Bolton vs Cardiff – Saturday 3pm
All is not well at the Macron. Bolton Wanderers released a statement during the week stating that their players hadn’t been paid for November. On the pitch, it hasn’t been much better. The Trotters are rooted to the bottom of the Championship table, having only won once out of their first 18 games. Last week they managed to scrap a draw against Brentford, but are still four points adrift at the bottom, and are the lowest scorers in England.
Facing them on Saturday is Russell Slade’s Cardiff City, who are eyeing up the playoff places. A late collapse against Burnley cost the Welsh side two valuable points at home last weekend, but they’ve also found goals hard to come by,with three goals in their previous seven before the 2-2 draw. A favorable run of fixtures coming up to Christmas could see the Bluebirds fly up the table.
The value bet here is for under 2.5 goals
Nottingham Forest vs Fulham – Saturday 3pm
After going eight games without a win, Forest have won two of their last three, including a comfortable victory over Reading last weekend in the City Ground, to ease their early relegation worries. Visiting them this week are managerless Fulham, and if Forest can repeat even half the performance of last week, they’ll win easily at
Brighton vs Charlton – Saturday 3pm
League leaders against bottom four side. Everything on paper would suggest a comfortable home victory, and the odds reflect that. The unbeaten Seagulls will not have any trouble dispatching a Charlton defense that has leaked goals in their 10 defeats so far this year. 29 conceded is the second worst in the Championship, and although Brighton have the worst scoring record of the top 8, the handicap should be taken here at
Burnley vs Preston – Saturday 3pm
Burnley have slipped in recent weeks. Six wins in seven had them in the automatic promotion places, but three straight draws, with two poor performances means they now sit 5th. Sean Dyche has been linked to the Newcastle post, so maybe his side have taken their eyes off the ball. Preston have been the draw specialists this year, half of their 18 games have finished level. But North End have been better away from home, and will be fired up for the first league Lancashire derby in 5 years. Daniel Johnson has 6 goals for them, and with free-scoring Burnley, both teams to score is