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Championship Betting Tips: Norwich and West Brom to turn up the heat?

Nick Murphy | 13 March 2019

Betting preview and odds for the Championship

Another crucial round of midweek Championship fixtures is on the agenda tonight, as Nottingham Forest host Aston Villa and Norwich City welcome Hull City to Carrow Road.

Those two match-ups are the pick of the ties, five of which make up tonight’s Championship Betting Tips.

Derby County v Stoke City

Frank Lampard’s Derby are back in the groove following a four-match losing sequence. The Rams are now two unbeaten and look a solid shout for a Championship play-off spot at 2/1.

They’ve only lost twice at Pride Park in the league this season. But the Potters have proved a tough nut to crack since the appointment of Nathan Jones, having drawn four of their last five matches.

The Coral traders have the draw at 2/1, while two sides that have tightened their respective backlines in recent weeks are 8/15 to share Under 2.5 Goals. Harry Wilson netted in the Potteries in November and is 14/5 to oblige again here.

Middlesbrough v Preston North End

Only eight of Middlesbrough’s 35 league matches this season have contained three or more goals. Two of those came in the opening week of the campaign. Under 2.5 Goals is a 4/7 shot tonight.

While Boro may prove tough to breakdown they’ve found positive results at the Riverside extremely difficult to come by. Just three wins at home since mid-September is testament to that.

Preston, by contrast, have won five on the bounce on the road and are 14/5 to make that six with all three points, or 7/10 on the Double Chance.

Norwich City v Hull City

Hull’s impressive form over Christmas is a thing of the past. Although the Tigers are still prolific at the KCOM Stadium, they’ve lost their last four on the road and conceded 13 goals in the process.

That’s bad news against a Norwich side who have been scoring for fun this season. Daniel Farke’s men are 4/7 to win outright, with 5/4 about them winning with Over 2.5 Goals in the match.

Teemu Pukki has dotted up with nine goals in his last nine matches. He’s 4/5 to bag Anytime or 7/2 to Score 2 or More for the third time in his current run.

Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa

Aston Villa may be on a high after their derby day victory over Birmingham City, but a trip to the City Ground to take on Nottingham Forest represents another tough test.

Martin O’Neill’s side have won four-in-a-row by the Trent as they ramp up their play-off bid. Joe Lolley’s form has been crucial in that run. The midfielder has netted twice and he’s 5/2 to bag tonight.

Ultimately this looks like a pretty tight match-up, with the Draw priced at 11/5 and a 1-1 scoreline available at 11/2.

West Bromwich Albion v Swansea City

The Baggies may be without a manager, but they should have enough going forward to dispose of a Swansea side who suffer from severe travel sickness.

Graham Potter’s men have lost their last four away from the Liberty and are 10/11 to fall to another defeat at the Hawthorns. Dwight Gayle and Jay Rodriguez are 13/10 apiece to score, with Jacob Murphy slightly longer at 5/2.

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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing