Championship Betting Tips: Armstrong to Keep Firing
It was great to get a full house in betting last week.
It's worth pointing out Cardiff also won, and they would have been my fourth bet if it wasn't for me restricting my tips to three bets a weekend.
Anyway, the point is the past weekend looked to have a lot of value beforehand and produced the goods.
This gameweek seems trickier.
But there's always value to be found...
Swansea to beat Wycombe to nil - 15/8 (Sky Bet)
It's fair to say it's been a tricky start for Wycombe.
After defeat on the opening day to Rotherham, who you would expect to be down there at the end of the season, they took a 5-0 thrashing against Blackburn last Saturday.
The statistics from the game don't make for great reading and Rovers could have scored more.
Wycombe were always going to find it tough stepping up to this league and will inevitably nick points over the course of the season.
However a lot of the odds available on a comfortable Swansea win look too good to turn down.
Steve Cooper's side have picked up a win and a draw thus far against opposition much tougher than Wycombe.
The Swans defence is looking very sturdy this season with the superb Joe Rodon back to full fitness and impressive youngsters Marc Guehi and Ben Cabango either side of him.
It's hard to see Wycombe breaching that backline so Swansea to win without conceding looks obvious value.
Even though the Swans haven't looked free-scoring so far, I wouldn't put you off having them to win and score over 1.5 goals either (13/10 Bet 365).
Adam Armstrong to score first against Derby - 5/1 (BoyleSports)
I'm a big fan of Adam Armstrong.
The pacey frontman has really stepped up his game in 2020 and is one of the hottest strikers in the Championship.
After netting at Bournemouth on the opening day, he bagged a hattrick against Wycombe last weekend.
Admittedly Wycombe look very poor but Armstrong certainly has his shooting boots with him.
On Saturday he comes up against a Derby side who have really struggled thus far.
Three straight losses have caused a lot of concern in the Midlands and the Rams are scrambling to strengthen the squad.
Only four sides have a higher expected goals against them than Phillip Cocu's side.
Armstrong will be licking his lips.
Birmingham v Rotherham - No for both teams to score - 9/10 (BetVictor)
Birmingham are yet to concede in the Championship this season.
They were perhaps a bit lucky for that to be the case on the opening day against Brentford who missed a host of chances.
However the Swansea game saw very few chances for either side.
Aitor Karanka is known for putting the defensive stability over the offensive side of the game, and early indications seem to show not much has changed at St Andrews.
Rotherham on the otherhand have conceded just once this season, and that was through a mistake by Michael Ihiekwe.
Also, only three teams have faced fewer shots than the Millers in the two opening games.
Paul Warne has made sure their fight to stay up this season is based upon a strong defence, but that seems to have come at the expense of the attack.
Only four sides have registered a lower expected goals going forwards than Rotherham.
The only goal scored so far was from a last-minute Michael Ihiekwe header against a leaky Wycombe.
From what we've seen of both sides so far, they're well drilled defensively but have lacked bite going forwards so at least one of these sides failing to score looks likely.