Football League Betting Tips – November 5th
League One and Two sides are in FA Cup action this weekend, so we focus on the Championship for our main bets of the weekend.
Aston Villa v Blackburn
Aston Villa have improved significantly since the arrival of Steve Bruce. The former Hull boss has shown appetite for the task and has already improved the morale. He can be pleased with the start his side have made under his stewardship and they are back at Villa Park as they take on Blackburn. They’ve earned 8 points from their first 4 matches under the new coach. They’re also unbeaten in 7 home matches coming into this game. They are still the draw specialists in the league and a whopping 9 of their 15 games have ended all square this season
Take the Aston Villa win at 1.64 with Marathon Bet. Villa have toughened up since the arrival of Bruce and with Jonathon Kodjia, Ross McCormack and Albert Adomah in the side there is pace, power and crucially goalscoring threat. Blackburn haven’t been great on their travels this season and have lost just three of their last four games on the road.
Huddersfield v Birmingham
Huddersfield were battered last week on their travels as they made it four defeats from five on the road. David Wagner’s side made defensive errors a-plenty as they conceded five to Fulham. But, the Terriers can bounce back at home. They are strong here and have won six of their seven home games by a single goal this season. Wagner isn’t the sort of coach who will rest on his laurels and you can bank on him doing everything possible to tighten up the backline and bounce back. Birmingham drew 1-1 in the derby with Aston Villa, but they haven’t been great on the road. They’ve lost their last two away games and have no win in four on the road. They’ve conceded six in the last three away matches
Take Huddersfield to win at 2.27 with Marathon Bet. The Terriers are strong at home and Birmingham are poor travellers. Two bright young managers do battle here, but Wagner has his side well drilled and they’ll be pressing Birmingham from the off.
Rotherham v Preston
The Millers have already shown signs of improvement under Kenny Jackett. The former Wolves man has taken over from the disappointing tenure of Alan Stubbs and Rotherham already look more a threat going forward and better at the back. They almost beat Ipswich at Portman Road last weekend, but a last minute David McGoldrick strike put pay to that. Danny Ward scored a double as Rotherham created plenty of chances. Preston have been decent lately and suffered their first defeat in six league matches against Newcastle. They had chances to level it at the end, but couldn’t claim a point.
Take Both Teams to Score in this one. It’s 1.64 with Marathon Bet. Rotherham haven’t kept a clean sheet since the 20th of August and although they look harder to break down it’s hard to see them keeping Preston out. The Millers offered far more threat last weekend and should give the Preston defence plenty to think about. They’ve conceded 10 goals in their last 4 away matches in all competitions.
Sheffield Wednesday v Ipswich
The Owls have been a little inconsistent this season and lost last time out to an improving Derby side. But they are always strong at Hillsborough and have won five times already here this season. They’ve won four of their last five games in front of their own fans and apart from a 2-1 loss to Brighton, they’ve hardly put a foot wrong. Ipswich fans are getting on the back of manager Mick McCarthy after his side went through a poor run. They’ve been goal shy this season and are the second lowest scorers in the league They’ve only scored twice on the road this campaign.
Back Sheffield Wednesday to win here at 1.75 with Marathon Bet. The Owls can bounce back and have too much firepower for Ipswich who are struggling on the road this season. Despite the return of McGoldrick, the Sheffield Wednesday defence should have a relatively easy afternoon.