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Woodgate early favourite in Next Middlesbrough Manager Betting

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Former club defender Jonathan Woodgate is the new favourite to take over at Middlesbrough. Boro and Tony Pulis parted company this week after talks with the club didn’t go the way of the manager this week. Middlesbrough missed out on promotion after a seventh-place finish in the Championship, one spot outside of the playoffs.

Next Middlesbrough Manager Odds*

Jonathan Woodgate 11/10
Chris Hughton 3/1
Danny Cowley 8/1
Michael Reiziger 8/1
Aitor Karanka 10/1
Sol Campbell 16/1
Mikel Arteta 20/1
Nigel Pearson 25/1
Philip Neville 25/1
David Moyes 25/1
Steven Gerrard 33/1
Carlos Carvalhal 33/1
* (betting odds taken from William Hill on May 17th, 2019 at 5:04 pm)

The finished the season with the joint-best defensive record in the second tier, but they were the lowest scorers of all teams who finished in the top half of the table. They came up short in their playoff push despite them winning five of their last six games.

Pulis had been charge of the Teessiders since December 2017 and last season they knocked on the door of a return to the top flight but fell at the semi-final stage of the playoffs to Aston Villa. This was a crucial season for them financially.

Their parachute payments received by clubs for two years following relegation from the Premier League will now cease for the 2019/20 season.

So where do Boro turn next?

Former Real Madrid defender Jonathan Woodgate is the early 11/10 favourite with William Hill in Next Middlesbrough manager betting* (betting odds taken from William Hill on May 17th, 2019 at 5:04 pm). In that early market, it was Woodgate who was the most backed man by punters.

The man closest to him at the head of the early market is former Brighton man Chris Hughton, who has already been linked heavily with Celtic. Another of the names linked with Celtic, current England Women’s boss Phil Neville is a longer 25/1 shot* (betting odds taken from William Hill on May 17th, 2019 at 5:04 pm)

Aitor Karanka is at 10/1 to make a return to the Riverside with Michael Reiziger and Danny Cowley at 8/1* (betting odds taken from William Hill on May 17th, 2019 at 5:04 pm)

17th May 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting

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Bookmakers make Villa 8/13 favourites to earn promotion

Championship Betting

It is Aston Villa and Derby who will be stepping out at Wembley in the Championship Play-Off Final. The Championship play-off final is the richest game in English football, with the huge prize being a place among the elite in the country next season.

Premier League football awaits one of these next season. Which one will it be? It is Aston Villa who are the 6/5 favourites with bookmakers to win the Wembley duel* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 16th, 2019 at 3:16 p.m.)

Derby v Aston Villa Odds*

Aston Villa 6/5
Draw 11/5
Derby 12/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 16th, 2019 at 3:16 p.m.)

Villains see off rivals

Aston Villa met their Midlands rivals West Brom in their Championship play-off semi-final. The Villains took a 2-1 lead at home in the first leg, so went to the Hawthorns with something to defend. They lost 1-0 on the night, as the Baggies came back hard at them. However, there is no away goal rule in the playoffs, which worked in Villa’s favour.

Instead, the game went to a penalty shootout. It was Villa who stormed out to a lead in that as West Brom missed their first two kicks. Tammy Abraham sealed the deal for Villa to give them a 4-3 shootout success. So after a three-year absence from the top flight, Aston Villa have just one more step to go to end that. They are 8/13 for Promotion* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 16th, 2019 at 3:16 p.m.).

Gritty Rams pull through

Derby though pulled off some heroics in their semi-final against Leeds after looking down and out. The Rams were already 1-0 down in the tie from the first leg at home, and when they conceded the opening goal of the second leg at Elland Road, things looked pretty dire for them. On the stroke of half time, though, substitute Jack Marriott made the most of a mistake in the Leeds backline to tie the game up.

That changed the whole complexion of the game. Derby came out roaring in the second half, Mason Mount striking just after the restart which meant that it was game on. Derby stayed on the front foot picking up a stunning 4-2 win on the night to move through to the play-off final. It would be some achievement for Rams boss Frank Lampard in his first season in charge to get the club up to the top flight.

