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Al Hain-Cole has been perusing Saturday's Championship matches in search of value bets, and has picked out a tasty treble of home wins potentially worth over 13/2


Nottingham Forest
VS
Birmingham City
Kick off: 15:00BST
Tip: Nottingham Forest to win at 11/10 (2.10) with William Hill

Sleeping giants Nottingham Forest look like they might just be awakening from their slumber this season, as new boss Sean O'Driscoll makes the best use some healthy Kuwaiti investment.

The club have added the Premier League quality of Henri Lansbury, Simon Cox and Danny Collins to a squad including proven Championship performers Billy Sharp, Lewis McGugan and Adlene Guedioura, and this recipe has reaped dividends so far with their promising unbeaten start to the season.

Birmingham, on the other hand, seem to be struggling to get over last season's play-off semi-final defeat and the departure of manager Chris Hughton.

New boss Lee Clark has endured a tough start to life at St Andrews, overseeing defeats in his first two away games that have left The Blues in the relegation zone in this early stage of the season. With Forest in the ascendancy, they seem safe to maintain their 100 per cent home record in this game, available at the very tempting price of 11/10 (2.10) with William Hill.

Middlesbrough
VS
Ipswich Town
Kick off: 15:00BST
Tip: Middlesbrough to win at 23/20 (2.15) with William Hill

These clubs were flying high in the Premier League not so long ago, and both harbour serious ambitions of returning there as soon as possible.

Middlesbrough reacted to just missing out on last season's play-offs by bringing in 12 new players over the summer, including returning local boys Stuart Parnaby and Jonathan Woodgate.

They have settled back into life on Teeside quite nicely, helping The Boro to collect maximum points from their first two home games.

Ipswich seem to have been going through a perpetual rebuilding stage over the past few seasons, and this has translated to some unpredictable form on the pitch.

Their last away game ended in a 6-0 mauling at the hands of Blackpool, bringing back memories of last season's woeful return of just six wins in 23 matches on the road. With all signs pointing to a home win at the Riverside, odds of 23/20 (2.15) are surely too good to pass up.

Bolton Wanderers
VS
Watford
Kick off: 15:00BST
Tip: Bolton to win at 10/11 (1.91) with William Hill

For much of last season Bolton seemed to have just too good a team to go down, and Owen Coyle has somehow managed to keep most of that squad together following their relegation to the Championship.

Although their inauspicious start to the season proves that they may take some time to adapt to the new division, the quality of Martin Petrov, Chung-Yung Lee and David N'Gog must surely start to shine through against weaker opponents.

Conversely, Watford are almost unrecognisable from the side that achieved a respectable 11th place finish under Sean Dyche last year, with almost an entirely new team brought in to compliment new boss Gianfranco Zola.

Although some exciting foreign additions to the squad may prove successful in the long term, the 5-1 thrashing by Derby in their last game is surely symptomatic of the recent upheaval. With an incredible 14 loan players in the squad, expect The Hornets to come unstuck against a more stable Bolton side. Put your money on a home win at the Reebok Stadium, at odds of 10/11 (1.91).

Championship Treble
Backing all three selections pays 331/50 (7.62) with William Hill

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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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