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Matthew Glazier
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5 October 2022

Championship Predictions and Tips Sat 17 September

The Championship has a full programme this weekend, with Sheffield United and Norwich City opening a small gap at the top of the table. The Blades have a tricky trip to Deepdale this weekend, while the Canaries are up against a West Brom side whose manager is in a perilous position.

Luton Town 15:00 Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn have enjoyed a strong start to the 2022-23 season and sit third in the table, with a 2-0 midweek win over Watford richly-deserved and getting the Lancashire side back on track. They should be good for a point against a Luton team who have failed to win any of their five games at Kenilworth Road this season and were held 2-2 by Coventry in the week.

BEST BET: Draw

Norwich City 15:00 West Brom

Could this be the final game where Steve Bruce takes charge of the Baggies? It’s been a horrendous start to the season for Albion who were fancied to challenge for promotion, while Norwich have managed to recover from a slow start to be up there competing. It looks to all intents and purposes like a home win and that would see the visitors likely to make a change of coach.

BEST BET: Norwich City to win

Preston 15:00 Sheffield United

Preston enjoyed a competitive Lancashire derby on Tuesday night and ended up drawing 1-1 with Burnley. We might expect a similar type of game when they clash with a Sheffield United side who defended doggedly at the Liberty Stadium before a late sting in the tail to claim three points. We can see this being a tight affair.

BEST BET: Under 2.5 Goals

QPR 15:00 Stoke City

Alex Neil was quick to jump ship from Sunderland to Stoke City and his influence could be seen on the pitch during the week as the Potters claimed a fairly routine win away at Hull City. Lewis Baker was the star performer and he can help the Staffordshire team to enjoy a maximum haul at Loftus Road against an unpredictable Rangers outfit.

BEST BET: Stoke City to win

Watford 15:00 Sunderland

Sunderland produced an excellent performance to win 3-0 at Reading in the week and Tony Mowbray has now had an opportunity to coach the players. We think they can get another positive result at Vicarage Road, with Watford well-beaten when losing 2-0 at Blackburn. You can side with the Black Cats on the Double Chance market and profit from a draw or away win.

BEST BET: Sunderland or Draw

Wigan Athletic 15:00 Reading

Wigan have taken to Championship life like a duck to water and they can get the points against a Royals side who are arguably in a false position in the table right now. The Latics might be winless in four home matches although Leam Richardson’s side have scooped consecutive wins at Luton and Huddersfield in recent days and we’ll side with them here.

BEST BET: Wigan to win

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Matthew Glazier

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Matthew Glazier is one of the biggest names in the sports betting industry, with this leading writer having twenty years experience which includes working for bet365, William Hill and betfair.

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