Football Tips: A super 6/1 double for Wednesday’s TV Championship games

We've got wo mouth-watering televised clashes on Wednesday to round off 2020 in the Championship.


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5.30pm: Brentford v Bournemouth – The Draw

The first of two really exciting games on Wednesday night sees Bournemouth heading to Brentford. This could be an absolute belter as 4th host 3rd in the second tier with automatic promotion on the agenda.

Before Tuesday’s games, Brentford had risen to 4th in the Championship off the back of a 14-game unbeaten streak which has left them with a haul of 38 points from 21 played with 10 wins, eight draws and just three losses all season.

While The Bees have been upwardly mobile, Bournemouth have been flirting with the top spots all season and are 3rd with 38 points from 20 games and 10 wins, eight draws and two defeats. They’ve gone six without a loss and have been racking up the points at home while being hard to beat on the road.

Wednesday 5.30pm: Brentford v Bournemouth
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They’ve drawn six of their 10 away games, losing just once, while Brentford have also been better on the road as they take time to adjust to their new surroundings. Thomas Frank’s men have won four, drawn five and lost one at the newly-opened Brentford Community Stadium.

This is such a tough game to call but one thing is for certain – both of these sides are extremely hard to beat. A win for either would potentially see them celebrate the end of 2020 in an automatic promotion spot with 2nd-placed Swansea set to play later in the day.

But with both sides being so closely matched – and prepared to settle for a point rather than gamble for three – The Draw looks the value play in Wednesday’s early game, especially with the price on offer.

Steve Cooper

8pm: Swansea v Reading – Swansea to Win

Reading could leapfrog Swansea in the final Championship game of 2020 if they can rack up a thumping win by four clear goals or more. Three points and four league places separate these two with The Swans sitting in 2nd ahead of Tuesday’s round of fixtures.

They Royals are in 6th with 36 points from 21 games with 11 wins, three draws and seven defeats. Swansea are, as mentioned, 2nd and occupy the final automatic promotion place with 39 points from 11 wins, six draws and four defeats heading into this round of fixtures.

Reading will be kicking themselves after letting a blistering start where they won seven of their first eight league games slip to a point where they’re clinging onto the final playoff spot heading into the halfway stage of the campaign. For Swansea it’s been a season of gradual improvement with good home results forming the foundation of their promotion charge.

Wednesday 8pm: Swansea v Reading
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Reading have been better at home than away but they still have a decent-enough record on the road with four wins, three draws and three defeats. Swansea have lost just one at the Liberty Stadium, also recording six wins and three draws so far.

There is any number of angles you could take for this game but Reading and Swansea seem to be the polar opposites in a number of markets. Wednesday’s hosts love Under 2.5 Goals and Both Teams To Score? No with both of those potential avenues landing in all of their last six games.

However, Reading are more partial to Overs and Both Teams to Score (both landing in four or their last five), so it’s a tricky one to navigate. With the respective fortunes of both sides and the way their seasons have panned out in the second quarter of the campaign, it’s worth backing the coming force and being on the Swansea Win here.

Tips for Wednesday’s Championship games

5.30pm: Brentford v Bournemouth – The Draw
8pm: Swansea v Reading – Swansea to Win

These two selections in a double will give you odds of around 6/1 with Paddy Power.

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