Head to head

In the head to head between the two sides this season, it is Aston Villa who held a clear advantage. They powered their way to a 3-0 success at Pride Park in the first league meeting, before taking a 4-0 win over them back on home soil. Derby have taken just one win in their last nine games against Villa.

16th May 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting

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Leeds v Derby Prediction & Betting Tips, 15th May 2019

Championship Betting

Leeds v Derby Championship Preview, 15th May 7.45pm

Leeds shook off some poor form at the end of the regular season to give themselves an advantage going into the second leg of this playoff semi-final. Leeds will head back to Elland Road with a 1-0 advantage in the tie now. Will that be enough for the Whites to hold on and make it through? Will Derby have enough about them to mount a comeback? Read our Leeds v Derby betting tips for more.

Leeds v Derby Betting Odds*

Leeds 8/11
Draw 13/5
Derby 15/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 12th, 2019 at 3:28 p.m.)


Leeds News and Form

Leeds have a good advantage behind them now for this playoff tie. They badly needed that positive at Pride Park in the first leg of this semi-final too, as they fell out of form at the end of the regular season. Leeds took just the one point from their final four league games of the season. So they were struggling there and had lost back to back away games as well. Across the course of the regular season, Leeds posted a W14 D4 L5 record for the season at Elland Road. In their last five games of the regular season though they only posted a W2 D1 L2 record, taking one point from their final two games played.

Leeds averaged 1.65 goals per home game in the course of the regular season and had their defensive strengths as well. They conceded at an under a goal per game on average. In total Leeds earned a clean sheet in 39% of their home fixtures. They finished the regular season on a four-match scoring streak of form at Elland Road, and they were level at the halftime break in 12 of their home fixtures. Leeds scored 63% of their home goals in the second period of matches and they opened the scoring in 14 of their games. The Whites closed out the season with the fifth best home record of all teams in the Championship and the third-best defence overall.

Derby News and Form

The Rams were carrying great form through to the end of the regular season with them, so it was a little surprising that they let the home advantage slip in this tie. The Rams were on a four-match winning streak of form before the loss against Leeds in this first game of this tie. Now, what can they come up with on the road? Derby are unbeaten in their last three away games, drawing two of those. Across the course of the regular season, they came up with seven away wins in a W7 D7 L9 record. They lost three of their five away games against the top five finishers.

Derby averaged 1.26 goals per away game, conceding at an average of 1.5 per road game. They did struggle for their away clean sheets, taking one in just 13% of their road fixtures. Of the seven wins that they did take away from home during the season, five of them were by a one-goal margin. Five of their nine away defeats were by a one-goal margin only. Derby finished the season on a six-match scoring streak, but how costly will that blank at Pride Park be? Derby only managed to open the scoring in one away game. They are going to have their work cut out for them.

Leeds v Derby Tips & Odds

Leeds to win by a one-goal margin at 13/5
Under 2.5 goals at 10/11
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 12th, 2019 at 3:28 p.m.)

Who will win – Leeds v Derby Predictions

The confidence that Leeds will have taken from their first leg success will have been huge. They can afford to be patient now and take the string out of this second leg. Another low scoring game could be on the cards. Leeds to win to nil.

13th May 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting

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West Brom v Aston Villa Prediction & Betting Tips, 14th May 2019

Championship Betting

West Brom v Aston Villa Championship Preview, 14th May 8.00pm

This tie is still very much in the balance after the Villains took a 2-1 home win in the first leg of this semi-final tie. Will that be enough for them to defend as they head out to the Hawthorns? West Brom have been carrying some massively strong home form recently and may well be able to mount a fightback in this Midlands derby. Read our West Brom v Aston Villa betting tips for more.

West Brom v Aston Villa Betting Odds*

West Brom 7/5
Aston Villa 7/4
Draw 5/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 12th, 2019 at 3:28 p.m.)


West Brom News and Form

The Baggies have some home form behind them and that away goal in the first leg could prove to be crucial. It would have been a long way back without that one. West Brom have won their last five home games in a row, undefeated in seven now at the Hawthorns. It’s not just that, but they have been on fire in front of goal as well. Albion have netted at least two goals in each of their last five home games, so have enough in their current scoring form to turn this tie around. Each of the last five games played at the Hawthorns have ended up going over 2.5 goals. West Brom scored 68% of their home goals in the second half of matches but did also conceded 65% of goals after the break.

