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Sheff Weds v Wolves Betting Tips: 1 AH-0.25, 2017-01-02

Championship Tips


Monday 2nd January 2017 – Kickoff; 1500hrs

Football – England – Championship Betting Tips

Sheffield Wednesday will be eager to make their home advantage count on Monday afternoon when they entertain Wolves at Hillsborough as the hosts look to hang onto their existing position in the play-off pack.

Wednesday are currently enjoying a useful four-match run without defeat in the Championship following recent wins against Barnsley and Rotherham United in addition to a very welcome and perhaps unexpected three points in a 1-0 win away at Newcastle United. The Owls come off a 1-1 draw away at Preston North End on New Years Eve into this clash.

Sheffield Wednesday also possess a strong record at Hillsborough with stats of  8-0-3  16/11 which includes having won their last three on home turf on the trot with victories over Preston North End, Barnsley and Rotherham United.

Visitors Wolves succumbed to a 3-2 defeat at home to QPR on New Years Eve as they were dealt a sucker-punch following recent back-to-back wins against Nottingham Forest and Bristol City, and a home match against floundering QPR was supposed to have delivered all three points for Wolves!

However, the Championship continues to throw up all sorts of anomalies during the course of any given season, and so we look at Wolves’ away form for this encounter to give us any sort of clue as to what the outcome may be for this encounter.

Typically, Wolves possess an inconsistent away record that stands at  4-4-4  15/12, so anything could happen in the blue half of Sheffield here today, but the hosts seem to be in better shape to take the points.


Nottingham Forest v Wolves Betting Tip Both teams to score – 17 December 2016

Championship Tips

Saturday 16th December 2016 Kickoff: 1500hrs

Nottingham Forest v Wolves                                                                                          

Football – England – Championship

Two teams struggling for form and residing in the bottom half of the Championship meet on Saturday with Nottingham Forest hosting Wolves. Forest are currently 16th on 26 points whilst their opponents are four points worse off in 20th. Considering the respective size of both clubs then neither of their current positions should be deemed acceptable and the hope is that the final few games of this year can produce some positive results building towards what they wish will be an altogether better 2017 for both.

Forest are currently in the midst of a takeover which the fans will be welcome off considering their disapproval of the current regime. On the park, there has been no shortage of entertainment for those supporters as the 21 games their team have played in this season’s Championship have contained 72 goals – a league high. As you would expect, though, for a team situated in the lower reaches of the division, that kind of record ensures plenty of goals conceded. Forest have kept only one clean sheet all season and when that’s the case then you’re always going to have problems. Although the team have proven they can score goals from all over the park, they are at a serious disadvantage when they cannot prevent the other team from scoring, and logic dictates that they simply cannot win as often as they need to unless they are able to rectify that issues, and soon. Their last six games have contained only the one defeat but that came against arch rivals Derby and was a comprehensive loss as well.

Wolves fans were getting excited during the summer as their club was taken over by a wealthy consortium made up of people who had serious contacts across Europe. Walter Zenga was employed to lead the team to what they hoped would be a successful season ending in promotion. As we know now, that aim looks very unlikely to be accomplished this campaign and certainly won’t be done so under the reign of Zenga who was replaced with Paul Lambert last month. It has been a baptism of fire for Lambert, who has experience of winning promotion from this league with Norwich. His first five games have returned just the one win with two defeats, most recently last time out against Cardiff. With one of the bigger squads at this level at his disposal it is going to take some time for Lambert to find his way but there have been some promising signs in the short space of time he’s been at the club.

Nottingham Forest v Wolves Betting Tips

It has been a season to forget for both these teams thus far but the aim must be to get as many points in their last three games of 2016 with a view to taking that better form into the New Year. I alluded to how entertaining games involving Forest have been this season but Wolves supporters got their own experience last weekend when drawing 4-4 at home to Fulham.

Forest have only lost one of their last six at the City Ground but Wolves have actually performed better on their travels of late, picking up a win and two draws in their last four away. The loss to Cardiff on Tuesday would have been disappointing, particularly as it was as a result of another late goal. In terms of a selection for Saturday, I think the safest option is for both teams to find the back of the net. It’s a bet that has been a winner in each one of Forest’s home games this season and Wolves’ recent resurgence in front of goal should mean it continues this weekend.

Both teams to score 9/13 @ 10bet


Newcastle v Wolves Betting Tips: 1, 2016-09-17

Championship Tips


Saturday 17th September 2016 – Kickoff: 1500hrs

Football – England – Championship Betting Tips

It’s been six years since Newcastle United were in the Championship, but following last season’s disastrous campaign in the Premier League which ended in relegation for The Magpies, a new saviour has risen to help guide them back into the big-time.

