MyBetBuddy’s resident EFL expert takes a look through the weekend’s Championship fixtures and picks out his five best bets.
Blackburn have won four out of their last five fixtures – their only defeat coming to high-flying Leeds United. After enduring a little sticky period earlier in the season, it looks as if Tony Mowbray’s team are hitting form again. They average 1.8 points per home match which is a very decent record.
Derby have not won away in the league since their opening fixture at Huddersfield Town. Since then, Philip Cocu’s side have gone a total of nine away matches without a win. Not good reading for Rams fans ahead of playing against a side who are very good at home.
Neil Harris definitely improved results for the Bluebirds since taking over last month. They are unbeaten in three – winning two of those. Cardiff’s home form has been very good this campaign – only Preston have picked up more home points than them.
Barnsley have the worst away record in the division. The Tykes have not won away from home all season so do not expect them to get their first win on the road against a side who are very good at home.
‘Mitro’ has been on fire this campaign and is currently leading the Championship’s scoring charts. The powerful Serb has netted 15 league goals so far which includes seven in his last five appearances. He is deadly in front of goal and does not look like he can stop scoring.
Hull will always have a goal threat with Jarrod Bowen in the team. The talented winger is the division’s second top scorer with 13 strikes. Hull have also scored in seven of their last eight games.
Since Michael O’Neill took charge of Stoke, both teams have scored in three of the four games he has managed in. Stoke have only kept one away clean sheet in the league this season so expect some goals in this one.
Brentford have been in sensational form recently and are starting to get right up there in the mix for promotion. Thomas Frank’s team have scored 11 goals in their last four matches – an average of just under three.
Wednesday have conceded in five games in a row, so at the moment, they are far from secure at the back. Brentford should score twice here.