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Sheffield Wednesday v Derby Championship Predictions & Betting Odds – 22nd April 2017

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Sheffield Wednesday v Derby Betting Preview - Championship 22nd April 3.00pm The Owls just need to get themselves over the finish line to secure a play off spot this season. Just when that looked in jeopardy they have produced some cracking form to win their last four games on the bounce. They just need a little more to get over the line and they can take a big step towards that with a win in this one. Derby have been in decent form lately but will miss out on the play-offs this season. Each week you can claim a free £5 bet with bookmaker SkyBet. This is because they run their great Sky Bet Club which is open to all punters. After opening an account with the bookmaker (where you can claim a free £20 bet bonus) you can go and opt in to the Sky Bet Club. There, just make £25 worth of qualifying bets each week before 11.59:59 pm on Sunday evening and you will be credited with a free £5 bet to use! Just stay in the club by making the qualifying bets each week and you can keep collecting the free bets!

Sheffield Wednesday v Derby Betting Tips

The Owls are a very good home side and they are going to need to call on that for this one, as it is an important game for them. They have won their last two games on home soil in the league and that includes a win over Newcastle. They have hit a bit of form now with a four-match winning streak home and away, going unbeaten in five. That has been in response to a poor run of form where they won just one of their previous seven league games which put their play-off place in jeopardy. They are back in a strong position and just need to finish the job. So they are finishing the season strongly now and at Hillsborough this season they have posted a W14 D2 L5 record. They did suffer a 2-0 defeat earlier this season against Derby, and they haven’t won any of their last four on home soil against Hillsborough against the Rams (D3 L1). They need the points in this one and under 2.5 goals in the game at SkyBet for 9/10 is the way to go as each of the last three between these at Hillsborough have gone under the goal line. A Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 correct score bet at SkyBet is a price of 6/1. The Rams have been doing alright lately and have gone W3 D2 L1 in their last six league games. They have failed to pick up a win in their last two though after they were smashed by Brentford and then had to pull out a last-gasp equaliser against Huddersfield in midweek action. They aren’t going to get themselves in the play offs this season but could make life a little tricky for the Owls. But them picking up a win doesn't look too likely for them though as they have triumphed in just one of their last seven games away from home now in a W1 D1 L5 record and they failed to score in any of those defeats. A Sheffield Wednesday to win to nil bet at SkyBet is a quote of 2/1. Unlike Wednesday though, the Rams don’t have anything to play for. In the SkyBet anytime goalscorer market, Jordan Rhodes is up as 10/11 favourite for the Owls, with Fernando Forestieri at 11/10 and for the Rams, there is Darren Bent and David Nugent around the 5/2 mark. Derby have recorded a W7 D4 L10 record away from home this season.

Sheffield Wednesday v Derby Betting Odds

Sheffield Wednesday 3/4, Draw 5/2, Derby 4/1

Sheffield Wednesday v Derby Predictions

Sheffield Wednesday Home Win: Look for the Owls to win to nil. They don’t have the winning form at home against the Rams but they can produce in this one as they have to step up and they are running in good form. The Rams have been poor on the road, so look for the three points to go to the home side.

Derby v Huddersfield Championship Predictions & Betting Odds – 17th April 2017

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Derby v Huddersfield Championship Predictions & Betting Odds - 17th April 2017 This isn’t an easy game for Huddersfield out on the road against a side who have found a bit of winning form at home. Derby’s slump in the second half of the seasons means that they are going to miss out on a play off spot, but they could throw a spanner in the works of Huddersfield's push to secure third place in the Championship. You can earn a free £5 bet each at William Hill each and every week. Just place a minimum of £20 or more on football accumulators with four or more selections and you will claim your free £5 bet back. This offer does apply to select leagues and markets and qualifying competitions include all English and Scottish football leagues and cup as well as the major European leagues and the Champions and Europa Leagues. This is a great offer and you can get a free bet bonus every week! Register an account with online betting site William Hill and pick up £20 worth of free bets as a welcome bonus from them too.

