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Championship Accumulator: Backing home sides best profit-making method

| 19.02.2013

A host of Championship action supplements Champions League football this week, and it is England’s second tier we look to for our midweek accumulator.

In a bet that would return at odds marginally shorter than 14/1, home sides account for 100 per cent of our selections.

Cardiff are our first choice, as we feel the league leaders are far too long at 10/11 to record a 14th win in 16 Cardiff City Stadium games against Brighton.

Malky Mackay’s men’s weekend success over Bristol City was their third in their last four home matches, whilst Brighton haven’t won away since New Year’s Day.

Our next selection are Burnley, who can breathe life into their faint play-off hopes by overcoming woeful travellers Middlesbrough at Turf Moor.

11/10 to win, the Clarets have conceded only six goals in nine home games since Sean Dyche took charge, a statistic boding well when opposing travellers with only 19 goals on the road this season.

And with only 23rd-place Bristol City losing more away games than ‘Boro this season, Tony Mowbray’s visitors look set for another miserable trip.

We then take Leicester at 4/7 to beat Charlton as the third leg of our accumulator.

The Foxes have lost only two King Power Stadium matches this term, winning 11, whilst only Crystal Palace have scored more goals at their own ground.

In the visiting Addicks they meet a side winless in four, and one which hasn’t won away to Leicester since 1991.

Finally, the division’s form team are chosen to round off our accumulator, as we confide in 11/8 Barnsley to triumph over out-of-sorts Wolves at Oakwell.

The Tykes have won seven of their last eight matches in all competitions, and know that a win tonight would see them climb out of the relegation zone at their opponents’ expense.

As Dean Saunders still searches for his first win as Molineux chief in his seventh game at the helm, the aforementioned scenario looks likely.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



John Klee