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Championship Standings

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Millwall - Nottingham Forest

Kickoff starts at 20:45 on 06/12/2019 played @ The Den refereed by John Brooks

Betting tip (stake: 7/10): Over 2,5 2.20 at Ladbrokes
Correct score prediction: 2:2
Match info: all predictions

Millwall Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
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  • FT
  • 30/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Birmingham City - Millwall
  • (0:0)
  • 1:1
  • 26/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Millwall - Wigan Athletic
  • (1:1)
  • 2:2
  • 23/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Swansea City - Millwall
  • (0:0)
  • 0:1
  • 09/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Millwall - Charlton Athletic
  • (1:0)
  • 2:1
  • 02/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Reading - Millwall
  • (2:0)
  • 2:1

Nottingham Forest Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 30/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Nottingham Forest - Cardiff City
  • (0:1)
  • 0:1
  • 27/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Queens Park Rangers - Nottingham Forest
  • (0:1)
  • 0:4
  • 23/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Bristol City - Nottingham Forest
  • (0:0)
  • 0:0
  • 09/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Nottingham Forest - Derby County
  • (0:0)
  • 1:0
  • 02/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Luton Town - Nottingham Forest
  • (0:1)
  • 1:2

Millwall - Nottingham Forest Head To Head

  • Season
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  • 18/19
  • ENG CHA
  • Millwall - Nottingham Forest
  • (1-0)
  • 1-0
  • 17/18
  • ENG CHA
  • Millwall - Nottingham Forest
  • (2-0)
  • 2-0
  • 14/15
  • ENG CHA
  • Millwall - Nottingham Forest
  • (0-0)
  • 0-0
  • 13/14
  • ENG CHA
  • Millwall - Nottingham Forest
  • (1-1)
  • 2-2
  • 12/13
  • ENG CHA
  • Millwall - Nottingham Forest
  • (0-1)
  • 0-1

Nottingham Forest - Millwall Head To Head

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  • 18/19
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  • Nottingham Forest - Millwall
  • (1-0)
  • 2-2
  • 17/18
  • ENG CHA
  • Nottingham Forest - Millwall
  • (1-0)
  • 1-0
  • 14/15
  • ENG CHA
  • Nottingham Forest - Millwall
  • (0-0)
  • 0-1
  • 13/14
  • ENG CHA
  • Nottingham Forest - Millwall
  • (0-2)
  • 1-2
  • 12/13
  • ENG CHA
  • Nottingham Forest - Millwall
  • (1-1)
  • 1-4

Millwall - Nottingham Forest odds

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  • 1 : 2.50
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  • 1 : 2.41
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  • 1 : 2.40
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  • 1 : 2.55
  • X : 3.10
  • 2 : 3.10
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  • 1 : 2.45
  • X : 3.20
  • 2 : 2.95
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  • 1 : 2.55
  • X : 3.10
  • 2 : 3.00
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  • 1 : 2.50
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  • 2 : 2.90
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* odds are updated at 05/12/2019 23:01. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply

Millwall betting

Millwall Odds

Millwall have only spent two of their 134 years of history in the top division of English football, and that was between 1988 and 1990. Since then, it’s been a so-called “yo-yo” period between second and third tier. This will now be their third consecutive season in the Championship since they were promoted from the League One in 2017.

It’s therefore quite understandable that they aren’t being given much chance for a significant achievement by the bookmakers. The betting odds of 351.00 for them to win the league speak volumes, as do those of 41.00 to get promoted. They could, however, be classified among the relegation favourites, with the betting odds standing at 8.00.

Millwall Key Players

Millwall have renewed their whole goalkeeping department by bringing in the experienced trio of Bartosz Bialkowski, Frank Fielding and Luke Steele, all of whom are past the 30-year mark. Apart from that, they changed a few things in the other departments as well and signed two centre-backs, a central midfielder, a winger and two strikers.

Manager Gary Rowett will give Bialkowski the first crack at the place between the posts, and if the Pole does his job well he’ll remain the number one choice through the season. Jake Cooper and captain Shaun Hutchinson are the foundation of their defending, with Mahon Romeo and Murray Wallace playing important roles too.

Rowett likes to rotate his midfielders, though there are still those who play more than some. Ben Thompson is the biggest constant in the equation, but the likes of Jed Wallace, Ryan Leonard, Shane Ferguson and Shaun Williams aren’t far behind. Striker Tom Bradshaw is the biggest threat for opposition defences, especially when paired up with Matt Smith.

Millwall Rivalry

Millwall supporters are known world-wide for their passion and occasional bouts of violence. Their greatest historic rivals are West Ham United, but the majority of their encounters took place before World War I due to the two teams playing at different levels for most of the time after. Their enmity has been the subject of big-screen films, though the last time they met in the Championship back in 2011/12, there were no incidents of any kind.

However, it’s a different story when it comes to Leeds United. Leeds and Millwall also rarely met over the majority of the 20th century – only 12 times between 1920 and 2003. But after Leeds were relegated from the Premier League in 2004, they met 25 times in 14 years. Both sets of supporters were heavily associated with football hooliganism back in the 1970s and 80s, calling themselves the “Leeds United Service” nicknamed “dirty Leeds”, and the “Millwall Bushwackers”, also known as “the scourge of football”. It was particularly fierce at Elland Road in 2007/08 when the two groups had a set-to against one another, as well as the police. It got worse the following year, when Millwall beat Leeds in the League One promotion play-offs.

Millwall are a part of the South London Derbies, together with Charlton Athletic and Crystal Palace, but neither of these rivalries can compare to those with Leeds, or even West Ham.

Millwall History

The club was established in 1885 by the workers of the J.T. Morton’s canning and preserve company in the East End of London, under the name Millwall Rovers. They held their initial club meetings in the pub called The Islander, with the 17-year-old Jasper Sexton, the son of the pub owner, as their first secretary. The club’s name was changed to Millwall Athletic in 1889, until they dropped the Athletic as well in 1920, just before they were invited to join the Football League Third Division.

They moved from ground to ground for the first 25 years in search of a permanent home, until they finally found it at The Den, New Cross, South London, in 1910. Millwall soon earned the status of a club extremely hard to defeat, especially in the cups, with their uncompromising fighting style posing a big challenge for any opponent.

As for their league adventures, it’s been a fight and a float between the tiers two and three for most of their time since, with two relatively short trips to the Fourth Division (1958-62 and 1964/65), and as has already been said, a two year stint in the top division between 1988 and 1990. This success was possible mainly due to the quality of the attacking duo of Teddy Sherigham and Tony Cascarino.

Their greatest cup success was reaching the 2004 FA Cup final, which they lost to Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United by 3-0.

Nottingham Forest betting

Nottingham Forest Odds

Since returning to the Championship from League One in 2008, Nottingham Forest have been a relatively stable team in the second tier of English football. In fact, they twice managed to qualify for the promotion play-offs (in 2010 and 2011), but they eventually failed to reach the Premier League. Their last appearance in the top flight was back in 1998/99, when they finished last.

Last season they finished ninth – a decent result in itself, but not quite satisfactory as it saw them miss out on the play-offs by eight points. This time, they can be backed at the betting odds of 5.50 to make it up the ladder, which means they’ve been given a decent chance. If you choose to back them to finish top of the table, however, the somewhat longer betting odds stand at 17.00.

Nottingham Forest Key Players

The squad has been reasonably shaken over the summer, with several notable moves, both incoming and outgoing. The most familiar name to the fans of English football in terms of arrivals is probably fullback Carl Jenkinson, whom the club signed from Arsenal. Winger Albert Adomah came for free from Aston Villa, while Wolverhampton Wanderers centre-forward Rafa Mir arrived on loan. Meanwhile, Forest sold winger Arvin Appiah to Almeria for €8.85 million and midfielder Ben Osborn to Sheffield United for €3.9 million.

Goalkeepers Brice Samba and Arijanet Muric are likely to battle it out for the place between the posts. In defence, centre-backs Joe Worrall and the experienced Michael Dawson, and left-back Jack Robinson have become true stalwarts, though Jenkinson is likely to play an important role as well. The midfield boasts players such as Alfa Semedo, Samba Sow, Matty Cash, Tiago Silva and Joao Carvalho. Striker Lewis Grabban can be backed at the betting odds of 21.00 to end the season as the Championship top scorer, but Appiah, Joe Lolly and Albert Adomah shouldn’t be too far behind.

Nottingham Forest Rivalry

Notts County is the team positioned geographically closest to Forest, but they’ve seldom been in the same division and Forest developed a much fiercer rivalry with Derby County, some 14 miles away. The game between the two sides is known as the East Midlands Derby.

There are also rivalries with Leicester City (due to the two cities being relatively close), and Sheffield United, which was instigated during the 1984-85 miners’ strike in the UK, which miners from South Yorkshire where Sheffield is based supported, while those from Nottinghamshire held a ballot and eventually continued working.

Nottingham Forest History

Nottingham Forest F.C. was founded in 1865 by of group of shinty (a sport played with sticks and a ball) players, and their first official game was against Notts County the following year. They applied to join the Football League upon its inception in 1888, but they weren’t accepted until four years later. Throughout the 20th century, their league record was distributed rather evenly between the top two tiers, with one two-season foray into the third (1949-51).

It may be a strange read to those who started following the game in recent years, but Nottingham Forest were crowned English champions in 1978. Apart from that, they have two FA Cups and four League Cups on their shelves, the last of which was won in 1990. But the club’s most successful moments in history were the two consecutive European Cups they won in 1979 and 1980.

However, returning to the Premier League has proven a task too hard for them since the turn of the century, but they will certainly do their best.

Middlesbrough - Charlton Athletic

Kickoff starts at 16:00 on 07/12/2019 played @ Riverside Stadium

Betting tip (stake: 6/10): Home 2.03 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 2:0
Match info: all predictions

Middlesbrough Last Five Matches

  • Date
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  • Match
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  • 30/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Leeds United - Middlesbrough
  • (2:0)
  • 4:0
  • 27/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Middlesbrough - Barnsley
  • (0:0)
  • 1:0
  • 24/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Middlesbrough - Hull City
  • (2:0)
  • 2:2
  • 09/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Queens Park Rangers - Middlesbrough
  • (2:1)
  • 2:2
  • 02/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Derby County - Middlesbrough
  • (1:0)
  • 2:0

Charlton Athletic Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 30/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Charlton Athletic - Sheffield Wednesday
  • (1:1)
  • 1:3
  • 26/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Luton Town - Charlton Athletic
  • (1:1)
  • 2:1
  • 23/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Charlton Athletic - Cardiff City
  • (2:0)
  • 2:2
  • 09/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Millwall - Charlton Athletic
  • (1:0)
  • 2:1
  • 03/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Charlton Athletic - Preston North End
  • (0:0)
  • 0:1

Middlesbrough - Charlton Athletic Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
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  • 15/16
  • ENG CHA
  • Middlesbrough - Charlton Athletic
  • (0-0)
  • 3-0
  • 14/15
  • ENG CHA
  • Middlesbrough - Charlton Athletic
  • (1-1)
  • 3-1
  • 13/14
  • ENG CHA
  • Middlesbrough - Charlton Athletic
  • (1-0)
  • 1-0
  • 12/13
  • ENG CHA
  • Middlesbrough - Charlton Athletic
  • (0-2)
  • 2-2
  • 06/07
  • ENG PL
  • Middlesbrough - Charlton Athletic
  • (1-0)
  • 2-0

Charlton Athletic - Middlesbrough Head To Head

  • Season
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  • HT
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  • 15/16
  • ENG CHA
  • Charlton Athletic - Middlesbrough
  • (0-0)
  • 2-0
  • 14/15
  • ENG CHA
  • Charlton Athletic - Middlesbrough
  • (0-0)
  • 0-0
  • 13/14
  • ENG CHA
  • Charlton Athletic - Middlesbrough
  • (0-0)
  • 0-1
  • 12/13
  • ENG CHA
  • Charlton Athletic - Middlesbrough
  • (1-1)
  • 1-4
  • 06/07
  • ENG PL
  • Charlton Athletic - Middlesbrough
  • (1-1)
  • 1-3

Middlesbrough - Charlton Athletic odds

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  • 1 : 1.97
  • X : 3.35
  • 2 : 3.90
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  • 1 : 1.97
  • X : 3.46
  • 2 : 3.53
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  • 1 : 1.85
  • X : 3.25
  • 2 : 3.50
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  • 1 : 2.00
  • X : 3.45
  • 2 : 4.00
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  • 1 : 1.98
  • X : 3.55
  • 2 : 3.70
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  • 1 : 1.95
  • X : 3.50
  • 2 : 4.00
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  • 1 : 1.95
  • X : 3.50
  • 2 : 3.75
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* odds are updated at 05/12/2019 23:01. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply

Middlesbrough betting

Middlesbrough Odds

Middlesbrough have been clinging on to the top two divisions of English football throughout their history (apart from just two seasons in the third), and recent years have been no exception. They ended the 2018/19 Championship campaign in seventh place and they had a season in the Premier League before that. Nevertheless, their credentials for another promotion seem doubtable at the moment.

If you like a real gamble, you can take a punt at them winning the Championship title at the betting odds of 501.00, or to get that promotion at 81.00. But relegation to League One, despite the history, seems a more reasonable bet at 3.25.