Derby v Huddersfield Betting Tips

The Rams really should have had a shot at the play-offs this season but their patchy form since February has pretty much put paid to that. However, they have been on the up in general lately and they are on a two-match winning streak at home in the Championship. They have remained unbeaten on home soil in their last five at Pride Park (W3 D2) and they have lost just one of their last sixteen home games in the Championship. So the Terriers aren’t going to get an easy game out on the road in this one at all. Derby suffered a 1-0 loss at Huddersfield earlier in the campaign but the Rams have enough on home soil to perhaps reverse that. A Derby 1-0 correct score at William Hill is a good price of 11/2. It is likely that Derby are going to hold their own and force this into being a tight contest. David Nugent is trading at 2/1 in the anytime goalscorer market. It has been a very strong campaign from Huddersfield overall but maybe a bit of pressure is creeping in as they try and secure the third spot in the table. There was a shocking 4-0 loss out at the lowly Bristol City recently and they followed that up with a defeat in their following away game at Nottingham Forest. So after back to back away defeats, the Terriers have gone W1 D1 L2 in their last four out on the road. They have just been struggling for goals a little bit lately and under 2.5 goals at William Hill is a value punt at a price of 19/20. Overall this season, the Terriers have posted a W9 D3 L8 away from home. Elias Kachunga and Nahki Wells are big positives for them in the anytime goalscorer market and both of them are trading at 2/1. Huddersfield do hold a game in hand over those around them in the play-off battle for third. They may need to up their away form though and that’s not easy in this one.

Derby v Huddersfield Betting Odds

Derby 17/11, Draw 12/5, Huddersfield 13/8

Derby v Huddersfield Predictions

Derby Home Win: We would have to roll with the home side taking the win in this one and upsetting the Terriers. The Rams have done well enough on home soil lately to spring three points in this one and they have won their last four on home soil against Huddersfield as well.

Derby v QPR Championship Predictions & Betting Odds – 31st March 2017

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Derby v QPR Betting Preview - Championship 31st March 7.45pm The Rams start the weekend a big nine points outside of the play offs spots and with just one win in their last six league outings, their season has rapidly fallen apart. A defeat in this one could all but see their hopes of landing a top six place finish. They face a QPR side who have really found their feet and who are climbing up the table nicely. Rangers have won four of their last six league games played and may pose the out-of-sorts Rams a problem or two in this Friday night fixture. One of the top football betting products around is Bet365’s 0-0 Bore Draw Insurance which they offer on all matches listed in their sportsbook. Place a pre-match correct score, scorecast or half time/full time wager on a match and if the game ends goalless then the bookmaker will refund lost stakes on the selected markets with a free bet. This applies to all matches in their sportsbook. Register an account with the award winning Bet365 and earn a 100% matched deposit bonus from them and enjoy other top features like each-way goalscorer odds, live streams and cash out options.

Derby v QPR Betting Tips

It has been a disappointing return from Derby since February really. They were solid enough over the first half of the season to suggest that they can get themselves in the play off mix but that has rapidly faded. They have gone just W1 D4 L5 in their last nine league games. So wins have been hard to come by and at home, they have posted a W1 D3 L1 record in their last five fixtures. The Rams took a 1-0 win out at Loftus Road earlier in the season over Rangers and things have been tight between these two recent. A Derby 1-0 correct score at Bet365 is an 11/2 correct score option and the Rams have won two of their last three home games by that scoreline against the R’s. Both teams have failed to score in each of the last five meetings between the clubs and you can back that to happen again at a 4/5 price. Under 2.5 goals is a price of 7/10 with Bet365. Only 37% of Derby’s home games this season in the league have gone above the goal line and the Rams have been drawing at half-time in 13 of their 19 home games this season. So a tight game is on the cards in this one, particularly with QPR playing well at the moment. They have gone W5 D1 L1 in their last seven league games and have scored at least two goals in five of those seven games. It’s worth noting that the bulk of their positive results have happened at home and they have won just one of their last four on the road (D1 L2). However, overall they are doing well and could earn themselves a point in this one, as their recent 0-0 draw at play-off hopefuls Leeds proved. There has been a severe lack of clean sheets from the R's, who have taken just one in their last 12 league games, but they have the scoring at the moment to paper over that. QPR have a record of W2 D2 L2 in their last six trips to Pride Park in the Championship. A point wouldn't be a bad result for Rangers in this one, but three points would see them finish the weekend level on points with the slumping Rams.

Derby v QPR Betting Odds

Derby 19/20, Draw 5/2, QPR 11/4

Derby v QPR Predictions

QPR Away Win: The form is with Rangers in this one even though clean sheets have been hard to come by for them. They were on fire with a five-goal haul last weekend and even though they are a much better home side, the Rams are there for the taking.

