Championship Betting Preview: Back Brighton and Hull for a midweek home double

Steve Bruce's Tigers and Gus Poyet's Seagulls face Derby and Blackburn respectively, and Jamie Dickenson is backing a home double for the promotion-chasing Championship hosts
Tuesday night sees three games in the second tier of English football, with Brighton taking on Blackburn, Hull meeting Derby and Middlesbrough entertaining Leeds United.

With Boro on a five game losing streak but usually strong at home and set to face a Leeds side who have struggled on the road this season, that game looks one to swerve.

Instead plump for home wins for both Brighton and Hull in a double that pays out at 17/5 (4.40) with William Hill.

Hull v Derby

Hull welcome Derby to the KC Stadium, with Steve Bruce's side knowing they need to pick up their form if they are to secure second place and with it, automatic promotion.

The Tigers are on 53 points with Leicester and Watford, with Crystal Palace just one off that trio and all four clubs will be desperate not to face going through the play-offs to make the Premier League.

Hull are without a home win in three games, but will fancy their chances against a Derby side who haven't triumphed on the road in four attempts.

This one could be a close game, like it was at Pride Park over Christmas when Hull won 2-1, but the Yorkshire outfit can address their form with victory here at evens (2.0).

Brighton v Blackburn

Brighton welcome Blackburn to the Amex Stadium with just two points separating the sides in seventh and eighth position.
A late David Lopez penalty earned the Seagulls a point at Ewood Park in this fixture a few weeks ago, and after beating Hull at the weekend, Blackburn could be next to fall in Brighton.

The valiant 3-2 defeat to Arsenal in the FA Cup came off the back of home victories over Newcastle and Derby, and Poyet's team will feel confident of producing another win on their own turf at 6/5 (2.20).

Blackburn are in good form themselves - having won their last three matches in all competitions - but have only picked up all three points from one of their trips to the sides currently in the top seven.

They tend to draw on the road, but may find a stalemate hard to come by against a Brighton side who have conceded just 13 goals at their new stadium in the division, the third least of all 24 Championship clubs.

Hull and Brighton to win at 17/5 (4.40) with William Hill

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