West Brom averaged 2.3 goals per home game this season, with 65% of games there making it over 2.5 goals. What should make this exciting is that they didn’t particularly have a great season of things in defence. West Brom only managed a clean sheet in 13% of their home games this season. That led to 83% of fixtures at the Hawthorns seeing both teams score in the game. Of the twelve home wins that West Brom took during the season, eight of them were by a margin of at least two goals.

Aston Villa News and Form

The Villains are on a fantastic run of seven matches undefeated away from home. It has been brilliant stuff from them, with Villa picking up a win in five of those seven games. That was a five-match away winning streak that they had been on before they picked up a 1-1 draw at Leeds in their final away game of the regular season. The Villains though did fail to take an away win in any of their four games against the teams who finished above them (D2 L2). One of those was a 2-2 draw at West Brom, which would suit them just fine if it happened again. The overall away form of Villa during the regular season was W9 D8 L6.

Villa averaged 1.4 goals per away game, conceding at just over a goal per game. Of the wins that they took, six of the nine were by a margin of at least two goals. Aston Villa are on seven match scoring streak on their travels, scoring in each of their last fourteen games played now after the first leg of this semi-final. The Villains were sat level at the break in 14 of their 23 away games for the season. They produced 66% of their away goals in the second half of matches. Aston Villa finished the regular season as the third highest scorers in the Premier League games. One of the two teams to score more was West Brom.

West Brom v Aston Villa Tips & Odds

Both teams to score at 8/13
Draw half time at 6/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 12th, 2019 at 3:28 p.m.)

Who will win – West Brom v Aston Villa Predictions

West Brom do have the home form to get themselves back into this tie, with plenty of goals having been put on the scoreboard recently at the Hawthorns. However, Villa are a threat and it’s not going to be that easy for the home side. West Brom to win by a one-goal margin.

12th May 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting

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Derby v Leeds Prediction & Betting Tips, 11th May 2019

Championship Betting

Derby v Leeds Championship Preview, 11th May 5.15pm

At one stage of the season, it looked as if Derby had blown their chances of reaching the playoffs this season. But the strong finish got them there in the end, the Rams having to hold their nerve. As for Leeds, a poor run of form over their final four matches of the season saw them squander a golden chance at automatic promotion. Can they pick themselves back up to challenge in this play-off semi-final? Read our Derby v Leeds betting tips for more.

Derby v Leeds Betting Odds*

Derby 6/4
Leeds 17/10
Draw 12/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 5th, 2019 at 4:56 p.m.)


Derby News and Form

Between the middle of February and early April, Derby managed to win just two of 10 league games and they didn’t look as if they were going to be partaking in playoff action this season. However, they rallied themselves well with Frank Lampard guiding his troops to 4 wins in their last six league games (D2). So that was a fantastic run of form and there were a couple of tough games in that sequence as well. They managed to earn a 2-0 away win at Bristol city who were still in the mix for a run at the playoffs at the time, and then on the final day of the season Derby made sure of their own playoff fate by beating West Brom at Pride Park.

The home form of Derby over the course of the season was W13 D7 L3. They produced a mixed bag of results from their five games against the teams who finished above them in the table, Derby going W2 D1 L2 from those five games. They averaged 1.7 goals per home game this season and they were impressive at the back, conceding at under a goal per home fixture. In total, Derby claimed a clean sheet in 37% of home games. Of their 13 home successes for the season, nine of them were by a margin of at least two goals. Derby are on a seven match undefeated streak of form home form and they have scored at least two goals in each of their last four home fixtures.

Derby v Leeds Head to Head

Leeds won 4-1 at Derby earlier this season
Leeds are undefeated in three league games against the Rams (W2 L1)
Derby have won one of their last four at home against Leeds (D1 L2)
Leeds are on a five-match scoring streak against the Rams

Leeds News and Form

Well, it certainly turned all bit sour for Leeds at the end of the season. They managed to claim just the one point in their final four games of the campaign and pretty much summing up their demise, was a 3-2 away defeat at bottom side Ipswich on the final day of the season. So there has to be some concern over them ahead of this tough play-off semi-final. Basically, these had just lost their way with three defeats in their last four away games of the season as well (W1). So this is actually a big tough mental battle for them now. But they can take confidence from their performances in big away games during the course of the regular season. From their five away matches against other top six finishers leave produced a W4 L1 record.

