Football Accumulator Tips: Our 16/1 acca for Tuesday’s Championship games

Our tipster Shane O’Brien has done his homework ahead of Tuesday's Championship action.


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18:00: Brentford v Cardiff – Brentford to Win

Brentford’s failure to beat Millwall on Saturday proved altogether more costly following Watford’s defeat to Luton. Victory for Thomas Frank’s side would have moved them to within six points of Watford with a game in hand and a home fixture against the Hornets to come on the penultimate weekend of the season.

However, they still retain a faint glimmer of hope thanks to Watford’s desperately tricky run-in that also involves games against Norwich and Swansea in addition to Brentford.

It goes without saying that Frank’s side can ill-afford any further slip ups if they harbour serious ambitions of making a late fight for the automatic places.

Brentford have drawn five of their last six games and simply must beat a badly out-of-form Cardiff side that has won just once in their last eight. Cardiff have little to play for and are the ideal opponent for Brentford to be facing at the business end of the season. They can’t pass up such a glorious opportunity.

18:00: Norwich v Watford – Norwich to Win

Norwich celebrated promotion back to the Premier League without kicking a ball on Saturday and would have been disappointed that they didn’t mark the occasion with three points against Bournemouth. However, Dimitris Giannoulis’s 17th-minute sending off turned victory into defeat as Norwich slipped to their first defeat in 14 games.

They will want to return to winning ways on Tuesday night in a game that could see them crowned champions. Daniel Farke’s side will build an unassailable lead over Watford with a win on Tuesday and should be well-placed to do so.

Watford boast an impressive record of seven wins in their last night, but they have failed to win their last two away games and are fortunate that both Swansea and Brentford have been consistently dropping points.

Nevertheless, defeat on Tuesday would leave the door ajar in the race for automatic promotion and Norwich may just throw a spanner in the works whilst simultaneously winning the Championship title.

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19:00: Preston v Derby – Preston to Win

Birmingham’s win over Rotherham afforded Derby some breathing room in the relegation dogfight, but it also meant that they are now the only club that can realistically be caught if the Millers are to pull off a miraculous escape.

Defeat on Tuesday night, coupled with Rotherham avoiding defeat at home to Middlesbrough, will leave Derby just within three points of the relegation zone having played two more games than Rotherham.

It is crucial, therefore, that Wayne Rooney’s side pick something up at Deepdale on Tuesday. The signs are not good, however. Derby have won just one of their last 11 games in the league and have not won an away game since 16 February, drawing one and losing six of their last seven away games.

They face a Preston side with nothing to play for and in a poor run of form themselves on Tuesday, but it’s hard to back Derby in any game at the moment and they could be cast further into the relegation mire.

19:00: Swansea v QPR – Swansea to Win

Swansea’s automatic promotion prospects looked to be at an end when they trailed Wycombe by two goals on Saturday, but a second-half comeback, coupled with Luton’s late goal against Watford, means that they are just six points behind the Hornets with four games to play.

They can close that gap to just three points if Watford lose to champions-elect Norwich on Tuesday night, while they also go to Vicarage Road on the last day of the season, so it is absolutely imperative that they beat QPR at home on Tuesday.

Swansea’s recent form has been inconsistent at best and they have taken just seven points from their last available 18. It goes without saying that they need to pick up 12 from 12 in their four remaining games if they are to have any hope of securing a spot in the top two and that must start against a QPR side that has nothing to play for.

Mark Warburton’s side are also enjoying a patchy run of form, picking up ten points from their last 18, and they could provide stern opposition for Swansea. However, Swansea’s desperate need for a win should give them the edge in a clash between two inconsistent teams.

Tuesday Footy Acca Tips:

18:00: Brentford v Cardiff – Brentford to Win
18:00: Norwich v Watford – Norwich to Win
19:00: Preston v Derby – Preston to Win
19:00: Swansea v QPR – Swansea to Win

These selections in an acca-insured four fold will give you odds of around 16/1 with Paddy Power.


If one leg of your 4+ fold Acca lets you down, you get up to £/€10 back as a free bet. Customers can qualify for 1 Acca Insurance per day up to £/€10. The free bets will be credited by 12pm the following day.

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