Best EFL Championship Betting Tips & Predictions – Matchday 217th September 2020 / Gareth Hinton
After an opening weekend of thrills and spills in the unique EFL Championship, we are well and truly ready for matchday two. The action gets underway on Friday night, as Coventry City and Queens Park Rangers clash in Birmingham. What will unfold on matchday two of the most unpredictable league in world football? Best Betting Sites has the latest odds and tips.
EFL Matchday 2: Best Betting Football Tips
Coventry City vs. Queens Park Rangers: EFL Championship Betting Tip on Best Betting Sites
Mark Robins’ Coventry and Mark Warburton’s QPR meet at Birmingham City’s St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium on Friday evening. Rangers started their season with an excellent win over Nottingham Forest – can they make it six points from a possible six?
Coventry started life back in the Championship with a loss to Bristol City last Saturday. The Sky Blues more than played their part but were narrowly beaten 2-1 at Ashton Gate. Robins’ troops will be desperate to bounce back with a positive on Friday.
Queens Park Rangers had a fine opening result, beating Sabri Lamouchi’s Forest 2-0 at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium. Lyndon Dykes’ 54th-minute penalty sent them on their way, with Ilias Chair doubling Rangers’ advantage in injury time.
Both sides are more than capable of winning this one, so a draw seems a likely outcome at St Andrew’s. BetVictor have the 1-1 draw nicely priced at 11/2.
Coventry City 11/8
Queens Park Rangers 19/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from Bet Victor on September 17th, 2020 at 20:01 p.m.)
Nottingham Forest vs. Cardiff City: Best Football League Betting Predictions
Lamouchi’s Nottingham Forest entertain Neil Harris’ Cardiff City at the City Ground in Saturday’s early kick off in the Championship. Both teams will be hoping to respond after suffering 2-0 defeats on the opening weekend.
The Reds have yet to recover from their horrendous collapse at the end of last season, as they kicked off this term with a disappointing 2-0 loss to QPR at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium. Still, they are the bookies’ favourites in this one.
Cardiff fell to a somewhat surprising home defeat to Sheffield Wednesday last weekend. Garry Monk’s Owls put on the perfect away display at the Cardiff City Stadium, scoring twice before half time before shutting the Bluebirds out in the second period.
Nottingham Forest edged the last meeting between the two in South Wales, but Cardiff have an excellent recent record over the Reds. Half of the last ten meetings have ended in 2-1 wins for the Welsh side. Cardiff are available at 10/1 to win 2-1 at the City Ground this weekend.
Nottingham Forest 29/20
Cardiff City 19/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from Bet Victor on September 17th, 2020 at 20:15 p.m.)
Norwich City vs. Preston North End: EFL Betting Odds & Predictions on Best Betting Sites
Norwich City and Preston North End clash at Carrow Road in an intriguing Championship fixture on Saturday. Alex Neil took Norwich to the Premier League just a few years ago, but can he guide Preston to three points at Carrow Road this weekend?
Norwich sealed a 1-0 win at Huddersfield Town in their opening league match of the season last Saturday. The game looked to be heading for a 0-0 draw at the John Smith’s Stadium, but Adam Idah had other ideas, with the young Irishman hitting a winner ten minutes from time.
Preston’s season started in defeat, as Swansea City left Deepdale with a 1-0 victory last Saturday. However, North End hit back with a 2-1 win at Derby County in the second round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday.
Norwich are the favourites to get the win on home soil, and they should see off Neil’s Preston this Saturday. We like the look of the Canaries to win -1 at 11/5.
Norwich City 4/5
Preston North End 10/3
* (Betting Odds were taken from Bet Victor on September 17th, 2020 at 20:22 p.m.)
Stoke City vs. Bristol City: Best Football League Championship Betting Tips on Matchday 2
Michael O’Neill’s Stoke City entertain Dean Holden’s Bristol City at the bet365 Stadium on Sunday. Will the Potters make home advantage count, or can the Robins build on last weekend’s victory with a positive result in Staffordshire?
Stoke have started with back-to-back 0-0 draws in the league and cup. After beating Blackpool on penalties in the EFL Cup, City battled to a goalless draw with Millwall at The Den in the Championship last weekend. Stoke face Premier League Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux in the second round of the League Cup on Thursday night.
Bristol City could have a good season under Holden, who was the assistant manager at Ashton Gate for four years before landing the full-time job in August. The Robins started their league campaign with a hard-fought 2-1 home win over Coventry after beating Exeter City 2-0 in the cup.
Bristol City are in high spirits ahead of this round of fixtures, but we can see Stoke edging this one at the bet365 Stadium. The Potters are priced at 11/4 to win by one goal on Sunday.
Stoke City Evens
Bristol City 14/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 17th, 2020 at 20:45 p.m.)
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