Championship Betting Tips: Forest to shock Rovers

An international break has been and gone, and there's been plenty of change across the Championship.

Of course, the transfer window is still open, meaning sides are still looking to add to playing squads.

More significantly though, we've lost two managers.

From a betting standpoint, that's very interesting, because it's unpredictable for the bookies.

Could a side bounce back? Or will a new/temporary manager realise the task that's at hand?

Nonetheless, I'm back with three of my best bets for this weekend.

Unlike the past couple of betting weekends, I found there to be loads of value.

In fact, I was struggling to narrow down my picks to just three.

However these three appear to be the best in terms of value.

15:00 Saturday

Forest draw no bet against Blackburn - 15/8 (Betfair)

Remember what I was just saying about new managers?

These two could not be much further apart in terms of form.

Blackburn have started the season with a rocket up their backsides, while Forest have been rather atrocious.

However, Sabri Lamouchi was sacked as Forest gaffer during the international break and replaced with Chris Hughton.

For regular listeners of the podcast, you'll have heard how much we've been bleating on about his record in the Championship.

It's phenomenal and I fully expect to continue to waive his magic at the City Ground.

Whether he can produce straight away remains to be seen, but at odds of 3/1 to win, that's too generous.

We'll play it safe by going draw no bet, which still pays a very tidy 15/8.

There aren't too many faults you can pick in this Blackburn side so far.

But whether this run of form will continue is debatable.

15:00 Saturday

Millwall to win to nil against Wycombe - 21/10 (BetVictor)

Regular followers of my tips won't be shocked to see this here.

As I've said before, as long as we're getting good odds on this, I'm going to keep backing.

Wycombe have looked dreadful at both ends of the pitch so far this season, particularly going forwards.

The Chairboys have managed just four shots on target in their last three games and are still yet to score.

It already looks like they're out of their depth in this league.

Gareth Ainsworth's side will surely score eventually, but I'm unsure whether they'll even win a game this season.

In Millwall, they come up against one of the most well-drilled sides defensively in the league.

Gary Rowett's gone with a back five as well this season, just to shore it up even more.

The main concern so far has been going forwards.

The Lions are often relying heavily on Jed Wallace to produce magic, and luckily for them, he often does.

Nonetheless, they should be able to find the back of the net against a Wycombe side who have conceded 10 in their first four games.

15:00 Saturday

Swansea to beat Huddersfield - Evens (William Hill)

The Swans look a very solid bet this weekend.

Steve Cooper's boys have been flying this season, particularly in their last couple of games.

They've started the season unbeaten, have conceded just one goal so far and are looking very confident.

The starting XI is one of the best in the league and bar any big injuries, they'll be fighting for at least the Playoffs come the end of the season (Note: Star defender Joe Rodon is being linked with a move to Spurs at the time of writing. Even if he goes, I'd still fancy a Swansea win).

Huddersfield have looked better in their last couple of games after a rough start.

However they were against Rotherham, who I expect to be down there come the end of the season, and Forest, who put in one of the worst performances I've seen in a while.

Statistically, it's probably made them look slightly better then they are.

The Terriers have made some interesting signings in recent weeks, but I can't see them being anything other bottom half this season.

Top-scorer Karlan Grant's off to West Brom, and the front three in the last game was Campbell, Koroma and Mbenza.

They've got a total of five goals in 79 appearances for Huddersfield between them.

Manager Carlos Corberan has got a job on making this team perform.


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