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April 26th: Saturday’s Championship Accumulator – 5/1

As we brace ourselves for the penultimate round of Championship fixtures, battles at both ends of the table are going down to the wire.

With a host of clubs still scrapping it out in this season’s relegation scrap, we look set for a season-defining afternoon of Championship action.

For those of you looking to stick on a Saturday acca, we have found a trio of Championship betting tips that are worth keeping an eye out for.

Saturday, April 26th

BST 15:00 Millwall vs Plymouth

While Millwall might have opened the New Year in the midst of a public Championship crisis, the Lions have continued on a real reargue since welcoming Neil Harris back to south London in February. Skyrocketing themselves away from a looming relegation scrap and eventually breezing their way to second-tier safety with time to spare, Saturday’s hosts should find the mood in their camp at a season-high. Last seen putting in another gritty performance as they secured a 1-0 victory away at Sunderland, Harris’ men should be smelling the chance to make another statement here. With their recent purple patch underlined by a stellar 1-0 win against leading promotion contenders Leicester, Millwall have also gained a fearsome reputation of their success on home soil. In fact, the Lions have recorded 13 points from their previous five Championship appearances in south London. While Plymouth might have opened April with a crucial flurry, the Devon-based outfit came crashing back down to earth in a worrying fashion last time out. Eventually slumping to a 3-0 drumming at the hands of fellow strugglers Stoke, the Pilgrims hold just a two-point buffer from slipping into the relegation zone. Likewise, along with suffering a 2-0 loss when they met Millwall for their reverse Championship battle on October 3rd, it should be noted that they have lost all of their previous four meetings by an aggregate score of 11-5.

Tip: Millwall win @ 21/20

15:00 Sheffield Wednesday vs West Brom 

While Sheffield Wednesday might have marked their Championship return at the heart of a public crisis, the Owls have come roaring back under the guidance of Danny Rohl. Breathing life back into their charge for second-tier safety, Saturday’s hosts are unbeaten in all of their last four appearances. Putting in what could turn out to be a season-defining victory away at fellow strugglers Blackburn last week as they clinched a 3-1 victory, they open this weekend’s fixtures holding a one-point buffer over the drop zone. Although Rohl’s side might have been forced to settle for a single point in all of their previous three contests at Hillsborough, Wednesday have remarkably lost just one of their last nine appearances in front of their own supporters – a run that stems all the way back to January 20th. While West Brom might have all but officially clinched a play-off ticket, Saturday’s guests do appear to be limping their way over the finish line. Last seen slumping to a 2-1 defeat away at Leicester, Carlos Corberan’s men have claimed just a single victory from any of their previous six appearances. Likewise, gaining a reputation for their extended defensive struggles, the Midlands-based outfit have claimed just two clean sheets from any of their last 11 outings. It should also be noted, the Baggies have seen all of their last six consecutive away fixtures finish with both teams getting on the scoresheet.

Tip: Both teams to score @ 4/5

15:00 Bristol City vs Rotherham

Although Bristol City might have entered March’s international break in the midst of a real Championship struggle, Liam Manning’s men have come roaring back over the past six weeks. Skyrocketing up the Championship table and breaking into the top-half, the Robins are certainly signing off the 2023/24 campaign with a real flurry. Snatching a point away at play-off contenders Norwich last time out, the former Oxford boss has not seen his squad suffer a single defeat from any of their previous six Championship appearances. With their recent purple patch highlighted by a stunning 5-0 romp against Blackburn on April 10th, Bristol City will be relishing a return to Ashton Gate here. Including a stellar 1-0 win against Championship leaders Leicester last month, Manning’s side have collected 10 points from their previous four showdowns in front of their own supporters. Although Rotherham might have snatched a 0-0 stalemate against Birmingham last week following Steve Evans’ return to Yorkshire, the Millers have endured a major Championship crisis this season. With their League One return officially confirmed weeks ago and still sat rock-bottom of the table, Saturday’s guests have recorded just a single victory across any competition since way back on Boxing Day. Likewise, Rotherham have lost all of their last eight consecutive showdowns away from the New York Stadium by an aggregate score of 25-4.

Tip: Bristol City win & Over 1.5 goals @ 8/11

Our Saturday Accumulator:  

  • Millwall vs Plymouth – Millwall win @ 21/20
  • Sheffield Wednesday vs West Brom – Both teams to score @ 4/5
  • Bristol City vs Rotherham – Bristol City win & Over 1.5 goals @ 8/11

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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