Championship Betting Tips: Cherries To Turn Draws Into Wins
The past weekend was frustrating from a betting perspective.
Weird tactical changes, defensive clangers and teams not taking their chances are just some of the excuses I can make but no point in dwelling over it.
It's time to get back to winning ways and I'm fairly confident in these selections.
Ivan Toney to score anytime against Norwich - 13/8 (Paddy Power)
I tipped the Championship's joint-leading scorer to bag at the weekend and unfortunately failed.
A tactical switch by Brentford gaffer Thomas Frank is being blamed for the Bees loss to Stoke at the weekend, and it wasn't until he changed things round that they started looking threatening going forward.
It didn't lead to any decent chances for Mr Toney, which is frustrating considering his price was way too big for a man who scored 7 goals in 4 games prior to that.
However, another round of games and the bookies are still offering similar odds, so I will happily take it.
I simply believe someone in the form that Ivan Toney's in, should be around evens to score anytime, maybe even odds-on.
Brentford come up against a Norwich side who have won three in three, however that's incredibly flattering because they're three wins against three poor teams, and they've been by no means comfortable in any of those games.
Defensively they've been so-so, but considering the calibre of opponents recently they could be exposed by Brentford as long as Thomas Frank decides not to meddle with the line-up.
Millwall to beat Preston - 12/5 (Betway)
The headline here is simple, and that's Preston's shocking contrast between their home and away form.
They're still yet to pick a point at Deepdale this season, bizarre when they've managed 10 points from 12 away from home.
What's even more bizarre is the price that Millwall are having taken that into account.
I'd say these two sides are fairly even as it is, and I wouldn't touch Preston at 6/5 with a barge pole.
Millwall's away form is pretty tidy as well, with two wins from two.
With all this being said, I honestly can't work out why the Lions are as big a price as they are.
I'd put them closer to around 8/5 and even then I'd still be having it, so we'll take 12/5 if you're offering it!
Final point on this is Millwall have looked a lot better recently.
After a shaky start, Gary Rowett's men won two on the bounce and should have beaten Barnsley at the weekend.
Preston have looked good in their last two, but they were both away...
Bournemouth to beat Bristol City - 7/8 (Betway)
After a storming start, Bristol City have slowed.
They're still second but two points from their last three games seems to indicate that might not lost long.
A poor performance last Tuesday against Middlesbrough was followed up by a fairly average showing against Swansea.
They'll need to play a lot better against a Bournemouth side who look like they're just about to get going.
Saturday's draw with Watford was a great contest between two sides with plenty of Premier League talent.
Now the transfer window has closed, I expect them both to kick on.
The Cherries are still yet to lose this season, and despite a few recent draws, there's no sign of a defeat on its way.
I expect Bournemouth's quality to shine through here against a so-so Robins.