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Round 28 of the English Championship offers plenty of value on the betting front
Round 28 of the English Championship offers plenty of value on the betting front. Just to give you a quick update, this is Wolves' season to lose, while the play-off place remains wide open. The relegation battle also involves quite a few teams so stay tuned because there is more than enough thills and spills to come!


Friday 19 January

1/1 Derby | Draw 23/10 | Bristol City 26/10 (21:45)

Derby will be looking to pick up where they left off after thrashing Birmingham 3-0 away from last weekend. The victory extended their unbeaten run to eight matches, including six wins. Bristol City are going through a rough patch with three consecutive defeats, scoring just once and conceding eight times. Five of the last six meetings between the sides have seen Over 2.5 Goals and that can be found at 21/20, however, I’m sticking with form and backing Derby to claim all three points at even money.

Saturday 20 January

16/10 Bolton | 2/1 | Ipswich 17/10 (17:00)

Bolton might have fallen to a 2-0 defeat at Brentford but they will return to Macron Stadium, where they have won three of their last four matches, including back-to-back victories. Ipswich ground out a hard-earned 1-0 home win over Leeds but have struggled on the road of late, suffering three losses on the spin. I’m expecting a tight and cagey affair with the Under 2.5 Goals market tipped at 13/20.

23/20 Leeds | 21/10 | Millwall 47/20 (17:00)

Leeds come into this clash without a win in their last three matches but are undefeated in their last five games at home. Millwall are winless in their last 21 league travels, which dates back to the 10th of February 2017. Leeds have won the last five meetings at home against Millwall and look good value to build on that. The home win should be added to all multiples.

47/20 QPR | 43/20 | Middlesbrough 23/20 (17:00)

QPR have found a bit of form in recent weeks with two wins on the bounce. Middlesbrough are coming off a disappointing 1-0 home defeat against Fulham but have won back-to-back matches on the road. There is very little to choose from between the sides but the R’s should be slightly more confident coming into this contest. The teams are tipped to cancel each other out.

18/10 Sunderland | 21/10 | Hull 15/10 (17:00)

Basement-dwellers Sunderland have lost three of their last four matches, including a 4-0 thumping at Cardiff last weekend. The Black Cats have managed just one win from 13 games on home soil and should struggle here. Hull City are without a win in their last six matches and have registered just one win from 13 travels with three straight losses. Both teams will see this as an opportunity to bag maximum points and with that being said, I’m going with the Over 2.5 Goals market at 11/10.

27/20 Norwich | 43/20 | Sheffield United 39/20 (17:00)

Norwich and Sheffield United will square off on Saturday afternoon. The Canaries are unbeaten in their last four matches with three wins, while the Blades are winless in their last three games. Norwich have won the last five meetings at home against Sheffield United and look likely to add to their poor form. Back the home team to claim the win.

5/10 Aston Villa | 29/10 | Barnsley 11/2 (17:00)

Aston Villa have been in top form in recent weeks with three wins in a row, scoring seven goals without conceding. The Villains are unbeaten in their last five matches at home with three wins and will be determined to maintain that form. Barnsley have travelled dismally with just three wins from 13 matches. Aston Villa won the reverse tie 3-0 and are tipped to pull the double over their opponents.

2/1 Reading | 23/10 | Brentford 5/4 (17:00)

Reading have been terrible in recent weeks and are without a win in their last seven matches with four defeats. Brentford have been in top form with four wins from their last five matches. Their record on the road, however, leaves a lot to be desired. The last five meetings between the sides have seen both sides find the back of the net. Get on Both Teams to Score – Yes – at 13/20.

7/20 Fulham | 15/4 | Burton Albion (17:00)

Fulham have been superb at Craven Cottage in recent weeks with four consecutive wins. They are unbeaten in their last five matches and will be eager to add to that. Burton Albion find themselves struggling in the relegation zone but strangely enough, they have won their last three travels. The Brewers also won the reverse fixture 2-1 so I’m expecting an exciting contest. This is a bit of a left field call but Burton Albion are playing great counter-attacking football and I’m tipping them to hold Fulham to a draw.

7/20 Wolves | 7/2 | Nottingham 7/1 (17:00)

Wolves might have been held to a goalless draw at Barnsley last time out but they still have plenty of breathing space with 10 points the difference between themselves and second-placed Derby. At home they have been brilliant with nine wins from 11 games. Nottingham are winless in their last six matches with four defeats and their record on the road doesn’t bode well for their chances either. Take Wolves on the (-1) Handicap at even money.

15/20 Preston | 9/4 | Birmingham 38/10 (17:00)

Preston are off the back of a hard-fought 1-1 draw away to Millwall, while Birmingham were slaughtered last time out, going down 3-0 at home to Derby, keeping them second from bottom on the table. Both sides will be desperate to pick up some points here, which is likely to set up an attacking game of football. Both Teams to Score – Yes – is the way to go at 12/10.

16/10 Sheffield Wednesday | 21/10 | Cardiff 17/10 (19:30)

Sheffield Wednesday have been dismal on home soil in recent weeks with three consecutive losses, scoring just once and conceding six goals. Cardiff have lost back-to-back games on the road but are off the back of an impressive 4-0 home win against Sunderland. The Bluebirds will be buzzing with confidence following that victory and I’m expecting them to come out firing on all cylinders. The away win is on the cards.

TREBLE @ 12/1
Leeds Win 23/20
Norwich Win 27/20
Cardiff Win 17/10

Written by Aaron Crowie