EFL Championship Matchday 3 Tips & Predictions: Early Days

DaveBets

Monday, August 12, 2019 7:11 PM UTC

Monday, Aug. 12, 2019 7:11 PM UTC

Early days to make overly confident judgements, but let’s try and hammer the bookie for some early value, shall we?
<div><h2><strong>Nottingham Forest vs Birmingham City</strong></h2><p><strong><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/eng/championship/birmingham-city-vs-nottingham-forest-3840817/" target="_blank" title="Nottingham Forest vs Birmingham City Odds Board">Saturday 17th August at The City Ground</a></strong></p><p>An impressive result for Forest last week, holding out for the 1-1 draw at Ellen Road was never going to be an easy task but the Midlands side walked away with a point.</p><p>Their opponents Birmingham City, whilst over-performing in midfield have lacked any firepower upfront. With no key striker or goal scorer, I think ‘The Blues’ will struggle to score away from home this season.</p><p>It took Forest frontman Lewis Grabban 77’ minutes until he scraped his way through the Leeds United defence until the back of the net was found, Forrest defence and goalkeeping were a testament and although Leeds dominated… I think Forrest held their own against arguably the best team in the division.</p><p>Forrest has now faced two of the best teams in the EFL and this coming weekend shouldn’t be half as nerve-racking when facing a less threatening side in Birmingham City.</p><p>A comfortable 1 or 2 nil victory I vision playing out in favour of Nottingham Forest and for some extra value I am approaching the ‘To Win &amp; Under/Over’ market, you can take the straight Forest win by all means as there is still value to be had.</p><p><strong>Betting Tip: Forest Win &amp; U4.5 Goals @ 2.30 <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=3e56a0bf-7bdf-4fe1-b9a6-d22c7cc3dd2c&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Get in the game with Betway">with Betway</a></strong></p><p> </p><p style="text-align:center"><img alt src="https://www.foxsportsasia.com/uploads/2019/08/tomlawrence.jpg" style="width:90%" /></p><h2>Stoke vs Derby</h2><p><strong><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/eng/championship/derby-county-vs-stoke-city-3840830/" target="_blank" title="Stoke vs Derby Odds Board">Saturday 17th August at Pride Park Stadium</a></strong></p><p>It can never be easy for any football club when dealing with relegation from the EPL and Stoke City are giving us some evidence behind that. Nobody expected them to start their English Championship campaign with two losses and now they’re coming up against a Derby County team with a lot to prove.</p><p>Derby missed premier league action with playoff commiserations, The Rams manager Frank Lampard done so well that Chelsea thought the inexperienced manager was ready for the big leagues. That left Derby with a double blow to end their season but with an away win at Huddersfield to kick off their season, I love Derby to upset another former EPL side this weekend.</p><p>Stoke are not maintaining any defensive strategy, their opposition has been modest and now they’re facing a Derby team who will capitalize way more than QPR or Charlton did. Stoke have the ability to score but aren’t pulling the trigger early, Nathan Jones has all the pressure in the world on his shoulders and I’m worried for this Stoke side.</p><p>The value on Derby is so good that we can cover our backs with the ‘Draw No Bet’ market.</p><p><strong>Betting Tip: Derby Draw No Bet @ 2.38 <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Well rated bookmaker">with William Hill</a></strong></p><p> </p><p style="text-align:center"><img alt src="https://www.swanseacity.com/sites/default/files/2019-08/Sam%20Surridge_0.jpg" style="width:90%" /></p><h2>Swansea City vs Preston</h2><p><strong>Saturday 17th August at Liberty Stadium</strong></p><p>Preston dominated Wigan this past weekend but I believe the 3-0 victory was a reflection of Wigan’s terrible away form more so than Preston’s strike force. It’s easy to take a most recent result as face value but let’s not forget how Preston struggled for 90 minutes in their first game of the season at Millwall.</p><p>Swansea City at Liberty stadium will not be a ground that will give up many away losses this season and The Swans were unlucky at the weekend to miss out on 3 points away from home against Derby County. A missed penalty and multiple chances in front of goal was a bad break for Swansea, back home this week and I think we’ll see a Swansea side less unforgiving in the Preston box.</p><p>A straight win for Swansea to make it 2/2 at home so far this season holds some awesome value because their opponents came away with a great win in their previous match, I’ll take it before Swansea lose that home value midseason.</p><p><strong>Betting Tip: Swansea Win @ 2.20 with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join Unibet today!">Unibet</a> or <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Place your bets with Coral!">Coral</a></strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=160&amp;a=9feaaf7a-d7a2-4185-974a-81ad171951df&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="https://imstore.bet365affiliates.com/AffiliateCreativeBanners/Sports/General/Bet%20Builder/en-GB/UK/STD/970x250_2.jpeg" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p> </p><h2>Other Bets (1U Plays)</h2><p><strong>EFL Cup First Round - 13.8.19</strong></p><ul> <li>Blackpool vs Macclesfield – Blackpool Win @ 1.80 with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Place your bets with Coral!">Coral</a></li> <li>Charlton vs Forest Green – Charlton Win @ 1.83 with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=1ba923f3-5341-4bda-b457-0138ac61ae7a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Get in the game with Betfred!">Betfred</a> or BetVictor</li> <li>Coventry vs Exeter – Coventry Win @ 1.87 with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Place your bets with Coral!">Coral</a></li> <li>West Brom vs Millwall – Under 2.5 Goals @ 1.84 with Marathon Bet</li></ul><p><strong>Premier League</strong></p><ul> <li>Villa vs Bournemouth – Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90 with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top rated bookmaker">Bet365</a></li> <li>Norwich vs Newcastle – Both Teams to Score @ 1.77 with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top rated bookmaker">Bet365</a></li> <li>Southampton vs Liverpool – Liverpool Win &amp; Over 2.5 Goals @ 2.00 with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Place your bets with Coral!">Coral</a></li></ul><p><strong>Championship</strong></p><ul> <li>Huddersfield vs Fulham – Under 2.5 Goals @ 1.91 with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=1ba923f3-5341-4bda-b457-0138ac61ae7a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Get in the game with Betfred!">Betfred</a></li></ul><p><strong>English League One</strong></p><ul> <li>Doncaster vs Fleetwood – Both Teams to Score @ 1.85 with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Well rated bookmaker">William Hill</a></li> <li>Lincoln vs Southend – Lincoln Win @ 1.93 with Marathon Bet</li></ul></div>
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