Middlesbrough Key Players

Former England international Jonathan Woodgate is in charge of this team these days, and apart from goalkeeper Tomas Mejias (30), their summer acquisitions this summer are all very young. Several of them have merely been promoted from the youth setup, while others have been brought in from elsewhere, but their total age span is between 19 and 23. Nonetheless, there are older, more experienced names Woodgate can count on too.

One of them is 32-year-old goalkeeper Darren Randolph, who spent two years with West Ham in the Premier League. Centre-back Daniel Ayala, 28, is another. On the left defensive flank is usually the captain, 32-year-old George Friend. Paddy McNair, a very versatile defensive player formerly of Manchester United, is there as well. Marcus Browne, 21, arrived from West Ham to provide creativity in midfield, with the help of Jonathan Howson, Adam Clayton and Marcus Tavernier.

Woodgate prefers the partnership of Ashley Fletcher and Britt Assombalonga upfront, but the 31-year-old tower that is Rudy Gestede is ready to jump in with a contribution of his own if called upon.

Middlesbrough Rivalry

Coming from the town of the same name positioned in the North-East of England, Middlesbrough supporters consider the likes of Sunderland and Newcastle United as their main rivals. Their matches with Sunderland are often referred to as the Tees-Wear Derby after the names of the rivers flowing through the two towns, and those against Newcastle are called the Tyne-Tees Derby after the same fashion.

Carlisle United see Middlesbrough as a big rival though Middlesbrough supporters do not see it that way, considering Carlisle far below their level.

Middlesbrough History

Founded in 1876, the club turned professional in 1889 only to revert to the amateur ways three years later. However, in 1899 they went pro again, this time permanently. They quickly won their way to top-flight promotion. The Boro’s first permanent home was the Ayresome Park, and it remained so for 92 years, until their current ground of Riverside Stadium was opened in 1995. Ayresome Park was one of the stadiums selected to host games of the 1966 World Cup.

The highest league finish of this club until this day - third place in the First Division - came in 1913/14, right before World War I began and stopped football being played altogether. As has already been said, Middlesbrough spent only two seasons outside the top two tiers of English football in their history, the first in 1966/67 and the second in 1986/87.

They have one major trophy to their name – the 2004 League Cup, but their greatest success ever is probably reaching the UEFA Cup final which they lost to Sevilla a year later.

Charlton Athletic betting

Charlton Odds

Having spent the last three seasons in League One, Charlton Athletic finished in third place last season and earned promotion back to the Championship. They’ve been moving between the second and the third tiers of English football system ever since their seven-year sting in the Premier League ended in 2007.

There isn’t much to be said about a team that returns to a league after a while, but if the experience of previous seasons is taken into account, Charlton shouldn’t worry too much about getting relegated immediately, though they are given the betting odds of just 9.00 for it. The last time they did it, they stuck around for four years. But on the other hand, they don’t seem to stand much chance to get promoted to the Premier League either, with the betting odds for that considerably longer at 21.00. But if you’re a daredevil ready to back them to win the league, you’ll be pleased to know that the odds of that happening stand at 101.00.

Charlton Key Players

Substantial squad changes between seasons are often a mark of a team changing tiers, and Charlton were no exception this summer. There were no less than 15 new arrivals spread across departments, and 18 departures, even though the only player whose exit generated any revenue was defender Anfernee Dijksteel, who joined Middlesbrough for €2.2 million.

Lee Bowyer, the former Leeds United star whose playing career started at Charlton, is now the Charlton manager. Despite signing Ben Amos from Bolton Wanderers for free, Bowyer will likely stick with 24-year-old Dillon Phillips between the posts, while Tom Lockyer, who has recently broken into the Wales national team, is set to join captain Jason Pearce at the back. Naby Sarr and Adedeji Oshilaja are likely to compete for the third spot in Bowyer’s preferred three-at-the-back system.

Chelsea loanee Conor Gallagher should play a big part in the middle as the team’s main engine, behind West Ham man Josh Cullen and Jonathan Williams who will probably be the main sources of creativity. There are a lot of options to choose from upfront, but Jonathan Leko and Chuks Aneke should make a mark with the number of goals scored. Lyle Taylor will be there to provide fierce competition.

Charlton Rivalry

Charlton, also referred to as the Addicks, have a long-standing rivalry with Millwall, ever since Millwall moved to the southern part of London in 1910. Millwall took up abode at The Den, which is positioned barely a few miles from Charlton’s ground The Valley, and their clashes have always had an extra spark.

In mid 1980s, the Addicks temporarily left The Valley for security reasons and shared Crystal Palace’s Selhurst Park until 1991. Neither set of fans took to this kindly, therefore enmity between the two clubs arose. It was temporarily assuaged when Charlton returned to The Valley, but in 2005, the rivalry broke out anew for fresh reasons. Charlton beat Palace at Selhurst Park in the first part of the 2004/05 Premier League season, and following a 2-2 draw at The Valley, Palace were relegated which was followed by a fierce and public altercation between the two chairmen.

Charlton History

The club was formed in 1905 by a group of teenagers in Charlton, which lies in East London on the southern bank of the river Thames. The therefore spent their earliest years playing in youth leagues, and only became a senior club in 1913.

Following a season in the Kent League and the Southern League each, they joined the Third Division South in 1921 and earned promotion to the Second Division eight years later. Their first taste of top-flight football came in 1936/37, which is when they achieved their best league result to this day by finishing second. They stuck in there, surprisingly enough, for over two decades, including World War II when no football was played. But in 1957 it was back to the Second Division and apart from a few brief forays down in the Third, they remained there until the mid-80s when they managed another four-year stint among the elite. The last one they’ve had so far was between 2000 and 2007.

Charlton’s only major trophy remains the 1947 FA Cup, which they won by beating Burnley a year after appearing in their first final which they lost to Derby County.

Sheffield Wednesday - Brentford

Kickoff starts at 16:00 on 07/12/2019 played @ Hillsborough Stadium refereed by Dean Whitestone

Betting tip (stake: 5/10): Draw 3.30 at bet365
Correct score prediction: 1:1
Match info: all predictions

Sheffield Wednesday Last Five Matches

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  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 30/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Charlton Athletic - Sheffield Wednesday
  • (1:1)
  • 1:3
  • 27/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Sheffield Wednesday - Birmingham City
  • (0:0)
  • 1:1
  • 23/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • West Bromwich Albion - Sheffield Wednesday
  • (1:0)
  • 2:1
  • 09/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Sheffield Wednesday - Swansea City
  • (0:1)
  • 2:2
  • 02/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Blackburn Rovers - Sheffield Wednesday
  • (0:0)
  • 2:1

Brentford Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 30/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Brentford - Luton Town
  • (5:0)
  • 7:0
  • 27/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Blackburn Rovers - Brentford
  • (1:0)
  • 1:0
  • 23/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Brentford - Reading
  • (0:0)
  • 1:0
  • 09/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Wigan Athletic - Brentford
  • (0:1)
  • 0:3
  • 02/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Brentford - Huddersfield Town
  • (0:0)
  • 0:1

Sheffield Wednesday - Brentford Head To Head

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  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 18/19
  • ENG CHA
  • Sheffield Wednesday - Brentford
  • (1-0)
  • 2-0
  • 17/18
  • ENG CHA
  • Sheffield Wednesday - Brentford
  • (1-1)
  • 2-1
  • 16/17
  • ENG CHA
  • Sheffield Wednesday - Brentford
  • (0-2)
  • 1-2
  • 15/16
  • ENG CHA
  • Sheffield Wednesday - Brentford
  • (3-0)
  • 4-0
  • 14/15
  • ENG CHA
  • Sheffield Wednesday - Brentford
  • (0-0)
  • 1-0

Brentford - Sheffield Wednesday Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 18/19
  • ENG CHA
  • Brentford - Sheffield Wednesday
  • (1-0)
  • 2-0
  • 17/18
  • ENG CHA
  • Brentford - Sheffield Wednesday
  • (1-0)
  • 2-0
  • 16/17
  • ENG CHA
  • Brentford - Sheffield Wednesday
  • (0-0)
  • 1-1
  • 15/16
  • ENG CHA
  • Brentford - Sheffield Wednesday
  • (0-1)
  • 1-2
  • 14/15
  • ENG CHA
  • Brentford - Sheffield Wednesday
  • (0-0)
  • 0-0

Sheffield Wednesday - Brentford odds

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  • 1
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  • 2
  • O
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  • 1(DNB)
  • 2(DNB)
  • HT2S
  • AT2S
  • BTTS
  • 888Sport
  • 1 : 2.60
  • X : 3.10
  • 2 : 2.80
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
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  • Bet-At-Home
  • 1 : 2.51
  • X : 3.15
  • 2 : 2.74
  • O :
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  • 2 (DNB) :
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  • Betfair
  • 1 : 2.50
  • X : 3.00
  • 2 : 2.60
  • O :
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  • 2 (DNB) :
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  • BTTS :
  • Unibet
  • 1 : 2.65
  • X : 3.20
  • 2 : 2.85
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • Betsson
  • 1 : 2.65
  • X : 3.25
  • 2 : 2.70
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • William Hill
  • 1 : 2.70
  • X : 3.20
  • 2 : 2.75
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
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  • Ladbrokes
  • 1 : 2.65
  • X : 3.10
  • 2 : 2.70
  • O :
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  • 2 (DNB) :
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* odds are updated at 05/12/2019 23:01. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply

Sheffield Wednesday betting

Sheffield Wednesday Odds

Sheffield Wednesday have been continuously competing in the second tier of English football since their promotion from League One in 2012. After barely surviving the following season, they’ve managed to achieve some stability as a regular member of the pack. Twice they managed to reach the promotion play-offs, but in 2016 they were beaten in the final by Hull City, and the following year they couldn’t get past Huddersfield Town in the semi-final.

Last season they finished 12th, and the betting odds of 6.50 for them to reach the Premier League next year seem a bit short, but they show that people generally don’t believe the achievement to be out of their reach. On the other hand, they can be backed at the 26.00 betting odds to finish on top of the league, which seems about right. They aren’t likely to get relegated, but if you feel differently, you can use the betting odds of 67.00 to try and earn some considerable pocket money.

Sheffield Wednesday Key Players

There was some movement in the transfer market this summer regarding the Owls, as they’re sometimes affectionately called, but not too much. Probably the only deal worth of immediate attention was the sale of striker Lucas Joao to Reading for €5.4 million.

Manager Gary Monk will likely stick with 34-year-old Kieren Westwood between the posts, though he could perhaps start preparing the ground for the 10 years younger Cameron Dawson to start stepping in. Newcomers Julian Borner and Moses Odubajo will probably play a big part at the back, along with Liam Palmer and Dominic Iorfa. Sam Hutchinson is there to provide cover for the back four, helped by the work-rate of Adam Reach and Barry Bannan in midfield. The experience of 32-year-old Steven Fletcher will help provide goals upfront, with support of the likes of Sam Winnall and Fernando Forestieri.

Sheffield Wednesday Rivalry

The city of Sheffield is known for its steel industry, and because of it, the games between the Owls and the Blades – Sheffield United – are often referred to as the Steel City Derby. It is a fierce rivalry, even according to English standards, as United took Wednesday’s former ground at Bramall Lane for their own. The first blood went to Wednesday, however, with a 2-1 win in 1890.

The FA Cup semi-final clash in 1993 is also remembered in the history of the fixture, which ended in the same result. United now play in the Premier League, after securing second place in the Championship at the end of 2018/19.

Sheffield Wednesday History

The club was formed back in 1867 by the cricket club of the same name, with the initial aim of keeping the team together and fit over the winter period. However, football quickly became the more popular of the two sports, and the two entities separated completely from each other in 1882. The cricked club was shut down in 1925.

Having lost the FA Cup final in 1890, Wednesday were admitted to the Football League on its first expansion in 1892. Four years later, they lifted the FA Cup for the first time by beating Wolverhampton Wanderers in the final. In 1899, they moved into the Hillsborough stadium, which would become the place of one of the most tragic events in the world of sports.

The club spent all seasons leading up to World War I in the top division bar one, but after the conflict ended the period of ups and downs started. Nonetheless, Wednesday managed to add the 1929 and 1930 First Division trophies to those they had previously won in 1903 and 1904, and that remains their tally to this day.

Throughout the decades that followed, they had periods of success, when they were still a formidable team in the top tier and those of less success as they spent, for example, the second half of the 1970s in the Third Division.

On April 15th 1989, an FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest was set to take place at Hillsborough, but it was eventually abandoned as 96 Liverpool supporters were crushed to death due to the Leppings Lane terraces getting overcrowded, in a disastrous event that shook the world. There is a memorial to those that lost their lives, placed outside the South Stand of the stadium. The full truth regarding the tragedy is still being revealed, with criminal proceeding against those held responsible still going on. The event led to stadiums across England being reorganized to have seats rather than standing terraces, and the perimeter fences were removed. The Owls had another relatively successful stint through the 1990s when they stayed in the Premier League for seven seasons, before suffering relegation from the top tier for the last time so far in 2000. Since then, they’ve mostly been playing in the Championship.

Apart from the four league titles in England, the club have a total of three FA Cups under their belt, as well as the 1991 League Cup.

Brentford betting

Brentford Odds

Brentford’s only triumph in England’s second tier came in the distant 1934/35 season, and it was also their only promotion to the top flight ever. Therefore, it’s quite understandable that their chances of doing anything close to that are considered remote.

