Championship Betting Tips: Pulis to pull Wednesday past Preston
The international break is over and we don't have to worry about another one until next Spring... Hooray!
Let's celebrate by winning some money!
I've gone for some big odds this week, purely because they represent excellent value.
Middlesbrough to keep a clean sheet against Norwich - 9/4 (Sky Bet)
We'll get straight into the key statistic here: Boro have kept 6 clean sheets in their last 7 games.
That's why I was shocked to see this at 9/4.
Neil Warnock has made the Teesiders incredibly hard to beat.
They've conceded the fewest number of goals this season (5 in 11 games) and are unbeaten in 10.
It's still early days but Warnock seems to have made Boro into dark horses for promotion.
Paddy McNair and Dael Fry are playing out of their skins alongside the much improved full backs Anfernee Dijksteel and Marc Bola.
Their opponents this weekend, Norwich, are in fairness a good side going forwards, which is expected when you have the likes of Emi Buendia and Teemu Pukki in your side.
However the Canaries have been unconvincing when it comes to breaking down teams this season.
They gave Derby their only clean sheet so far and had to rely on late goals against struggling sides like Birmingham, Rotherham and Wycombe.
Daniel Farke's team also has a habit of resorting to long shots when they're running out of ideas.
You can't expect Boro to keeping getting clean sheets like they are, but at odds of 9/4 this is too generous to turn down.
Wednesday to beat Preston to nil - 9/2 (Bet 365)
Regular followers of the podcast and these tips will be aware of the stark contrast in Preston's home and away form.
They're yet to pick up a point at Deepdale this season, and for some reason the bookies seem to ignore it.
You won't hear any complaints from us though, as they welcome Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday with the newly appointed Tony Pulis in charge.
The Owls were showing signs of improvement just before Garry Monk got the sack last week, and the players will have an extra spring in their step to try and impress the new boss.
I'm relying a bit on a new manager bounce here but someone as accomplished at this level as Tony Pulis is definitely capable of pulling it off.
His sides spend the majority of their training sessions on being defensively organised and can get things off to a great start by keeping out a Preston side who have only scored once at home this season.
9/2 for Wednesday to win nil looks good value at a small wager, but even the Owls just to win at 11/5 looks a healthy price.
Andre Ayew to score anytime against Rotherham- 15/8 (Betfair/Paddy Power)
Anyone who caught my tips from the last Championship gameweek will remember I picked Andre Ayew to score against Norwich.
He didn't, but upon watching the game back it's miraculous that he didn't.
If it wasn't for a man-of-the-match performance by Tim Krul in goal then we'd have been laughing.
Nonetheless, the Ghanaian comes up against lesser opposition in struggling Rotherham this week.
Paul Warne's side have picked up a few decent results so far, but it's hard to see them being in anything other than a relegation battle this season.
Ayew is the Swans main goal threat and 4th in the goalscoring charts so far.
He's also managed 21 shots in his last four games, so he's definitely getting in goalscoring positions.
I'd have expected his odds to score anytime to be nearer to EVENS so 15/8 looks a great price.