By Rob Cocozza
There is some great midweek value for away sides in the Championship programme tomorrow and Wednesday. A couple of winners from this lot will see us alright:
Brighton v Wigan
Wigan look to be a step ahead of Brighton in getting over themselves and posting a couple of decent victories after a dreadful run of results. The seasiders have got problems all over the park at present, as they demonstrated aptly when losing to Bournemouth on Saturday. Take the away team at $3.59 with
Derby v Huddersfield
It’s interesting to see Derby suffer their first wobble since Steve McLaren took charge. Of course, they haven’t become a bad team overnight any more than Huddersfield have become a good one. But how good and bad were they both in the first place? Not that much. Take Huddersfield at a whopping great $5.15 with to spring another “surprise”.
Leeds v Charlton
Despite having enough good players, Leeds are a long way short of looking like a cohesive and happy team. New manager Neil Redfearn will certainly help them with that, if he’s given more than five minutes to do so by their capricious owner. He’s had two minutes. Charlton have been shaky themselves of late, but are at least a settled side with a way of playing. They could have enough guile to steal a win here. have them at $3.5
Middlesbrough v Norwich
Anything bigger than $3 for Norwich is value here, in a game packed with good attackers. No value in the both to score market though, so take the away team at $3.10 with
Reading v Rotherham
Reading’s young team seem to do well against poor opponents and badly against good ones. What about middling ones like Rotherham, then? Well, the Millers could have beaten Brighton away on their last trip south, and like to attack. I fancy a winner either way here, so the $3.84 with for Rotherham is a reasonable punt.
Nottingham Forest v Brentford
Those of us who know what a lovely and intelligent man Stuart Pearce is will take no pleasure from seeing his side’s recent plunge in form. Mitigate the pain with a punt on spirited Brentford to further expose Forest’s heart-rules-head appointment of a manager of similar propensity. Mark Warburton is from a non-football background but is a cannier manager than his opponent here, and his side well worth a flutter at $3.80 with