The Championship returns for another weekend of glory with the oldest derby, Steve Evans proving that being a world class pie eater doesn’t make you a world class manager and an 85/1 acca. Really what more could you want?
El Lanclasico first kicked off in 1888 when Blackburn whopped Burnley 7-1, but that was before the reign of the Ginger Mourinho Sean Dyche. In the last six meetings Blackburn have won twice, but three of the last four meetings have been 1-1 draws which is a wonderful if you’re feeling saucy. Jordan Rhodes has scored three in his last four meetings with the Clarets and the Scotsman is to find the onion bag first.
There have been more mangers in the Leeds United doors than men through FKS doors. Sombrero wearing Steve Evans is the latest man under Massimo Cellino’s hotseat. Bottom placed Bolton should be an easy game to get your first win, but this is Leeds there is no such thing as easy. Leeds have won three of the last five games 1-0 and at it’s the best bet of the weekend. Chris Wood got his first goal in three on Wednesday and an first goalscorer looks promising. A 30/1 1-0 Wood scorecast looks like the pub after a long week.
This fixture provides goals. There has been 17 goals in the last three games including a 4-4 draw last time out. Derby have won three of the last five with the unbelievably satisfying pattern of 3-0, 3-1, 3-2. A 3-3 draw to keep the pattern going is at 55/1, but with Chris Martin scoring goals like it’s going out of fashion a repeat of last year’s 3-2 result is a wonderful . Martin to score first is a saucy . A fiver bet and you can get really invest into your FIFA Ultimate Team.
Hull were expected to do well this year under the tutelage of Steve Bruce and his sausage rolls, but Birmingham have been the surprise package alongside Brighton.Wins against QPR and Leeds and a four game win streak have propelled them to second place. But that will all come to an end on Saturday when they become the first people to voluntarily travel to Hull. Three wins in six games makes good reading for the West Yorkshire men and with Abel Hernandez scoring more than Wayne Rooney in an old folks home a Hull win looks good. 12 goals in two games suggest goals so a 3-2 win at is not outside the realms of possibility.
Lastly to tie up this wonderful 85/1 acca we turn to Wolves v Middlesbrough, see Kenny Jackets face and swiftly turn around again. Both sides were expected to be challenging for promotion, but four wins and five losses have Wolves sitting 12th. They need a win, but Aitor Karanka’s men can go 2nd should they come away with three points. Two wins a piece in the last four games for the sides makes it awkward to predict, but Boro are simply better. Boro have the joint tightest defence in the league and with 2 goals scored in each victory a 2-0 Boro win at looks promising.