Former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has helped his side to second place in the Championship after a blistering run of results in recent weeks, and although he couldn’t stave off relegation last season, it looks like he’s got his side firing on all cylinders now.

Early defeats to Fulham and Huddersfield Town wasn’t the start Newcastle were planning, but they have since put together a five-match winning streak with wins over Reading, Bristol City, Brighton, Derby County and most impressive of all, a 6-0 away win at QPR during the week.

Visitors Wolves have experienced the opposite in their Championship campaign so far this season after a promising start which saw them unbeaten in their first four matches which included a 3-1 win away at west midlands rivals Birmingham City, but have since slumped to three games without a win.

Defeats to Huddersfield Town and Barnsley along with a draw against Burton Albion will mean that confidence may not be at the level as earlier in the season, and a tough trip to St James’ Park with a noisy crowd beckons for Wolves here today.

In addition, Wolves have registered just two away wins from their last 13 on the road, so the writing appears to be on the wall for them this afternoon with perhaps a point being the best they can hope for today.

Pick: Newcastle United to win @ 1.62 William Hill


Burnley v Wolves Betting Tips: 1, 2016-03-19

Championship Tips


Saturday 19th March 2016 – Kickoff: 1500hrs

Football – England – Championship Betting Tips

Burnley are currently in a rich vein of form in the Championship as they registered a sixth win on the trot last weekend with a 3-1 win away at Huddersfield Town, and they now look set for a return to the Premier League.

Burnley hold a valuable six-point cushion ahead of second placed Brighton in the race for the big-time, and with a home game against a mediocre Wolves outfit at Turf Moor on Saturday, The Clarets will be looking for another three points here i daresay.

Burnley’s home record stands at an impressive 13-3-2  34/12 having chalked up five straight wins on home turf, while they’re unbeaten in their last eight games in front of their own fans. Strikers Gray and Vokes will once again look to cause havoc amongst the Wolves back-line this afternoon.

Visitors Wolves sit in a familiar mid-table position as they’ve once again failed to live up to the pre-season hype that surrounds the west midlands club each year! They were held to a 0-0 draw by rivals Birmingham City last weekend, and they now face a tough trip up north to take a rampant Burnley outfit.

Despite two recent wins against Derby County and Bristol City, both of these victories were recorded at home while their away performances have been inconsistent to say the least – they bring a record of  6-4-8  21/25 with them to Lancashire having lost their last three away matches on the trot.

Defeats at Huddersfield Town, Brentford and Middlesbrough severely dented any lingering aspirations for a play-off place, and they’ll now have to be content for another season in the Championship next season.

Pick: Burnley to win @ 1.62 Bet Victor


Middlesbrough v Wolves Betting Tips: 1, 2016-03-04

Championship Tips


Friday 4th March 2016 – Kickoff: 1945hrs

Football – England – Championship Betting Tips

Middlesbrough’s recent five-match unbeaten run came to an end on Tuesday night when they were dealt a 2-1 defeat away at Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park, but they have another chance to bounce back quickly on Friday night when they host Wolves at the Riverside Stadium.

Boro had previously recorded back-to-back wins over Cardiff City and Fulham, but the defeat to Blackburn should see them focus more keenly on this encounter with all three points lifting them on top of the Championship if they win this evening.

The motivation is certainly there for the hosts who have been pretty steady all season on home turf with an overall record of  11-3-2  24/5 with their defence being the key stand-out with no fewer than 11 clean sheets to dare so far this season on home turf.

Visitors Wolves have once again flattered to deceive this season as the midlands outfit currently kicking around in a disappointing mid-table position following another season of inconsistency. Wolves unexpectedly ended a run of six Championship matches without a win on the weekend when they beat Derby County 2-1 at home, but they face a tough trip to Middlesbrough on Friday night.

Wolves are without a win from their last four away trips as they’ve drawn with QPR and Reading, but also suffered defeats at Huddersfield Town and Brentford, while their away record is of course an inconsistent  6-4-7  20/23.

Wolves have also failed to score in their last three away matches which could be their undoing once again at the Riverside Stadium on Friday night.

Pick: Middlesbrough to win @ 1.60 William Hill


Wolves v Bolton Betting Tips: 1, 2016-02-02

Championship Tips


Tuesday 2nd February 2016 – Kickoff: 1945hrs

Football – England – Championship Betting Tips

Wolves earned a valuable point away from home at Loftus Road against Queens Park Rangers in a 1-1 draw, but they’ll need to improve their form on home turf at Molineux if they’re to stand a chance of sneaking through the back door into the play-offs.

