Championship tips for weekend wrangles including Barnsley v Forest, Huddersfield v Wigan
Holly Thackeray | 28 November 2016
Championship tips for the weekend of matchweek 18
There’s another awesome set of fixtures ahead in the English second division as the season’s half-way mark fast approaches. So, take a look at Coral’s tasty Championship tips for the weekend of matchweek 18, starring Barnsley v Forest odds and much more.
While, we’ve also come up with a cracking recommended acca too for Friday to Monday matches, so read on to see which sides feature in our sensational Championship sevenfold acca and stand to potentially make over £160 from a £1 punt…
Barnsley to beat Forest and both teams score
Nottingham Forest face the test of travelling to visit the Tykes, as only Newcastle United and Norwich City have scored more in the league than the boys from Barnsley.
Though, only three of the bottom four plus Norwich and Forest themselves have conceded more than the attack-minded Oakwell outfit.
This leaves the door ajar for a tasty 13/4 for Barnsley to win on home turf and both teams to score in this Friday fixture, considering the leaky nature of their respective rearguards.
Dwight Gayle to grab first goal and Newcastle beat Blackburn
On Saturday, league leaders Newcastle United are back in action and will be seeking to increase their stranglehold at the top of the standings as they host third from bottom Blackburn Rovers.
Rafa Bentiez’s boys have been no slouches in the goalscoring department. The Magpies have notched a whopping 36 strikes, while Lancashire club Blackburn have conceded a very leaky 27 – thus making for a mismatched battle.
Dwight Gayle’s double gave his Tyneside team a triumph over Leeds last time out, signalling the striker’s return to fearsome form. So, punters can plump for the Championship top scorer at a fine 14/5 to fire in first and Newcastle to win.
Leeds to win both halves in Yorkshire derby
In recent rumbles between Rotherham United and Leeds United, The Millers have done well on New York Stadium soil. But, this term, as South Yorkshire hosts West Yorkshire, Rotherham are rock bottom with just one league win all season.
So, you can grab better value on top seven side Leeds to win both 45s in this Yorkshire derby at 23/10 against a team that tasted its one and only triumph of the term way back in August.
Huddersfield and Wigan to end evenly
As Huddersfield Town and Wigan Athletic collide on Monday expect fireworks, as the teams from Yorkshire and Greater Manchester meet at John Smith’s Stadium.
Despite flying high earlier in the Championship campaign, the Terriers have fallen off the pace with only one victory in their past three outings. While, Wigan have ground out four draws across their last seven, including last time out. So, bearing all that in mind a draw at 23/10 could prove prudent.
Super sevenfold Championship acca
If you also fancy an awesome Championship acca for the upcoming action, you can see our recommended sevenfold below and it is rather sensational, if we do say so ourselves.
Back the teams below all to win and if those seven results come in, you could potentially pocket £156.51 from just a pound punt. That rises to an incredible £782.55 should you stake a fiver.
So, we’ve selected odds-on match favourites Newcastle (1/3*), Leeds (19/20*), Aston Villa (20/23*) and Huddersfield (19/20*) to beat Blackburn, Rotherham, Cardiff City and Wigan respectively plus Barnsley (29/20*) to beat Forest, Norwich (5/2*) to defeat Derby County and Brighton (evens*) to sink Fulham.
*All odds and potential returns correct at time of writing.
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