The Championship 14th September

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I hate betting on Burnley matches, since the turn of the year I haven’t been able to accurately predict them. However I’m going to have another go today. Blackburn are starting to show their quality, they’ve won their last two games scoring nine goals. Despite Burnley’s 3-0 victory at Derby last time out I still think they’ll struggle to score more often than not. Defensively they are a good unit but if you give a player of Jordan Rhodes quality half a chance he’s likely to punish you. I cannot see Burnley outscoring Blackburn, nor can I see them keeping a clean sheet. I can see this game either ending 1-1 or 1-2 and for that reason I’m taking Blackburn in the Draw No Bet market.

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Back Blackburn Draw No Bet at 2.40 – Bet Victor
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Blackpool sit top of the league and whilst it’s hard to imagine them staying there they have already beaten Reading and Watford this season. They travel to a Bournemouth side who sit 6th in the table and I’m sure that The Cherries will finish at least nine places lower than that. They’ve beaten Charlton, Wigan and Doncaster but they also conceded five at Huddersfield and six at Watford. So it’s obvious that they haven’t fully adapted to this level despite their positive start. Blackpool’s only dropped points of the season came courtesy of a last minute Middlesbrough equaliser at The Riverside. If Blackpool continue with the consistency they have show this season then they are capable of getting at least a point. I was going to back Blackpool outright but due to their lack of an obvious goal threat I’m taking them in the Draw No Bet market, especially as the Bet Victor price stands out so much.

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Back Blackpool Draw No Bet at 2.30 – Bet Victor
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Ipswich have been putting in some descent performances this season without much success, they have four points from their five games. However they have had to travel to Reading and QPR so far. Middlesbrough (15th) sit one place above Ipswich (16th) and have six points from their five games. That win came at a Charlton side who have had a poor start to the season, to be fair to them they haven’t lost since opening day but they could have easily lost to Blackpool if they didn’t get a 90th minute equaliser and on the face of it their home draw against Sheffield Wednesday doesn’t look to great. I don’t think there is too much difference between these two sides at the moment and as the season goes on I don’t expect that to change. Therefore I cannot see why Ipswich are priced bigger than 2.25 for this.

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Back Ipswich at 2.38 – Bet Victor
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At this early stage of the season it looks like Leicester and Wigan will both be challenging for top six finishes. I can’t see much difference between either of these so my prices are H- 2.25 D – 3.45 A – 3.75.  Wigan haven’t kept a clean sheet since their opening day victory at Barnsley and I fancy Leicester to score at least one today. If Leicester can get the lead then they are a tough side to break down as Derby and Leeds have found out this season.  Wigan are averaging two goals a game this season, but last time they only manage two shots on target, that may be down to Grant Holt being injured. He is missing again today so I am expecting them to struggle in front of goal. With James McCarthy now at Everton  Wigan have also lost some creativity from their midfield. Add into that Wigan have their first Europa League game on Thursday I want to be with Leicester at the prices.

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Back Leicester at 2.50 – Betfair
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