With the Champions League making its return in midweek, we have a stacked Wednesday night on the cards from across Europe. So, for those of you looking to stick on a midweek acca, we have searched far and wide to find you a handful of helpful tips that are worth keeping an eye out for.
Wednesday 17th March
BST 19:00 Accrington Stanley vs Sunderland
Starting with Wednesday’s guests, lifting the EFL Trophy at Wembley over the weekend, there is no doubt that the mood in Sunderland’s camp is at a real high. With it announced back in December that Lee Johnson would be taking charge at The Stadium of Light, they have certainly found their feet under the former Bristol City boss. Enjoying what has been arguably been their brightest run in recent memory, The Black Cats have a Championship return at the top of their agenda. Knowing that victory in midweek could skyrocket their way into the automatic spots, Sunderland also find themselves enjoying a four-match winning run across all formats. Picking up a 1-0 win against Tranmere and lifting the EFL Trophy on Sunday afternoon, Johnson’s men should be smelling a golden chance in midweek. Now tipped as the leading contender in the promotion chase, it should also be noted that Sunderland have collected a hugely impressive 19 points from just their last six League One matchups. On the flip side, hit with a dramatic late 3-2 defeat away at MK Dons over the weekend, Accrington Stanley find themselves enduring an extended blip. Losing back-to-back contests and watching their play-off ambitions take a real dent, Wednesday’s hosts have lost three of their last four third-tier fixtures. With Sunderland winning each of their last three straight meetings against The Reds, including back-to-back 3-1 victories, we’re backing a similar away win in midweek.
Tip: Sunderland win @ 1/1
19:00 Grimsby Town vs Tranmere Rovers
While Tranmere might have seen Sunderland lift the EFL Trophy at Wembley over the weekend, The Rovers did put on a resilient display in the capital. Looking to make an immediate return to winning ways and glad to turn their attention back to League Two duties in midweek, Keith Hill’s men still find themselves firmly mixing it in the promotion chase. Despite losing their third-tier status last summer and dealing with some off-field issues, Wednesday’s guests still sit within striking distance of the automatic spots. Knowing that victory on the road could move them just a single point off the top-three, Tranmere have gained plenty of plaudits this season. Last seen in League Two action landing a deserved 2-0 win away at relegation scrappers Southend, Hill’s side have collected 12 points from their last five fourth-tier matchups. With just a pair of their defeats to their name since way back on Boxing Day, it should also be noted that Tranmere have continued to impress with their displays on the road. Including that victory in Essex last time out, Wednesday’s guests have won each of their last four contests away from Prenton Park. On the flip side, in the midst of a real crisis and already sat six points adrift at the foot of the table, Grimsby appear to be freefalling towards the National League. Failing to win any of their last five League Two matchups, it should also be noted that the Lincolnshire outfit have recorded just a single win since December 19th.
Tip: Tranmere Rovers win @ 19/20
19:00 Nottingham Forest vs Norwich City
Starting with Wednesday’s guests, while Norwich might have lost their Premier League status last season, The Yellows are cruising their way to an immediate top-tier return. Cementing their spot as the Championship’s standout team this season, Daniel Farke’s men already find themselves holding a commanding 10-point buffer at the top of the table. Gaining a string of plaudits from across England this year, the former Borussia Dortmund coach finds the mood in his camp at a real high. Last seen on Sunday lunchtime when mounting a real second-half comeback, Norwich picked up a turnaround 2-1 win against Sheffield Wednesday on their travels. Still boosted by that 1-0 win against fellow promotion contenders Brentford earlier in the month, Farke’s side have remarkably won each of their last eight Championship contests on the bounce. With the free-scoring Teemu Pukki really leading their charge, it should also be noted that Norwich have continued to impress on the road. Winning each of their last four matchups away from Carrow Road, they should be confident of extending on that tally this week. On the flip side, while Nottingham Forest might have picked up a point against Reading over the weekend, The Reds are enduring a recent blip. Without a win in their last four Championship matchups, Wednesday’s hosts have also won just one of their last six fixtures on home soil. With Norwich in almost unstoppable form, we’re backing an away win at The City Ground.
Tip: Norwich City win @ 10/11
Our Wednesday Accumulator:
Accrington Stanley vs Sunderland – Sunderland win @ 1/1
Grimsby Town vs Tranmere Rovers – Tranmere Rovers win @ 19/20
Nottingham Forest vs Norwich City – Norwich City win @ 10/11
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