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Championship acca: Champions Cardiff to party against Bolton

| 26.04.2013

As the Championship season draws to a close, there is still plenty to play for in England’s second tier.

And we kept that in mind when compiling our fourfold, which would give returns of more than 27/1 were all selections to prove successful.

However, we side with a team whose fate is already determined firstly, indulging in league winners Cardiff’s 7/5 price to overcome Bolton in Wales.

The hosts have lost only twice on their own patch this term, a statistic boding well opposing a team that has suffered 11 defeats on the road.

And the Championship’s meanest defence can be expected to contribute to a 26th victory of their title-winning season, over a Trotters outfit that have lost three of their last four away games.

We feel Nottingham Forest can capitalise on any potential Bolton slip-up meanwhile, and re-ignite their hopes of a top-six finish via justification of 5/4 odds to win at Millwall.

Despite a recent blip that sees Forest winless in six, they remain within touching distance of the play-offs, and can move closer still by succeeding against the division’s joint worst home attack.

The Lions are in similarly dismal form themselves too, winning only one of their past seven matches in all competitions, and scoring just four times within this period.

Huddersfield would benefit from the materialisation of the last predicted result, and such circumstances would mean the Terriers can leapfrog Millwall in the divisional standings if they can triumph away to Bristol City.

Mark Robins’ men are 11/8 to overcome already-relegated City, who possess the Championship’s joint fourth-worst home record this term.

The Terriers’ two victories in their last three, along with the red-hot Jermaine Beckford’s four strikes in those games, are further reasons to side with the visitors here.

And finally, we believe Ipswich can ultimately confirm their Championship status by means of a Portman Road success over Birmingham at 6/5.

The Tractor Boys have won four of their last five home games, conceding just twice during this time, whilst they have also triumphed in six of their past eight East Anglian matches without being breached.

They can claim a 10th home win of the season against a Blues side that although in decent form, have nothing left to play for this term.

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



John Klee