Meanwhile, Leeds could go top with victory over Swansea, while Sheffield United host Middlesbrough
There is a midweek round of action in the EFL Championship, with all of the top contenders for the league title playing this coming Wednesday (13 February). Current table toppers Norwich face a tough test at Preston while Leeds will be looking to snatch top spot back when they welcome Swansea to Elland Road. Sheffield United, in third, welcome Middlesbrough, in fifth, to Bramall Lane.
First things first
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First up, the clash between Preston and Norwich. Preston come into this match on the back of a run of five league games without a loss, which has seen the side move away from relegation danger and into the comfort zone of mid-table.
Norwich, by way of comparison, have gone six league outings unbeaten and sit top of the table, two points clear of Leeds in second place. As a result the Canaries are now the favourites to win the EFL Championship league title and are priced at just 2.25 to do so.
And while the betting is close in this match, it is Preston who come in as the slight favourites to take the points. You can more than double your money by backing the home side to win at 2.50, with Norwich coming in slightly higher at 2.87 – a draw would appear to be the least likely outcome and is priced accordingly at 3.60, according to Oddsshark.
But we are expecting Norwich’s run of form to continue at the expense of Preston’s. A narrow, 2-1 win for the visitors is priced competitively at 10.00, thereby offering a ten-fold return on any investment, while you can back a combo bet of a Norwich win, coupled with both teams to score, at 5.00.
Leeds could go top with win over Swansea
Leeds meanwhile will be hoping to retake top spot should Norwich slip up and the Yorkshire club beat Swansea. Leeds have taken just one point from their last two games against relegation rivals which has seen them lose top spot and drop down to second – they are now out at 3.50 to win the league title this season.
Swansea, meanwhile, are having a disappointing campaign back in the Championship and are down in 11th. Many expected them to bounce back to the Premier League at the first time of asking, but they are now out at 13.00 just to finish in the top six and compete in the play-offs.
Regarding this match, it is Leeds who come in as the clear favourites to collect three much needed points. You can back the home side to win at just 1.72, while Swansea are out t 5.00 to do the same – a draw is priced in the middle at 4.00.
We are expecting this to be a comfortable evening’s work for Leeds. A 3-1 win for Bielsa’s men comes in at 13.00, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a US$65 pay out, while you can more than triple your money by backing a combo bet of a Leeds win, coupled with both teams to score, at 3.40.
Sheffield United host Boro looking to stay in touch with top two
And finally, Sheffield United host Middlesbrough looking to hang on to the coat-tails of both Norwich and Leeds. The Blades are unbeaten in their last three league matches, but two draws sin that time has seen them drop points in the title race – they are priced at 7.00 to finish top of the pile come May.
Middlesbrough, meanwhile, are currently on a six-game unbeaten run in the league and are in fifth place in the table. The Teesiders are priced at 3.25 to win promotion back to the Premier League.
And with home advantage, it is Sheffield United who come into this match as the favourites to collect the win. You can more than double your money by backing the Blades to take the points at 2.05, while Boro are out at 4.20 to do the same – a draw is priced in the middle at 3.30.
And we feel that this one may well end up honours even. A 1-1 draw is priced at 6.00, while you can more than quadruple your money by backing a more general scoring draw at 4.50.
EFL Championship round 32 fixtures:
Tuesday, 12 February
(1.50) Birmingham City x Bolton Wanderers (8.00); draw (4.20)
(1.85) Bristol City x QPR (4.75); draw (3.60)
(1.75) Hull City x Rotherham United (5.25); draw (3.75)
(2.20) Millwall x Sheffield Wednesday (3.70); draw (3.30)
(1.75) West Bromwich Albion x Nottingham Forest (5.00); draw (3.90)
Wednesday, 13 February
(2.15) Brentford x Aston Villa (3.40); draw (3.75)
(4.75) Ipswich Town x Derby County (1.85); draw (3.60)
(1.72) Leeds United x Swansea City (5.00); draw (4.00)
(2.50) Preston North End x Norwich City (2.87); draw (3.60)
(2.05) Sheffield United x Middlesbrough (4.20); draw (3.30)
(2.80) Wigan Athletic x Stoke City (2.75); draw (3.30)
(2.80) Reading x Blackburn Rovers (2.75); draw (3.30)