5 Championship Betting Tips to Watch on Opening Weekend

Watford to beat Middlesbrough and BTTS - 4/1

Watford's relegation down into the Championship has come with a punch. The club are set to lose Troy Deeney, whilst their main man last campaign, Abdoulaye Doucoure has departed for Everton. Indeed, the club have made the signing of Glenn Murray a permanent one (he is 5/2 to score and win), but losing such a prolific man up top and their rock in the middle is extremely worrying.

The Hornets do remain one of the favourites to earn promotion back to the Premier League, however, but with new manager Vladimir Ivić coming in with just four years of experience, it may not be plain sailing.

With odds of 1/1, Watford are still the favourites to beat a Middlesbrough side that scrapped through the survival battle towards the end of the campaign. Although, with Neil Warnock at the helm, an upset could be on the cards, and most definitely, a goal or two is expected from them.

Watford to win and BTTS is boosted to 4/1 and it is the official tip for this one - click here to claim this bet and have it straight in your bet slip!

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Birmingham v Brentford Odds

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IVAN TONEY TO SCORE AND WIN @ 2/1

Bournemouth to beat Blackburn and under 4.5 goals - 11/8

Another recent Premier League side who will want to prove their ability and aim to go straight back up is Bournemouth. The Cherries were in the top tier for six seasons, reaching a record-high ninth in the league under Eddie Howe in 2016.

Blackburn Rovers finished last season in the Championship in 11th spot, improving on their last season where they ended in 15th. With the Lancashire side improving, Bournemouth may struggle to score a large number of goals in the game and could be close with both hoping for good finishes.

Plus, with the recent departure of both Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser to Newcastle United, Bournemouth are likely to see their frontline take a hit, likewise with the defence, now that Nathan Ake is at Manchester City.

Bournemouth to win and under 4.5 goals in the match is one of the best markets this upcoming game week and is currently priced at 11/8 odds - click here to claim this bet.

Wycombe v Rotherham Betting Odds

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1-1, 2-2 OR 3-3 DRAW @ 100/30

Brentford and Over 2.5 Goals in match - 2/1

In the past five occasions where Brentford have faced Birmingham, two matches have ended 1-1 including the last clash. In the last two season in which they faced each other, it has been a very tight fixture and only one game wasn’t ended in a draw with Birmingham winning 1-0.

Brentford have struggled in the Championship on the road, winning 10 and losing nine games with four draws. On the first day of the Championship after a shorter delay, this won't be plain sailing for the Bees, especially without Ollie Watkins.

BTTS and over 2.5 goals in the match at 2/1 odds is certainly a market to keep your eye on - click here to have this bet in your bet slip.

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Huddersfield v Norwich Betting Odds

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TEEMU PUKKI TO SCORE AND WIN @ 5/2

Millwall to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 - 5/2

Two of Millwall and Stoke City's last four clashes with each other ended goalless, including the most recent performance at the Bet365 Stadium. However, last same campaign, the Lions won 2-0 down in London.

Last season, Stoke started off the season extremely poor, losing eight of their first 10 games in the league and the Potters looked doomed for League One early on. At the same time, Millwall also won their first game in the league against Preston North End. In all but two of their first 10 games, the Lions found the net every time.

With Gary Rowett's men poised to start another season in the Championship since their promotion in 2017, Millwall are now priced at 5/2 odds of beating Stoke by scores of 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 - click here to claim this bet.

Preston v Swansea Betting Odds

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OVER 2.5 GOALS IN THE MATCH @ 6/5

Derby to beat reading and BTTS - 4/1

The two sides have played each other extensively in the Championship in the 10 seasons they both been in the league for, with the most recent fixture ending 2-1 to Derby at the Pride Park Stadium. Since the 2017 season, the Rams have won at home three times where both teams have scored.

Derby's home record last season was very topsy-turvy, as they won only 11 games out of 23, however, just four losses came within that time.

With these two sides set to battle on the opening day of the Championship, this a fixture which everyone should keep an eye on. Derby are currently priced at 4/1 to beat Reading with both teams scoring - click here to claim this one!


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