Top Three Championship Bets: Victory for resurgent Forest, goals at Burnley and stout defending in Huddersfield

There is a full complement of Championship action on offer this evening, and after poring over the form book, Al Hain-Cole has found the best three bets to put your money on
Top Three Championship Bets
Huddersfield Town
Kick-off: 19:45 GMT
Tip: Under 2.5 goals at 8/11 (1.73) with Bet365

After picking up a fantastic win over league leaders Cardiff on Saturday, Middlesbrough will be optimistic about getting their promotion push back on track when they face Huddersfield this evening.

However, Tony Mowbray’s men cannot take anything for granted when they visit the John Smith’s Stadium, where the hosts have not lost in seven Championship fixtures.

This strong record is due to a resilient streak that comes in contrast to The Terriers’ poor defensive performances on the road, and has seen them concede just one goal in their last five home league games.

Considering Boro have only scored three times in their last six away matches, a low-scoring game seems inevitable, particularly as Mark Robins’ team have only managed three in their last six in front of their own fans themselves.

A bet on under 2.5 goals to be scored would have paid out in each of the last six at this ground, and offers great value at Bet365’s 8/11 (1.73) odds here.

Kick off: 19:45 GMT
Tip: Both teams to score at 4/6 (1.67) with Bet365

Those hoping to see goals are better off taking in Barnsley’s trip to Burnley, as the visitors can usually be relied upon to come good in that department.

David Flitcroft has done a remarkable job since taking over at Oakwell in January and, perhaps surprisingly for a former defender, his greatest impact has been in improving his side’s attack.

The Tykes have scored 14 goals in just their last five games, but have also conceded 12 times in that period to hamper their fight against the drop.

Although The Clarets are not enjoying much luck in front of goal at the moment, they have scored five in their last two home games against Barnsley, and the return to form of the league's second top scorer Charlie Austin at the weekend bodes well.

Both teams have scored in each of the visitors’ last nine in the league, so that market must be where the money lies in this game, at odds of 4/6 (1.67).

Nottingham Forest
Ipswich Town
Kick-off: 19:45 GMT
Forest to win at 17/20 (1.85) with Bet365

It has not taken long for the man Nottingham Forest fans call ‘King Billy’ to make his mark after returning to the club after an 18 month absence, with the team now looking capable of reaching the play-off places that were their natural domain during Davies’ first stint in charge.

After settling for a draw in the Scot’s first match, The Tricky Trees have now won three consecutive games in impressive style, banishing the memories of their stagnant earlier form.

Having lifted his side out of the relegation zone, Mick McCarthy’s impact at Ipswich is not to be underestimated either, but his side still struggle to collect points away from home.

With no wins in four on the road, now is not a good time for them to be visiting the City Ground, where a resurgent Forest side lies in wait.

With momentum on their side, expect the hosts to come out on top here, at gernerous odds of 17/20 (1.85).

Top Three Championship Bets
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Al Hain-Cole is a Liverpool fan, experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.

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