Let’s quickly forget about last week’s Championship four-fold; a few surprise results sent shockwaves across the second tier.
We get knocked down from time to time but we always get up again –and we’ve got a 7/1 accumulator for you guys this weekend. Check out our thoughts, headed by Millwall at home against Sunderland, below…
MIDDLESBROUGH vs Leeds United
At the beginning of the campaign, Middlesbrough were tipped for automatic promotion but it hasn’t panned out that way.
Aitor Karanka, now the Nottingham Forest boss, was replaced by Tony Pulis and Boro fans will be quietly confident of finishing in the playoff spots. 4/5 for a home win represents solid value in this fixture.
Meanwhile, Leeds have shown signs of a mid-season revival following Thomas Christiansen’s departure. The visitors are unbeaten in three league games and the Whites could push Boro close on that form.
However, Leeds have picked up just two points from their last five away fixtures and they are winless on the road since Boxing Day. Another defeat beckons…
TIP: Middlesbrough to win @ 4/5
DERBY COUNTY vs FULHAM
Matej Vydra has scored 17 Championship goals so far this season – the Derby forward is averaging a goal every 120 minutes in England’s second tier.
With four goals in his previous eight league games, he is in decent form and Rams supporters will be backing the Czech star to get his name on the scoreboard here.
But Fulham are no slouches in the final third and the 7/10 currently available for both teams to score should be snapped up. 17-year-old Ryan Sessegnon is a supreme talent and he could be Fulham’s difference maker here.
Sessegnon is in fantastic form, scoring eight goals, assisting two and earning two Man of the Match awards in his previous league games. Expect an entertaining affair at Pride Park.
TIP: Both teams to score @ 7/10
MILLWALL vs Sunderland
With three wins on the spin, Milwall are starting to build momentum after a slow start to the season. Currently seven points behind sixth placed Sheffield United, the Lions are still very much in playoff contention.
Millwall have conceded just two league goals since winning 4-3 at Leeds in January and the form book suggests that Millwall should win this fairly comfortably.
Chris Coleman's nightmare Sunderland tenure continues. The Black Cats are rock bottom of the Championship table and the former Wales manager has a real job on his hands to avoid relegation.
Millwall are a great price at 8/11 to secure another victory – Sunderland are in BIG trouble despite salvaging a draw against Boro last weekend.
TIP: Millwall to win @ 8/11
SHEFFIELD UNITED vs Burton Albion (POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER)
With Billy Sharp and Leon Clarke in fine form, Sheffield United are blessed with two of the division’s most dangerous attacking options.
Between them, they’ve scored 27 league goals in 34 games – an incredible record. The Blades could run riot at Bramall Lane; Burton Albion have conceded 60 goals (only Sunderland have conceded more) so far this campaign.
Five of Burton’s seven Championship wins have come away from home and that statistic may give underdog backers some confidence.
The visitors won at Barnsley in their previous away fixture but this is going to take some effort. United have lost just five home matches all season; I can’t see the Blades (4/9 in 888sport's Championship odds) falling short in this one.
TIP: Sheffield United to win @ 4/9
*Odds subject to change - correct at time of writing*