Football tips: Our super 17/1 accumulator for Tuesday’s EFL games

Our footie tipster Shane O’Brien is here with your midweek Football League tips.



* All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.

19:00 Hull v Rochdale: Hull to win

Hull’s automatic promotion hopes in League One have taken a dent in recent weeks following a mediocre run of results, but they should have no troubles against relegation-threatened Rochdale. The Tigers have failed to win their last three home league games, but can put that right against Rochdale and Bristol Rovers over the next four days.

Meanwhile, Rochdale have failed to win each of their last six games in League One and have won just once in their last 14 league games. Hull can’t afford to drop points in a game like this and can kiss their automatic hopes goodbye if they don’t come away with three points.


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19:00 Huddersfield v Birmingham: Draw

A shock 4-1 win against promotion-chasing Swansea aside, Huddersfield’s form has been deplorable in 2021. The Terriers have won just one of 11 league games this year, picking up a paltry five points from a possible 33.

They were beaten at home by basement club Wycombe and also handed Preston their first home win in seven games at the weekend. Their poor form has sucked them to within touching distance of the relegation places and they have to avoid defeat against Birmingham on Tuesday night.

Birmingham are in the thick of the relegation battle themselves, but eased fears somewhat with two wins from their last three games. They can move further away from danger on Tuesday night, but both sides could end up cancelling each other out in what will be a cagey affair.


19:45 Nottingham Forest v Luton: Nottingham Forest to win

Chris Hughton deserves enormous credit for how he has transformed Forest in such a short space of time.

Forest were pointless at the foot of the Championship table when Hughton took over last October, but they are now comfortably mid-table and can look ahead to next season with some degree of confidence. Hughton’s side have picked up 14 points from their last 21 and have lost just twice in their last 15 games, making them on of the form teams in the Championship.

They can extend that impressive record against a Luton side that has faded badly since their impressive start. The Hatters have managed just two wins against Sheffield Wednesday and Birmingham in their last seven games, so Forest could leapfrog their opponents by 10 pm on Tuesday night.

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19:45 Reading v Blackburn: Reading to win

Reading’s patchy form in recent weeks has seen them lose ground in the race for the Play-Offs and they simply have to beat a struggling Blackburn on Tuesday night if they harbour serious ambitions of finishing in the top-six. The Royals have lost four of their last six games , but still remain in the play-off places. Just.

Their poor form has allowed the teams below them to make up ground and a fourth successive home defeat would be disastrous. They should be confident of turning their form around against a badly out-of-form Rovers outfit that has picked up just one point from their last available 18.

Blackburn’s dreadful run of form has seen them fall from eighth to 15th and their season is now effectively over. Reading must take advantage and get their play-off push back on track.

EFL tips summary:

19:00 Hull v Rochdale: Hull to win
19:00 Huddersfield v Birmingham: Draw
19:45 Nottingham Forest v Luton: Nottingham Forest to win
19:45 Reading v Blackburn: Reading to win

* An accumulator on these four best bets pays at approximately 17/1 with Paddy Power.


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