We’re in the final stretch of the Championship season, but there are no meaningless games quite yet. This weekend’s round of action is full of quality encounters, and as a result there are plenty of angles to take when it comes to betting on the 12 matches. As always, you can find betting tips and statistics in our latest Championship Betting Previews. However, we’re looking at some other options here.
We’re running through some stand out specials and player bets which you can find across Saturday’s games. They include a 17/1 treble, anytime goalscorer bets and a few other interesting markets. There are a dizzying number of ways to get involved in the weekend’s Championship offering, but here are a few options, which we’ve checked against our betting predictions and the latest statistics.
Championship Weekend Specials
There are plenty of great betting specials across the Championship. BetVictor are offering plenty of great options on the 3pm games. There are eight games at 3pm on Saturday, and after previewing each of them we’ve found a few interesting options for the weekend. They include an offer of 4/1 for each home side to score at least once, something which lines up with our correct score picks on each match.
Another bet on this clash is Millwall, Derby, West Brom and Nottingham Forest to Score First, which can be found at 9/2. We’ve backed all four sides to score and claim at least a draw this weekend. Three of them are at home, all four are favourites to win their matches, so there’s certainly a chance there. West Brom host an Ipswich side who have conceded first in 14 of their 17 trips, while Bolton have conceded first in over half of their home games ahead of the clash with Millwall.
On other option from our correct score betting tips is backing at least four sides to win to nil across the eight games. That’s priced at 11/2, and we do see four sides keeping a clean sheet this weekend. We’re backing wins to nil at home for Middlesbrough, Nottingham Forest, QPR and Reading. Boro can claim the league’s best defence, Forest are hitting form while the other two face two of the poorest away sides in the division.
If you want to go for something more ambitious, there is one huge special which caught our eye. All 16 teams across the eight matches to take a corner in the first half is 28/1. That is a more obscure bet, but it’s one that would give you a small interest in every 3pm kick-off. While it is a little out there, it’s the perfect low-stakes pick across these eight matches.
Championship Anytime Goalscorers
There are plenty of high scoring forwards in the Championship, but here we’re looking at three forwards who should make an impact on Saturday’s matches. The main contenders for the Golden Boot have seen their form slow down in recent weeks, but there are more than a few others who could make an impact across the weekend’s games.
That includes West Brom forward Jay Rodriguez, who has 17 league goals to his name this season. He’s been in fine form for his side at home this term, and he has an excellent chance of adding to his tally as bottom side Ipswich head to visit the Baggies on Saturday. Rodriguez has been directly involved in seven of West Brom’s last nine league goals at the Hawthorns (five goals and two assists). Despite that, he’s 6/5 with bet365 to score anytime this weekend.
Next up, Reading are out to claim a huge victory over relegation rivals Wigan. They’re going up against one of the league’s worst away sides, which should give them a boost. Reading’s Nélson Oliveira has scored three of Reading’s last six Championship goals, scoring in the Royals’ most recent victory over Ipswich. Oliveira is priced at 9/4 with Betfair to score here.
Next up, Preston are one of the form sides at this level, and they meet a Blackburn side who can’t stop leaking goals. Paul Gallagher has been directly involved in five of Preston’s last seven goals in the Championship (one goal and four assists), while providing the assist for each of the last three. He’s 11/2 with Betfair to score anytime against his former side.
Championship 17/1 Treble
One standout from this weekend’s offering is the number of sides who are well priced for a victory, despite form backing them up. As a result, we’ve found a treble which you can back at 17/1 with BetVictor, which lines up with our weekend betting tips. The first side we’re backing is Preston North End, who have won their last four away trips. Blackburn have lost five of their last six games, while they’ve lost four of six meetings with Preston.
Middlesbrough are aiming to follow up a home win, and they meet a Brentford side who are awful on the road. The Bees have claimed just 22% of their points on the road this season. Their last seven games have seen them win at home, then lose away. We’re backing another loss for the side who have a single win on their travels this term, with Middlesbrough dominating on the head to head record.
Finally, QPR have gone through a tough time of late. However, they returned to winning ways against Leeds in their last match at Loftus Road. They host Stoke this weekend, and the Rs have a fine record at home to bottom half sides. QPR have met six sides from 13th down, winning five times. They’ve kept five clean sheets too, while they’ve scored 12 goals. We’re tipping them in our match preview, and they round off our 17/1 treble here.