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Championship tips: Wins for Forest and Rotherham?

| 03.10.2018

After a barnstorming night of Championship football yesterday, there should be more of the same with another five fixtures this evening.

Two of the top four are in action, with West Bromwich Albion heading to Sheffield Wednesday, while Sheffield United visit Blackburn Rovers.

In fact the league is so close right now, that eight of tonight’s ten sides have a chance to be in the play-offs by the end of the evening. So let’s get stuck into it…

Sheffield Wednesday v West Bromwich Albion

Tonight’s televised game on Sky Sports, West Brom are starting to find their groove now.

The Baggies have won six of their last eight league games, including each of their last three.

Hosts Wednesday have lost only one of their last seven, however, and only one of ten at Hillsborough.

Darren Moore’s side are 19/10 favourites, with the Owls 27/10 and a draw 13/5. Both teams have scored in Wednesday’s last six home games, and 6/10 says it happens again.

Dwight Gayle has scored three goals in three games, and is 4/1 to net first.

Blackburn Rovers v Sheffield United

From Yorkshire to Lancashire, as Blackburn welcome Sheffield United to Ewood Park. Rovers sit 14th, but have only lost once this term, while the Blades go into this game in fourth place after an excellent start to the season.

Tony Mowbray’s hosts are unbeaten at home this season, but they’re 2/1 outsiders to win tonight. United are 7/5 favourites, while a draw (which would be Rovers’ seventh of the campaign) is 11/5.

Bradley Dack and Billy Sharp have both scored five goals apiece, they’re 11/2 and 9/2 respectively to score first.

Derby County v Norwich City

Ninth hosts eighth in the East Midlands as Norwich visit Frank Lampard’s Derby, so this should be an evenly-matched clash. The Rams are 21/20, with the Canaries 13/5 and a draw 23/10.

Norwich have won four on the spin, but they’ve only claimed two victories in their last 15 away games in the league. That’s up against Derby’s home form, which has seen them beaten only eight times in their previous 47 at Pride Park, and that might be the difference.

Nottingham Forest v Millwall

Having guided Middlesbrough to promotion in 2016, Aitor Karanka is looking to do the same with Nottingham Forest.

So far the Spaniard is doing pretty well. Forest have lost only once so far, and sit just two points off fifth place.

They’re odds-on at 20/23 to win at home to a Millwall side who are winless in seven. There’s 13/4 about Neil Harris’ men bagging only a second league win of the campaign, while 12/5 says it ends all-square at the City Ground.

Rotherham United v Bristol City

Rotherham are 5/2 outsiders to beat Bristol City tonight, but they’ve every reason to be confident.

The hosts have collected all of their 10 points this season on home soil. They’ve already beaten Derby and drawn with Stoke City.

The Robins may be 21/20 favourites, but they’re winless in three. They haven’t much away form to call upon either, winning only two of their last 17 away games. A draw is 12/5.

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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.