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Championship Best Bets: Sam Ingram’s Top 3 Picks This Saturday

Championship Best Bets: Sam Ingram’s Top 3 Picks This Saturday
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Championship Best Bets: Saturday, September 17th

If goals and cards rain down on Saturday’s football offering in the Championship then we think we’ve picked out the three most likely on that front. Here at bettingexpert, we’ve got another three picks for you from, arguably, England’s most exciting division.

In this article:

Burnley vs Bristol City Preview

England, Championship, Saturday, September 17th, 15:00 (UK)

Bristol City and both teams to score feature in a selection in what seems to be a running theme in the Championship best bets articles this season. Nigel Pearson’s men often concede, but they’re also capable of scoring against anyone in the league, week in, week out.

Despite the rhetoric following The Robins highlighting goals aplenty at either end, it may surprise you that Saturday’s opponents, Burnley, have chalked up the same number of winning BTTS coupons as their Westcountry counterparts.

The Clarets have overseen BTTS in 6/9 matches this season, a tally only ‘bettered’ by Middlesborough and West Brom. If you’d been offered that trio in the summer to be ranked so high in such metrics, you might not have believed it.

Burnley vs Bristol City Best Bet

With the game’s direction being difficult to call alongside both finding the net, the 1.76 is where I’ll stop at Turf Moor. Adding another goal (BTTS & Over 2.5) is also a good shout at 2.10 if keen to take an odds-against position.

  • Selection: BTTS
  • Best Odds: 1.76 (SBK)
  • Stakes: 10/10

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Norwich vs West Brom Preview

England, Championship, Saturday, September 17th, 15:00 (UK)

West Brom, this season’s draw specialists, are without a win on the road in the Championship this season. Three draws and a loss to Blackburn Rovers populates their away form so far, requiring a seismic performance at Carrow Road to put a first away win on the board.

In fact, only Coventry from five games have won fewer games (0) than West Brom’s solitary victory this season. It sounds all doom and gloom, though the baggies approached the prospect of Birmingham City at The Hawthorns on Wednesday having avoided defeat (4D/1W) in their last five Championship outings. Unfortunately for the hosts, Birmingham City’s third with twenty minutes to spare had the Blues taking home local bragging rights.

On the other hand, Norwich boasts six wins from six – the form team in England’s most unforgiving division. At home and averaging 2.0 goals per90 from their opening fixtures, the 2.15 price for the hosts to twice break down a Baggies defence missing the injured Semi Ajayi and on the back of a Scott Horgan midweek hat-trick looks appealing.

Norwich vs West Brom Best Bet

West Brom have succumbed to an opponent opening the scoring in 7/9 Championship matches. If that happens once again, expect Norwich to harness forward momentum.

  • Selection: Norwich 2+ Goals (TRACKED BET)
  • Best Odds: 2.15 (Unibet/Kambi)
  • Stakes: 10/10

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Swansea vs Hull Preview

England, Championship, Saturday, September 17th, 12:30 (UK)

Two evenly matched sides meet In Wales as Hull travel to Swansea on the back of a nasty run including four losses from five. Away from results, we’ve got two sides that are no strangers to a booking and a referee more than willing to play a starring role if the circumstances are right. The hosts’ cards per90 average this campaign is the third-highest in the division at 2.44. Hull City’s 2.00 per90 isn’t quite at that level, though that ramps up when playing on the road – 2.75.

Swansea have received a card in the second half in all nine fixtures, whereas a Hull player has gone into the referee’s book in 89% of matches this term. With Keith Stroud on duty, equipped with a 3.83 second-half card average from six Championship outings this season, the chances for both to see a card are likely.

Swansea vs Hull Best Bet

Both teams seeing a booking after the break has occurred in 67% of Stroud’s matches. In 2021/22, over a larger dataset (24 games), that figure increases to 71%, showing how Stroud likes to manage officiating duties.

Keith Stroud’s penchant for a second-half booking adds to a 5.50 cards per90 average – that’s easily one of the Championship’s most significant totals after six matches. So, adding an over three cards position into the cards-focused bet builder seems like a wise addition.

  • Selection: Both Teams SH Card and Over 3 Total Cards
  • Best Odds: 1.80 (bet365)
  • Stakes: 10/10

Odds as at 10:00, September, 15th, 2022. Odds may now differ.

More Swansea vs Hull Tips

Odds via bet 365, SBK and Unibet as at 10:00, September, 15th, 2022. Odds may now differ.


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