EFL Championship Betting Odds & Predictions – Matchday 12

Odds & predictions from matchday 12 in the Championship

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The first round of EFL Championship fixtures after the October international break will take place this weekend. It is a busy time for the teams in the second tier with three matchdays in a week coming up.

The action starts on Friday night when West Bromwich Albion host Birmingham City. On Saturday, Fulham and Queens Park Rangers meet, while leaders Bournemouth travel to Bristol City. We end the week with a mouth-watering South Wales derby between Swansea City and Cardiff City on Sunday. Check out our Championship matchday 12 predictions.


EFL Championship Matchday 12: Best Betting Football Tips

West Bromwich Albion vs. Birmingham City: EFL Betting Tip

Midlands duo West Brom and Birmingham clash at The Hawthorns on Friday night. With Bournemouth playing on Saturday, three points for the Baggies will take them back to the Championship summit.

Valerien Ismael has hit the ground running at West Brom, guiding the club to six wins and four draws from their opening ten league fixtures. However, before the break, Albion suffered their first league loss of the campaign, narrowly losing to Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium.

Our betting prediction:
Callum Robinson to score first

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(odds taken 2000 GMT, Thursday 14 October)


Lee Bowyer’s Birmingham made a good start to their league campaign, but the Blues have had a real slump in form of late. City make the short trip to The Hawthorns having taken just one point from the last 15 on offer.

Birmingham have lost two in a row away from home, while West Brom are unbeaten on home turf in the league so far. This should be a comfortable victory for the hosts, so check out the top odds of 33/20 for Albion to win -1.

West Bromwich Albion 4/7
Draw 31/10
Birmingham City 19/4
* Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 33/20 odds taken 2003 GMT, Thursday 15 October


Fulham vs. Queens Park Rangers: Best Football League Betting Predictions

West London rivals Fulham and QPR lock horns at Craven Cottage in Saturday’s early kick off in the Championship. After a heavy defeat to Coventry City a fortnight ago, the Cottagers will be hoping to return to winning ways this weekend.

Fulham are still the favourites to win the Championship title, but Marco Silva’s men have been well below par lately. The Cottagers have lost three of their last six in the league, crashing to a heavy 4-1 reverse to Coventry last time out.

Mark Warburton’s QPR have caught the eye with some impressive performances this season. Having suffered three straight defeats, Rangers are back on track after home wins over Birmingham and Preston North End.

QPR will leapfrog Fulham in the table with an away win, but we fancy the London sides to cancel each other out in the capital. There is good value in 15/4 for the draw and both teams to score.

Fulham 4/7
Draw 17/5
Queens Park Rangers 4/1
* Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 15/4 odds taken 2010 GMT, Thursday 14 October


Bristol City vs. Bournemouth: EFL Betting Odds & Predictions

Championship leaders Bournemouth make the trip to Ashton Gate this Saturday afternoon to face Bristol City. Nigel Pearson’s Robins have shown a big improvement of late, but the Cherries are the bookies’ favourites in this one.

Bristol City are nicely placed in ninth after 11 games, winning four, drawing four and losing just three. The Robins head into this one having lost only one of their past seven in the league. However, they have not won at home since January.

Scott Parker has made a superb start to life at Bournemouth. The Dorset club lead the way at the top of the Championship after seven wins and four draws from their opening 11 fixtures. The Cherries are the only side in the second tier yet to taste defeat. They will keep themselves at the summit with any kind of positive result in Bristol this weekend.

Bristol City would love to end their miserable home run here, but we are backing the leaders to leave with all three points. Bournemouth are priced at 22/25 to get the win.

Bristol City 13/4
Draw 5/2
Bournemouth 22/25
* Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 22/25 odds taken 2000 GMT, Thursday 14 October


Swansea City vs. Cardiff City: Best EFL Championship Betting Tips on Matchday 12

The final Championship fixture of the weekend promises to be a cracker, as Swansea and Cardiff meet in a mouth-watering South Wales derby at the Swansea.com Stadium on Sunday lunchtime. Both teams could do with the points from this one.

Russell Martin has had a tough time at Swansea so far, guiding the Swans to only two wins from 11 league games. The home team head into this derby having won just one of their last eight league and cup matches.

Cardiff’s form is even worse, as the Bluebirds have lost five in a row in the Championship and seven of their previous eight in all competitions. The pressure is heaping on boss Mick McCarthy, who started his tenure at the Cardiff City Stadium so well.

With this one taking place at the Swansea.com Stadium, the Swans are the slight favourites with the bookies. This is a tough one to call, though, so our money is going on the stalemate. The 1-1 draw at 5/1 is worth having a punt on.

Swansea City 6/4
Draw 21/10
Cardiff City 15/8
* Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 5/1 odds taken 2021 GMT, Thursday 14 October