They’ve been assigned the betting odds of 8.00 to earn promotion to the Premier League, while those of 34.00 to win the league perhaps seem rather short. They are even less likely to get relegated, however, with the 51.00 betting odds standing next to their name in that respect.

Brentford Key Players

Brentford are among those clubs in the Championship which went through thorough changes in playing personnel this summer, with a large number of both incoming and outgoing transfers happening at Griffin Park. They spent the most money on winger Bryan Mbuemo and centre-back Pontus Jansson – over €6 million on each. But on the other hand, they pulled in almost €22 million through the sale of striker Neal Maupay and over €13 million for defender Ezri Konsa, both of whom now ply their trade in the Premier League.

As for those on whom manager Thomas Frank will be counting on this season, the most notable name is probably winger Ollie Watkins, whose pace and composure in attack often bring goals. Frank has a lot of options as to players alongside Watkins upfront, with Barcelona graduate Sergi Canos there as well, along with strikers Nikolaos Karelis and Marcus Forss.

Jansson will likely play a big part at the other end, along with fellow centre-back Julian Jeanvier, while Mathias Jensen and Christian Norgaard are expected to provide a combination of steel and creativity in the middle of the park.

Brentford Rivalry

As a club from West London, Brentford have a strong rivalry going on with Queens Park Rangers and Fulham. The rivalry with Fulham is a passionate one with lots of local pride involved, and their clashes have been known to go along with violence between the two sets of supporters.

In 1967, QPR attempted a takeover of Brentford, intending to make them quit the Football League and claim Griffin Park as their own ground. Though the attempt failed, such a plan naturally caused outrage among the Brentford faithful and strong enmity between the clubs has developed over the years since.

Brentford History

Brentford Football Club was founded in 1889 by the members of the Brentford Rowing Club, and at first, players had to pay a small fee to become members. Three years later they joined their first league – the West London Alliance, and they worked their way up from there. They became a professional club during the 1899/00 season, when they had already been playing in the Southern League Second Division. In those early years they switched grounds frequently, until they finally settled down at Griffin Park in 1904/05.

Following a few changes in the system, they ended up playing in the Third Division South between 1921 and 1933, when they finished on top and entered the Second Division. Two years later, Brentford became a top-flight club for the first, and the only time so far.

It lasted for four years before and one after the World War II, and they haven’t been able to claw their way up there since. The club fought on through the decades afterwards, suffering further relegations and celebrating promotions, and since climbing up from League One in 2014, they’ve been a relatively stable Championship side, but they have no major trophies on their shelves, nor have they played in any major finals.

Huddersfield Town - Leeds United

Kickoff starts at 13:30 on 07/12/2019 played @ John Smith's Stadium refereed by Gavin Ward

Betting tip (stake: 9/10): Away 1.60 at Unibet
Correct score prediction: 1:3
Match info: all predictions

Huddersfield Town Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 30/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Bristol City - Huddersfield Town
  • (4:1)
  • 5:2
  • 26/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Huddersfield Town - Swansea City
  • (1:1)
  • 1:1
  • 23/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Huddersfield Town - Birmingham City
  • (0:0)
  • 1:1
  • 09/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Preston North End - Huddersfield Town
  • (2:0)
  • 3:1
  • 02/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Brentford - Huddersfield Town
  • (0:0)
  • 0:1

Leeds United Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 30/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Leeds United - Middlesbrough
  • (2:0)
  • 4:0
  • 26/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Reading - Leeds United
  • (0:0)
  • 0:1
  • 23/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Luton Town - Leeds United
  • (0:0)
  • 1:2
  • 09/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Leeds United - Blackburn Rovers
  • (2:1)
  • 2:1
  • 02/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Leeds United - Queens Park Rangers
  • (1:0)
  • 2:0

Huddersfield Town - Leeds United Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 16/17
  • ENG CHA
  • Huddersfield Town - Leeds United
  • (1-1)
  • 2-1
  • 15/16
  • ENG CHA
  • Huddersfield Town - Leeds United
  • (0-2)
  • 0-3
  • 14/15
  • ENG CHA
  • Huddersfield Town - Leeds United
  • (1-1)
  • 1-2
  • 13/14
  • ENG CHA
  • Huddersfield Town - Leeds United
  • (1-1)
  • 3-2
  • 12/13
  • ENG CHA
  • Huddersfield Town - Leeds United
  • (2-2)
  • 2-4

Leeds United - Huddersfield Town Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 16/17
  • ENG CHA
  • Leeds United - Huddersfield Town
  • (0-0)
  • 0-1
  • 15/16
  • ENG CHA
  • Leeds United - Huddersfield Town
  • (1-1)
  • 1-4
  • 14/15
  • ENG CHA
  • Leeds United - Huddersfield Town
  • (2-0)
  • 3-0
  • 13/14
  • ENG CHA
  • Leeds United - Huddersfield Town
  • (1-1)
  • 5-1
  • 12/13
  • ENG CHA
  • Leeds United - Huddersfield Town
  • (0-0)
  • 1-2

Huddersfield Town - Leeds United odds

  • Bookmaker
  • 1
  • X
  • 2
  • O
  • U
  • 1(DNB)
  • 2(DNB)
  • HT2S
  • AT2S
  • BTTS
  • 888Sport
  • 1 : 6.40
  • X : 3.65
  • 2 : 1.58
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
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  • Bet-At-Home
  • 1 : 6.04
  • X : 3.76
  • 2 : 1.54
  • O :
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  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
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  • Betfair
  • 1 : 6.00
  • X : 3.50
  • 2 : 1.48
  • O :
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  • Unibet
  • 1 : 6.70
  • X : 3.75
  • 2 : 1.60
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
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  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • Betsson
  • 1 : 6.40
  • X : 3.95
  • 2 : 1.55
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
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  • BTTS :
  • William Hill
  • 1 : 7.00
  • X : 3.90
  • 2 : 1.55
  • O :
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  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
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  • Ladbrokes
  • 1 : 6.50
  • X : 3.90
  • 2 : 1.53
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* odds are updated at 05/12/2019 23:01. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply

Huddersfield betting

Huddersfield Odds

Huddersfield Town are back in the Championship following a two-year stint in the Premier League, where they finished at the bottom of the table in 2018/19. It was a catastrophic result for the Terriers, given that they managed only three wins in 38 games and ended the campaign with a meagre 16 points, with no less than 76 goals conceded. The manager who helped them achieve top-flight status David Wagner left his job halfway through the season due to bad results, and it didn’t help them avoid going down.

Things aren’t looking better in the Championship, with other clubs getting stronger in their absence, and now they find themselves more likely to get relegated further than to return to the Premier League. The former stands at the betting odds of 3.50, the latter at 67.00. It’s believed to be nigh on impossible for Huddersfield to win the Championship title, at 501.00.

Huddersfield Key Players

Having changed tiers this summer, the Terriers changed a lot of the squad as well, always searching for free or temporary signings. They didn’t do that bad, at least on paper, as they wheeled in goalkeeper Kamil Grabara on loan from Liverpool and midfielder Trevoh Chalobah on loan from Chelsea, as well as striker Fraizer Campbell as a free agent, among others. But manager Danny Cowley will now have a tough job to create a compact unit and implement a style of his own.

Grabara certainly didn’t come to the club not to play; Liverpool would not allow that. Therefore, the 20-year-old is very likely to make the place between the sticks his. Tommy Elphick, formerly of Aston Villa, will probably form the heart of defence with fellow centre-back Christopher Schindler. Danny Simpson, the 2016 Premier League winner with Leicester City, will make his mark too. Similar to Grabara, Chalobah will be given a chance to stake his claim in the middle of the park. There are also more experienced names here, those who had played through the two top-flight campaigns, such as Aaron Mooy, Alex Pritchard, Jonathan Hogg, Juninho Bacuna and Lewis O’Brien. Campell and Elias Kachunga will be tasked with providing goals, as will Steve Mounier.

Huddersfield Rivalry

Huddersfield Town’s main rivals are other two clubs from West Yorkshire – Leeds United and Bradford City. Games between any two of these teams are often referred to as the West Yorkshire Derby, in which Huddersfield have the upper hand over both adversaries in terms of head-to-head clashes.

To a lesser extent, there are rivalries with Barnsley, Oldham Athletic and Halifax Town, and there was once much strain between Huddersfield and Manchester City. That rivalry, however, has been rendered pointless when the reigning Premier League champions became a top club with rich owners in 2008.

Huddersfield History

The club was formed in the summer of 1908, and they’re therefore among the younger clubs in England. They entered the Football League in 1910, and having narrowly avoided a merge with Leeds in 1919 due to financial difficulties, they went on to reach the FA Cup the following year, and in 1926, they became the first club ever to win three consecutive top-flight titles; a feat only Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United have so far managed to match.

The Terriers called the stadium at Leeds Road their home from their inception to 1994, when they moved to Kirklees Stadium, currently known as the John Smith’s Stadium. They were a top-flight team almost the entire time between their first promotion in 1920 and the relegation in 1956, but since then they’ve been going through various rough patches. Apart from a pair of two-year stints in the top flight (1970-72 and 2017-19), they’ve been floating through the second, third and fourth tier of English football. Apart from the three league titles in the 1920s, they were also the runners-up on three occasions. They have the 1922 FA Cup in their trophy cabinet, and they’ve reached the final of that competition four more times. But they’ve never had much success in the League Cup, where they’ve only managed one semi-final (1968).

Leeds betting

Leeds Odds

Leeds United are one of those football stories telling about a club that fell from huge heights to lowly depths in a very, very short time. Recently, they’ve been working hard to reclaim the status of a top-tier club, and it hasn’t been an easy ride. They came very close at the end of last season, having finished in third place in the Championship and qualified for the playoffs, but they were stopped by Derby County in the semi-final over two legs.

This time around, they’ve been marked as the top favourites both to win the league with the betting odds of 2.25 being the shortest in the competition, while the 1.36 betting odds for them to get promoted speak for themselves in terms of their chances for a return to one of the best leagues in the world.

Leeds Key Players

There were a few departures from the club this summer that would perhaps be hurting their efforts, if they hadn’t secured what seem like quite respectable replacements. For example, they’ve lost the likes of strikers Kemar Roofe and Pontus Jansson, but Helder Costa and Eddie Nketiah have arrived on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal, respectively, to take their places upfront. Both of the newcomers are likely to play a big part in the season, together with Jack Clarke and Patrick Bamford, who you might want to back at 13.00 to be the top scorer in the league.

At the back, manager Marcelo Bielsa is likely to stick with the “old boys” in goalkeeper Kiko Casilla, centre-backs Liam Cooper and Gaetano Berardi, as well as fullbacks Ezgjan Alioski and Stuart Dallas. Midfielders Kalvin Phillips and Adam Forshaw are set to continue being the team’s engine. But with a host of games to be played at high frequency, Mateusz Klich and Jamie Shackleton will certainly play a part too.

Leeds Rivalry

English clubs, especially those with such a rich tradition as Leeds, often have a number of clubs against which games are usually more than just football. Locally, they hold many grudges against Sheffield Wednesday, Sheffield United, Bradford City and Huddersfield Town. On a wider scale, the list of their rivals includes clubs like Manchester United, Chelsea and Millwall.

As for the international stage, two Leeds fans were murdered by Galatasaray supporters when the two sides met in the UEFA Cup in 2000, and the enmity that was instigated then was fuelled further when former Leeds winger Harry Kewell moved from Liverpool to Galatasaray in 2008.

Leeds History

In 1919, a club that went by the name of Leeds City FC was disbanded by the Football League, and that led to the formation of the club we know as Leeds United who took over the former’s ground at Elland Road. It remains their home to this day.

They started out in what was then the Midlands Football League, and it took them only five seasons to move through the ranks and reach the top flight, in 1924. They’ve played in the First Division for the most of their history, even earning the crown of the champions of England on three occasions - in 1969, 1974 and 1992. They’ve added the 1972 FA Cup and the 1968 League Cup to their trophy cabinet. They were also the runners-up of the 1975 European Cup, as well as the UEFA Cup Winners Cup two years before.

It hasn’t been all glory and stars for them though. There were several periods of crisis, the last one starting with a financial disaster which resulted in relegation from the Premier League in 2004. They even went further down to League One in 2007, but they returned to the Championship three years later. Will 2020 be the year of their Premier League return? Let’s wait and see.

