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.
Friday 13th April 2018
Aston Villa v Leeds
Villa are strong at home as they showed when beating Cardiff in midweek and should take care of a Leeds side who leak goals. They have won three of their last four at home whilst Leeds have won one in eight and not won in nine away. The three head to heads at this level have produced two 1-1 draws which is probably the best Leeds can hope for so the 1.61 for an Aston Villa win looks fair. As Leeds have conceded two or more in their last six away it might be worth chancing Villa -1 on the handicap at 2.70.
Saturday 14th April 2018
Sheffield Utd v Millwall
Two teams who still harbour play-off hopes and the visitors Millwall have somewhat slipped under the radar. They have not lost in sixteen and not lost in their last eight away games and are scoring for fun. Sheff Utd have lost four of their last eight but have been drawing too many with four in that period but did beat rivals Middlesbrough in midweek and may have turned the corner. I cannot look past Millwall in their current form but this will be tough and perhaps a Lay of the home side at 2.30 is the way to go.
Middlesbrough v Bristol City
Once again we have a fixture where both need a win in their quest for promotion and where a point is probably not good enough for either. Boro have lost two of their last four and Bristol City two of their last three but one thing in the visitors favour is their form against Boro. They have won five of the last six meetings and must go for it here. They have won three and drawn one of their last four visits to the Riverside which means we must consider them at 4.50 to a small stake and add Over 2.5 goals for a small stake at 2.10. The game could be end to end particularly with an early goal.
Burton v Derby
The three recent meetings of these local rivals, at this level have all been Under 2.5 goals and all three games were never in danger of going Over. Burton have not won in nine and are all but down but they would like nothing better than to further dent the play-off hopes of their neighbours who have steadied the ship slightly with two successive wins. You would soon be skint if you backed Derby in their current form at odds on but they should win and I prefer Under 2.5 goals at 1.75.
Norwich v Cardiff
Are Cardiff buckling under the pressure with two successive defeats and some tough fixtures ahead? This is not an easy trip despite Norwich having little to play for except pride. The best option here is goals with five of the last seven head to head Over 2.5 goals and the three head to head in Norwich ending 3-2, 3-2 and 1-1. Over 2.5 is available at 2.10.
Fulham v Brentford
Fulham are the team on fire and have won the last four and not lost in twenty. They are also unbeaten at home in their last thirteen. Only Wolves have scored more this season and with five of the last seven head to head being Over 2.5 goals, it looks like an exciting game ahead. Brentford have struggled for consistency but are unbeaten in four with two wins and two draws. However they didn’t show enough at Forest in midweek to suggest they can win here despite winning four of their last six away. Fulham to win at 1.66 which is fair but what can we bet? Fulham -1 on the handicap is 2.75 and could be the answer to small stakes.
(Odds are subject to change)