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Championship Predictions > Feb 12th - 17th

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There is a double dose of Championship action coming up this week with a full schedule of midweek fixtures on the horizon as well as the usual weekend action. The odds and ratings are listed above so let us know what bets you're placing down for these matches. I'll look to get one preview done for the midweek matches and then two done for the weekend ones. :ok

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Football Facts and Streaks regarding Championship

Rotherham have failed to win in their last 15 away matches in Championship.
West Bromwich have scored in each of their last 14 matches in Championship.
Birmingham City have scored 2 goals or more in each of their last 3 matches in Championship.
Bolton have failed to win in their last 7 matches in Championship.
Hull City have won their last 5 home matches in Championship.
Millwall conceded at least 1 goal in 73% of their home matches in Championship.

You can find interesting 46 Football Betting Streaks for 12.02.2019 on this link ...

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Football Facts and Streaks regarding Championship

Leeds Utd have scored 31% of their goals after the 75th minute in Championship.
Norwich City have scored in each of their last 12 matches in Championship.
Brentford have conceded 2 goals or more in each of their last 3 matches in Championship.
Aston Villa have scored in 80% of their away matches in Championship.
Ipswich Town have lost their last 4 matches in Championship.
Derby County have scored in 73% of their away matches in Championship.

You can find interesting 69 Football Betting Streaks for 13.02.2019 on this link ...

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7 hours ago, waynecoyne said:

molla wague came on as sub for forest v brentford on debut and scored a header. He is a centre back who may not start the game.

I will try a buy of his goal minutes at 2 with sporting index (void if doesn't start) and also back him to score the last goal at 50/1 with bet365.

wague doesn't start

I will switch the spread bet to buying ben Osborn at 3 with sporting index

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Preston vs Nottingham Forest

It's a tricky weekend of action in the Championship with a few midweek matches throwing a spanner in the works. After much deliberation I've decided to focus on Preston versus Nottingham Forest in a 3pm kick-off this Saturday afternoon at Deepdale with the home side hoping to continue their excellent run of results in the league.

Preston are riding on the crest of a wave with the club in 13th place and now just 8 points off the play-offs after an undefeated streak of 6 league games. That run has seen them take points off the likes of Swansea, Derby, and Norwich so it's been impressive. Alex Neil will certainly have one eye on gatecrashing the play-offs if they can extend this run a bit longer.

Nottingham Forest are showing glimmers of improvement under new manager Martin O'Neill. His appointment in mid-January to replace the outgoing Aitor Karanka wasn't exactly greeted with unrivalled joy. Many have labelled O'Neill a dinosaur after his ill-fated Republic of Ireland stint that was dogged by claims of negative tactics and conservatism. However, the Tricky Trees have won 1 and drawn 1 of their last 2 league games against Brentford and West Brom. This will be a tough game for Forest but definitely one O'Neill will feel they can get something from.

The Lilywhites have proven to be a bogey side for Forest over recent years. In fact, Forest haven't beaten North End in their last 5 league meetings and have lost the last 2. That includes Preston winning their previous encounter this season at the City Ground in a 1-0 win back in December.

Forest have been the draw specialists away from home drawing 9 of their 16 away league games. That can largely be attributed to the way Karanka set the side up during his spell so it's tougher to tell if this will continue under O'Neill. I'm sure he'll have them playing in the same manner on the road.

When I first researched this game I was all over Preston but Forest's midweek result away to West Brom and the win before that over Brentford has left a few question marks. I now think Forest might start building up some more positive results. The effort put in to get that draw in midweek might have sapped the energy levels though so I still think Preston could sneak a win.

Preston to Win @ 2.00 with Betfair

Total Goals Scored Under 2.5 @ 1.91 with Betfred

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Football Facts and Streaks regarding Championship

West Bromwich have scored in each of their last 15 matches in Championship.
35% of Sheffield Utd's conceded goals occurred after the 75th minute in Championship.
Reading have failed to win in their last 12 away matches in Championship.
66% of Bolton's matches had under 2.5 goals in Championship.

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Football Facts and Streaks regarding Championship

45% of Blackburn's conceded goals occurred after the 75th minute in Championship.
74% of Middlesbrough's matches had under 2.5 goals in Championship.
76% of Blackburn's conceded goals occured in the second half in Championship.
Middlesbrough have scored in 75% of their away matches in Championship.

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Blackburn vs Middlesbrough

The Championship is undoubtedly a cruel mistress @Tiffy and @sajtion. It's hard to muster the enthusiasm to back teams when it's essentially a game of roulette. Personally, I find that adds to the fun. I'm not going to be put off! I'm picking Blackburn versus Middlesbrough for my next preview which kicks off at Ewood Park tomorrow at 1pm.

Blackburn come into this game desperately needing to turn around a bad run of three defeats in the league on the bounce. Tony Mowbray's side had looked set to consolidate their place in the Championship after promotion from League One last season but Rovers are flirting with the danger of being sucked into a late relegation battle if they don't start winning again soon.

Middlesbrough have also failed to win their last two league games. Tony Pulis is winning no fans with his so-called "anti-football" style of play. However, Boro are in 6th place and continue to keep a number of decent teams outside the play-offs so you're unlikely to find any Middlesbrough fans complaining.

It wasn't that long ago that this was a fixture being contested between two seasoned Premier League outfits. Now, it's a classic Championship match-up. Interestingly, 5 of the last 6 meetings between these two sides have ended in a draw. Can I see the same happening here? It's not out of the question by any means. Neither side wants to lose this game so a point probably wouldn't be regarded as a poor result for either manager.

Rovers boast a very decent home record having only lost 3 of their 16 home matches this season. The bad news for them is that Middlesbrough have been just as impressive on the road with only 3 defeats in their 16 away matches. It's almost too balanced to call.

Most of the evidence suggests that I should be backing the draw but something inside me is egging me on to back a vintage Boro away win. I just feel their performances of late haven't been up to scratch. Then again, Blackburn have been off the boil too. I'll have to back a low-scoring match and back a draw no bet option for Boro.

Middlesbrough Draw No Bet @ 1.93 with MarathonBet

Total Goals Scored Under 2.5 @ 1.65 with Betfair

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