Championship Betting Tips this Weekend – Saturday’s Best 5 Bets to Place
The Championship season rolls on this weekend and on Saturday there are eight fixtures and our Saturday Championship betting tips come from five of them, including Derby vs Brentford and Middlesbrough vs Bristol City.
Things are getting interesting at both ends of the table now, with just four games to go. West Brom are five points ahead of Brentford and a point behind Leeds in the race for the Premier League, whilst the gap between 6th and 11th is just five points in the play-off push.
At the other end of the table, Neil Warnock has been tasked with getting Middlesbrough out of the relegation trouble and he started with a win in midweek. Just six points separate Boro in 18th and bottom-placed Luton.
See our five Championship betting tips and predictions for this weekend’s matches below.
Derby v Brentford Prediction & Betting Tip
Said Benrahma to score anytime – 7/4 with Betfred.
Brentford continued their brilliant run of form with an important 2-1 home win over Charlton, they have now won 6 consecutive games leaving them 3rd in the table 5 points behind West Brom in second. Derby’s playoff hopes took a massive dent when they lost 2-0 to West Brom at the Hawthorns, this has subsequently left them 9th in the table 3 points behind the last playoff spot with 4 games to go. Brentford have been phenomenal of late and the quality they possess in the attack has really come to fruition in the latter stages of the season. With automatic promotion still in their sights, expect them to continue their unbeaten run and have too much quality for Derby throughout the 90 minutes. One man they can certainly thank for the recent run of form is Said Benrahma, the highly-rated winger has notched up 5 goals in his last 6 games and is being sought after by the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal, expect him to have an impact in this vital game and make his mark with a goal.
Blackburn v West Brom Prediction & Betting Tip
West Brom to win and Both teams to score – 3/1 with Betfred.
West Brom picked up 3 vital points midweek, defeating Derby 2-0 at home, moving them that bit closer to Premier League football once again next season. They’re currently sitting in 2nd place, 5 points ahead of Brentford in 3rd. They travel to Blackburn, who will be coming into this in confident mood having given themselves an outside chance of making the playoffs with a fantastic 3-2 away win at Cardiff. They now sit 5 points behind 6th placed Cardiff with 4 games to go, both sides are aiming for a win for different reasons which can only make for an exciting game. Blackburn have seen a total of 9 goals in their last 2 games, whilst West Brom have seen a total of 8 goals in their last 2 games, expect the trend to continue here with West Brom eventually coming out on top.
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Barnsley v Wigan Prediction & Betting Tip
Wigan to win and under 2.5 goals scored – 5/1 with Betfred.
Wigan ended their turmoil week or so, with a key 1-0 home victory against QPR. With the club going into administration and having the likely possibility of a 12 point deduction, Paul Cook will know they will need maximum points from their remaining 4 fixtures to stand any chance of being in the Championship next season .On the pitch Wigan have been excellent, in their last 11 games Wigan have won an impressive 7 games, drawing 3 and losing only once. Their win against QPR showed the players and staff are really coming together to try and beat the unjust they feel they’re experiencing off the pitch. Barnsley remain in deep trouble, their 1-1 draw away to Luton was a disappointing result and they’re now 4 points adrift from safety. This is a pivotal match in the grand scheme of things expect the form to play a massive part, Wigan have been flying of late and with the threat of a 12 point deduction, they will be determined more than ever to get the 3 points. Wigan have kept an impressive 8 clean sheets out of their last 9 games expect them to continue their defensive form here claiming a narrow victory along the way.
Middlesbrough v Bristol City Prediction & Betting Tip
Middlesbrough and Bristol City to Draw – 5/2 with Betfred.
Neil Warnock’s side picked up 3 vital points in their quest to beat the drop by defeating playoff hopefuls Millwall 2-0 at the Den, this result has left them 18th in the table 2 points clear of the drop. They welcome a managerless Bristol City side who defeated Hull City 2-1 in their first game post-Lee Johnson. That win has given Bristol City an outside chance of making the playoffs; they’re 6 points behind the last playoff spot with 4 games to play. expect this to be a tight affair with nothing really in it between the both sides. Since the arrival of Neil Warnock Middlesbrough have been organised and well drilled and the same can be said for Dean Holden’s first game in charge of Bristol City as caretaker manager, with plenty at stake for both sides expect them to cancel each other out in a low scoring game with very few chances.
Preston v Nottingham Forest Prediction & Betting Tip
Both teams to score – 5/6 with Betfred.
Preston stopped the rot of 7 games without a win when they defeated Sheffield Wednesday impressively 3-1 away from home. This has put them 3 points behind the last playoff spot and right back into contention. They welcome Nottingham Forest to Deepdale who are coming off a 1-0 home defeat to Fulham. Forest still have a 5 point cushion over 7th placed Swansea and will be confident of securing their place in the playoffs with 4 games to go. Preston’s home form has been sketchy of late losing 3 home games on the bounce, whereas Nottingham Forest have drawn their last 3 games away from home in which both teams scored in all 3 games. Expect both teams to score in this one as both look to secure their place in the elusive playoffs.
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