Wolves have lost just once in their last six Championship matches overall, but their form on home turf needs to improve from their existing record of  4-5-5  17/19 as they’ve lost to Leeds United and Cardiff City but have also registered wins over Reading and Fulham.

But with the visit of bottom club Bolton Wanderers tonight, Wolves stand a good chance of taking all three points in this encounter which would lift them up into the top half of the division.

Visitors Bolton Wanderers registered a much-needed three points last time out in the Championship with a resounding 3-1 win over fellow strugglers MK Dons which followed an earlier local derby win over Blackburn Rovers, but The Trotters’ away form has been woeful this season.

Bolton’s away record stands at  0-3-11 9/31 and only second from bottom club Charlton Athletic (33 goals) have conceded more goals on the road than Bolton, but this is scant relief for a side who have lost six of their last seven on their travels.

In addition, not only have Bolton failed to score on nine occasions on their travels already, but they’ve also kept just two clean sheets along with conceding 2 goals or more on 10 occasions out of their 14 away matches to date.

Pick: Wolves to win @ 1.75 Bet Victor


Brighton v Wolves Betting Tips: 1 AH0, 2016-01-01

Championship Tips


Friday 1st January 2016 – Kickoff: 1500hrs

Football – England – Championship Betting Tips

Even though Brighton have gone five matches without a win in the Championship, they are still amongst the play-off places in the English second tier as they sit in fourth place just four points adrift of second placed Derby County.

Brighton also still possess a strong home record at their Amex Stadium with overall stats of  8-2-2  15/11 despite recent back-to-back defeats to Middlesbrough and Ipswich Town, but having accounted for the likes of Hull City and Birmingham City, The Seagulls could just about shade the three points this afternoon.

Brighton’s attacking personnel include Baldock, Zamora and Hemed who are more than capable of causing plenty of problems in the final third against Wolves this afternoon.

Visitors Wolves have recently registered back-to-back wins over Reading and Charlton Athletic which has lifted them back into the top half of the Championship, but prior to those wins they suffered defeats to Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday.

Historically, Wolves have been one of the most inconsistent teams in the division and this season has been no exception as they sit in mid-table following their inability to string together any sort of winning run.

Wolves’ away record stands at  5-2-5  18/18 and their last five matches have reflected their frustrating season so far as they’ve recorded wins at Rotherham United and Charlton, but lost at Bristol City and Sheffield Wednesday along with a draw against Ipswich Town.

Brighton seem to have the edge with home advantage here, but I recommend backing them with the draw no bet option.

Pick: Brighton AH0 @ 1.61 Bet Victor


Wolves v Leeds Betting Tip 1, 2015-12-17

Championship Tips

Thursday 17th December Kickoff: 1945hrs
Wolves v Leeds United
Football – England – Championship

With just over a week until Christmas, both Wolves and Leeds will be looking for some festive cheer as the two clash at Molineux. Neither of the teams will be pleased with their current position and the upcoming busy period provides an opportunity to improve their fortunes as the build towards the New Year.

Wolves would have thought they were on the cusp of ending their winless home run against Nottingham Forest on Friday, only to concede a late equaliser and extend that run to five games. Their last victory at Molineux came all the way back on the third of October. It had been a major source of frustration for Kenny Jackett who has enjoyed nothing but success in his spell in charge. He will be slightly comforted by the fact that his team are on an unbeaten run of five games, albeit with four of those being draws. If Wolves are to mount a serious challenge for the play-offs, it goes without saying that they must start converting those points, into three.

Leeds have been the epitome of inconsistent this term, mixing some terrific results with disastrous performances. Wins over local rivals Huddersfield and Hull are some of the highlights in what had been a largely underwhelming campaign. They currently sit in 18th position and remain closer to the bottom three than the top six. Whether or not a play-off spot is a realistic target for the club, considering the issues they are contending with off the field, is another matter, but a club their size have to strive to climb the Championship. Steve Evans – who replaced Uwe Rosler earlier in the season – is as ambitious as they come and will be drilling into his players the importance of gaining some much-needed consistency to achieve that.

Unsurprisingly on a long, winless run at home, Wolves have struggled to find the net in front of their own fans. Managing just two goals in five home games, Jackett has tried to shuffle his pack in a bid to improve their fortunes but Friday night’s game against Forest was a further illustration that the threat is still not what it needs to be. Adam Le Fondre was given the task of leading the line with Benik Afobe left on the bench. I would be surprised if that is the case against Leeds, as Afobe offers much more in a lone-striking role. Jacket may also look to play two up top as he has done in the past but whatever he decides, the manager will know that the supporters will be restless should it not be successful.

