C’ship Accumulator: Ipswich head 44/1 fourfold
This weekend brings about the last fixtures of 2012 and we’re looking to ensure punters end the year in fine style with a 44/1 fourfold windfall.
Cardiff to beat Millwall @ 3/4
Malky Mackay’s side will top the Championship table going into the New Year irrespective of the result here and have responded to their shock defeat to Peterborough by beating two promotion rivals in as many games.
They face a Millwall side who are enduring a bit of a wobble at the moment, winning just one of their last five games which suggests that the wheels may finally be coming off their unexpected play-off surge.
The Lions lost at home to Barnsley last time and will have a hard time avoiding a repeat of that result against the high-flying Bluebirds.
Ipswich to beat Wolves @ 11/5
The Tractor Boys have seen an immediate improvement in their on-pitch fortunes following Mick McCarthy’s arrival at the club and you wouldn’t back against him getting one over on his former employers when he returns to Molineux.
They’ve lost just three of the 11 games with the former Wolves boss at the helm and a Boxing Day win over Charlton was their fourth in six games.
Wanderers just aren’t clicking under Stale Solbakken and were thumped 3-0 at home to Peterborough last time out. This was the seventh home game of eight in which they have failed to win and the visitors can definitely make it nine here.
Blackpool to beat Middlesbrough @ 23/10
Tony Mowbray’s promotion chasing Boro side play host to an undoubted bogey team here and Michael Appleton is likely to be enjoying a just a third win as Blackpool boss come the final whistle.
Since the home side’s relegation from the Premier League three seasons ago, they’ve met the Tangerines five times. Four of these have ended in defeat, including a 4-1 drubbing at Bloomfield Road earlier in the campaign.
They’re worth a punt to put a festive dent into Boro’s bid to return to the top-flight at long odds.
Charlton to beat Derby @ 7/5
Derby are one of the Championship’s most dependable sides – at home they usually win, on the road they’re generally useless.
They’ve suffered defeat in five of their last six games away from Pride Park; their only win in that period coming against hapless Bristol City. Charlton are more than capable of worsening their poor away record despite a far from stellar record at The Valley.
The Addicks are without a win in five, but have lost just one of their last four at home and should get their season back on track in the final home game of the year.
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