Leeds v Bolton: Leeds to win & both teams to score – 5/2
Did you not hear? There’s a revolution underway at Elland Road as Marcelo Bielsa has had an utterly magic start to life as the new Leeds United manager.
Pre-season favourites for promotion Stoke and Derby have not only been beaten, but smashed by Bielsa’s Whites and Bolton Wanderers are next on the hitlist on Tuesday night.
That’s not to say they won’t trouble Leeds, as Phil Parkinson’s men have taken four points from a possible six – including an impressive opening day victory at West Brom – after only securing Championship survival on the final day last season. Keep an eye on Josh Magennis at 15/8 to score at any time as he’s got two in two since his summer move from Charlton.
Both sides have conceded and scored in their opening two fixtures, but we’ll be backing Biesla to make it three wins out of three, and we’ll add in both teams to score to make it a little more tempting at 5/2.
Rotherham v Wigan: Wigan to win – 15/8
Both these sides may have been promoted from League One last season, but don’t be fooled by that. There’s a huge gulf in class between this pair, as a whopping 19 points separated them in the final standings.
Their respective starts to life in the Championship were poles apart also as Wigan began with an impressive 3-2 victory over Sheffield Wednesday, while The Millers were battered 5-1 at Griffin Park by Brentford.
Rotherham recovered from that to beat Ipswich thanks to an injury time winner from Michael Smith goal. Wigan for their part gave Aston Villa all they could handle in their second fixture, before succumbing to a last gasp Birkir Bjarnason strike to lose 3-2.
We believe The Latics should have enough to see their hosts off on Tuesday though at 15/8 and we’re adding Paul Cook’s outfit to our treble.
Sheffield United v Hull: Sheffield United – 8/11
There’s nothing fans love more than drawing a local rival in the cup and we’ll be treated to a tidy Yorkshire scrap between Sheffield United and Hull on Tuesday.
Nigel Adkins will be a little worried that his Tigers have failed to show some bite so far this season, with only a point to show from their opening pair fixtures.
Meanwhile, The Blades found their edge last weekend by digging out at 2-1 victory away at QPR to bounce back from a loss to freshly relegated Swansea on the opening day.
Bramall Lane is a tough place to go at the best of times and Hull have done nothing so far this campaign to convince us that they can get a result. We’re tipping the home side in this one at 8/11.
* All odds correct at time of posting.