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Championship tips for festive fixtures featuring Newcastle v Sheffield Wednesday clash

| 27.12.2016
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Championship tips for festive fixtures

The Championship campaign continues into its matchweek 23 on Boxing Day and beyond and there are a host of intriguing match-ups taking place.

This will include league leaders and title favourites Newcastle United, who come up against Sheffield Wednesday, while there are plenty of live fixtures going ahead.

So, ahead of the latest set of second tier clashes, Coral outline Championship tips for the festive games for punters to enjoy throughout the action!

Aston Villa to beat Burton to nil

Villa look more than capable of success here.

Villa look more than capable of success here.

Aston Villa have had at least one side failing to score in their last four outings and that trend could continue into the next Championship clash.

Steve Bruce’s men will enter proceedings on home turf at a promising 11/8 to secure victory and keep a clean sheet against Burton Albion.

Huddersfield’s Kachunga to net anytime

Kachunga has been in top form in front of goal this term for Huddersfield.

Kachunga has been in top form in front of goal this term for Huddersfield.

Huddersfield have been in fine form of late and will enter their latest encounter with Nottingham Forest on the back of three consecutive domestic victories.

The hosts have Elias Kachunga to thank for such success, with the forward having dispatched three goals in those three games, so backing him to strike again anytime at 7/5 is well worth backing.

Gayle to open scoring against Sheff Wed

Gayle has been flying this season.

Gayle has been flying this season.

Rafael Benitez’s league leaders Newcastle United have been asserting their dominance in recent weeks and look likely of maintaining that run against Sheffield Wednesday.

The Magpies have been benefiting from the impressive form of summer signing Dwight Gayle, having struck 17 times in 20 appearances this term, and he is a tasty 5/2 to open the scoring in this latest match-up.

Brighton and QPR to draw

Brighton also feature in our Championship tips for Boxing Day.

Brighton also feature in our Championship tips for Boxing Day.

There has been at least one fixture drawn between Brighton and Hove Albion and QPR for the last four seasons in which the two sides have been in the same division.

That trend could continue in their latest meeting and another sharing of the spoils is 3/1 to occur this time out.

Derby to beat Birmingham and both score

Derby can overcome their opponents in a crucial clash.

Derby can overcome their opponents in a crucial clash.

Only one place and two points separate Derby County and Birmingham City in the Championship standings currently, with the former leading narrowly in seventh position.

So, in what is a crucial clash for the two sides, the Rams are a promising 3/1 to secure three points with both teams getting on the scoresheet.

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Lee Gormley

Lee joined the Coral team in 2014 after studying at Leeds Trinity University, having moved across the water from Ireland, and has plenty of industry experience from his time with various news outlets in both England and Northern Ireland. After graduating with a BA Honours degree in Sports Journalism, he has since become an important member of the talented sports desk, passionately covering boxing, football and snooker, among many other sports. Lee is also a massive Manchester United and Republic of Ireland fan, but curbs any bias during his work, and outside of his job can be found regularly taking part in sport himself, such as boxing, GAA and football.