Championship tips for the weekend starring Leeds v Newcastle and an awesome acca
Holly Thackeray | 20 November 2016
Championship tips for matchweek 17
There are three days’ worth of fantastic Championship fixtures beginning on Friday, as the English second tier gets back underway again after an enthralling international break. In matchweek 17 there are Leeds v Newcastle odds to snap up with Coral and much more, so check out our Championship tips for this weekend’s action…
Hold onto your hats though, as there is also a rather awesome suggested acca from our football writers at the bottom to enjoy too!
Newcastle to beat Leeds and both teams score
Championship leaders Newcastle United travel to Elland Road for a rumble with Leeds United on Sunday, in one of the weekend’s highlight fixtures.
As two fallen giants collide, there are awesome Leeds v Newcastle odds to take, with a 10/3 price for Benitez’s boys to triumph on their travels and both teams score.
The Magpies have only lost one of their last 10 liaisons with Leeds, and won on three of their previous four trips to West Yorkshire. Both teams have also bagged in all but one of their past five frays on Leeds soil too.
Chris Wood to score exactly one for Leeds
If there is one thing Leeds can count on it is Kiwi Chris Wood converting, as the striker has hit eight in 16 Championship outings and 11 across all competitions for the Yorkshire club this campaign.
Curiously though, the New Zealand international has not yet scored more than a single goal in a game. Wood has also hit the back of the net in three consecutive appearances in all competitions, so comes into this clash in form and therefore makes a princely punt at 2/1 to score exactly once against Newcastle.
Glenn Murray to score and Brighton bag three points v Villa
Brighton and Hove Albion are breathing down Newcastle’s necks in second spot and, as the Seagulls are unbeaten in their last four at home and enjoying a run of four wins on the spin, they should be confident of seeing off midtable Aston Villa on Friday.
The Villans have tasted victory only once on the road this term, and kept a clean sheet in only one of their past eight, which should have Seagulls striker Glenn Murray licking his lips.
Marksman Murray has scored six in his previous four outings on home soil, so odds of 21/10 for him to bag and Brighton win are tasty indeed.
Jonathan Kodjia first away scorer for Villans
As for the away team, Steve Bruce has begun to get Villa playing football, and the Midlands club haven’t failed to find the target in their past five outings.
So, they look good to get one on target and Ivory Coast stiker Jonathan Kodjia is cracking value at 5/2 to be first away team scorer after bagging a brace last time out and five in as many of his previous matches.
Ipswich to defeat Nottingham by one goal margin
Ipswich Town have gotten back into the groove of late, with just one loss and two wins in their last four fixtures. Mick McCarthy’s men have also been slain only once at Portman Road in the league this term, though result results have been by a tight margin for the Tractor Boys.
The Suffolk side edged Sheffield Wednesday to win by one strike before the international break and are an enticing 27/10 to be victorious by exactly one goal again versus Forest, a struggling team they have triumphed against by that margin on both their previous two trips to Norwich.
Both Ipswich and Forest to bag and under 3.5 goals
If you’re looking for more odds on this Saturday match-up, there’s also an appealing 21/10 for both the Tractor Boys and Tricky Trees to find the target in their tussle and under 3.5 goals to be scored in the game.
This is what has occurred in three of Norwich’s last five frays with Forest. Both teams are struggling to keep a tight ship at the back, with Tractor Boys and Forest each leaking six goals in their previous four games. While goals haven’t exactly been flowing at the other end either, as the hosts have notched four in their previous three, while Nottingham have scored only two in their past three.
Turn £5 into £130.90 with our fantastic fivefold acca
If you also fancy placing a potentially profitable acca on the upcoming Championship action, here is our rather awesome recommended fivefold below.
Put just a pound on the following five fixture winners to see a return of £26.18, or stake £5 on all the teams below to win their weekend wrangles and stand to pocket around £130.90 if they all come off.
Why not back Brighton (17/20*), Derby County (1/2*), Norwich City (5/4*), Ipswich Town (23/20*) and Newcastle (19/20*) all for success then sit back and enjoy the matches?
All of Brighton, Derby and Newcastle are odds-on to win their respective clashes with Aston Villa, Rotherham and Leeds, while Norwich and Ipswich are both favourites to beat QPR and Forest.
*All odds correct at time of publishing.
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