-to-back victories as they lost 2-1 away at Preston North End last Saturday. They are still in a relegation battle but, the fact they are currently seven points above the drop-zone, means they should survive. There are too many teams worst than them in the division for Rangers to go down. Ian Holloway’s side have been pretty poor in both boxes with just 37 scored and 48 conceded in 34 Championship…

Nottingham Forest v Brighton Betting Tips: Seagulls can bounce back against poor hosts
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Nottingham Forest v Brighton Betting Tips: Seagulls can bounce back against poor hosts

These two sides have vastly different objectives this season with former European Cup winners Nottingham Forest simply looking to stay in the second tier whilst Brighton & Hove Albion are looking to secure promotion to the top flight for the first time. Forest managed to stop their rot of three straight defeats last time out by drawing against relegation battlers Wigan Athletic. However, this only extended their win-less run to four and they now sit just four points above the drop-zone in 18th. Defensively, the Reds are an absolute shambles and they have the second worst ‘Goals Against’ record in…

Birmingham City v Leeds United Betting Tips: Both teams can profit going forward
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Birmingham City v Leeds United Betting Tips: Both teams can profit going forward

These two teams were looking to make the play-offs at the start of the season but now it is only visitors Leeds that have a realistic chance of fulfilling that aim. Last Friday night’s derby against Wolverhampton Wanderers looked to be the injection that Birmingham City needed as they put their run of thee straight losses behind them to record a 2-1 victory in a fiery affair. These precious points boosted Blues up to 14th in the table but they are still a huge 15 points off the top six and one swallow (the win against Wolves in this case)…

Blackburn Rovers v Derby County Betting Tips: Low-key start expected at Ewood Park
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Blackburn Rovers v Derby County Betting Tips: Low-key start expected at Ewood Park

These two teams are aiming to succeed at opposite ends of the table this season, however, both are faltering at the moment with neither looking like they will achieve their respective targets. Blackburn managed to earn a point at relegation rivals Burton Albion on Friday night in Tony Mowbray’s first match in charge, but, due to the results of other teams around them, they are still three points off safety and sit 23rd in the table. Rovers have managed to score a couple of goals in recent matches, even before Mowbray’s arrival, and they have registered on the score-board in…

Aston Villa v Bristol City Betting Tips: Villans can build on recent victory
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Aston Villa v Bristol City Betting Tips: Villans can build on recent victory

These two relegation battling sides both had good results at the weekend and will be looking to boost their survival hopes when they meet on Tuesday night. Villa managed to stop their win-less streak of 10 to record a decent victory over play-off chasers Derby County on Saturday afternoon, putting them eight points clear of the drop-zone with a game in hand over most of the teams around them. Facing Derby was actually quite ideal for Steve Bruce’s side on Saturday as, with Derby not being fantastic going forward, Villa could record a victory despite their own goal-scoring problems –…

Norwich City v Ipswich Town Betting Tips: Canaries to bounce back
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Norwich City v Ipswich Town Betting Tips: Canaries to bounce back

Sunday’s Championship match is the East Anglia derby between Norwich City and Ipswich Town. Norwich had been on a good run with no defeats in their last six until they suffered a surprise defeat against Burton Albion last time out. The Canaries currently sit 8th in the table but are still seven points off their target of the play-offs. Alex Neil’s men certainly like to focus on the attacking side of their game and tend to look to outscore the opposition rather than simply win a game 1-0. They are the second-highest scorers in the Championship with 58 goals but…

Brighton & Hove Albion v Reading Betting Tips: Hosts can gain back-to-back wins
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Brighton & Hove Albion v Reading Betting Tips: Hosts can gain back-to-back wins

These two teams are both going for promotion this season, Brighton & Hove Albion via the automatic promotion spots and Reading through the play-offs. After suffering a blip of two defeats on the bounce, Brighton are seemingly back on track with no defeats in their last four, keeping them within the automatic promotion spots. However, compared to earlier in the season where they were constantly winning matches, the fact they have failed to register back-to-back wins in their last six is slightly troubling. Defence has certainly been the Seagulls’ strong suit this season with just 26 goals conceded in 32…

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