Brighton v Derby Championship Predictions & Betting Odds – 10th March 2017

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Brighton v Derby Betting Preview - Championship 10th March 3.00pm A big chance for Brighton to get some pressure back onto leaders Newcastle. The Seagulls managed to arrest a little slump that they hit with a midweek win at Rotherham and now go into this Friday night fixture with just a three point deficit to Newcastle. So the Seagulls can make a big hole in that and they have been pretty immense on the south coast with just one loss in their last fifteen on home soil, which came against Newcastle. As for Derby, they have been struggling for wins lately and with some poor away form in the bag, are likely to succumb to Brighton’s huge need for three points. Online betting site Bet365 offer great 0-0 bore draw insurance on matches which you can take advantage of. Place a pre-match correct score, scorecast or half time/full time wager on a match and if the game ends goalless then the bookmaker will refund lost stakes on the selected markets with a free bet. This applies to all matches in their sportsbook. Register an account with the award winning Bet365 and earn a 100% matched deposit bonus from them and enjoy top features like live sports streams, extensive live in play betting and partial cash out options on live bets.

Brighton v Derby Betting Tips

Brighton hit a bit of a speed bump in their quest to land the Championship title as they suffered back to back defeats against Newcastle and Nottingham Forest. But they regained a little ground in the midweek round of games as they took a win at Rotherham while Newcastle couldn’t find a way past Reading. So Brighton are now just the three points behind leaders Newcastle and they can heap some pressure back on the Magpies with a win on Friday night at home against the Rams. They have been an immense side at home in the Championship this season with a record of W13 D3 L2 at home soil. Brighton have suffered just the one defeat in their last fifteen league games on the south coast and that was against Newcastle in the high profile clash at the end of February. Brights are on a fifteen match scoring streak at home so they will be expected to find a way through the Rams. A Brighton 1-0 correct score at Bet365 for the game is trading at a price of 5/1 and that looks to be some value for punters, because the Rams will offer up some resistance in this one. There was a 0-0 draw played out between the two of them on the opening weekend of the season at Pride Park and each of the last three between them now have ended in a draw. Brighton though have remained unbeaten in a W2 D3 record in their last five overall against the Rams so are carrying form. Brighton have bagged at least two goals in three of their last five against Derby now too. The Seagulls have only conceded 11 goals on home soil in the Championship this season and only 56% of their game there have gone over the 2.5 goal line. So under 2.5 goals at Bet365 for a quote of 4/6 should have big appeal. In the anytime goalscorer market there is a price of 7/5 on Glenn Murray with Tomer Hemed at 8/5. Big game for the Seagulls to start building momentum with again. Derby aren’t running in the kind of form that suggests that they will spring a surprise in this one. They have been stuttering badly since the start of February really with only a W1 D3 L4 record on the board in their last eight league games. They have lost their last three out on her road with consecutive 1-0 scorelines, so there is that result again. Derby have only scored in two of their last five league games and that suggests that they are going to have a tough time in breaking down Brighton’s good home defence. Away from home this season in the Championship, Derby have posted a W6 D3 L8 record so they haven’t been great. In their last seven on the road they have returned a miserable W1 D1 L5 record. David Nugent and Darren bent are 3/1 anytime goalscorer options for them on Friday night but they have their work cut out for them as an offensive unit. Both teams not to score at Bet365 for a price of even money looks a sound punt. It’s hard to see Derby winning this one, but they may set their stall out for a point.

Brighton v Derby Betting Odds

Brighton 19/20, Draw 13/5, Derby 7/2

Brighton v Derby Predictions

This is probably going to be a low scoring affair as Derby aren’t all that bad defensively. However, the Rams have lost four of their last six away games by a 1-0 scoreline and backing Brighton to get the three points by that return looks huge value. Brighton have been fantastic on the south coast and the poor away form of the Rams isn’t likely to disrupt their chances at all in this one. Look for the home win and under 2.5 goals on the match as well.

Leicester v Derby FA Cup Predictions & Betting Odds – 8th February 2017

Leicester v Derby Betting Preview - FA Cup 8th February 7.45pm So punters will be wondering how to approach this FA Cup fourth round replay. The Foxes only survived their trip to Pride Park thanks to a late equaliser from captain Wes Morgan. But despite the 2-2 scoreline, the Rams didn’t offer a tremendous amount of threat going forward. But Leicester are going along so poorly at the moment, so will they be at risk because punters are having a hard time of trusting them with anything at the moment? Can the Foxes pull themselves through based on Derby missing their big chance to pull off the upset at the first attempt? It should be pretty interesting at the King Power. Online betting site Bet365 offer great 0-0 bore draw insurance on matches which you can take advantage of. Place a pre-match correct score, scorecast or half time/full time wager on a match and if the game ends goalless then the bookmaker will refund lost stakes on the selected markets with a free bet. This applies to all matches in their sportsbook. Register an account with the award winning Bet365 and earn a 100% matched deposit bonus from them and enjoy top features like live sports streams, extensive live in play betting and partial cash out options on live bets.