The overall away form of Leeds this season was W11 D4 L8 and they average 1.5 goals per away game. In total, they claimed a clean sheet in 36% of their away games for the season. In 13 of their 23 away games during the regular season, Leeds were sat level at the halftime break in games. Seven of their 11 away wins recorded were by just the one goal margin only. The Whites scored 66% of their away goals in the second period of their away games. To finish the season, Leeds failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their final four games they are really going to need to rediscover their defensive strength ahead of this first leg away test against Derby. Leeds did finish the regular season with the third best defensive record in the second tier.

Derby v Leeds Tips & Odds

Derby to win outright at 6/4
Under 2.5 goals at 4/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 5th, 2019 at 4:56 p.m.)

Who will win – Derby v Leeds Predictions

Give the respective form of these two at the end of the season, Burnley look well primed to earn a good advantage for themselves in the first leg of this semi-final tie. Leeds have just lost confidence in themselves. Derby to win.

7th May 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting

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Aston Villa v West Brom Prediction & Betting Tips, 11th May 2019

Championship Betting

Aston Villa v West Brom Championship Preview, 11th May 12.30pm

Aston Villa make another attempt at the Championship play-offs, just as they did last season. The Villains who finished the season in pretty strong form will be taking on their Midlands rivals West Brom in what should be a heated play-off tie. There is not likely to be too many quarters given between them in this one. It should be a fiercely competitive nailbiter. Read our Aston Villa v West Brom betting tips for more.

Aston Villa v West Brom Betting Odds*

Aston Villa evens
Draw 5/2
West Brom 13/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 5th, 2019 at 4:56 p.m.)


Aston Villa News and Form

If you’re back towards the end of last year they didn’t look as if Aston Villa were going to be anywhere near the playoffs. However, when the start of March came along the Villains managed to put together a massive 10 match winning streak in the Championship. That got them over the finish line. They failed win either of their last two games in the regular season, claiming an away draw at Leeds before losing their very final game of the season against Championship winners Norwich. They won’t care about that though, they are in the playoffs with another shot at getting back to the top flight. During the course of the regular season, Aston Villa produced a home record of W11 D8 L4.

During the course of those games, Aston Villa averaged over two goals per home game and 74% of all fixtures at Villa Park went over 2.5 goals. Both teams scored in 70% of league fixtures there. Aston Villa have scored in each of their last 13 league games and in each of their last six on home soil. The Villains were also leading at the halftime break in 11 of their home fixtures this season. Aston Villa were on a five-match winning streak in the league at home before their final day reverse against Norwich. Of the goals which they did concede at home during the regular season, 64% were in the second half of fixtures. Aston Villa opened the scoring in 14 of their 23 home fixtures.

Aston Villa v West Brom Head to Head

West Brom have won their last two visits to Villa Park
West Brom have three clean sheets in four against Villa
Villa are winless in four against the Baggies
Both teams have scored in one of the last five meetings

West Brom News and Form

West Brom put together a pretty strong finish towards the end of the season, winning three of their final five matches (D1 L1). They did suffer a loss out at Derby, another of the playoff teams, on the final day of the season now. What really pushed them towards the finish was some powerful form at the Hawthorns. Funnily enough, they were going so strongly away from home up and still around mid-February and then things started to fall apart a bit with their away form. West Brom have claimed just one victory in their last six away games, losing four of those in a sequence. So that is a bit of a question mark over them for this first leg.

The overall away form of West Brom this season is W11 D4 L8 and they did win three of their four away games against other top five finishers this season (L1). That includes their 2-0 away victory at Villa Park. During the regular season campaign, West Brom averaged 1.5 goals per away game but this struggle defensively with a clean sheet in just 26% of fixtures. The Baggies have earned just one clean sheet in their last seven games out on the road. Of the 11 away wins that West Brom took during the regular season, eight of those were by a one-goal margin. West Brom were just one of two sides to score more league goals during their Championship campaign them Aston Villa.

