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Championship Accumulator: Watford kick off Easter treble

| 28.03.2013

The Easter weekend throws up a number of betting opportunities across all levels of English football.

But we focus on the Championship as we aim to bring up a treble, in the hope that our selections can gift punters a payout at more than 17/2.

Our first picks are Watford, who have experienced a blip recently in their bid to challenge for an automatic promotion spot.

The Hornets have lost their past two matches in a row, but back at Vicarage Road, look good at 10/11 to dispose of a Burnley side that have won just one of their past 10 games.

Prior to their recent dip in form, Gianfranco Zola’s men had lost only once in 10, and should build on a strong record against lower-half opposition here, by claiming an eighth home win opposite a bottom-12 side.

Next we look to Ewood Park, as a woefully out-of-form Blackburn Rovers welcome a Blackpool side that have won more games on their travels this season than at Bloomfield Road.

Included in those triumphs was a highly impressive victory over third-place Watford in their last away game, and at 19/10, they look overpriced to triumph over Paul Ince’s former club.

Rovers are winless in their past eight matches across all competitions, and have scored just three times in that period, indicating that the Tangerines have a very realistic chance to take a maximum-point haul away from this derby.

Play-off chasers Leicester round off our selections, as 8/11 hopes to best Millwall at the King Power Stadium.

Similarly to Watford, the Foxes have experienced a downturn in form of late, with no victories emanating from their past five outings.

Only two Championship sides have collected more home points than Nigel Pearson’s men however, with just one team finding the net more times on their own patch.

Add in that the Foxes possess the meanest defence in England’s second tier, and the hosts look even better value to beat visitors that have lost seven of their past nine league games.

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



John Klee