Leicester v Derby FA Cup Betting Tips

Where do you find value in Leicester? It is a pretty tough thing to do at the moment because of the huge mess that they are in. They have failed to win any of their last five games now in all competitions (D1 L4) and they are sliding badly in the Premier League. They were smashed 3-0 by Manchester United at the King Power on the weekend and they are really staring down the barrel of relegation at the moment. The Foxes have scored in just two of their last seven games in all exemptions, and both of those games came in the FA Cup. So maybe there is a glimmer of possibility for them in this one. Leicester won at Everton 2-1 in the third round and then earned a 2-2 draw at Derby in the first attempt. Both teams to score at Bet365 will return you a pretty decent price of  10/11. That has happened in each of the last four between these in Leicester so there is a trend going. The Foxes have actually netted four goals exactly in three of their last four matches on home soil against Derby, netting a total of 14 goals. So there is reason enough to have a look over 2.5 goals at Bet365 which will return you a price of 11/10. Trading up in the first goalscorer market for the game is Islam Slimani and Jamie Vardy who are 9/2 joint favourites there, with Ahmed Musa at 5/1. They have yet to score a league goal in the 2017 calendar year, but seem to have no problem in the cup, so it is worth getting behind them to get on the scoresheet in this one. Leicester have posted a W8 D4 L5 record at the King Power this season across all competitions, but they have gone W1 L3 in their last four there, failing to score in any of those three defeats in that sequence. They dodged a bullet at Pride Park and the question is, can they take advantage of that. What could play into Leicester's hands is that Derby are not a free-scoring side. Derby have scored fewer goals than any other side in the top 13 in the Championship currently. So they may have a hard time matching up to Leicester at the King Power and despite putting two goals on the board in the meeting with the Foxes at Pride Park, the Rams didn’t look a particular threat in the game. They have produced a pretty solid defence this season have the Rams but they have been far better at home than they have been out on the road. Derby have only claimed the one clean sheet in their last six games out on the road which has led them to a W2 D1 L3 record. Each of the defeats in that sequence saw Derby fail to score in. Their big chance perhaps was at home in the first meeting against the Premier League outfit. They almost got themselves across the line, but that equaliser may have destroyed their hopes of being in the fifth round. Darren Bent is a 13/5 anytime goalscorer market for them, with Tom Ince at 11/4. As a beacon of hope, the Rams won at West Brom in the third round.

Leicester v Derby FA Cup Betting Odds

Leicester 21/20, Draw 12/5, Derby 16/5

Leicester v Derby FA Cup Predictions

We don’t see the Rams having enough to take down Leicester. The Foxes may well make changes and this should be a breath of fresh air for them, away from the pressure of the Premier League. Leicester have been scoring in the cup and there just looked enough evidence for the first meeting that they will handle the Rams at the King Power. Have a flutter on both teams to score, but for Leicester to find a win from somewhere.

Derby v Leicester FA Cup Predictions & Betting Odds – 27th January 2017

Derby v Leicester Betting Preview - FA Cup 27th January 7.55pm A very interesting kick off on Friday night to start the fourth round of the FA Cup with. There is a potential FA Cup upset on the cards as well as the reigning Premier League champions Leicester, whose season has been a huge disappointment in all regards, head out on the road to face Derby. Championship side Derby have produced some solid form at Pride Park lately and punters will probably see them as having a decent chance of knocking off a premier League outfit in this one. After having already claimed a win over top flight opposition in West Brom, can the Rams march on? Online betting site Bet365 offer great 0-0 bore draw insurance on matches which you can take advantage of. Place a pre-match correct score, scorecast or half time/full time wager on a match and if the game ends goalless then the bookmaker will refund lost stakes on the selected markets with a free bet. This applies to all matches in their sportsbook. Register an account with the award winning Bet365 and earn a 100% matched deposit bonus from them and enjoy top features like live sports streams, extensive live in play betting and partial cash out options on live bets.

