Meanwhile, Leeds travel to West Brom in crunch clash while Norwich host Millwall
The 17th round of action in the EFL Championship – English domestic football’s second tier – kicks off with a bang with city rivals Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday set to meet in a fierce local derby this coming Friday night (9 November). The following day, league leaders Leeds United travel to West Brom in a game which could have huge implications on promotion to the FA Premier League, while Norwich welcome Millwall to Carrow Road.
First things first
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First up is the Steel City derby, with United and Wednesday set to lock horns. The Blades currently sit third in the table and out four past Wigan Athletic this past weekend – they are just a point off the top of the table and could go top, temporarily at least, with victory over Wednesday. Untied are at 6.50 to win the EFL Championship outright.
In stark contrast, Wednesday are currently struggling for form and confidence. The Owls have lost their last four league games in a row, conceding 12 goals in the process and they sit just four points above the relegation zone – Wednesday are at 6.00 to fall through the trap door into League One.
Unsurprisingly, it is United who come into this derby as the red-hotfavourites to take all three points. You can back United to pick up a win at just 1.50, with Wednesday all the way out at 7.00 to do the same – a draw is priced in the middle at 4.00, according to Oddsshark.
A comprehensive, 3-0 win for the Blades is priced competitively at 10.00, thereby offering a ten-fold return on any investment. You could also more than double your money by backing a combo bet of a United win and a “No” to both teams scoring at a price of 2.37.
West Brom look to get back to winning ways against Leeds
The following day, West Brom welcome Leeds to the Hawthorns in desperate need of a win. The Baggies have lost three of their last four league games, dropping down to seventh in the process, although they remain at just 1.61 to finish the season in the top six.
Leeds, meanwhile, sit top of the pile after an impressive 2-1 win away to Wigan last time out. The Yorkshire clubs are the favourites to win promotion to the Premier League, and you can more than double your money by backing them to do so at a price of 2.10.
And while the betting is close, it is Leeds who come in as the slight favourites to take the points here. The visitors are at 2.50 to win on the road, with West Brom at 2.70 to snatch victory – a draw would appear to be the least likely outcome and is priced accordingly at 3.40.
A 2-1 win for Leeds comes in at 9.50, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a US$47.50 pay out. A combo bet of a Leeds win coupled with both teams to score is priced at 4.75, giving you the chance to more than quadruple any investment.
Norwich to continue winning streak against Millwall
And finally, Norwich City welcome Millwall to Carrow Road looking to extend their recent winning streak. The Canaries have won four league games in a row, lifting them up to second in the standings and level on points with Leeds –Norwich are at 4.33 to finish the season the top two, sealing automatic promotion.
Millwall sit just a point above the relegation zone having won just four league games all season. The London club is at 8.00 to suffer relegation to the third tier come May.
And it is Norwich who come into this match as the clear favourites to take the points. You can back the Canaries to make it five league wins on the bounce at just 1.90, while Millwall are out at 4.00 to record a shock win on the road – a draw is priced in the middle at 3.50.
A 2-1 win for Norwich is priced at 8.50, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a US$42.50 pay out. You could also double your money by backing over 2.5 goals in the game at a price of 2.00.
EFL Championship round 17 fixtures:
Friday, 9 November
(1.50) Sheffield United x Sheffield Wednesday (7.00); draw (4.00)
Saturday, 10 November
(1.85) Birmingham x Hull (4.00); draw (3.60)
(1.66) Blackburn Rovers x Rotherham United (5.00); draw (3.75)
(3.60) Bolton Wanderers x Swansea City (2.00); draw (3.40)
(2.05) Bristol City x Preston North End (3.60); draw (3.30)
(2.00) Derby County x Aston Villa (3.60); draw (3.50)
(1.66) Middlesbrough x Wigan Athletic (5.50); draw (3.60)
(1.90) Norwich City x Millwall (4.00); draw (3.50)
(2.45) Nottingham Forest x Stoke City (2.75); draw (3.40)
(2.90) QPR x Brentford (2.40); draw (3.25)
(2.15) Reading x Ipswich (3.40); draw (3.30)
(2.70) West Bromwich Albion x Leeds United (2.50); draw (3.40)