Aston Villa v West Brom Tips & Odds

Over 2.5 goals at 10/11
Aston Villa to win outright at evens
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 5th, 2019 at 4:56 p.m.)

Who will win – Aston Villa v West Brom Predictions

This should be some fantastic play-off semi-final action between these two. There should be plenty of goals flying around over the course of the two matches. Perhaps West Brom’s away form isn’t quite there at the moment, so it may well be Aston Villa who claim an advantage in this fixture. Home win.

7th May 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting

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Stoke v Sheffield United Prediction & Betting Tips, 5th May 2019

Championship Betting

Stoke v Sheffield United Championship Preview, 5th May 12.30pm

Stoke are settled in a bottom half of the table result for the season. There hasn’t been much to get their fans excited really with them having drawn almost half of all their league games this season. Sheffield United have to go and get a win there on the weekend to potentially pip Norwich to the league title. Read our Stoke v Sheffield United betting tips for more.

Stoke v Sheffield United Betting Odds*

Sheffield United 6/5
Stoke 5/2
Draw 5/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 3rd, 2019 at 4:54 p.m.)


Stoke News and Form

With little surprise, Stoke drew their last game, a 0-0 affair at Millwall. That was their third draw in their last four games (L1). Stoke have managed just the two league wins in their last fourteen played. They have drawn ten of those fourteen games, which is pretty ridiculous. Six of the ten drawn games in that sequence were 0-0 results. It has left the Potters with a W8 D8 L6 home record this season. So they are a tough side to beat. Stoke have scored 24 goals at home this season, conceding 22.

Just 32% of Stoke’s home games have gone over 2.5 goals this season. Only 36% of their home games has seen both teams score in. Stoke are currently on a four-match sequence of home draws and they are W1 D5 in their last six home fixtures. The Potters have opened the scoring in exactly half of their home fixture. Seven times one of their home games have been 0-0 at halftime and another seven have seen Stoke 1-0 up at the break. It’s just pretty average wherever you look for them. Except in goal scoring output. Only the related Ipswich and Bolton have scored fewer than they have done.

Stoke v Sheffield United Head to Head

The Potters and United played out a 1-1 draw earlier this season
Both teams have scored in just three of the last eight meetings
Sheffield United won their last visit to Stoke 1-0 in 2007
Four of the last six between them at Stoke have ended in a draw

Sheffield United News and Form

The Blades are on a three-match winning streak at the moment and they are undefeated in their last six (W4 D2). It has been a really strong finish to the season for them and they do have a shot at top spot. In order to do that they have to win this game and hope that Norwich lose. The Blades have taken a W11 D6 L5 record on their travels this season and they are currently without defeat in their last eight league games away from Bramall Lane

This season on their travels the Blades have scored an average of 1.5 goals per away game. They have conceded at an average of a goal per away game, but have taken a clean sheet in 41% of all their road games. Six of their eleven away successes have been by a one-goal margin only. Sheffield United have scored in each of their last ten league games and they have been levelled at the halftime break in 11 of their 22 road games. Only leaders Norwich have a better away record than the Blades have this season, but no-one has bettered the defensive output of the Blades this season in the Championship.

Stoke v Sheffield United Tips & Odds

Sheffield United to win to nil at 11/4
Sheffield United to win by a one-goal margin at 11/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 3rd, 2019 at 4:54 p.m.)

Who will win – Stoke v Sheffield United Predictions

Sheffield United have the power to finish the season on a high note, whether or not it gets them the league title is another thing. They should be able to go and edge their way post a Stoke side who are tough to break down but offer little going forward. Away win.

4th May 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting

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Aston Villa v Norwich Prediction & Betting Tips, 5th May 2019

Championship Betting

Aston Villa v Norwich Championship Preview, 5th May 12.30pm

A point will be enough for Norwich to be crowned Championship champions this season. It would be a pretty fitting reward for such a powerful campaign. Aston Villa will be facing the stress of the playoffs after their superb run of form. They have locked down a fifth place finish. Read our Aston Villa v Norwich betting tips for more.

Aston Villa v Norwich Betting Odds*

Norwich 6/4
Aston Villa 19/10
Dare 13/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 3rd, 2019 at 4:54 p.m.)