Derby v Leicester Betting Tips

The Rams claimed a Premier League scalp in the previous round of this season’s FA Cup when they claimed a 2-1 victory, against the odds, at the Hawthorns against West Brom. So after that success it is unlikely that they are going to be fearing facing up to Leicester very much. The Rams have been in great form on home soil and have recorded a W7 D2 record over their last nine on home soil across all competitions. So bearing that in mind it is more than likely that they are going to have a good crack at this against the out-of-sorts Leicester. Derby have actually taken eight clean sheets in their last nine home games and only a 3-2 home win over Reading last weekend snapped that eight match clean sheet streak that they were on at Pride Park. That’s some defensively sound stuff and the under 2.5 goals option at Bet365 can be backed at a price of 7/10. Three of the last four meetings between Derby and Leicester at Pride Park have gone under the goal line. Derby don't have form running against Leicester at home because they have only gone W1 L3 in their last four at Pride Park against the Foxes. They failed to score a single goal in either of those defeats as well. Here’s the rub with Derby, they are defensively strong, but they are not a high scoring side at all. Just to put that into context, the Rams are the lowest scoring side inside the top sixteen in the Championship at the moment. Darren Bent is 21/10 favourite for them in the Bet365 the anytime goalscorer market and he was on target against West Brom in the last round. Tom Ince from midfield got the other goal against the Baggies and he is a decent shot at 9/4 to net in the Bet365 anytime goalscorer market. Derby have won only one of their last nine games against Leicester, but then, will that deter punters from backing them in this one? This is the first FA Cup clash between Derby and Leicester since the 1893/1894 season. Both teams not to score is a price of 5/6. Leicester can’t get their act together still and it has been a season of huge inconsistencies for them. The Foxes are just five points above the Premier League relegation zone at the moment, so will probably be looking at the FA Cup as an opportunity to blow off some steam. They can’t get anything going and have only posted a W2 D2 L4 in their last eight games across all competitions. As a positive for Claudio Ranieri’s men, they did take something of a surprise win at Everton in the last round. They have lost both games played since then, conceding exactly three goals in each of them. Leicester have managed to win just two away games all season and both of those came in Cup fixtures. Overall the Foxes have a shockingly poor W2 D4 L9 record away from the King Power in all competitions. Leicester have failed to score in four of their last six games on the road and Jamie Vardy is a 7/4 poke in the anytime goalscorer market for this one. With Algeria going out of the AFCON early, they will get Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani back sooner rather than later.

Derby v Leicester Betting Odds

Debry 8/5, Draw 23/10, Leicester 13/8

Derby v Leicester Predictions

There is no confidence in backing Leicester to go out on the road and get anything at the moment. Yes, they claimed a win at Everton in the last round, but they very well could be exposed by Championship side Derby here, who don’t give things up at the back. Leicester are vulnerable at the back and therefore, with the Rams being a low scoring side it could just be worth backing the home side to edge this one by a one goal margin. A 1-0 correct score may have some appeal in favour of the home side.

Derby v Liverpool League Cup Predictions & Betting Odds – 20th September 2016

Derby v Liverpool Betting Preview - League Cup 20th September Liverpool will fancy their chances of making further progress in this season’s League Cup as they head to Derby on Tuesday night for this third round tie. The Reds have own their last four visits to Derby and they will be full of confidence after beating Chelsea in the Premier League on Friday night. So a good rest over the weekend for them and they take on a Championship side who is badly out of form at the moment. Can the Rams shake off their miserable run of form and pull off a cup upset? William Hill give their customers the opportunity to pick up a free £5 bet each and every week with them. All that you have to do is make a total of £20 or more in a week on football accumulators of four or more selections. This is available on selected leagues and markets only so check with them. They will also apply their Super Sub offer to selected televised matches this season too, where if your anytime goalscorer selection is substituted with having scored a goal, the bet will roll over onto his replacement, so if the sub scores, you will  be paid out as a winner. Register an account with William Hill and earn £20 worth of free bets as a welcome bonus from them.

