As we’ve written about previously, this year’s Championship is threatening to be more unpredictable than ever, with no real outstanding side emerging as an overwhelming favourite for promotion.
This same unpredictability applies to individual matches too, making it hard for punters to accurately predict outcomes and secure a return on their bankrolls.
In this post, we’ll look at three of the best EFL Championship bets this weekend, while asking what sets them apart in the market?
#1. Sheffield United to Beat West Brom – 11/5
Although Sheffield United remain among the favourites to compete for promotion this season, they’ve endured a torrid run of form in October.
To this end, they’ve failed to win in six outings since beating Preston 2-0 at Deepdale, picking up just three points from 18 and slipping from the Championship summit to the playoff places.
Still, they’ll have the chance to end this run of form this weekend, as they take on a struggling and rudderless West Brom that’s second from bottom and without a home win since August.
Backing the Blades to win makes good financial sense too, as you can get a Stake sign-up offer with hugestakes.com and place your bet at relatively attractive odds of 11/5.
#2. Millwall to Beat Huddersfield
Huddersfield are another side in freefall, with the Terriers mired at the foot of the table and winless in three.
In fact, new coach Mark Fotheringham is struggling in his first second-tier job role, while things could get worse as sixth place Millwall arrive this weekend.
Certainly, the Londoners have won their last four league outings, while a win here could see them rise to fourth in the table and the fringes of the automatic places.
You can also back the Lions at a price of 6/4, and this is good value by anyone’s standards.
#3. QPR to win at Birmingham
This Friday night clash will see second place QPR travel to Birmingham, who are languishing in 15th and struggling to string together a run of results.
What’s more, the Blues have only won two of their last seven matches in all competitions, eben allowing for the impressive form of on-loan Manchester United star Hannibal Mejbri.
As for QPR, they’re just two points off league leaders Burnley, while they’re the clear favourites to continue a run of just two defeats in 10 matches under impressive coach Michael Beale.
So, we’re backing a narrow win for QPR here, although as neither side are prolific, you may also want to consider betting on their being under 2.5 goals scored in the match.