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English Soccer - Championship, L1 & L2
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By Rob Cocozza

English Soccer – Championship, L1 & L2

 

Last season’s results (03/04/14 – 28/5/14):

Bets: 53

Profit: 46.08 units

ROI: 86.9%

 

Last week’s results

Bets: 9

Profit: 4.79 units

 

A great start to the season last week with close to five units profit from nine bets in L1 and L2.

 

The Championship:

They’re back in action then, and so are we. To recap, the last game coincided with the final flurry of transfer activity at the deadline, so new acquaintances have had two weeks without a game to get to know each other. Consider this, and that most squads have undergone serious transformation since the summer, and form seems less relevant than usual. They’ve only played five games, after all. Having had shocking starts, the likes of Blackpool and Fulham will have welcomed the break as a natural point at which to draw a line in the sand, psychologically as much as anything. What differences any of this makes is anyone’s guess, but it makes for an intriguing set of fixtures and a load of bets.

 

 

Bolton v Sheffield Wednesday

Dougie Freedman has always come across as an honest man of sound judgement as football managers go, but he’s started sounding like the rest of them with proud defence of his team’s  awful start to the season. Wednesday might not be wanted by an Azerbaijani businessman any more, but that shouldn’t bother the players, who have been decent so far.

Take them at $3.20 with Screenshot 2014-09-12 18.36.29 or $3.10 with Screenshot 2014-09-12 18.36.02

 

 

 

Brentford v Brighton  & HA

I don’t often bet at less than $3 on away teams, yet am going for the Seagulls to outclass Brentford and match them in combat at a Griffin Park that will be packed to the rafters.

Take Brighton at no less than $2.8 currently on offer with Screenshot 2014-05-03 13.10.10

 

 

 

Ipswich v Millwall

Millwall were really impressive at Sheffield Wednesday a few weeks ago, and I’ve a feeling that their manager is particularly canny at planning for away games. And Ipswich haven’t been good enough at home yet for Millwall to be as big as $3.87 with Screenshot 2014-05-03 15.52.18

 

 

 

Reading v Fulham

It won’t have been a two week break for the youngsters that make up these two sides, who both have a lot of catching up to do. It’s anyone’s game, so back Fulham at $3.2 with Screenshot 2014-09-12 18.36.02

 

 

 

Sunday 14th

Nottm Forest v Derby

Forest have been awesome at home against sides who have proven poor so far, while Derby have been less so away against better opponents. They’re the bet here at $3.2 with Screenshot 2014-09-12 18.45.06

 

After thinking long and hard about Leeds’ chances at Birmingham, and Blackpool’s at home to Wolves, I’ve decided to leave them alone. This is partly due to the lack of leadership at those clubs faced with teams who do at least have stable management and relatively settled sides.

 

 

 

League 1:

 

Bradford v Swindon

Swindon have been backed in to less than $2 but keep an eye open for them to drift back out to that figure or bigger, most likely with Screenshot 2014-05-03 13.10.10

 

 

 

Coventry v Yeovil

Yeovil look a good bet against a Coventry who looked vulnerable when edging out Gillingham in their first game back in their city. Yeovil were excellent at Bradford in their last match, so have them at $3.20 thanks to Screenshot 2014-06-13 14.59.08

 

 

 

Sheff United v Rochdale

United have improved under Nigel Clough but often seem inhibited at home. Rochdale are one of a few sides in the division who could bring that about and beat them. They’ve already been backed, but $4.50 is still reasonable from Screenshot 2014-05-03 13.10.10

 

 

 

 

LEAGUE TWO:

 

Southend v Portsmouth

It’s hard to see anything between these two teams on their showings so far. Neither have played well for a whole game, so any result could happen here. $3.35 for Portsmouth with Screenshot 2014-05-03 15.52.18  is decent enough for them.

 

 

 

 

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