Derby v Liverpool Betting Tips

Well it has been a really tough season for the Rams so far. A lack of results coupled with a lack of goals. On the weekend they ended a 407 minute goal drought in the Championship, but still didn't land a win. They are struggling near the relegation zone in the division at the moment with just the one win in their eight games played there so far with just the one win on the board in the second tier. Their only other bright moments this season were in beating Grimsby in the first round of the League Cup and then edging out Carlise in a penalty shoot out to set up this clash against Liverpool. So they really don’t have the goals in them in him to stand toe to toe with Liverpool it would seem. Overall this season, the Rams have posted a W2 D4 L2 record and yes, they are underdogs for this tie. Their form against Liverpool is pretty horrendous too. They have lost each of their last eight games against the Reds. The last time they met up was in the 2007/08 Premier League with Liverpool winning 8-1 on aggregate across the two games. Derby have lost their last four home games against Liverpool and the Rams failed to score in three of those four games as well, so this is a mountain in front of them on Tuesday night in the League Cup, unless they face a very much changed and weakened Liverpool side. Both teams not to score in the match will fetch you a quote of 19/20, not bad considering how badly the Rams have been struggling for goal this season. Derby have scored just one in their last four and just two in their last six. So poor stuff from the Rams. Liverpool have been the heaviest scorers of all Premier League sides in 2016 calendar year. Not sure how the Rams are going to cope with that. The Reds were impressive in their win at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea last Friday in the Premier League and they look very confident. They will probably take the opportunity to rest up some players for this one, but they have great attacking options to call on to get them through this tie still. Daniel Sturridge is 7/2 First Goalscorer favourite, with Danny Ings, Divock Origi and Roberto Firmino all around the 4/1 price. So plenty of options coming in from them. Wait until the teams are announced before getting in on the action though of course. You can go over 2.5 goals for a price of 8/15 on the game. Liverpool went to the final of the League Cup last season and Klopp takes this pretty seriously. They landed a 5-0 away win at Championship side Burton in the last round and with no European interest this season,t the Reds are likely to go hard for this cup again. You can back Liverpool to go out and win this one to nil for a price of 13/10 as well which will probably have some big appeal. Liverpool have scored twelve goals in their last four games played now and you have a price of 3/1 on them to win by a 2 goal margin.

Derby v Liverpool Betting Odds

Liverpool 4/11, Draw 9/2, Derby 8/1

Derby v Liverpool Predictions

No real sign of an upset happening in this one. Liverpool are just flowing freely at the moment and in a confident mood and even the changes to the starting eleven shouldn't interrupt their flow too much. Derby just haven’t been at the races well enough to suggest that they can cause a shock in this one. So look for an away win and Liverpool to do this by a margin of a couple of goals. Find the latest results, League Table, Top Scorer and more on our football statistics on (just choose your country & your preferred topic)

Who will win the Championship 2016/17? Betting preview and odds

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As usual, the Championship gets an earlier start than the Premier League, so the league will come into focus pretty soon. The first game of the new campaign is on Friday, August 5th when Fulham take on Newcastle. Taking the drop from the Premier League last season along with Newcastle was Aston Villa and Norwich, so will any of those three be able to make an immediate return to the top flight? There will be hesitations there perhaps around Aston Villa, although they are trading at a quote of 9/1 to win the Championship, but it is Newcastle who are going as 2/1 outright favourites to top the second tier next season. As many players as Newcastle can hold on to, the better they will be from their drop last season. Of course changes need to happen, particularly at the back, but with the expertise there of Rafa Benitez who has stuck with the club, there is optimism abound that they will be playing in the top flight again next season. It’s hard to argue that and they are worth a punt at 21/20 with online betting site Boylesports for a Top 2 Finish. What of Aston Villa and Norwich though? This is a big drop for both, but Norwich should be fairly well equipped to make it back up. The Canaries put together a good campaign in the 2014/15 season to earn promotion, coming through the play offs, so they know what this is all about. After season after season of struggling at the foot of the top flight, how will stand up to be one of the perceived better teams taking on the challenge at the top of the second tier. There was frankly, so many issues with Aston Villa last season that their path back to the top may be a lot more difficult than that of Newcastle and Norwich. But of course there are other good options around on those who missed out on a place in the top flight last season. Brighton would have to be at the top of the main contenders there. They were in brilliant form for most of the season, but narrowly missed out on goal difference on earning the second automatic spot and then lost out surprisingly in the play offs. If they can take what they did last season and build on it, namely a very good attack, they should be in the mix for at least another shot at promotion through the play offs. Derby are likely going to be there or thereabouts in the title race. They looked for the most part that they were really going to challenge for an automatic promotion spot, but their challenge fell away really over January and most of February. They couldn't stick the pace and then slipped out of the play offs when more was expected of them. The Championship can be a quickly fluctuating league and there are pieces in place at the likes of Ipswich, Brentford and even QPR that could click well enough, if added to from last season to make an assault on promotion. Remember though that you can back a team to win promotion, which isn’t the same as backing them to win the league outright. You have good variety in markets here with Promotion, To Win The Play Offs and Top Two Finish.

