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Brighton bounce back with crucial win – but Huddersfield keep the pressure on

| 08.03.2017

It may have been a quiet week in three of the Football League’s four divisions, but on Tuesday night it was full steam ahead in the Championship.

It proved to be a big night for promotion hopefuls Brighton, who bounced back from successive defeats to win 2-0 at Rotherham and gain some crucial momentum.

The south coast outfit are 1/8 to go up, but they were in to 1/25 less than a fortnight ago.

And the win was even more important given that Huddersfield also won, 1-0 at home to Aston Villa.

David Wagner’s Terriers also have a game in hand on the top two, meaning they could close to within just three points of Chris Hughton’s Seagulls.

And Newcastle’s 0-0 draw away at Reading means the Magpies still aren’t totally out of reach either.

Our traders say the Yorkshire side are 11/8 to go up, in from, 6/1 at the turn of the year.

With 10 gameweeks to go, the pressure isn’t letting up and Brighton host Derby County on Friday night, before travelling to fellow promotion chasers Leeds United.

Meanwhile, Huddersfield face a tricky trip to Brentford this weekend before visiting a Bristol City side who are desperately hoping to avoid the drop.

The Robins will have noted Wolves’ dismal run of late, with the Black Country outfit plummeting into a relegation battle.

Paul Lambert’s men ended a run of five straight defeats with a 0-0 draw at Ipswich, but nevertheless they are now just a point above the bottom three.

They aren’t the only Midlands side sinking to the wrong end of the table either, with Birmingham City also in freefall.

The Blues have lost their way since parting company with Gary Rowett, and hopes of a play-off spot have turned into an ugly slide down the table.

Rowett’s successor Gianfranco Zola has won just two of his 17 games in charge of the St Andrew’s outfit, who slumped to a 1-0 loss at home to Wigan this week.

So with just over two months to go, it’s all to play for at both ends of the table.

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



Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.