Aston Villa News and Form

The Villains had their ten-match winning streak snapped last weekend, as they were held to a 1-1 draw against Leeds. They are still running on a brilliant five-match home winning streak though and so they could have enough to trip up the Canaries. The home form this season of the Villains is W11 D8 L3 but they have had a few struggles on home soil against some of the stronger teams. They are D1 L2 in their home games against the current top four. Aston Villa are on a twelve match scoring streak in the league currently.

On home soil they have produced an average of 2.2 goals per home game and 73% of their home game have gone over 2.5 goals. Six of Villa’s eleven home wins this season have been by a one-goal margin. They have been leading at half time in 11 of their home games. Of the goals which they have conceded at Villa Park this season, 65% of them have been in the second half of games. The Villains have opened the scoring in 14 of their 22 home fixtures this season. Only Norwich and West Brom have produced more league goals than Villa this season.

Aston Villa v Norwich Head to Head

Norwich earned a 2-1 home win over Villa earlier this season
Norwich have won the last two league meetings
Each of the last three meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Villa are on a four-match winning streak at home over Norwich

Norwich News and Form

So can Norwich hold out for a point? This is actually a tricky game for them to finish with. They should have already had the league title locked down by now but they have drawn four of their last five games. They collected a 2-1 win over Blackburn last weekend to snap a four-match sequence of drawn games. This season on their travels Norwich have produced a superb return of W11 D9 L2. They are undefeated in their last six out on the road. If you combine home and away games, Norwich are unbeaten in 13.

The Canaries have scored in each of their last 26 league games, but they have not gone without a clean sheet in any of their last five. Six of their eleven away wins this season have happened by a one-goal margin. The Canaries have been level at half time in exactly half of their away games. They have come up with 65% of their away goals in the second half of fixtures. It has been a wonderful season from them. They boast the best away record in the division and they are also the league’s top goal scorers. Just one more point and they will handed the Championship trophy.

Aston Villa v Norwich Tips & Odds

Aston Villa to win outright at 19/10
Over 2.5 goals at 8/13
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 3rd, 2019 at 4:54 p.m.)

Who will win – Aston Villa v Norwich Predictions

The draw is a good fit for this one. Aston Villa will be looking to defend their unbeaten run heading to the playoffs, while it is just a point that Norwich needs to get the title and shut the door in Sheffield United’s face. Draw.

4th May 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting

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Hull v Bristol City Prediction & Betting Tips, 5th May 2019

Championship Betting

Hull v Bristol City Championship Preview, 5th May 12.30pm

The Tigers are set for a mid-table finish but they aren’t carrying much form with them at the end of the season. This game is all about Bristol City’s outside chance of making the top six to reach the playoffs. In order to that, they have to win and hope that Derby lose and Middlesbrough do nothing more than draw. Read our Hull v Bristol City betting tips for more.

Hull v Bristol City Betting Odds*

Bristol City 11/8
Hull 2/1
Draw 11/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 3rd, 2019 at 4:54 p.m.)


Hull News and Form

Hull have taken the one point from their last four league games. During that sequence of games, they have conceded eight goals. The home record of Hull this season reads W11 D5 L6 so it hasn’t been bad from them at all. A look at who those wins have come against though tells a clear story. They have gone W8 D2 at home against sides currently 15th or lower in the table. That’s just three of their home wins against top half of the table sides. Hull suffered a loss in their last home game at 3-0 reverse against Sheffield United.

That though is the only defeat that the Tigers have suffered in their last thirteen league home fixtures. In total they have taken a clean sheet in 36% of home games, having scored at an average of 1.6 goals per home game. Of their eleven home wins, seven of them have been by a margin of at least two goals. They have gone without a clean sheet in any of their last four home games, all four of those fixtures going over 2.5 goals. The Tigers have been leading at the halftime break in 10 of their home games. They have scored nearly 60% of their home goals in the second period of fixtures though.

Hull v Bristol City Head to Head

Bristol City claimed a 1-0 home win over Hull earlier this season
The Robins are unbeaten in their last three league games against Hull
Four of the last five meetings in all companies have gone over 2.5 goals
Hull have lost just one of their six previous Championship home games against the Robins

Bristol City News and Form

Bristol City picked up a 2-1 win at Millwall in midweek to keep their outside chances of finishing the top six alive. That shook them out of a slump in form too as they had taken just one point from their previous four league matches. The away record of Bristol City is at W11 D4 L7 this season and had lost two in a row before that success at Millwall in midweek. Overall this season Bristol City have actually taken a clean sheet in 41% of their away games. Only 41% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals this season.

