Championship Betting Tips for this Weekend – 5 Best Bets on Saturday
The Championship action this weekend takes place across Friday, Saturday and Sunday but our five betting tips for this weekend’s matches all take place on Saturday.
Friday night sees Coventry host Bournemouth and then the first match of our predictions kicks off the Saturday action, with Norwich City up against Derby County at 12.30pm.
There is then eight more matches at 3pm on Saturday afternoon and four of these complete our Championship betting tips for this weekend, which you can see below.
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Norwich v Derby Betting Tip
Norwich -1 – 7/4 with Paddy Power.
Derby have endured a terrible start to the season and pressure is seriously mounting on Philip Cocu and his players. Derby’s start to the season has consisted of 4 straight defeats in all competitions and their last outing was nothing short of a travesty, they were beaten 4-0 at home by Blackburn Rovers.
Daniel Farke’s Norwich will be looking for a reaction from his players after their 1-0 away defeat to Bournemouth, they have a perfect chance to bounce back at Carrow Road against a struggling Derby side. Confidence must be rock bottom throughout the Derby camp, expect the quality at Norwich’s disposal to pile on this misery for Cocu and his men.
Nottingham Forest v Bristol City Betting Tip
Under 2.5 goals and BTTS No – 11/10 with Bet365.
Similarly to their East Midland rivals, Nottingham Forest have also had a shocking start to the season, they’re on a run of 4 straight defeats in all competitions, and after failing to reach the playoffs last season Sabri Lamouchi’s job is under serious threat. The complete opposite can be said for Bristol City, they have started off their Championship campaign in great fashion with 3 wins out of 3.
Nottingham Forest have failed to score so far in the Championship, whilst Bristol City have only conceded 1 goal in 3 games, don’t expect this game to be a thriller with most likely 1 goal being the difference. The history of this fixture also suggests this, the last 5 times both these sides have met there has been under 2.5 goals in each.
Blackburn v Cardiff Betting Tip
Blackburn to win and BTTS – 15/4 with Bet365.
Blackburn certainly know where the back of the net is; they have scored 9 goals in their last 3 games, pulling off emphatic wins in the process. They defeated Wycombe at Ewood Park 5-0 and followed that up with a tremendous 4-0 away win at Derby.
Cardiff continued their inconsistent start to the season when they were defeated at home by Reading 2-1. Tony Mowbray has got his side playing slick attacking football, expect them to continue the brilliant form in front of goal and take all 3 points.
Middlesbrough v Barnsley Betting Tip
Chuba Akpom to score anytime – 21/10 with Bet365.
After an opening day defeat, Middlesbrough are slowly finding their feet with back to back draws, they will now look to pick up their first win of the season when they welcome Barnsley to the Riverside.
Barnsley narrowly avoided relegation last season and the early signs of this season suggest they will be in for another dog fight come may, they have failed to score so far in their 3 league games and have been defeated twice and were held most recently nil-nil by newly promoted Coventry. New signing Chuba Akpom got off the mark on his debut for Middlesbrough, and the 3 million pound signing will be looking to get on the score sheet again against Barnsley on Saturday. .
Luton v Wycombe Betting Tip
Luton to win and under 2.5 goals – 3/1 with Bet365.
Gareth Ainsworth is really starting to find out what levels are needed in the Championship, their campaign has started with 3 defeats, no goals scored and 8 goals conceded. They haven’t adapted to this level well at all and they now face a tricky trip to Luton on Saturday.
Luton’s fine form came to an end when they were defeated by rivals Watford 1-0, that defeat would have hurt the Luton management staff and they will be looking for a strong reaction back home at Kenilworth Road. Luton will be confident of getting the 3 points in this fixture, expect this to be a low scoring encounter with Luton coming out on top.
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