Football tips: 3 best bets from the championship on Wednesday

Our tipster Shane O’Brien puts up his best bets from the championship on Wednesday.

Steve Cooper Swansea Barnsley Championship January 16, 2021


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17:30 Norwich vs Brentford: Draw

Norwich’s immediate return to the Premier League now looks inevitable with the Canaries currently enjoying a ten-point buffer over third-placed Watford.
Brentford will hope to join them in the automatic places at the end of the season and have overcome a mid-season wobble to make a timely return to form.

The London side had looked set to bottle automatic promotion for the second season running following a run of three successive defeats, and may still end up missing out on the top two, but they have recovered for the time being and should be able to avoid defeat at Carrow Road.

In truth, a draw would be a better result for Norwich than it would for Brentford and Daniel Farke won’t be too disappointed with a stalemate on Wednesday night.

Teemu Pukki Norwich City Derby County Championship October 3, 2020

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19:45 Sheffield Wednesday vs Rotherham: Sheffield Wednesday to win

Two of the league’s out of form sides go head-to-head at Hillsborough on Wednesday night in this relegation six-pointer.
Defeat for either side will deal a crippling blow to their survival chances and will almost certainly consign them to League One next season.

After an impressive run of nine points from four games, Sheffield Wednesday have lost each of their last four games and slipped six points behind Birmingham City.
Rotherham meanwhile, have lost their last five games in the Championship, failing to score in each of their last four games.

Both sides desperately need a win to break their respective poor form and Sheffield Wednesday, who have at least managed to score a goal in their last 360 minutes of football, will hope to claim a valuable three points.

20:15 Stoke vs Swansea: Swansea to win

Swansea may have two games in hand on the teams above them, but they can ill-afford to drop points in what is a congested league season.
The Swans have suffered comprehensive defeats to Huddersfield and Bristol in their last three league games, bringing an impressive nine game unbeaten run to an end.

Steve Cooper’s side need to prevent their mini slump from becoming more serious and need to take three points when they take on Stoke on Wednesday night to keep pace with the top three.
Stoke meanwhile, have won just two of their last 13 league games as their play-off hopes disappear in a cloud of smoke.

The Potters are currently tenth, seven points off sixth-placed Bournemouth. In contrast, they were seventh and two points off the play-off places when they drew with Coventry on Boxing Day.
Stoke’s season is in danger of petering out and Swansea can take advantage by securing a huge three points.

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Championship tips summary:

17:30 – Norwich v Brentford: Draw
19:45 – Sheffield Wednesday v Rotherham: Sheffield Wednesday to win
20:15 – Stoke v Swansea: Swansea to win


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