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Championship betting tips: Cherries plot win in Wales

| 12.09.2021

Championship betting tips and odds

The favourites to win the Championship title this season occupy the top two slots heading into Saturday’s matches.

Fulham, 11/8 to win the title, took advantage of West Brom’s goalless draw with Derby by defeating Birmingham 4-1 during the week to return to the top of the table.

We have swerved the Cottagers’ clash with Reading for which they are 2/5 favourites and instead have three other Championship betting tips for the weekend.

Preston v West Brom

The Baggies took 25 shots on Tuesday night, nine of which were on target, but were held to a goalless draw by Derby after which head coach Valerien Ismael accused teams of playing for draws against his team.

West Brom are one of only two sides yet to lose in the second tier this season and are evens to win at Deepdale or 23/10 to draw, the outcome in Preston’s last two outings following Emil Riis Jakobsen’s equaliser in the fifth minute of stoppage time at Sheffield United this week.

The visitors have won the last five encounters with Preston, winning without conceding in both games during the 2019-20 season, and are 5/2 to win to nil.

That said, Preston are unbeaten in five in all competitions and have scored in all three home games, so an away win and both teams to score at 29/10 could be the way to go.

Cardiff v Bournemouth

Bournemouth’s unbeaten start to the season has put them in joint-second place with West Brom as they head to Wales as 6/4 favourites to pick up a fifth win of the season in the clash with Cardiff , who were deservedly beaten 1-0 by Coventry on Wednesday night.

The Cherries had to dig deep on Tuesday when they survived a late barrage in a 2-1 victory over QPR during which Dominic Solanke bagged his fifth goal in as many games and he can be backed at 13/8 to get on the scoresheet again.

Cardiff have made a steady start to the season with three wins and two draws from their first seven games and are 11/5 to draw like last season’s fixture which ended 1-1, with goals thrown into that market priced at 16/5.

There were goals at both ends in both of last season’s games which can be backed at 4/5 as one of our Championship betting tips bearing in mind five of the Bluebirds’ matches have ended that way.

Huddersfield v Nottingham Forest

Forest parted company with Chris Hughton this week after they were consigned to a sixth defeat of the season by Middlesbrough which left them rooted to the bottom of the table with just one point, but the Terriers are on an upward trajectory.

Town were tipped by many to be relegated at the end of the season, but Tuesday’s 3-0 win at Blackpool was their fourth win and means they are in the play-off spots ahead of the clash with Forest.

Huddersfield are 11/10 to win on Saturday when Steven Reid will take temporary charge of the visitors, who have made their worst start to a season in 100 years.

The hosts have won their last two home games without conceding and also kept a clean sheet on the coast this week, so they can be backed at 23/10 to win to nil or we go 7/2 on a home win and both teams to score bearing in mind Forest have at least scored in five of their seven games.

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Warren Barner