Back Burnley, Blackburn and Wigan to land Lancashire treble
You guessed it, yet another midweek Championship treble with Coral. Back leading Lancashire lights Burnley, Blackburn Rovers and Wigan Athletic to all record victories and punters can get outstanding value at 8/1.
The Clarets clash with Birmingham City at St Andrew’s, Blackburn battle Bournemouth at home and FA Cup semi-finalists Wigan host Sheffield Wednesday.
Birmingham v Burnley
Lee Clark’s Birmingham last won at home on October 1st, so Burnley are worthy 6/5 favourites for a victory which would see them establish a 10-point cushion on an automatic promotion place.
Sean Dyche and his Clarets players were buoyed by winning their first east Lancashire derby with bitter rivals Blackburn for 35 years last time out.
Danny Ings scored the winner then and netted a double in the reverse fixture with Birmingham too. Back him at even-money for a goal anytime or take 5/1 on bagging another brace or better here.
Blackburn v Bournemouth
Rovers last lost to Bournemouth way back in December 1988. Since then, they have won five of the eight meetings. Gary Bowyer’s Blackburn are thus 5/4 favourites for three points at Ewood Park.
Eddie Howe and the Cherries have won just one of their last five away games. They have yet to taste victory in the northwest this term.
Jordan Rhodes’ brace helped to settle the reverse fixture and the Scotland striker also ended his scoring drought by netting the opener in the east Lancashire derby last time out. Back him to get two goals or more against Bournemouth at 4/1.
Wigan v Sheffield Wednesday
Two of the three previous meetings between these teams have been won by Wigan. The Latics last met Wednesday last month and Nicky Maynard netted twice, so back him at 4/1 to score first.
Uwe Rosler is odds-on to follow up Wigan’s shock victory at Manchester City in the FA Cup by masterminding a win over the Owls here at 8/11. Skipper Emmerson Boyce excelled against City and has a solid partnership at centre back with Ivan Ramis.
Back the Latics to shut Steel City side Wednesday out at even money. A win to nil for Wigan at the DW Stadium is a more attractive 6/4.