Of the away wins that the Robins have taken this season, nine of the eleven have been by a one-goal margin only. That’s all they need in this one, plus other results to go their way. Bristol City though haven’t taken a clean sheet in any of their last seven games, home and away. The Robins have been sat level at the break in 12 of their 22 road games and they have scored 67% of their road goals in the second period of fixtures. All in all, there are only two teams in the league this season who have produced more points away from home than the Robins have done. How badly they need three more.

Hull v Bristol City Tips & Odds

Bristol City outright winner at 11/8
Over 2.5 goals at 4/6
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 3rd, 2019 at 4:54 p.m.)

Who will win – Hull v Bristol City Predictions

Hull don’t actually have bad home form, but the Robins have to turn up in a positive frame of mind knowing that it’s win or bust. Even if it’s a win their playoff dreams could be shattered. So basically they have nothing to fear over losing, they just have to go for it. Away win.

4th May 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting

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Derby v West Brom Prediction & Betting Tips, 5th May 2019

Championship Betting

Derby v West Brom Championship Preview, 5th May 12.30pm

Derby missed a chance in midweek to lock down the final playoff spot. They could only manage a draw at Swansea, meaning that they can still be caught now on the final weekend by either Middlesbrough or Bristol City. So the Rams have to sweat. This is no easy game for them either against the in-form Albion. Read our Derby v West Brom betting tips for more.

Derby v West Brom Betting Odds*

Derby 19/20
Draw 3/1
West Brom 14/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 3rd, 2019 at 4:54 p.m.)


Derby News and Form

The Rams claimed a point in a 1-1 draw at Swansea in midweek, which was their game in hand over the others in the playoff race. If they had won that they would be sitting three points clear of Middlesbrough with a massive goal difference advantage over Boro. So they would really have claimed the sixth spot. They didn’t win though and now they need a big shift at home against West Brom. Derby are W12 D7 L3 this season on home soil in the second tier, they have won their last three at Pride Park.

Home and away the Rams have suffered just one defeat in their last eleven league games now, winning five of those games in that sequence. Derby have produced an average of 1.7 goals per home game this season, claiming a clean sheet in 36% of fixtures. Derby has scored at least two goals in each of their last three home games so have that going for them. They have gone without a clean sheet in any of their last five though, home and away. The Rams have been level at the half time break in 10 of their home games this season. A point in this one won’t guarantee them the sixth place, so they have to push for a positive result.

Derby v West Brom Head to Head

Derby claimed a 4-1 away win at West Brom in October
The Rams are W1 D1 in their two previous CHampionship home games against WBA
West Brom have won one of their last five against the Rams in all competitions
Both teams have scored in each of the last four meetings

West Brom News and Form

The Baggies have locked down a playoff spot and they could finish third if they win and third-placed Leeds lose. West Brom have come into a bit of form with three wins in their last four games played (D1). West Brom have scored at least two goals in four of their last five league games now and out on the road they have taken a W11 D4 L7 record this season. Even though their form has been going well, it’s interesting that each of their last five wins have been against teams who are 12th or lower in the table.

West Brom average 1.5 goals per away game this season and they are winless in three on their travels, winning one of their last five away games. They have actually failed to scored in two of their last three away games now. They played out a 0-0 draw at Reading in their last road fixture. In total West Brom have earned a clean sheet in 27% of away games, but home and away they have managed just one in their last seven fixtures. Of their eleven road victories this season, eight of them have been by a one-goal margin. Five of their seven away losses have been by a one-goal margin.

Derby v West Brom Tips & Odds

Draw match outright at 3/1
Under 2.5 goals at 6/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 3rd, 2019 at 4:54 p.m.)

Who will win – Derby v West Brom Predictions

Huge pressure is on Derby and this is a difficult home game for them on the final day of the season. There has to be nerves going on here. West Brom will be a threat and the Baggies may well have enough about them to deny the Rams that win. Draw.

4th May 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting

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