Queens Park Rangers - Preston North End

Kickoff starts at 16:00 on 07/12/2019 played @ Loftus Road Stadium refereed by Geoff Eltringham

Betting tip (stake: 8/10): Over 2,5 1.75 at Unibet
Correct score prediction: 2:1
Match info: all predictions

Queens Park Rangers Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 30/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Derby County - Queens Park Rangers
  • (1:1)
  • 1:1
  • 27/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Queens Park Rangers - Nottingham Forest
  • (0:1)
  • 0:4
  • 22/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Fulham - Queens Park Rangers
  • (1:1)
  • 2:1
  • 09/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Queens Park Rangers - Middlesbrough
  • (2:1)
  • 2:2
  • 02/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Leeds United - Queens Park Rangers
  • (1:0)
  • 2:0

Preston North End Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 02/12/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Preston North End - West Bromwich Albion
  • (0:0)
  • 0:1
  • 27/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Hull City - Preston North End
  • (1:0)
  • 4:0
  • 23/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Derby County - Preston North End
  • (1:0)
  • 1:0
  • 09/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Preston North End - Huddersfield Town
  • (2:0)
  • 3:1
  • 03/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Charlton Athletic - Preston North End
  • (0:0)
  • 0:1

Queens Park Rangers - Preston North End Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 18/19
  • ENG CHA
  • Queens Park Rangers - Preston North End
  • (0-1)
  • 1-4
  • 17/18
  • ENG CHA
  • Queens Park Rangers - Preston North End
  • (1-1)
  • 1-2
  • 16/17
  • ENG CHA
  • Queens Park Rangers - Preston North End
  • (0-1)
  • 0-2
  • 15/16
  • ENG CHA
  • Queens Park Rangers - Preston North End
  • (0-0)
  • 0-0
  • 10/11
  • ENG CHA
  • Queens Park Rangers - Preston North End
  • (1-0)
  • 3-1

Preston North End - Queens Park Rangers Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 18/19
  • ENG CHA
  • Preston North End - Queens Park Rangers
  • (0-0)
  • 1-0
  • 17/18
  • ENG CHA
  • Preston North End - Queens Park Rangers
  • (0-0)
  • 1-0
  • 16/17
  • ENG CHA
  • Preston North End - Queens Park Rangers
  • (1-1)
  • 2-1
  • 15/16
  • ENG CHA
  • Preston North End - Queens Park Rangers
  • (0-1)
  • 1-1
  • 10/11
  • ENG CHA
  • Preston North End - Queens Park Rangers
  • (0-1)
  • 1-1

Queens Park Rangers - Preston North End odds

  • Bookmaker
  • 1
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  • 2
  • O
  • U
  • 1(DNB)
  • 2(DNB)
  • HT2S
  • AT2S
  • BTTS
  • 888Sport
  • 1 : 2.35
  • X : 3.35
  • 2 : 2.95
  • O :
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  • 1 (DNB) :
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  • Bet-At-Home
  • 1 : 2.25
  • X : 3.43
  • 2 : 2.91
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
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  • Betfair
  • 1 : 2.15
  • X : 3.25
  • 2 : 2.80
  • O :
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  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
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  • Unibet
  • 1 : 2.40
  • X : 3.45
  • 2 : 3.00
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
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  • BTTS :
  • Betsson
  • 1 : 2.37
  • X : 3.55
  • 2 : 2.85
  • O :
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  • 1 (DNB) :
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  • 1 : 2.30
  • X : 3.50
  • 2 : 3.00
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  • 1 : 2.30
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  • 2 : 2.90
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* odds are updated at 05/12/2019 23:01. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply

QPR betting

QPR Odds

Championship has mostly been the home of Queens Park Rangers in recent years, with forays up or down happening on rare occasions. Since their last relegation from the Premier League in 2015, they’ve been struggling to reach the middle of the table. As for last season, they finished in 19th place, though with an 11-point gap above Rotherham who were relegated.

Therefore, the betting odds of 51.00 for them to win the Championship this season shouldn’t really surprise anyone. In fact, they could perhaps be longer than that. To win promotion, whether by finishing on top two spots of through the play-offs, they are credited with 15.00 betting odds, not much shorter than to get relegated - 17.00.

QPR Key Players

Manager Mark Warburton, appointed in April 2019, has added significant Premier League material to the squad, though the fact that these players rarely ever played for their former or parent clubs seems to be pointing in another direction. Strikers Jordan Hugill, Nakhi Wells and Jan Mlakar all arrived on loan from West Ham United, Burnley and Brighton and Hove Albion, respectively. It’s the same with midfielders Matt Smith (Manchester City) and Luke Amos (Tottenham Hotspur), while no less than five defenders came in on permanent deals.

But as for those who should play notable roles this season, 24-year-old Joe Lumley is bound to continue as the first choice in goal, despite the added competition in the form of newcomers Liam Kelly and Dillon Barnes. Toni Leistner and Yoann Barbet will likely be used the most in heart of defence, though Grant Hall might have something to say about it too, with Warburton known to reach for a three-at-the-back system occasionally. In the middle of the park, Ryan Manning, Ilias Chair and Josh Scowen should provide power and work rate, and the team shouldn’t be too short on creativity with the likes of Eberezi Eze in their ranks. Hugill and Wells will probably be supported by Marc Pugh who arrived this summer from Bournemouth.

QPR Rivalry

With no real historic rivalries on their records, a survey was conducted among the QPR supporters on the matter. It revealed that most of them consider the likes of Chelsea, Fulham and Brentford, all positioned nearby in West London, as the club’s biggest rivals, with Watford and Luton Town close behind.

However, given their successes since Roman Abramovich took the reins in 2004, Chelsea won’t be bothered too much with a rivalry with QPR.

QPR History

In 1886, clubs called St Jude’s and Christchurch Rangers, both formed a few years earlier, merged into a single entity named Queen’s Park Rangers, due to most players coming from the Queen’s Park area of West London. They turned professional in 1889 and played their home games in no less than 20 different venues, before eventually settling down at Loftus road in 1917.

They finally broke from the bonds of local leagues in 1920, when the Football League formed its Third Division where they spent almost all the seasons between the two World Wars. In 1948 they reached the Second Division for the first time and floated between it and the Third until 1968/69, when they had their first taste of top-tier football. Though they went back down immediately for further four years, they spent most of their time between then and the turn of the century in the top division, finally getting relegated for the long term in 1996. In the last 23 years, they’ve been in the Premier Legue for three campaigns so far, between 2011 and 2013 and in 2014/15.

The only major trophy on their shelves is the 1967 League Cup, though they’ve been the runners-up of the competition in 1986, as well as the 1982 FA Cup and in the First Division (top tier) in 1976, which remains their best ever league result to this day.

Preston betting

Preston Odds

Preston North End have only been playing Championship football for four years after their latest promotion from League One in 2015. For better or worse, they’ve mostly been stuck around the middle of the table, with the seventh-place finish in 2017/18 being as close as they got to the Premier League, and last season’s 14th place being as low as they’ve gone. Anything is possible in football, of course, and in theory, Preston could make this season theirs and win the league, for which they can be backed at 21.00 betting odds. If you want to go for a broader bet, you could place one on them getting promoted at the betting odds of 5.50, and if you don’t believe in them, their relegation can be backed at 101.00.

Preston Key Players

There weren’t too many additions to the squad under the command of manager Alex Neil this summer. A few additions here and there, finely distributed to fill up a gap or two in all departments, but that’s it. The most they spent was €2.20 million on midfielder Tom Bayliss who arrived from Coventry City, and they racked up €7.8 million on winger Callum Robinson who went on to join Charlton Athletic. Declan Rudd is the man likeliest to stand between the posts in most games this season. The centre-back duo of Ben Davies and Patrick Bauer stand a good chance of forming the heart of defence, helped by Darnell Fisher and Andrew Hughes, though Hughes on the left flank will have stronger competition this term in the form of newcomers Kevin O’Connor and 18-year-old Jack Armer. Neil is practically spoilt for choice when it comes to midfield, with the likes of Alan Browne, Ben Pearson, Brad Potts, Daniel Johnson, Josh Harrop and plenty of others all prepared to bust their guts on the pitch. Sean Maguire and Jayden Stockley are set to battle it out for the role of the main man upfront, and could perhaps even feature together occasionally.

Preston Rivalry

The Lilywhites, as Preston are often referred to, have had a rivalry with Blackpool going on under the name of West Lancashire Derby practically since the start of the 20th century, and the two clubs have been contesting with fierce enmity throughout all divisions of the Football League. Apart from Blackpool, Preston have had other rivalries heat up and grow stale over the years, mostly local, with the likes of Blackburn Rovers, Burnley, Wigan Athletic and Bolton Wanderers.

Preston History

Preston North End were formed as far back as 1863, but they were initially a cricket club. Later that year they took up abode at the Moor Park in the north of Preston, and added the “North End” to their name in recognition of their new home. However, the football club was officially founded in 1880, following the formation of a rugby team three years before. Preston are known as one of the first professional clubs in the game, having hired players mostly from Scotland in those days. They joined the Football League from its inception in 1888, and they were admitted to the First Division immediately with the formation of the multi-tier system in 1892. Long they floated from the top tier to the second and back, but after the relegation from the First Division in 1960, they haven’t returned to this day. They’ve been moving between tiers two and three ever since, with the exception of a two-year stint in the Fourth Division (1985-87). They were crowned champions of England in 1889 and 1890, and they also won the FA Cup on two occasions (1889, 1938), beating Wolverhampton Wanderers and Huddersfield Town in the finals, respectively.

Reading - Birmingham City

Kickoff starts at 16:00 on 07/12/2019 played @ Madejski Stadium refereed by Tim Robinson

Betting tip (stake: 5/10): Draw 3.40 at bet365
Correct score prediction: 0:0
Match info: all predictions

Reading Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 30/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Wigan Athletic - Reading
  • (1:0)
  • 1:3
  • 26/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Reading - Leeds United
  • (0:0)
  • 0:1
  • 23/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Brentford - Reading
  • (0:0)
  • 1:0
  • 09/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Reading - Luton Town
  • (2:0)
  • 3:0
  • 02/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Reading - Millwall
  • (2:0)
  • 2:1

Birmingham City Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 30/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Birmingham City - Millwall
  • (0:0)
  • 1:1
  • 27/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Sheffield Wednesday - Birmingham City
  • (0:0)
  • 1:1
  • 23/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Huddersfield Town - Birmingham City
  • (0:0)
  • 1:1
  • 09/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Birmingham City - Fulham
  • (0:0)
  • 0:1
  • 02/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Cardiff City - Birmingham City
  • (2:1)
  • 4:2

Reading - Birmingham City Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 18/19
  • ENG CHA
  • Reading - Birmingham City
  • (0-0)
  • 0-0
  • 17/18
  • ENG CHA
  • Reading - Birmingham City
  • (0-1)
  • 0-2
  • 16/17
  • ENG CHA
  • Reading - Birmingham City
  • (0-0)
  • 0-0
  • 15/16
  • ENG CHA
  • Reading - Birmingham City
  • (0-2)
  • 0-2
  • 14/15
  • ENG CHA
  • Reading - Birmingham City
  • (0-0)
  • 0-1

Birmingham City - Reading Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 18/19
  • ENG CHA
  • Birmingham City - Reading
  • (0-0)
  • 2-1
  • 17/18
  • ENG CHA
  • Birmingham City - Reading
  • (0-0)
  • 0-2
  • 16/17
  • ENG CHA
  • Birmingham City - Reading
  • (0-0)
  • 0-1
  • 15/16
  • ENG CHA
  • Birmingham City - Reading
  • (1-0)
  • 2-1
  • 14/15
  • ENG CHA
  • Birmingham City - Reading
  • (4-1)
  • 6-1

Reading - Birmingham City odds

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  • 888Sport
  • 1 : 2.20
  • X : 3.25
  • 2 : 3.30
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  • 1 : 2.18
  • X : 3.29
  • 2 : 3.15
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  • 1 : 2.10
  • X : 3.00
  • 2 : 3.00
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  • 1 : 2.25
  • X : 3.30
  • 2 : 3.40
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  • 1 : 2.18
  • X : 3.35
  • 2 : 3.35
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  • 1 : 2.15
  • X : 3.40
  • 2 : 3.40
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  • 1 : 2.20
  • X : 3.25
  • 2 : 3.30
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* odds are updated at 05/12/2019 23:01. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply

Reading betting

Reading Odds

Reading don’t look like a team that will be returning to the Premier League any time soon, especially given that their previous two Championship campaigns ended in 20th place. However, before that, they finished third in 2016/17 and reached the play-off final, still only to be defeated there by Huddersfield Town on penalties.

The fact that final was contested by these two teams is a testament to how quickly things can turn in the second tier of English football, for Reading, just like Huddersfield, are considered far more likely to drop down that to rise up. Their relegation can be backed at the betting odds of 4.50, while their promotion stands at 67.00 and the Championship title as high as 501.00.

Reading Key Players

Still, it cannot be said that the club aren’t trying hard to improve their results. To that end, they made a large number of changes in their squad this summer, with strikers George Puskas and Lucas Joao costing the most - €8 million and €5.4 million, respectively. The pair of them replaced Jon Dadi Bodvarsson (went to Millwall) and Andrija Novakovich (Frosinone, Italian Serie B).

They’ve also appointed Welsh coach Mark Bowen as their manager and his job will now be to try and make this new-look squad work. It’s hard to see him not giving a chance to Rafael, goalkeeper who joined for free from Sampdoria. In defence, Chelsea loanee Matt Miazga will have a role to play along with Michael Morrison and Liam Moore. Charlie Adam came from Stoke City, and his experience and steel will be of enormous importance for younger midfielders, such as Liverpool loanee Ovie Ejaria, AS Monaco loanee Pele, and Chelsea academy product John Swift.

Joao and Puskas didn’t come to sit games out and they’ll likely be Bowen’s main attacking outlets, together with Torino loanee Lucas Boye.

Reading Rivalry

Reading’s fiercest historic rivals were Aldershot, before they went out of business in 1992, though feelings of enmity remain between those supporting Reading and Aldershot Town, Aldershot’s historic successors. However, the two clubs still haven’t met in a competitive game, and aren’t likely to in the near future with Aldershot Town being out of the Football League at the moment.

