Football Betting: Stoke to strike in this Championship treble

The Championship is what freezing mid-February nights are all about

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There’s a full programme of Championship football happening this midweek, let’s have a look at the best of Wednesday night’s action for some value.

Can Stoke do it on a wet Wednesday night in, err, Stoke?

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Bristol City vs Derby County: Both Teams to Score – 13/20

Wednesday, 7.45pm, Sky Sports Action

Bristol have won four of their last five in the Championship and could get back into the playoff positions here with a win. Derby too are looking good again, they’ve won three, drawn one and lost one of their last five.

At Ashton Gate though, their form of late has been worrying. They’ve won three and lost three of their last six. Prior to that they had lost just one of their previous nine.

The Robins have a terrible record at home to the Rams, they’ve beaten them just six times from 25 meetings, drawing nine and losing 10.

Derby’s away from has been dire all season, they’ve won just two of their last 15 on their travels. Of late though they’re putting up a good fight and have scored eight in their five most recent away matches. Bristol have failed to score in 2/5 home matches but against Derby have scored in 3/4 previous meetings. We’re backing Both Teams to Score here at 13/20.

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 29: Neil Harris, manager of Cardiff City reacts ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Cardiff City at Hillsborough Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Millwall vs Fulham: Under 2.5 Goals – 4/7

Wednesday, 7.45pm, Sky Sports Football

Millwall’s form has taken a wobble of late, having gone 10 matches with only one defeat, over their last five in the league they’ve collected just five points from a possible fifteen. Most worryingly of all, they failed to score in three of those matches.

At the Den things are a little better, they’ve won three and lost two of their last five and of their 10 prior had lost only one. They’ve scored in 14/15 of those home matches. These sides have met 16 times in the league at the Den, the Lions have won five, six have ended in draws and Fulham have also won five.

Fulham’s overall form is mighty, they’re undefeated in their last five Championship matches with four wins and one draw. On the road things aren’t as good, with two wins, two draws and a loss. Their goalscoring form of late isn’t the best, of their last five away from home they’ve failed to score in three.

Over 2.5 goals has landed in just 2/5 previous home Millwall matches and in just 1/5 previous away Fulham matches. With both teams being a little goal-shy of late we’re looking to back Under 2.5 goals at 4/7.

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Stoke City vs Preston North End: Both Teams to Score – 19/20

Wednesday, 8pm, Sky Sports Red Button

While still not out of danger, Stoke have a five-point cushion between them and the relegation zone. At home, the Potters are on a good run, they’ve undefeated in their last six, taking 14 points from a possible 18.

Preston too are on a good run, they’re undefeated in their last five in the league and are also undefeated in their last five on the road with three draws and two wins. Thanks to their good form Preston find themselves back in the Playoff positions but they need to keep winning to stay abreast with the rest of the chasing pack.

With both teams in good form it’s a little hard to separate them here but Stoke’s scoring record is good of late, they’ve averaged 1.6 goals per game in their last five, while Preston have averaged 1.4 goals per match. With that in mind, we’re looking at Both Teams to Score at 19/20.

These three bets combined payout at 4/1 on Paddypower.com

*All odds correct at time of publication

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