Championship Winner Odds

Newcastle 7/4, Aston Villa 8/1, Norwich 9/1, Derby 12/1, Brighton 14/1, Wolves 14/1, Sheffield Wednesday 16/1, 33/1 bar

Championship Top 2 Finish Odds

Newcastle 21/20, Aston Villa 4/1, Norwich 10/3, Derby 11/2, Brighton 6/1, Sheffield Wednesday 7/1, Wolves 6/1, Cardiff 12/1, QPR 12/1, Fulham 14/1, Ipswich 14/1, Wigan 18/1, Brentford 18/1, bar 22/1

Championship Promotion Odds

Newcastle 8/15, Aston Villa 2/1, Norwich 11/4, Derby 10/3, Brighton 4/1, Sheffield Wednesday 9/2, Wolves 9/2, QPR 8/1, Fulham 8/1, Ipswich 91/, Cardiff 10/1, 12/1 bar

Championship Fixtures

So the new season all starts with Newcastle's first steps in trying to get back to the top flight. They travel to Craven Cottage on Friday, August 5th for a game which they are a quote of 6/5 to win. Then comes a big fixture list on Saturday 6th including a mouthwatering clash between Derby and Brighton. The Rams are a 7/6 quote to put the win on the board there with Brighton out at 14/5. It could be a great start and confidence booster for the Seagulls to land a win there. Having lost three of the last four seasons in the play-offs, you wonder if they can take that step further this season and winning games like this could answer that. Then on Sunday, August 7th you have a couple more matches with QPR v Leeds and a hugely entertaining affair of Sheffield Wednesday v Aston Villa. Will the Villains be able to get off to a winning start in the Championship? They are 9/4 to win at Hillsborough, but Sheffield Wednesday were brilliant on home turf in last season's campaign and they may be the best value to back at a quote of 13/9 to take the three points. Championship Fixtures Opening weekend Fulham v Newcastle United Birmingham City v Cardiff City Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City Bristol City v Wigan Athletic Derby County v Brighton and Hove Albion Huddersfield Town v Brentford Ipswich Town v Barnsley Nottingham Forest v Burton Albion Reading  v Preston North End Rotherham United v Wolverhampton Wanderers Queens Park Rangers v Leeds United Sheffield Wednesday v Aston Villa Rounding out at the other end of the season, you have Aston Villa v Brighton on the final day, which could be a cracker if they are both in the promotion hunt. Other feature games there would be Norwich v QPR and a tasty clash between Nottingham Forest and Ipswich. Final day fixtures: Aston Villa v Brighton Brentford v Blackburn Rovers Bristol City v Birmingham City Burton Albion v Reading Huddersfield Town v Cardiff City Newcastle United v Barnsley Norwich City v Queens Park Rangers Nottingham Forest v Ipswich Town Rotherham United v Derby County Sheffield Wednesday v Fulham Wigan Athletic v Leeds United Wolverhampton v Preston North End

Championship 2016/17 Relegation

As usual with the start of a new reason you are looking at the newly promoted clubs in a division to be the favourites to take the drop. In the Championships this season you have Burton as the 10/11 odds on favourites to go straight back down to League One. Sat at the 2/1 mark is Rotherham and Barnsley while Blackburn may not be too far out of the woods this term sat at 4/1 along with Preston North End.

Championship History and Stats

The Champions was first born in the 2004/05 season and it kicked off with a real bang, raking in the attendances in its inaugural season. The division has always had 24 teams competing and it's Sunderland who have been the most successful side in the short history of the Championship having won the title on two occasions. That of course meant that there was a relegation there as well. There have only been three winners of the Championship who have taken the title with over 100 points, that was Reading in 2006, Newcastle in 2010 and Leicester in 2014. Hull have been promoted from the Championship three times before, twice through the play offs and once through an automatic promotion spot back in the 2012/13 season. Last season in the Championship the 1-1 scoreline was the most frequent result, happening in 15% of all games played, which totals 85. The second most popular result was a 1-0 home win which happened 58 times and then happening 57 times each was a 2-1 home win and a 0-0 draw. The most popular away win scoreline was 2-1 which happened 45 times (8%).

Championship 2016/17 Predictions

The Championship can be a volatile old place and therefore the 2/1 shot on Newcastle winning the league isn’t all that appealing to kick things off with. Brighton don’t have the appeal either after their near misses in the play offs in recent times and Aston Villa will have to do a lot of work to prove that they are going to do anything. Norwich have big appeal therefore at a 10/1 each way punt to go out and win the Championships and you can dial that back a bit with a 5/2 quote on them to earn promotion. Derby are generally pretty steady performers are a worth a punt at 3/1 in the Championship Promotion market too.