Reading’s other local rivals are Oxford United and Swindon Town, and their rivalry is often referred to as the “Didcot triangle”. However, Oxford and Swindon nurture a fiercer animosity towards each other than towards Reading.

Reading History

The club was founded in 1871, in a public meeting organized by Joseph Edward Sydenham, who would become their first club secretary. Their original ground was Reading Recreational Ground, but they moved around a lot before settling down at the newly built Elm Park in 1896, which was a result of their going professional the year before. They remained there for 102 years, moving to their current home of Madejski Stadium in 1998.

Reading were admitted to the Football League Third Division South in 1920, and apart from a stint in the Second Division between 1926 and 1931, they remained there until they were relegated to the Fourth Division in 1971.

But after that, they started climbing the ladder slowly, and their hard work was rewarded in 2006/07, when they reached the top flight for the first time in history and achieved their best ever league finish – eighth in the Premier League.

But they returned to the Championship in 2008, and apart from one more campaign among the elite in 2012/13, they’ve been here ever since.

Reading’s top cup results remain the 1927 and 2015 FA Cup semifinals.

Birmingham betting

Birmingham Odds

Birmingham City have been playing in the Championship every year since they were last relegated from the Premier League back in 2011, though they had been moving up and down between these two leagues in the previous decade. They haven’t been looking great lately, and last season the finished in 17th place, though with a 12-point gap between them and 22nd Rotherham United providing relative comfort against another step down.

Therefore, they aren’t exactly counted among the favourites to win the league with the betting odds of 151.00 quite telling, as well as the 34.00 betting odds for them to earn promotion. They’re much more likely to get relegated to League One, with the odds standing at 8.00 for that to happen.

Birmingham Key Players

There was quite a decent number of transfers this summer, considering that league status barely changes. Most notably, they parted ways with striker Che Adams who went to Southampton for €16.7 million, and winger Jota who joined Aston Villa in a €4.5 million deal. On the other hand, they signed midfielder Ivan Sunjic from Dinamo Zagreb for €8 million, and completed several minor incoming transfers, some permanently, some on loan.

Despite having five goalkeepers in their squad, including Real Madrid loanee 19-year-old Moha Ramos, manager Pep Clotet will probably stick with 35-year-old Lee Camp between the posts. Centre-backs Harlee Dean and Marc Roberts should both be the pillars of defence, with the talented Danish fullback Kristian Pedersen at their side. Sunjic walks straight into their midfield, as does Dan Crowley whose job will be to create chances for the attacking players together with Fran Villalba.

Upfront, we should be seeing the partnership of Lukas Jutkiewicz and Alvaro Gimenez at work.

Birmingham Rivalry

Birmingham’s greatest rivals are certainly their neighbours Aston Villa, with their two grounds, St Andrew’s and Villa Park, less than 2.5 miles apart. Their encounters are referred to as the Second City Derby, which signifies the city of Birmingham being the second city of the United Kingdom. Neither of the two clubs has a rivalry fiercer than the one they have between them.

Their clashed have been known to cause violence between the supporters, and there were even police documentaries made about various encounters of these two clubs. The enmity, great though it was throughout its history, grew manifold with the appointment of former Birmingham City boss Alex McLeish to the same job at Aston Villa in 2011 – the first ever managerial move across the city. McLeish received death threats from both sides of the fray, and he was sacked from Aston Villa due to poor results the following summer.

Birmingham History

This club was first established in 1875 as Small Heath Alliance. They became a professional club 10 years later, and soon they were reorganized into the first ever limited company, with a board of directors, in football. They were a founding member of the Football Alliance in 1889, and they were admitted to the newly formed Second Division of the Football League. They moved to the First Division in 1894 for the first time, still as Small Heath, and they were renamed Birmingham in 1905. They wouldn’t become Birmingham City until 1943.

After several years of struggle to stabilize their top-flight status, they finally had a prolonged run between 1903 and 1907. Another 13 years in the Second Division followed (including the years of World War I when there was no competitive football), before their longest ever top-flight spell (1921-39).

Their time since has been strewn with various phases, ups and downs and occasional bouts of stability, such as the currently ongoing one.

Their two major trophies so far were the League Cup in 1963, and a rather surprising triumph in the same competition in 2011, when goals from Nikola Zigic and Obafemi Martins earned them a 2-1 win over Arsenal in the final with the only strike for the Gunners coming from Robin van Persie.

Birmingham City were also the runners-up of the League Cup in 2001, as well as the FA Cup in 1931 and 1956.

Luton Town - Wigan Athletic

Kickoff starts at 16:00 on 07/12/2019 played @ Kenilworth Road Stadium refereed by Andy Madley

Betting tip (stake: 9/10): Home Draw No Bet 1.75 at 888Sport
Correct score prediction: 2:1
Match info: all predictions

Luton Town Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 30/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Brentford - Luton Town
  • (5:0)
  • 7:0
  • 26/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Luton Town - Charlton Athletic
  • (1:1)
  • 2:1
  • 23/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Luton Town - Leeds United
  • (0:0)
  • 1:2
  • 09/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Reading - Luton Town
  • (2:0)
  • 3:0
  • 02/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Luton Town - Nottingham Forest
  • (0:1)
  • 1:2

Wigan Athletic Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 30/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Wigan Athletic - Reading
  • (1:0)
  • 1:3
  • 26/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Millwall - Wigan Athletic
  • (1:1)
  • 2:2
  • 23/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Stoke City - Wigan Athletic
  • (0:1)
  • 2:1
  • 09/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Wigan Athletic - Brentford
  • (0:1)
  • 0:3
  • 02/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Wigan Athletic - Swansea City
  • (1:1)
  • 1:2

Luton Town - Wigan Athletic Head To Head

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Wigan Athletic - Luton Town Head To Head

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Luton Town - Wigan Athletic odds

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  • 888Sport
  • 1 : 2.40
  • X : 3.40
  • 2 : 2.85
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  • 1 : 2.39
  • X : 3.38
  • 2 : 2.73
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  • 1 : 2.30
  • X : 3.25
  • 2 : 2.70
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  • 1 : 2.45
  • X : 3.50
  • 2 : 2.90
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  • 1 : 2.40
  • X : 3.45
  • 2 : 2.85
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  • William Hill
  • 1 : 2.40
  • X : 3.40
  • 2 : 3.00
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  • Ladbrokes
  • 1 : 2.37
  • X : 3.40
  • 2 : 2.87
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* odds are updated at 05/12/2019 23:01. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply

Luton betting

Luton Odds

Luton Town is a club that appears to be on the rise at the moment. Only six years ago, they were wading through the difficult waters of Conference football, the fifth tier of the overall pyramid. However, they’ve been working their way steadily upwards and they’ve now reached the Championship. Nevertheless, this is where things are likely to get tricky for them.

No bookmaker will consider Luton to be standing a reasonable chance to progress further from this lot. The betting odds of 751.00 for them to win the Championship title are a certified testimony to that, and even the 51.00 betting odds for their promotion seem perhaps too much of a compliment given the challenges that await them here. If they manage to stay where they are, that itself would be a big achievement and that is what they’ll probably be aiming for, and no more. But the odds of their relegation back to League One standing at 3.25 are an ominous sign.

Luton Key Players

The first thing a club like Luton Town usually does when they climb up a tier is to look at bargain possibilities in the transfer markets, which are often aplenty if you know where to look. Loan spells for talented youngsters belonging to bigger clubs, free or cheap transfers of those who couldn’t make the cut above but are more than good enough for this level, are mostly the ways to go. Therefore, 20-year-old striker Izzy Brown of Chelsea, fullback James Bree of Aston Villa and midfielder Luke Bolton of Manchester City may prove sharp temporary acquisitions through the season.

The club also signed goalkeeper Simon Sluga from Croatian side HNK Rijeka, and the 26-year-old is set to take the place between the posts as manager Graeme Jones’ first choice. Bree is also likely to step in immediately and help centre-backs Sonny Bradley and Matty Pearson keep things tight at the back. The same goes for Bolton in the middle of the park, along with Ryan Tunnicliffe who arrived from Millwall for free, and old soldiers like Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu and Andrew Shinnie.

In attack, striker James Collins is most likely to carry the torch through the tunnel and bring goals, but Brown and winger Harry Cornick will almost certainly chip in.

Luton Rivalry

Luton Town and their fans nurture a strong animosity towards Watford. The two clubs have so far met face to face in 118 competitive games, in which, surprisingly enough, Luton have the better record with 53 wins over Watford’s 36. However, Luton Town haven’t finished above Watford in the English football system since 1997.

Apart from the Hornets, Luton Town supporters also consider Queens Park Rangers, Stevenage, Cambridge United and Milton Keynes Dons as their rivals, according to a survey conducted in August 2019.

Luton History

Before Luton Town was formed there were several other clubs in the town, most notably Luton Wanderers and Luton Excelsior. As a result of an idea put forth by Wanderers player George Deacon which was based on his desire for all the best players to play at one club, the two entities merged in April 1885 and became Luton Town Football Club.

They were among the founding members of the Southern Football League and the first club in southern England to go fully professional. Their home was initially Excelsior’s old ground of Dallow Lane, but upon joining the Football League in 1897, they moved to a new ground called Dunstable Road. They stayed there for eight years, and in 1905, they finally settled at Kenilworth Road, which remains their home today.

But Luton were forced to quit the Football League for financial reasons, and they returned to the Southern League in 1900, remaining there until the Football League formed their Third Division South in 1920.

After that, it took them a long time to work their way up but they stuck to the task, finally reaping the rewards when they broke into the First Division in 1955. Their spell there lasted five years, but the 60s saw them fall back all the way to the Fourth Division, before their resurgence began with the arrival of the 70s. In 1974/75 they were back among the elite,and quickly went back to the Second Division, until they finally managed another sustained top-tier run between 1982 and 1992. They finished seventh in 1986/87, and that remains their best ever league result. They won the League Cup the following year, which is their only major trophy, but they also played in the 1989 final, as well as the FA Cup final in 1959.

But in 1992 they finished last, and therefore they missed the inaugural season of the Premier League, and they haven’t returned since. They gradually lost ground through the 90s, eventually dropping even from League Two down to the Conference Premier in 2009. But since 2014, they’ve been on the upward road, and after five more years in League Two and only a year in League One, they are back in the Championship, hoping not to be stopped here.

Wigan betting

Wigan Odds

Wigan Athletic, or the Latics, as they’re affectionately called by their supporters, last played in the Premier League in 2012/13 which was the final season of an eight-year spell in the top flight. Since then it’s mostly been a yo-yo period for them, moving quite frequently between the Championship and League One.

Will they make it back to the Prem this season? The betting odds of 81.00 of that happening unfortunately say they won’t. Of the 24 teams in the division, only Barnsley are given longer ones. Needless to say, the odds of 751.00 for the Latics to finish top of the table describe the feat as utterly unachievable. Given the tendencies of the last few years, it wouldn’t be unreasonable to back them for relegation at the 3.25 betting odds.

Wigan Key Players

In their bid to break the tradition of going down every other year, Wigan did a lot of business in the transfer market this summer.

A quick look at their acquisitions will tell you that they’ve measured it well, signing both young talent and experience, but it still needs to be proven on the pitch. The most notable name among them is arguably Wales international striker Kieffer Moore. Antonee Robinson, a 22-year-old defender of considerable talent, who played for the Latics on loan from Everton last term, is now here permanently as well.

So is the 34-year-old goalkeeper David Marshall. Having arrived from Hull City, he is set to step between the posts for the season. Helped by Robinson, Chey Dunkley and Blackburn Rovers loanee Charlie Mulgrew, and possibly Nathan Byrne, it will be his task to keep the number of goals conceded as low as possible.

Samy Morsy and Joe Williams, another addition coming from Everton, seem like likely candidates to be providing the team with power in the middle of the park, while Josh Windass can boost the team with extra creativity if need be. Moore will be the main man for getting goals, there can’t be much doubt about that, though there is able competition for him in the form of Joe Garner.

Wigan Rivalry

The Latics consider Bolton Wanderers to be their main rivals, though it can’t be said that it’s been reciprocated by Bolton, who have rivalries going back to the days when Wigan weren’t even in the Football League.

Apart from Bolton, Wigan also have local rivalries with the likes of Preston North End, Blackburn Rovers, Oldham Athletic, Bury, Rochdale, and even current English champions Manchester City.

Wigan History

Wigan Athletic were founded in 1932, following the demise of Wigan Borough who went out of business due to the effects of the Great Depression the previous year.

However, the Latics were not admitted to the Football League for 47 years. They featured in competitions such as the Cheshire County League, the Lancashire combination and the Northern Premier League, until they finished second in the NPL in 1978 and were picked ahead of the winners Boston United (due to facility requirements) for election into the Football League Fourth Division.

It took them just four seasons to make the next step but having won promotion to the Third Division in 1982, they stayed there for over a decade and then went back down in 1993. The turn of the century saw them rise again but this time more rapidly and with more substance, and in 2005, they finally made it to the Premier League for the first time. They achieved their best ever league result (10th place) in the debut season and reached the final of the League Cup, and stayed among the elite until 2013 when their current roller coaster between the Championship and League One began.

Though Wigan were relegated that year, they also won their only major trophy in 2013 by surprisingly beating Manchester City in the final of the FA Cup, after which City sacked league-winning manager Roberto Mancini. The current Premier League title holders suffered another huge shock at their hands in 2017/18, when the Latics kicked them out of the same competition in the fifth round.

