MyBetBuddy’s resident EFL expert takes a look through the weekend’s Championship fixtures and picks out his five best bets.
Just four points separate these two teams ahead of this East Midlands derby. Forest are in 5th and Derby are 15th though, which shows how tight the Championship is.
Both teams are expected to take the game to other in what should be an entertaining match. Forest have had both teams score in their last two outings. Derby are likely to come under a lot of stick from the home crowd so will be desperate for an early goal to silence the Forest faithful.
Fulham have had over 2.5 goals in four of their last six outings. The West London club are still really yet to get going this campaign but there is no doubt that they have one of the best attacks in this league.
Birmingham have had nine goals in their last two matches. They conceded four to Cardiff City last time out so will no doubt be worried about the strong Fulham attack.
West Brom have the best away form in the division. Slavan Bilic’s Baggies have picked up 17 points on their travels this season in just eight games. After a convincing 2-0 win away at Stoke City on Monday night, they will be full of confidence going into this game.
Hull have been consistently inconsistent so far this season. As soon as you start to think that Grant McCann’s side could mount a play-off push they have a couple of disappointing results which makes it seem like they will be in mid-table mediocrity. They have won their previous three games so I am expecting them to hit a poor patch quite soon as it has been the trend of their season.
Leeds’ home games have been typically low scoring so far this season but that has not stopped them from being good at Elland Road. They have won their last three home games which is helping to keep them towards the top of the table.
Blackburn have lost five of their last six away matches in all competitions. They do not play well away from home so are likely to struggle against one of the best sides in the league.
Middlesbrough have been very poor in recent weeks. Boro have not scored a goal in 363 minutes of football. They have not won at all in their last eight games and are without an away win all season.
QPR have been excellent going forward this season so it is likely they will profit against the poor Boro defence.