Hull v Derby Predictions & Betting Odds 17th May 2016

Championship Betting
Hull v Derby Betting Preview The Tigers look to have this tie in the bag pretty much after banking a 3-0 win on the road in the first leg. That is a huge step towards the Championship Play Off Final taken by Steve Bruce’s men. They head back to home soil on Tuesday night just looking to close out the deal, but the question is, is there anything left in this tie for the Rams to get a shot at? It’s a massive ask for the visitors to the KC Stadium on Wednesday night to pull back in his. Whichever team that you are backing to come through the Championship Play Offs, Sky Bet will be offering the industry best price on them. They have a great offer going where you can take top price on Hull, Sheffield Wednesday and Derby. Sky Bet beats Bet365, Betfred, Victor Chandler, Paddy Power, Ladbrokes, Coral, William Hill & Betfair Sportsbook in the market. Register an account with Sky Bet and earn a free £20 bet as a welcome bonus.

Hull v Derby Betting Tips

What a performance it was from Hull in the first leg and now the Tigers are favourites to win promotion to the top flight through the play offs. Steve Bruce’s men look set to head to Wembley now for the Play Off Final and they just need to close out the semi final deal after winning the first 3-0 against the Rams. Striker Abel Hernandez has been in fantastic form lately and he continued his run of form by opening the scoring in the first leg. That was his 22nd goal of the season and his fifth in his last six appearances for the Tigers. He is on top of his game at the moment and can be backed at a price of 8/5 in the anytime goalscorer market to put a goal on the board in the second leg as well. Given the record that Hull put on the board at the KC Stadium over the course of the regular Championship season, it’s hard to see them failing to move ahead here. Hull lost just the one home game in the Championship in a W15 D7 L1 record this season. Incidentally the only loss that they did suffer at home was against Derby of all teams. The Tigers lost that fixture 2-0 so even if that happened again it wouldn't be the end of the Play Off World for them. Hull are just one big step closer to getting back up into the English top flight here. Hull scored over an average of two goals per game at home this season and conceded at an average rate of just around 0.5 per game. As they don’t have to go out and bust a lung in this one and were supremely comfortable in the first leg, under 2.5 goals is a quote of 8/11 with Sky Bet. Hull are a backable at a quote of 12/5 to take a win to nil in the second leg as well. Hull have scored exactly two goals in their last two home wins over Derby but they have alternated between a win and loss at home against the Rams in their last four. Derby probably have blown their chances of getting to the top flight and again look set to suffer some play off heartbreak. Last season they were denied a place in the play offs on the final day of the regular season and in 2014 they lost the Play Off Final in the last minute of the game. Luck’s not their thing it would seem here. It wasn’t until ten minutes from time in the first leg that the Rams even managed to get a shot on target against Hull and everything they did in the game just failed to work. Darren Wassall's men can’t just roll up and quit already, they have to throw something at this, but on the evidence of the first leg, it’s nowhere near enough. That’s a little strange considering that they won the two regular season games against the Tigers. Out on the road Derby haven’t been at their best having posted a poor W3 D4 L5 record in their twelve away games since December 29th last year. At the end of the day, they were the only side to win at the KC in the regular season and posted a convincing home win over Hull too. But they look a long way from those kind of success and overturning a 3-0 deficit is a big, big ask. Chris Martin is a 2/1 quote in the anytime goalscorer market for the Rams.

Hull v Derby Betting Odds

Hull 11/10, Draw 21/10, Derby 14/5

Hull v Derby Predictions

The damage has been done in terms of the tie here. This is too much for the Rams to do and Hull don’t have to risk anything at all. So they should be comfortable on the night and as Derby have to try things, they may just get picked off again. Worth running with the Tigers to win the second leg too. Find the latest results, League Table, Top Scorer and more on our football statistics on (just choose your country & your preferred topic)

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The FA Cup action kicks off at Pride Park on Friday night as Championship side Derby takes on Premier League fallen giants Manchester United. There is a hint of a Cup upset going on here because the Rams have been really hard to beat at Pride Park this season, while Manchester United have only won two of their last nine away games. So will the Red Devils get toppled? Will it be much of a surprise if they do? The Red Devils have won four of the last five meetings against the Rams including their last meeting, which was in the 2009 FA Cup, the Red Devils running out 4-1 winners at Pride Park. Online betting site Coral have a big enhanced odds offer running for Derby v Manchester United FA Cup betting, and you get the choice of which enhanced odds to take! Back Derby to win at 12/1 or Manchester United at 7/1 to win! This is a new customer exclusive so follow our promotional links and get yourself signed up for a new account with them. Then you will have access to the enhanced odds options for Friday night’s game (you only pick one!). If your selection wins then you will get paid in real cash at the enhanced odds price and if your selection loses, then no worries because you will get a £5 free bet credited to your account. The offer is for a 5 stake only so just follow our promotional links, get signed up and enjoy the big value!