Harry Redknapp may be growing more frustrated with Birmingham’s lack of defensive reinforcements than Kim Jong-un with Donald Trump’s tweets, but he may be cheered up by the sight of newly promoted Bolton’s white jerseys tonight.
That’s because The Trotters arrive at St Andrews without a victory since their return to the Championship, although Phil Parkinson’s outfit did pick up their first point of the season at fellow new boys Millwall last Saturday.
— Birmingham City FC (@BCFC) August 15, 2017
‘Arry has won the last eight home games when Bolton have come to visit and it doesn’t seem to matter what managerial hot seat he occupies because Redknapp always seems to send them packing. So, we’re fancing The Blues to make it a nifty nine in-a-row for their manager tonight.
Best Bet: Birmingham to win – 5/6
Despite having a bigger mouth than the entire cast of Celebrity Big Brother combined, Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock quietly has The Bluebirds soaring at the top of the Championship.
He welcomes his beloved Sheffield United to the Cardiff City stadium tonight, but The Blades can expect a sharp reception later.
John Terry and Co found out how difficult the trip to Wales last weekend as Aston Villa were battered 3-0 and even though Sheffield United put up a brave effort at Middlesbrough, we going with the table toppers to go three wins from three tonight.
Best Bet: Cardiff to win – 10/11
— Ipswich Town FC (@Official_ITFC) August 14, 2017
A majority of pundits may have had Ipswich down as dark horses for the drop, but in the wink of an eye Mick McCarthy looks to have The Tractor Boys pulling in the right direction.
He’s been more grumpy about the big bucks transfer fees being paid in the Championship than your Da when someone from the anti-Brexit camp appears on the television, but wins over Birmingham and Barnsley must have even given big Mick a smile.
A trip to The Den is never the easiest, but Millwall are yet to win this campaign and even though their slight outsiders in the betting, we’re backing McCarthy’s men to net three points tonight.
Best Bet: Ipswich to win – 11/4
— Garry Monk (@GarryMonk) August 12, 2017
Controversial linesman decision aside, the sense of relief around the Riverside Stadium was palpable as Middlesbrough scarped a 1-0 victory against Sheffield United on Saturday.
Even though his tweets are more boring than Floyd Mayweather’s press conference speeches, Garry Monk’s side should pick up a second win on the bounce against a Burton side sitting rock bottom of the league.
The Brewers have been serving up swill to their fans in front of goal this season, with only two measly two shots on target so far. Even John O’Shea had a better record than that!
Best Bet: Middlesbrough to win – 2/5
* All prices correct at time of posting.