April 12, 2014

Championship Betting Tips

This weekend brings with it another round of interesting championship fixtures.

Burnley face Middlesbrough, knowing that if they get 3 points, and third-placed Derby fail to beat Huddersfield, they will secure automatic promotion to return to the Premier League.

Burnley expect to welcome back top scorer Danny Ings and midfielder Dean Marney, but still miss Junior Stanislas as a result of a hamstring injury. Middlesbrough are without Kenneth Omeruo and Ben Gibson through suspension.

Middlesbrough won the earlier meeting this season 1-0 at the Riverside Stadium in December, and go into the match in good form, having only lost one of their last 8 games, winning three. Their only defeat in that spell came at the expense of QPR. They have struggled on the road, winning only once in their last 7 away games, beating Brighton 2 weeks ago 2-0.

Burnley on the other hand have only lost once at Turf Moor this season, to promoted Leicester 2 weeks ago, and will go into this fixture desperate to formally secure their promotion to the premier league for only the second time.

Back Burnley to beat Middlesbrough at 9/10 with Bet365, and for Danny Ings to be first goalscoerer at 16/5 with Paddy Power.

Unfortunately for Burnley, I expect Derby to beat Huddersfield at home, and prolong their campaign for automatic promotion by another week. Given their home form, go for Derby to win to nil, best priced 9/5 with BetVictor.

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