Only Brighton and Derby have lost fewer games away from home than Leeds this season which is somewhat of a surprise considering where they sit in the table. The Elland Road club have proved a difficult nut to crack for a lot of teams, with Middlesbrough and QPR the only two teams to have won on their own ground against them. Their style of play is certainly not the most attractive but it has been effective in allowing them to pick up some welcome points, and it will be no different on Thursday when they travel to face Wolves. Evans might not be everybody’s cup of tea but there’s no doubting he gets every bit of effort out his individual players and collectively, as a team.

Wolves v Leeds Betting Tips

This game is unlikely to be one of the most exciting and end-to-end contests to be played in the Championship this season, but if one of the team could get three points then that is all that matters. Wolves will certainly harbour hopes of gaining ground on the teams above them as the try to make their presence felt in the race for the play-offs, whilst Leeds will want to move away from the wrong end of the table.

Historically this is actually a high-scoring fixture with 20 goals coming in the last six encounters. I do not envisage that trend continuing as neither side have been in goalscoring form and are also short of confidence. With that in mind, I think this will come down to who makes the fewest mistakes and although Wolves have not won at home in over two months, they are in the middle of a decent run which suggests that their fortunes will turn soon. It might not be pretty and they home team will be made to work for it by Leeds, but fancy Wolves to edge it and get a vital win.

Wolves Evens @ Bet365


Wolves v MK Dons Betting Tips: 1, 2015-11-28

Championship Tips


Saturday 28th November 2015 – Kickoff: 1500hrs

Football – England – Championship Betting Tips

Wolves always seem to promise so much and then actually fail to deliver each and every season, and manager Kenny Jackett must be feeling the increasing pressure at the west midlands club as they now sit in a very disappointing 14th place in the Championship.

Just one win from their last seven overall, which, incidentally, was at their midlands rivals Birmingham City, has been a poor return for Wolves who were widely expected to be challenging for at least a play-off spot this season. Recent points gained against Burnley and Ipswich Town though may have increased their confidence going into today’s clash with MK Dons.

Wolves’ overall home record stands at a so-so  2-3-3  9/10 as their last win on home turf came against Huddersfield Town in a 3-0 win back in early October. However, forwards Afobe and journeyman Le Fondre are very capable of getting on the scoresheet for the hosts.

Visitors MK Dons have also endured a torrid time in the Championship so far this season as they sit in the bottom three of the English second tier having gained just one win from their last six matches overall which includes defeats against Huddersfield Town, QPR, Hull City and Brighton – the one win was a 1-0 victory over fellow strugglers Charlton Athletic at their stadium:mk.

Away from home, MK Dons have continued to struggle as their overall record of  1-2-5  7/13 reflects, and they’ve lost four of their last six on their travels including three straight defeats heading into today’s clash in the midlands.

In addition, MK Dons have kept just one clean sheet on their travels all season which was away at Reading back in the end of August, so they may well be up against this afternoon as Wolves look to bounce back from some ordinary results.

Pick: Wolves straight win @ 1.85 Unibet


Wolves v Burnley Betting Tips: 2 AH0, 2015-11-07

Championship Tips


Saturday 7th November 2015 – Kickoff: 1500hrs

Football – England – Championship Betting Tips

Wolves reverted to type on Tuesday night when they stumbled to a 1-0 loss away at Bristol City which has left Wolves in the bottom half of the Championship and manager Kenny Jackett starting to perspire as the pressure on his side builds.

Wolves have lost four of their last five matches overall with only a 2-0 win away at west midlands rivals Birmingham City to show for which gave Jackett a stay of execution for a short while. Recent defeats against Derby County, Brentford, Middlesbrough and Bristol City suggest that they could well struggle against an in-form Burnley outfit this afternoon.

Wolves’ home record stands at  2-2-3  9/10 and they’ve suffered back-to-back defeats on home turf to Brentford and Middlesbrough, so the pressure will increase this afternoon on the hosts to perform here.

Visitors Burnley head into this afternoon’s clash on the back of a six-match unbeaten streak which includes wins over Rotherham United, Bolton Wanderers, Blackburn Rovers, Huddersfield Town and Fulham while The Clarets hold a solid away record of  3-3-1  7/6 on the road.

Burnley’s only loss so far was away at Ipswich Town in a 2-0 defeat but since then Sean Dyche’s side have steadily gained momentum and now sit top of the Championship along with Hull City and Brighton.

Striker Andre Gray has been on a red-hot goalscoring streak of late and looks a good bet to notch again here this afternoon against a nervous Wolves defensive unit.

I’ll take advantage of the generously-priced draw no bet option on Burnley here as they could well take all three points in perhaps a 2-1 win.

Pick: Burnley AH0 @ 2.10 Bet Victor