Hull City - Stoke City

Kickoff starts at 16:00 on 07/12/2019 played @ KCOM Stadium refereed by Darren Bond

Betting tip (stake: 8/10): Away or Draw 1.53 at bet365
Correct score prediction: 0:1
Match info: all predictions

Hull City Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 30/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Barnsley - Hull City
  • (1:0)
  • 3:1
  • 27/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Hull City - Preston North End
  • (1:0)
  • 4:0
  • 24/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Middlesbrough - Hull City
  • (2:0)
  • 2:2
  • 09/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Hull City - West Bromwich Albion
  • (0:1)
  • 0:1
  • 02/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Fulham - Hull City
  • (0:1)
  • 0:3

Stoke City Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 30/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Stoke City - Blackburn Rovers
  • (0:1)
  • 1:2
  • 26/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Cardiff City - Stoke City
  • (1:0)
  • 1:0
  • 23/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Stoke City - Wigan Athletic
  • (0:1)
  • 2:1
  • 09/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Barnsley - Stoke City
  • (0:2)
  • 2:4
  • 04/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Stoke City - West Bromwich Albion
  • (0:1)
  • 0:2

Hull City - Stoke City Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 18/19
  • ENG CHA
  • Hull City - Stoke City
  • (1-0)
  • 2-0
  • 16/17
  • ENG PL
  • Hull City - Stoke City
  • (0-1)
  • 0-2
  • 14/15
  • ENG PL
  • Hull City - Stoke City
  • (1-0)
  • 1-1
  • 13/14
  • ENG PL
  • Hull City - Stoke City
  • (0-0)
  • 0-0
  • 09/10
  • ENG PL
  • Hull City - Stoke City
  • (0-1)
  • 2-1

Stoke City - Hull City Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 18/19
  • ENG CHA
  • Stoke City - Hull City
  • (1-0)
  • 2-0
  • 16/17
  • ENG PL
  • Stoke City - Hull City
  • (1-0)
  • 3-1
  • 14/15
  • ENG PL
  • Stoke City - Hull City
  • (0-0)
  • 1-0
  • 13/14
  • ENG PL
  • Stoke City - Hull City
  • (0-0)
  • 1-0
  • 09/10
  • ENG PL
  • Stoke City - Hull City
  • (1-0)
  • 2-0

Hull City - Stoke City odds

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  • 2
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  • 1(DNB)
  • 2(DNB)
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  • 888Sport
  • 1 : 2.50
  • X : 3.20
  • 2 : 2.85
  • O :
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  • 1 : 2.43
  • X : 3.26
  • 2 : 2.76
  • O :
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  • 2 (DNB) :
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  • 1 : 2.30
  • X : 3.25
  • 2 : 2.70
  • O :
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  • Unibet
  • 1 : 2.55
  • X : 3.30
  • 2 : 2.90
  • O :
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  • 2 (DNB) :
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  • Betsson
  • 1 : 2.50
  • X : 3.35
  • 2 : 2.80
  • O :
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  • 2 (DNB) :
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  • William Hill
  • 1 : 2.55
  • X : 3.30
  • 2 : 2.80
  • O :
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  • 2 (DNB) :
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  • Ladbrokes
  • 1 : 2.45
  • X : 3.30
  • 2 : 2.80
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* odds are updated at 05/12/2019 23:01. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply

Hull City betting

Hull Odds

Hull City’s recent seasons have been a roller coaster ride between the Championship. This is now their third consecutive season in the second tier after the 2017 relegation, in which they finished 13th last term.

They aren’t very likely to get back up after this season, with a number of other clubs appearing to have put much more effort into their bid for Premier League promotion. Therefore, the betting odds of 34.00 of that happening, along with those of 251.00 to win the league, seem right and proper. The betting odds on them going down to League One are significantly shorter, standing at 6.00.

Hull Key Players

There were a few comings and goings at the squad this summer, but very little money (comparatively) changed hands as they were mostly free transfers and loans. Midfielders George Honeyman and Leonardo da Silva Lopes, defender Matthew Pennington and striker Josh Magennis are among those that have arrived, while the club saw the backs of goalkeeper David Marshall, defender Liam Ridgewell, midfielder Evandro and strikers Nouha Dicko and Will Keane.

Captain Eric Lichaj probably remains the most important player in the back line, along with Reece Burke and Jordy de Wijs. Former Liverpool midfielder Kevin Stewart is still there, with Jackson Irvine and newcomer Honeyman likely to play vital roles in linking the team front to back. Manager Grant McCann likes to arrange his attacking game in a way that allows wingers to score, so Kamil Grosicki and Jarrod Bowen should be chipping in with goals on a regular basis.

Hull Rivalry

Hull City fans mostly regard Leeds United as their biggest rival, though tradition says Sheffield United are right up there as well. In 1984, Hull only just missed out on promotion to United, with 33 of the Blades’ goals coming from Keith Edwards, former Hull striker.

There are also rivalries with the likes of Scunthorpe United and Grimsby Town, but those teams rarely play at the same level as Hull.

Hull History

Hull City Association Football Club (Hull City A.F.C.) was founded in 1904, with several previous attempts at establishing a football club there failing due to the affections of the sports public being mostly turned towards rugby, and they were admitted to the Football League Second Division the following year.

The club spent its entire existence in the 20th century outside of England’s top flight, hovering between the second and third tiers. In the mid-1990s, they suffered a heavy financial crisis, coming very close to liquidation and they only avoided it by selling off their best players at the time, Alan Fettis and Dean Windass.

But after former Leeds United commercial director Adam Pearson stepped in and bought the club, things started improving gradually. Funds were invested both into the team and the infrastructure, and stability, as well as the relief that comes with being free of liquidation fears, was felt on the pitch as well.

The club earned their first ever top-tier promotion as they broke into the Premier League in 2008, and now it’s another period of their history where they’re going up and down, but this time between the top two flights.

Their greatest success ever was arguably reaching the FA Cup final in 2014, which they lost to Arsenal.

Stoke City betting

Stoke Odds

Stoke City spent exactly a decade in the Premier League before getting relegated in 2018. Though their apparent fall from grace is recent, as it often happens, they’ve been struggling in the Championship too, despite finishing in the top half of the Premier League for three seasons in a row not too long ago.

Right now, their promotion back to the top flight can be backed at the betting odds of 51.00, which are the seventh-longest in the league. But to win that league, they’d have to come through the odds of 301.00. On the other hand, they appear almost among the favourites for relegation to League One at the 3.75 betting odds.

Stoke Key Players

There are a number of vastly experienced names in this Stoke squad, and they’ve been boosted by a number of arrivals across the positions on the pitch. Most notably, defender Stephen Ward arrived from Burnley and for free, just like midfielder Nick Powell from Wigan Athletic. Striker Scott Hogan came on loan from Aston Villa and defender Tommy Smith was signed from Huddersfield Town for €4.45 million.

Goalkeeper Jack Butland is still there, despite what seems like a thousand links to clubs in the Premier League and across Europe in the last several years. But given his injury record, the former England international will probably battle it out with Adam Federici for the place in goal. Captain Ryan Shawcross remains their main defensive pillar, along with former Dutch international Bruno Martins Indi.

Former Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen, still a Wales international, is a fairly measured combination of work-rate and creativity, and is set to play a vital role in the middle of the park once more, as is Sam Clucas. And speaking of Welsh internationals, striker Sam Vokes will probably share his role with the likes of Hogan, Lee Gregory and Tyrese Campbell, while James McLean and Tom Ince will be looking to make an attacking contribution from wide positions.

Stoke Rivalry

Stoke have a traditional rivalry going with Port Vale, a team based in Stoke-on-Trent as well, and despite the lack of matches played between them (46 in the league, the last in 2002). Due to the two clubs being mostly in different divisions, their clashes are usually very tight, and Stoke only have a slight advantage so far, 15 to 12.

But the rarity of their games has resulted in Stoke developing rivalries with the clubs from the Midlands, such as West Bromwich Albion, Derby County and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Stoke History

There are claims that the club was first established in 1863 under the name of Stoke Ramblers and that’s what the club themselves say, though the official records do not provide any substance to it. The first documented match was played in 1868 against a team called EW May XV, and the Potters, called that way after the pottery industry in Stoke-on-Trent.

Their first home was at the Victoria Cricked Club ground, but the two entities were joined into Stoke Football Club in 1878 and the venue was renamed to Victoria Ground. The club played there until the opening of the Britannia Stadium in 1997, and that name was changed in 2016 due to a stadium-naming-rights agreement between Stoke City and bet365. It is now called the bet365 Stadium.

The ashes of former player Sir Stanley Matthews, who died in 2000 having opened the stadium three years earlier, were buried beneath the centre circle of the pitch. To this day, Matthews remains Stoke’s most celebrated player ever.

The darkest moment in the history of the club, and one of the darkest in the history of the sport, happened on 9 March 1946. The FA Cup had just been re-launched following the end of World War II, and in the sixth round, Stoke played away to Bolton Wanderers. The event would later be known as the Burnden Park disaster, due to 33 people losing their lives and over 500 injured in a man-crush. It was the stadium disaster with the highest death-toll ever until the Ibrox Park disaster in 1971.

Stoke have spent most of their time in the top division, but they’ve never managed to win the league title. Their longest ever period without top-flight football was between 1985 and 2008, followed by a decade in the Premier League and the relegation in 2018.

Stoke’s only major trophy to date is the 1972 League Cup, though they did reach another final (1964), as well as the final of the FA Cup in 2011 which they lost to Manchester City.

Fulham - Bristol City

Kickoff starts at 16:00 on 07/12/2019 played @ Craven Cottage refereed by Jeremy Simpson

Betting tip (stake: 8/10): Home 1.67 at Unibet
Correct score prediction:
Match info: all predictions

Fulham Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 29/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Swansea City - Fulham
  • (0:2)
  • 1:2
  • 26/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Fulham - Derby County
  • (2:0)
  • 3:0
  • 22/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Fulham - Queens Park Rangers
  • (1:1)
  • 2:1
  • 09/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Birmingham City - Fulham
  • (0:0)
  • 0:1
  • 02/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Fulham - Hull City
  • (0:1)
  • 0:3

Bristol City Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 30/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Bristol City - Huddersfield Town
  • (4:1)
  • 5:2
  • 27/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • West Bromwich Albion - Bristol City
  • (2:0)
  • 4:1
  • 23/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Bristol City - Nottingham Forest
  • (0:0)
  • 0:0
  • 10/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Cardiff City - Bristol City
  • (0:0)
  • 0:1
  • 01/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Barnsley - Bristol City
  • (0:1)
  • 2:2

Fulham - Bristol City Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 17/18
  • ENG CHA
  • Fulham - Bristol City
  • (0-2)
  • 0-2
  • 16/17
  • ENG CHA
  • Fulham - Bristol City
  • (0-1)
  • 0-4
  • 15/16
  • ENG CHA
  • Fulham - Bristol City
  • (1-0)
  • 1-2

Bristol City - Fulham Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 17/18
  • ENG CHA
  • Bristol City - Fulham
  • (1-1)
  • 1-1
  • 16/17
  • ENG CHA
  • Bristol City - Fulham
  • (0-1)
  • 0-2
  • 15/16
  • ENG CHA
  • Bristol City - Fulham
  • (0-4)
  • 1-4

Fulham - Bristol City odds

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  • 2
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  • 2(DNB)
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  • 888Sport
  • 1 : 1.64
  • X : 4.00
  • 2 : 4.90
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  • 1 : 1.63
  • X : 3.92
  • 2 : 4.73
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  • 1 : 1.55
  • X : 3.75
  • 2 : 4.75
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  • Unibet
  • 1 : 1.67
  • X : 4.10
  • 2 : 5.10
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  • Betsson
  • 1 : 1.64
  • X : 4.15
  • 2 : 4.90
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  • William Hill
  • 1 : 1.67
  • X : 4.00
  • 2 : 5.00
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  • Ladbrokes
  • 1 : 1.67
  • X : 3.90
  • 2 : 4.80
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* odds are updated at 05/12/2019 23:01. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply

Fulham betting

Fulham Odds

Having spent four years in the Championship, Fulham won promotion to the Premier League last season, but try as they might, they simply couldn’t stay up. They even went through three different managers, but there was nothing the likes of Slavisa Jokanovic, Premier League winner Claudio Ranieri, or eventually, Scott Parker could do. They finished the season in 19th place.

Now they are back in the Championship, and they’ll certainly do the best they can go up again. The betting odds of 5.50 for them to win the league say that only Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion stand a better chance, and the same goes for ending among the three promoted teams, whether through finishing in top two places, or by winning the play-offs, for which they are given the 2.10 betting odds.

Fulham Key Players

Fulham have kept most of their team following the relegation. Of the more notable names, they parted ways with wingers Ryan Sessegnon and Ryan Babel, and midfielder Jean Michael Seri, while midfielder Andre Zambo Anguissa went out on loan. Meanwhile, they’ve acquired the services of midfielders Harry Arter and Bobby Reid, loans from Bournemouth and Cardiff City, respectively. Moreover, wingers Anthony Knockhaert and Ivan Cavaleiro joined on loan from Brighton and Hove Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers, respectively, while they signed centre-back Michael Hector on a permanent deal from Chelsea.

