Championship Betting Tips: Bristol City to Maintain Forest Misery
A full house a couple of weeks ago was followed up last weekend with one bet coming in.
A solid enough return because I lumped on Swansea beating Wycombe to nil at decent odds.
Let's see if we can try and get 3/3 this week.
It's another tricky weekend but these are the best bits of value.
Luton to beat Wycombe to nil - 19/10 (Sky Bet)
Yes, that's right... pretty much the same bet from last week.
It's not particularly original, but as long as the bookies are offering decent odds on this I'm taking it.
In the most recent episode of the Second Tier podcast, we agreed Wycombe are looking out of their depth.
In the last two games they've been battered.
Blackburn demolished them 5-0 and Swansea should have scored more in their 2-0 victory.
The crucial thing is though, the Chairboys have not come close to scoring in either game.
They come up against a Luton side who are riding the crest of a wave under Nathan Jones.
The Hatters lost to local rivals Watford, but gave them a good game considering the amount of talent in the side.
They've conceded in each of their three league games thus far but the number of chances have been kept to a minimum.
Therefore Luton to win without conceding looks good value against a toothless Wycombe.
Worth saying that as the season goes on, the odds on the Chairboys to lose without scoring could be a lot shorter, so I'd get on it now while there's still value!
Bristol City to beat Forest - 19/10 (Sky Bet)
It's surprising to say the least that the odds for this are as big as they are, considering the two sides are at complete opposites in the form table.
Bristol City fans are loving life under Dean Holden at the moment.
They've been the standout team in the opening three games, having won all of them fairly comfortably.
The Robins have been solid at the back, with Alfie Mawson looking like a superb addition, while going forwards they're creating plenty of chances.
Forest on the other hand, are the complete opposite.
Three straight losses have been matched with three poor performances, particularly against fellow strugglers Huddersfield last weekend.
The pressure's on Sabri Lamouchi to get a result, but you couldn't give him a tougher game at the moment.
Stoke to beat Birmingham - 5/4 (Betway)
After an unimpressive first couple of games, Stoke were much improved against Preston.
Admittedly North End were down to 10 men for much of the match but Michael O'Neill's men did a professional job of putting the game to bed.
It could be a turning point for them in a season where many are expecting a Playoff push.
It would help if O'Neill could settle on his best side, but the win should help with that.
This bet is more down to Birmingham.
Aitor Karanka's men have had an unbeaten start after a terrible end to the last campaign, but there's holes you can in the performances.
Against Brentford they should have lost, the Swansea game was uneventful and then they were fortunate against a poor Rotherham side last weekend.
I'm not sensing a magnificent turnaround in fortunes just yet, and a defeat is on the horizon.