WIth Wigan and Doncaster not playing their fixture today, predicting this weekend’s fixtures has been somewhat more difficult than last week. The games look much more even sided and any of them can swing either way. Here is what I have gone for this week:
- QPR (away vs Huddersfield, 6/5)
- Ipswich (home vs Millwall, 11/10)
- Charlton (home vs Middlesborough, 6/5)
- Watford (home vs Bournemouth, 4/6)
- Birmingham (away vs Yeovil, 7/4)
- Nottingham Forest (away vs Blackburn, 13/8)
Game to watch: Blackburn vs Nottingham Forest
Both Blackburn and Forest have got the same odds for this one, and both teams I feel need to prove themselves as promotion contenders. Last week, Forest scraped a win at home to Huddersfield and Blackburn snatched a point at Derby. I can see this one easily being a draw as Forest are defensively stronger with the arrival of Kelvin Wilson, but I get the feeling that if Forest want to mount a challenge they will see this as a game they can win and come away with the points.
Game to take a chance on: Derby (away vs Brighton, 3/1)
You get the feeling that this season, Derby will not be so, well, terrible away from Pride Park, and now is as good a time as it ever will be to play Brighton. They are reeling after successive losses to Leeds via a 90th minute goal, and Newport via two extra time goals. Brighton look to be unsettled somewhat, and Oscar Garcia has his work cut out to make things right. I have my reservations about this one, purely based on it being Derby away from home (any other team, I’d take a chance), but if you’re a gambling man, add this one to your accumulator.
Fantasy League incoming
I will be setting up an open Championship Fantasy League so I expect everyone to get down to that one. I’ll give you a few days to scout out your team and I will post the league pin on here in the week.
(all odds taken from Ladbrokes.com)