Nonetheless, Parker is set to stick with the tried and tested in centre-backs Alfie Mawson and Tim Ream, and fullbacks Cyrus Christie and Joe Bryan. Captain Tom Cairney is still a key figure in the middle of the park, helped by Stefan Johansen, but newcomers Arter and Reid are likely to play a big part too. In attack, Aleksandar Mitrovic is still there as the main man. The Serbian powerhouse can be backed at the betting odds of 4.00 to be the league’s top scorer – the Championship’s favourite for that particular title.

Fulham Rivalry

Fulham supporters still look at Chelsea as their main rivals with Chelsea stadium of Stamford Bridge very close to Fulham’s Craven Cottage, but this rivalry has become rather one-sided in recent years, due to Fulham’s inability to stay in the Premier League with consistency. Chelsea simply don’t see them as true rivals anymore.

Apart from Chelsea, Fulham also have ongoing rivalries with Crystal Palace, Queens Park Rangers and Brentford, the latter two of which have become more pronounced recently.

Fulham History

The club was formed by Christian believers back in 1879, under the name of Fulham St Andrew’s Church Sunday School FC, and they’ve been playing at the Craven Cottage since 1896 (with a two-year stint at QPR’s Loftus Road due to the 2002-04 reconstruction of the Cottage).

Early on, they fought their way through the ranks and after winning the Southern League for the second time in 1907, they were permitted to join the Football League. They spent over two decades in Division Two, before getting relegated in 1928. For years later they were back, and stayed there until after the World War II, winning their first ever top tier promotion in 1949.

A series of ups and downs followed, but they still spent most of the remaining years of the 20th century in the second tier. In 2001, led by the legendary Frenchman Jean Tigana, they broke into the Premier League and stayed there for 13 years, their longest run yet. In that period, they managed to win the 2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup and reach the final of the 2010 Europa League, losing to Atletico Madrid by 2-1 after extra time. Those remain the club’s greatest moments in Europe while, domestically, they only boast one appearance in the FA Cup final, back in 1975.

Bristol City betting

Bristol City Odds

Bristol City have been playing in the Championship since their promotion back in 2015, after a two-year stint in League One. Their campaign endings have been gradually becoming better, climbing slowly up the latter with the eighth place last season being their top achievement in that time so far. If they continue the trend, they may as well nail a spot in the promotion play-offs, or perhaps even a direct place in the Premier League.

The betting odds of them doing the deed and actually playing top-tier football next season stand at 6.00 – not too bad, while they can be backed to win the league at 21.00.

Bristol City Key Players

The club did some decent business in terms of finances over the summer, though it remains to be seen what kind of effect that will have on the team’s performances this season. They sold centre-back Adam Webster to Brighton and Hove Albion for €21.85 million and brought in Tomas Kalas from Chelsea for €9 million instead. Left-back Lloyd Kelly went to Bournemouth for €14.8 million, while Jay Dasilva came in also from Chelsea for €2.4 million. The 35-year-old former Swansea and Everton defender Ashley Williams joined the club as a free agent.

Manager Lee Johnson is likely to use another newcomer, Daniel Bentley, between the posts, with Kalas and Williams joining the likes of Nathan Baker, Taylor Moore and Jack Hunt in keeping things tight at the back. Han-Noah Massengo and Kasey Palmer are set to walk straight into the midfield section and join Tommy Rowe there. Upfront, the experience of Benik Afobe and Andreas Weimann will certainly help in providing goals.

Bristol City Rivalry

Bristol City’s traditional rivals are their neighbours, Bristol Rovers, who currently play in League One. The two clubs have had a total of 105 clashes in which City have been the more successful side with 43 victories.

However, they haven’t been in the same division since 2000/01, and City have since developed a fiercer rivalry with Cardiff City. The two cities are close, but one is in England and the other in Wales, which gives their clashes an extra dimension.

Bristol City History

Bristol City were established in 1894 under the name of Bristol South End. They changed their name to the current one three years later, when they became a professional club and began competing in the Southern League.

City finished second in their first-ever top flight season in 1906/07. Their only FA Cup final in history so far came three years later, when they were beaten to the trophy by Manchester United. In 1911, they were relegated and stayed out of the First Division for over six decades.

During that time they endured a long phase of ups and downs, moving occasionally between the Second Division and the southern section of the Third Division, but after the appointment of Alan Dicks as the manager in 1967, they slowly began climbing back up and eventually broke into the First Division again in 1976.

The early 1980s were a very difficult time for the club. They suffered a financial fiasco, and having dropped as low as the Fourth Division in 1982, they were declared bankrupt which prompted a new club to be formed. Two years later, manager Terry Cooper led them back to the Third Division and fortified the team there.

It was another roller coaster stint between tiers two and three after that, but things have been looking more stable in the last decade or so. They spent 10 out of the last 12 seasons in the Championship.

Cardiff City - Barnsley

Kickoff starts at 16:00 on 07/12/2019 played @ Cardiff City Stadium refereed by Paul Tierney

Betting tip (stake: 4/10): HT/FT Draw/Home 4.50 at 888Sport
Correct score prediction: 2:1
Match info: all predictions

Cardiff City Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 30/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Nottingham Forest - Cardiff City
  • (0:1)
  • 0:1
  • 26/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Cardiff City - Stoke City
  • (1:0)
  • 1:0
  • 23/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Charlton Athletic - Cardiff City
  • (2:0)
  • 2:2
  • 10/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Cardiff City - Bristol City
  • (0:0)
  • 0:1
  • 02/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Cardiff City - Birmingham City
  • (2:1)
  • 4:2

Barnsley Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 30/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Barnsley - Hull City
  • (1:0)
  • 3:1
  • 27/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Middlesbrough - Barnsley
  • (0:0)
  • 1:0
  • 23/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Blackburn Rovers - Barnsley
  • (1:0)
  • 3:2
  • 09/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Barnsley - Stoke City
  • (0:2)
  • 2:4
  • 01/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Barnsley - Bristol City
  • (0:1)
  • 2:2

Cardiff City - Barnsley Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 17/18
  • ENG CHA
  • Cardiff City - Barnsley
  • (1-0)
  • 2-1
  • 16/17
  • ENG CHA
  • Cardiff City - Barnsley
  • (1-3)
  • 3-4
  • 12/13
  • ENG CHA
  • Cardiff City - Barnsley
  • (0-0)
  • 1-1
  • 11/12
  • ENG CHA
  • Cardiff City - Barnsley
  • (3-1)
  • 5-3
  • 10/11
  • ENG CHA
  • Cardiff City - Barnsley
  • (1-1)
  • 2-2

Barnsley - Cardiff City Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 17/18
  • ENG CHA
  • Barnsley - Cardiff City
  • (0-0)
  • 0-1
  • 16/17
  • ENG CHA
  • Barnsley - Cardiff City
  • (0-0)
  • 0-0
  • 12/13
  • ENG CHA
  • Barnsley - Cardiff City
  • (0-1)
  • 1-2
  • 11/12
  • ENG CHA
  • Barnsley - Cardiff City
  • (0-0)
  • 0-1
  • 10/11
  • ENG CHA
  • Barnsley - Cardiff City
  • (0-1)
  • 1-2

Cardiff City - Barnsley odds

  • Bookmaker
  • 1
  • X
  • 2
  • O
  • U
  • 1(DNB)
  • 2(DNB)
  • HT2S
  • AT2S
  • BTTS
  • 888Sport
  • 1 : 1.73
  • X : 3.75
  • 2 : 4.60
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • Bet-At-Home
  • 1 : 1.71
  • X : 3.83
  • 2 : 4.28
  • O :
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  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
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  • Betfair
  • 1 : 1.65
  • X : 3.75
  • 2 : 4.25
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • Unibet
  • 1 : 1.75
  • X : 3.85
  • 2 : 4.75
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • Betsson
  • 1 : 1.79
  • X : 3.70
  • 2 : 4.45
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • William Hill
  • 1 : 1.75
  • X : 3.80
  • 2 : 4.60
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • Ladbrokes
  • 1 : 1.75
  • X : 3.80
  • 2 : 4.33
  • O :
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  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
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* odds are updated at 05/12/2019 23:01. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply

Cardif betting

Cardif Odds

Cardiff City are one of those sides spending most of their seasons in recent years in the Championship, with only an occasional burst into the Premier League. They won the Championship title in 2013 and finished second in 2018, but in both subsequent seasons they failed to secure Premier League survival and went back down.

They could, of course, win their way back to the Prem again, but a number of other teams seem to have taken the time of their absence to prepare better for that particular battle, and they may find it harder than they’d have hoped for. Nonetheless, the betting odds of 11.00 for them to make it don’t seem very long, though to win the league at 34.00 might be a bit of a stretch. But it’s still more likely than relegation, which can be backed at 41.00.

Cardif Key Players

Not too many changes were made in the squad during the summer, which isn’t that usual with teams changing tiers, but there you have it. Those that have arrived, most notably striker Robert Glatzel, who can be backed at the betting odds of 41.00 to finish the season as the league’s top scorer, centre-back Aden Flint, and midfielders Marlon Pack and Will Vaulks, should do fine in replacing the likes of Kenneth Zohore, Bruno Ecuele Manga, Bobby Reid and Aron Gunnarsson, who left the club.

Manager Neil Warnock, the 70-year-old whose contract expires at the end of the season, prefers Alex Smithies in goal to Neil Etheridge, which is a bit surprising given that Etheridge was one of the few bright spots in the team last season in the Premier League. Naturally, the captain Sean Morrison remains the chief defensive mainstay, where newcomer Flint is likely to partner him through the campaign while Joe Bennett and Lee Peltier cover their flanks. Joe Ralls, Callum Paterson and Leandro Bacuna are the team’s engine, though newcomer Vaulks may have a part to play too.

Upfront, fierce battle is set to take place for the spot of the main striker between newcomer Gatzel, Danny Ward and Omar Bogle. Isaac Vassell is likely to make a contribution with a few goals as well.

Cardif Rivalry

Cardiff City, nicknamed the Bluebirds, have a fierce rivalry going with Swansea City. The two teams contest what is known as the South-Wales Derby, and those matches are always loaded with tension. It hasn’t been too bad before 1970, but then, hooliganism became a sad part of supporters’ behaviour, leading to extremely violent clashes.

In 1993, an extremely violent incident broke out, later to be referred to as “The Battle of the Ninian Park”, and it resulted in away fans being banned from attending any fixtures between Cardiff and Swansea for four years. Upon the lifting of the ban, police escorted away fans for a while to and from the stadiums, and the measures were therefore called “the bubble trips”. Even referees have been known to seek medical assistance when the Bluebirds and the Swans met.

Cardiff also have a rivalry with Bristol City and Bristol Rovers, as well as Newport County, but to a far lesser extent.

Cardif History

Similar to the way a number of football clubs in Britain were founded, this club came to be after those in charge of the Riverside Cricket Club decided they needed a way of keeping the team together and fit through the winter periods, as Riverside A.F.C. They sought permission to change the name to Cardiff City upon Cardiff being awarded the city status in 1905, but they were denied and had to join the South Wales Amateur League in 1907 for the request to be granted the following year.

The club’s first home was the ground at Sophia Gardens, but its lack of proper facilities held them back for a long time before they finally completed and moved into their own stadium at Ninian Park in 1910. That enabled them to join the Southern Football League’s Second Division, and their journey through the system began. In 2009, it was abandoned in favour of the newly completed Cardiff City Stadium which is their home today, as well as the place where Wales play most of their international matches.

They moved up relatively quickly and reached the English top flight division in 1921, remaining there through the decade, but they fell back just as quickly after that and staying in the southern section of the Third Division until after World War II.

Their long-term second-tier status began after they won promotion in 1947, and it lasted for most of the years between then and the 1980s which, together with the 1990s and the early 2000s, constituted a rather turbulent period in which the Bluebirds often changed leagues.

Cardiff City have never been crowned champions, but there were the top-tier runners-up in 1924. Their only major trophy is the 1927 FA Cup, though they reached the final of the competition in 1925 and 2008, as well as that of the League Cup in 2012.

Barnsley betting

Barnsley Odds

To be clear straight from the start, Barnsley are the team with the longest betting odds to achieve anything good in the Championship this season. The reason for that is quite simple. They’ve seen the top flight of English football only once for one season in their history, and that was back in 1997/98. Since then, they’ve managed to finish in the top half of the second tier once, in 1999/00. Apart from that, they’ve never looked like a team capable of another promotion.

Therefore, the betting odds of 251.00 for them to reach the Premier League again, though appearing harsh, are probably spot on, as well as those of 2001.00 to win the league. Relegation, however, seems extremely likely at 1.44, or even to finish at the bottom at 2.50.

Barnsley Key Players

This team can never have enough additions. They’ve had a number of new signings this summer, but their desperate need for quality and leadership on the pitch was perhaps best shown by the fact that 24-year-old midfielder Mike Bahre, upon his arrival from Hannover 96, immediately took the captain’s armband.

Goalkeeper Samuel Sahin-Radlinger arrived together with Bahre, but that spot will likely belong to 22-year-old Brad Collins who came from Chelsea. At the back, Mads Juel Andersen and Aapo Halme are expected to form a tight centre-back partnership, though Bambo Diaby may grab his chance with both hands when it comes.

Bahre is set to play alongside Alex Mowatt and Cameron McGeehan in the middle, while striker Conor Chaplin and winger Luke Thomas are expected to represent the biggest attacking threat for opposition defenders.

