We go into the second tier for a four team Championship acca on Saturday that pays out 10/1 with Paddy Power.
- Middlesbrough to beat Bristol City
- Derby to beat Peterborough
- QPR to beat Hull
- Stoke to beat Birmingham
Middlesbrough to beat Bristol City
One of the big success stories in the Championship over recent months has been the improvement we have seen from Middlesbrough under Chris Wilder. They’re in the playoff positions now, and looking to cement one of those, with a large chasing pack behind them.
Boro come here on the back of a big 4-1 win over Derby last weekend, and only Blackburn have beaten them in recent weeks. Compare that to Bristol City, who have won just once in their last five, and that came against lowly Reading, and we like Middlesbrough to win here and kick off the acca.
Derby to beat Peterborough
Derby have won just one of their last five, but when you factor in that they have played away games against Nottingham Forest, Huddersfield and Middlesbrough, it is easy to see why they have struggled. This is a far easier opportunity to get a win on the board, and one we think they will take.
Peterborough have picked up just one point from their last four games, and haven’t even scored a goal during that period. If you are looking at the bottom of the Championship and picking someone to survive, Peterborough certainly aren’t that team right now. It’s a Derby win here for us.
QPR to beat Hull
Hull are still struggling to get to grips with their new boss, the team has really hit the rocks since they got rid of Grant McCann, and that may not be at an end just yet. QPR have lost their last two, both away from home, but when you look at their home form, it is much better, with five points from their last three home games, all against good opposition.
While QPR may not be coming here at their very best, the feeling is that they don’t need to be if they want to beat Hull, so we are backing QPR for the win in this one.
Stoke to beat Birmingham
Rounding off our acca, we like Stoke to beat Birmingham in the last of our four games. One win from their last five doesn’t look too good for Stoke, but when you look into their games, the form they have shown hasn’t been too bad. They’ve lost twice, but one of those was at high flying Fulham, and their two draws both came away, at Huddersfield and Nottingham Forest.
They don’t face that level of opposition here, with Birmingham coming to play on the back of just one win from their last five games. Stoke should have too much here, and can get back on track with a win now that they are playing against lower opposition to round off the acca.