Championship Trading Focus – Plenty going on in the Championship this weekend and we’ve got the best of the games covered with what we think are the best trading angles.
Just one thing to note, whilst we offer advice here each week, remember it is a trading advice so consider that when getting involved. If we suggest laying a short priced side and they go behind at any point, even after a few minutes, then we can trade out for a profit as that is what it is all about.
Saturday 10th February 2018
Derby v Norwich
Derby continue on a great run now eleven unbeaten but they meet a Norwich side here who seem to have turned the corner. They are unbeaten in four away without conceding so something has to give here. Norwich have a decent record against Derby and for those looking for an upset this weekend, this could be worth chancing. They have won one drawn one and lost one of three recent visits to Pride Park and at 3.75 (11/4) are worth a small stake. Alternatively Lay the home side keeping the draw onside.
Barnsley v Sheff Wed
Both are struggling and have won just one game each in their last eight. Barnsley have drawn three of their last four at home and Wednesday two of their last four away. Do we just settle on a draw or can one team raise their game? In recent head to head, three of the last five ended 1-1, including two of the last three in Barnsley, so it’s looking more difficult to get away from a stalemate. I fancy Wednesday might nick this as they have been winning in the FA Cup so I prefer to Lay Barnsley keeping the draw onside.
Brentford v Preston
Two in form sides and it may pay just to keep this one simple. Preston have not lost in seven away, Brentford have won three of four at home. Five meetings at this level have all gone Over 2.5 goals, four have gone Over 3.5 goals so Overs looks the most likely outcome.
Bolton v Fulham
Fulham probably feel they could beat anyone at present and have not lost in eight, winning their last five. Bolton concede goals but are unbeaten in four at home but I don’t see the coping with Fulham on current form. Six of Fulham’s last eight have been Over 2.5 goals and that should continue here, alternatively both teams to score is an option as Fulham have kept only three clean sheets on the road, they just score more than the opposition!
Sunday 11th February 2018
Aston Villa v Birmingham
The second city Derby and the hosts arrive here with six wins on the bounce and full of confidence. Birmingham themselves have found some form and lost just one of their last six with four victories, although they were dumped out of the cup in midweek which may affect them. This derby is always tough and the three recent encounters at this level have seen two draws and a narrow Villa win. Current form suggests goals but this will be cagey and 0-0 wouldn’t be the biggest surprise. If you need to get involved, Unders might be the call.
(Odds are subject to change)