The tussle at the top of the Championship table continues, with three teams now seemingly in the hunt for the trophy, while the chasing pack look to avoid the playoffs. Down the bottom, Bolton are somehow still not gone , and there’s some teams that desperatley need a win. This 95/1 bet could cheer you up/add to your elation, depending on your team.
Nottingham Forest vs Bolton – Nottingham Forest at
As in the intro, Bolton are in trouble. Just two wins all season. The glorious thing about that stat is that they’re still only six points off safety. That sums up the Championship more than anything else. They need to find some form, but going to a Nottingham Forest side that are unbeaten in eight games? Not a chance. Easy home win.
Rotherham vs QPR – Rotherham at
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is still looking for his first win as QPR boss. Since taking over at the beginning of December the R’s have had five draws and two losses. Rotherham backed up a victory over Hull in December by becoming the latest team to beat Brighton last weekend, doing so comfortably. The Millers have won more at home than the three sides above them – one of whom is QPR. If results go against them, the home side could end up in the bottom three. But they won’t. Rotherham to just about have enough.
Wolves vs Cardiff – Wolves at
Wolves have won four on the spin to fly up the table and push for a playoff place. Victory over a Cardiff side that’s won just three times in their last 11 games will not only lift them about the Bluebirds, it’ll send a message to Benik Afobe, who departed for Bournemouth during the week. The glory days (above) might not be too far away for Wolves. Cardiff have struggled for form away from home this season, the last time they picked up three points on the road was against Bolton at the beginning of December. It’ll be comfortable for Wolves.
Hull vs Charlton – Hull at
Charlton are in free fall, and have re-appointed Jose Riga to try and steer them away from relegation. No win in nearly two months has them second from bottom, and last in the form table. Their latest humbling came at the hands of Huddersfield on Tuesday, a 5-0 drubbing. Compare that to Hull, who went into the automatic promotion spots with a win over Cardiff, and are looking to cement that position.
MK Dons vs Reading – Draw at
Two teams in identical form. Last eight games – two wins, one draw and five defeats. MK Dons badly need a win to ease relegation fears, Reading are looking to re-start their season under Brian McDermott and make a late charge towards the top six. The game earlier this season was a drab 0-0 at the Madejski. Reading ground out a draw at Derby last week, and will do the same here.
Huddersfield vs Fulham – Huddersfield at
Only Middlesbrough are in better form than Huddersfield at the moment. Not only are the Yorkshire side winning, they’re scoring for fun. 21 goals in their last nine games, eighteen points in their last eight. They’re up against Fulham, who are looking nervously over their shoulders at the relegation zone. The Cottagers have the second best scoring record in the Championship, but haven’t won away from home since October in a rotten run. Keep their form up, and the Terriers could scrap their way into the playoffs.