We are approaching the business end of the Championship season with the battle for promotion to the promised land of the Premiership hotting up.
Norwich may be running away with top spot but the battle for second place and the playoffs is still wide open with all to play for. England’s second tier is always a minefield for predicting results but Form Labs have brought you their accumulator for this weekend’s action to give you the best shot!
Sheffield Utd v Millwall – Saturday, 3pm
Sheffield Utd had to settle for a stalemate in their last fixture away at Birmingham, but they’ll be happy to return to home comforts against Millwall.
They sit just one point behind second-placed Leeds and have the opportunity to leapfrog them in the table with the earlier kick-off to really ramp up the pressure.
That looks likely too given they’ve won eight of their last nine outings at Bramall Lane as only a very impressive Robins side could get the better of them. Compare that to Millwall’s abysmal W3-D4-L13 on the road this term, and we’re happy to put the Blades in as our banker bet for this accumulator.
Not to mention, the hosts have already beaten their opponents this year back in September, one of eight victories from 10 games against bottom-six outfits this term.
Derby v Bolton – Saturday, 3pm
Frank Lampard’s men may have just one win from their last three matches, though both their stalemate and defeat came on the road as they won their last game at Pride Park.
Indeed, that victory was a convincing 6-1 annihilation of 22nd-placed Rotherham, who sit one place and seven points ahead of Bolton in the table.
That’s a little disconcerting for the visitors, who’ve lost 20 of their last 21 winless matches against teams above the separated bottom-eight in the division, including each of the past 10 as seven of these were by at least two clear goals. Meanwhile, against that bottom bracket of teams, the Rams have won five out of six home games this term.
Moreover, the hosts won this exact fixture 3-0 last season, while they’ve inflicted a three-goal winning margin on the Trotters in all three encounters here now since 2014/15.
Nottingham Forest v Blackburn – Saturday 3pm
It was a remarkable performance for Blackburn in their last outing as they hindered Derby’s chances of reaching the play-offs when beating them 2-0.
However, that results looks like more of an anomaly than anything else, while Frank Lampard’s charges have been atrocious on the road of late, losing four of their last five winless matches across all competitions.
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In fact, excluding that victory, the Rovers have lost nine of 11 matches since the start of February as their only points came when drawing against 17th-placed Birmingham and beating 21st-placed Wigan, while they lost five of six winless outings on the road.
Forest pose an even worse record on their travels than that, having not won a single game since beating Hull back in November, though at the City Ground they’re a completely different prospect.
They’ve gone W11-D4-L5 from their 20 matches here this term, including an exceptional recent run of five wins from their last six as only an Aston Villa side on a current seven-game winning run could get the better of them.
Only four teams currently better their 1.85 points per game on home turf alone this season and they look a good thing to add to that impressive record.
*Odds are subject to change