Derby’s failure to find the net at Leeds was the only thing that stopped Paul Robinson from landing a 29/1 Daily Acca yesterday, but he’s back today and looking for compensation. Here are his selections:
Villa to boost promotion hopes
Bet 1: Back Aston Villa @ 7/5 – KO 15:00 GMT
The Villans have managed to keep hold of Tammy Abraham for the time-being and that means that I am backing them to win at Wigan.
Dean Smith’s side might not be in the best of form – no win in three in all competitions – but they are still a very good team and this afternoon they travel to the DW to take on a struggling Wigan.
The hoists have taken just two points from a possible 21 of late and at home it’s three straight league defeats to nil. They struggle to score goals, so with Villa being a very prolific team, there is only one way this game can go. Away win.
Hull to out-gun the Owls
Bet 2: Back Hull @ 11/10 – KO 15:00 GMT
There has been a remarkable turnaround for Hull City in recent weeks as they have won five on the bounce and lost just one of their last 12 in the Championship.
The fact that the Tigers are still only 13th in the table tells you everything you need to know about what kind of start they made to the campaign, but they are in rampant form now and I’m not concerned by their FA Cup loss last weekend.
Sheffield Wednesday have also improved since sacking Jos Luhukay, and while Steve Bruce has been appointed as manager, he doesn’t started at the club until February.
My concern for them here is that Lee Bullen was the caretaker in charge when their results picked up, but he won’t be in charge today, and the Owls also struggle for goals. Against a free-scoring, Hull, that could be a problem.
All square at St Andrew’s
Bet 3: Back The Draw in Birmingham v Middlesbrough @ 19/10 – KO 15:00 GMT
These two clubs are battling for promotion and they go into the game in eighth and fifth respectively. The visitors hold a four point advantage, but there really isn’t much between the two sides overall.
The Blues have drawn seven of their 13 at St Andrew’s this term, including their latest appearance – a 0-0 against Brentford.
The Boro meanwhile have shared the spoils in half a dozen of their 13 on the road, so it’s clear to see that both of them are hard to beat.
This should be a close game with goals possibly at a premium. The draw looks like a good bet.
Daily Acca 2018/19 P/L
Source: Betfair UK English Championship