It’s rather a damning piece of information that every single player mentioned above, apart from Mowatt and McGeegan, is a newcomer.

Barnsley Rivalry

A survey conducted in August 2019 under the name of “The League of Love and Hate” revealed that most Barnsley supporters consider Sheffield Wednesday, Sheffield United and Leeds United as their main rivals.

These three clubs are closely followed by Huddersfield Town and Rotherham United.

Barnsley History

Interestingly enough, Barnsley Football Club was founded in 1887 as a church club, by a man of clergy named Tiverton Preedy, known for his work with the poor. They initially competed in the Sheffield and District League, and later in the Midland League too.

They joined the Football League in 1898 and spent a decade struggling in its Second Division, but that didn’t stop them from reaching the FA Cup final in 1910 which they lost to Newcastle United, nor did it stop them from repeating the feat and going a step better two years later, when they beat West Bromwich Albion to lift the only major trophy in their history so far.

Apart from that, they are known as the club to have spent the most seasons in the second tier of English football. They were there from the beginning until 1959, with only a few minor stints in the Third Division North. But then their struggles began in earnest, culminating in reaching the Fourth Division in 1965. It took them 22 years to return to the second tier where they stayed this time until their only ever Premier League season in 1997/98.

But they weren’t able to sustain the top flight status and though they’ve again mostly played in the Championship since 1998, even that status is now questionable for this club.

Blackburn Rovers - Derby County

Kickoff starts at 16:00 on 07/12/2019 played @ Ewood Park refereed by Andy Davies

Betting tip (stake: 8/10): Under 2,5 1.95 at Unibet
Correct score prediction: 1:0
Match info: all predictions

Blackburn Rovers Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 30/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Stoke City - Blackburn Rovers
  • (0:1)
  • 1:2
  • 27/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Blackburn Rovers - Brentford
  • (1:0)
  • 1:0
  • 23/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Blackburn Rovers - Barnsley
  • (1:0)
  • 3:2
  • 09/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Leeds United - Blackburn Rovers
  • (2:1)
  • 2:1
  • 02/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Blackburn Rovers - Sheffield Wednesday
  • (0:0)
  • 2:1

Derby County Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 30/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Derby County - Queens Park Rangers
  • (1:1)
  • 1:1
  • 26/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Fulham - Derby County
  • (2:0)
  • 3:0
  • 23/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Derby County - Preston North End
  • (1:0)
  • 1:0
  • 09/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Nottingham Forest - Derby County
  • (0:0)
  • 1:0
  • 02/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Derby County - Middlesbrough
  • (1:0)
  • 2:0

Blackburn Rovers - Derby County Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 18/19
  • ENG CHA
  • Blackburn Rovers - Derby County
  • (0-0)
  • 2-0
  • 16/17
  • ENG CHA
  • Blackburn Rovers - Derby County
  • (0-0)
  • 1-0
  • 15/16
  • ENG CHA
  • Blackburn Rovers - Derby County
  • (0-0)
  • 0-0
  • 14/15
  • ENG CHA
  • Blackburn Rovers - Derby County
  • (1-2)
  • 2-3
  • 13/14
  • ENG CHA
  • Blackburn Rovers - Derby County
  • (0-0)
  • 1-1

Derby County - Blackburn Rovers Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 18/19
  • ENG CHA
  • Derby County - Blackburn Rovers
  • (0-0)
  • 0-0
  • 16/17
  • ENG CHA
  • Derby County - Blackburn Rovers
  • (0-0)
  • 1-2
  • 15/16
  • ENG CHA
  • Derby County - Blackburn Rovers
  • (1-0)
  • 1-0
  • 14/15
  • ENG CHA
  • Derby County - Blackburn Rovers
  • (0-0)
  • 2-0
  • 13/14
  • ENG CHA
  • Derby County - Blackburn Rovers
  • (1-0)
  • 1-1

Blackburn Rovers - Derby County odds

  • Bookmaker
  • 1
  • X
  • 2
  • O
  • U
  • 1(DNB)
  • 2(DNB)
  • HT2S
  • AT2S
  • BTTS
  • 888Sport
  • 1 : 1.97
  • X : 3.45
  • 2 : 3.75
  • O :
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  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
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  • Bet-At-Home
  • 1 : 1.96
  • X : 3.46
  • 2 : 3.57
  • O :
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  • 2 (DNB) :
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  • Betfair
  • 1 : 1.85
  • X : 3.25
  • 2 : 3.75
  • O :
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  • 2 (DNB) :
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  • BTTS :
  • Unibet
  • 1 : 2.00
  • X : 3.55
  • 2 : 3.85
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • Betsson
  • 1 : 2.03
  • X : 3.55
  • 2 : 3.55
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • William Hill
  • 1 : 2.05
  • X : 3.40
  • 2 : 3.70
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
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  • BTTS :
  • Ladbrokes
  • 1 : 2.05
  • X : 3.40
  • 2 : 3.60
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* odds are updated at 05/12/2019 23:01. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply

Blackburn betting

Blackburn Odds

Interestingly enough, Blackburn Rovers have spent most of their time in the Premier League since it’s establishing as such in 1992. Admittedly, it does seem a long time ago when their name was last seen in the top flight table, back in 2011/12, and last season they had only returned from a short spell in League One.

It would certainly take a lot of believing to consider them candidates to win the Championship title this term. For that reason, the betting odds of 151.00 of that happening seem very reasonable. Even the 26.00 betting odds for their promotion mean they aren’t really likely to get there. It’s much more likely that they’ll get relegated again, standing at 8.00.

Blackburn Key Players

The squad under the command of Tony Mowbray hasn’t seen many changes this summer. In fact, Blackburn were among the least active clubs in the transfer market in the latest window. We only saw a handful arrivals, and not many more departures. Among the more notable names to come to the Ewood Park is certainly midfielder Stewart Downing, the former Liverpool, Aston Villa, West Ham and Middlesbrough wide man, as well as Lewis Holtby, once an attacking midfielder at Tottenham Hotspur.

Mowbray brought in goalkeeper Christian Walton on loan from Brighton and Hove Albion and the 23-year-old is set to take over from Jayson Leutwiler as the number one between the sticks. The defensive line will be held together by the strength of Darragh Lenihan and Derrick Williams. But as for the goals at the other end, Bradley Dack has been Blackburn’s top scorer, which may seem strange due to the fact that he’s a midfielder rather than forward. However, strikers Adam Armstrong, Danny Graham and Sam Gallagher will make a contribution of their own in that department.

Blackburn Rivalry

Blackburn’s historical rivals are Burnley, and their clashes carry the name of the East Lancashire Derby, or Cotton Mills Derby, due to the fact that both towns were once mill towns. The rivalry is, of course, of local character with the two grounds set only eight miles apart, and it dates back to the 19th century. Violence has been known to occur during the games between them.

Bolton Wanderers are also considered as rivals by some Blackburn fans, but to a lesser degree than Burnley. In various periods of history, Manchester United and Manchester City, as well as Preston North End, were also Blackburn’s fierce rivals.

Blackburn History

Blackburn Rovers Football Club was established in 1875. It became a founding member of the Football League in 1888 and moved into Ewood Park two years later – their home to this day. Also known as the Blue and Whites, or the Riversiders, Blackburn were a stable club in England’s top tier almost through the entire first half of the 20th century. Their first relegation hit them in 1948, and though they did make occasional short-term returns, they didn’t achieve such stability again until the establishing of the Premier League in 1992. The 1990s were a great time for them. Led by England legend Alan Shearer, they became champions in 1995 for the third and so far last time in their history, after the league triumphs of 1912 and 1914.

They have six FA Cups in their cabinet, and they came close as runners-up on two more occasions. They also won the 1975 League Cup. However, their recent records aren’t that great, and they are struggling greatly at the moment in their attempt to reclaim top-flight status.

Derby County betting

Derby County Odds

Derby County have been playing in the Championship for 11 seasons now, this being their 12th since they were relegated after a single campaign in the Premier League in 2007/08. They’ve been trying to get back up ever since, and they came close on four occasions, four times that they managed to qualify for the promotion play-offs. However, they ultimately failed every single time, including last season when they finished sixth, got past Leeds United in the semi-final only to fall at the final hurdle at the hands of Aston Villa.

This time they’ve been given the betting odds of 17.00 to succeed – probably a fair assessment given their failed attempts so far. The betting odds are even longer on them winning the league, standing at 67.00 – the same as for the Rams to get relegated, actually.

Derby County Key Players

There are some big differences in their squad this season compared to the previous one, perhaps not so much emphasized by numbers as by the effect some men had on the results of 2018/19. First of all, Frank Lampard, who was in charge of the team, made an emotional return to Chelsea, while the loan of Liverpool’s Harry Wilson, the club’s top scorer last season, expired. But on the other hand, former Everton and Manchester United star Wayne Rooney has arrived to boost the ranks, along with defender Krystian Bielik who came from Arsenal.

Naturally, Rooney is highly likely to have a big influence over the team’s attacking output. Strikers Martyn Waghorn (the bookies’ favourite among Derby players to finish the season as the league’s top scorer at the 34.00 betting odds) and Jamie Paterson will also have something to say. Tom Huddlestone, the former Tottenham Hotspur and Hull City powerhouse, is set to continue as the man stringing everything together in midfield, but 18-year-old Jason Knight, who has been promoted from the club’s youth ranks, could also have a role to play. Bielik is the likeliest candidate to join captain Richard Keogh in the heart of defence, with young fullbacks Max Lowe and Jayden Bogle perhaps getting a chance too. Despite the arrival of goalkeeper Ben Hamer on loan from Huddersfield Town, the newly appointed boss Philip Cocu will probably back Kelle Roos to stay between the posts.

Derby County Rivalry

Nottingham Forest, Leicester City and Leeds United are considered Derby’s main rivals. The fiercest one by far is the one with Forest as it has somewhat of a local taste, with the two teams standing 14 miles apart in the geographical sense. The game between Derby County and Nottingham Forest is known as the East Midlands Derby, and the enmity started in the 1970s when Derby manager Brian Clough left his post to join Forest. There is a belief that the clash is more about which team meant more to Clough than anything else.

As for Leeds, the rivalry also began in the 70s when they were both considered top teams in England, and last season it intensified further due to the “Spygate” incident when a Leeds employee was caught spying on a Derby training session, as well as the play-off semi-final encounter.

Derby County History

The club was formed back in 1884 as an attempt of the Derbyshire County Cricket Club to earn themselves some extra revenue, under the name of Derbyshire County FC. However, the name was changed quickly to Derby County FC, due to a complaint from the Derbyshire FA.

They spent most of their time in the top tier until the first period of crisis, which began with the 1953 relegation. Two years later, they fell further down but returned to the second tier in 1957. But the return to the top flight had wait for Clough to arrive to the scene. He took over in 1967 and led the team to promotion in 1969, and the club’s most successful period began. They were crowned English champions in 1972, and repeated the feat three years later even though Clough had already left.

But then, they started moving along a downward road. They were relegated again in 1980, and though they did have runs in the top division from 1987-91 and 1996-2002, they’ve mostly played second-tier football since.

West Bromwich Albion - Swansea City

Kickoff starts at 13:00 on 08/12/2019 played @ The Hawthorns refereed by Keith Stroud

Betting tip (stake: 4/10): HT/FT Draw/Home 4.75 at Unibet
Correct score prediction: 1:0
Match info: all predictions

West Bromwich Albion Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 02/12/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Preston North End - West Bromwich Albion
  • (0:0)
  • 0:1
  • 27/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • West Bromwich Albion - Bristol City
  • (2:0)
  • 4:1
  • 23/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • West Bromwich Albion - Sheffield Wednesday
  • (1:0)
  • 2:1
  • 09/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Hull City - West Bromwich Albion
  • (0:1)
  • 0:1
  • 04/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Stoke City - West Bromwich Albion
  • (0:1)
  • 0:2

Swansea City Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 29/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Swansea City - Fulham
  • (0:2)
  • 1:2
  • 26/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Huddersfield Town - Swansea City
  • (1:1)
  • 1:1
  • 23/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Swansea City - Millwall
  • (0:0)
  • 0:1
  • 09/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Sheffield Wednesday - Swansea City
  • (0:1)
  • 2:2
  • 02/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Wigan Athletic - Swansea City
  • (1:1)
  • 1:2

West Bromwich Albion - Swansea City Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 18/19
  • ENG CHA
  • West Bromwich Albion - Swansea City
  • (1-0)
  • 3-0
  • 17/18
  • ENG PL
  • West Bromwich Albion - Swansea City
  • (0-0)
  • 1-1
  • 16/17
  • ENG PL
  • West Bromwich Albion - Swansea City
  • (0-0)
  • 3-1
  • 15/16
  • ENG PL
  • West Bromwich Albion - Swansea City
  • (0-0)
  • 1-1
  • 14/15
  • ENG PL
  • West Bromwich Albion - Swansea City
  • (0-0)
  • 2-0

Swansea City - West Bromwich Albion Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 18/19
  • ENG CHA
  • Swansea City - West Bromwich Albion
  • (1-2)
  • 1-2
  • 17/18
  • ENG PL
  • Swansea City - West Bromwich Albion
  • (0-0)
  • 1-0
  • 16/17
  • ENG PL
  • Swansea City - West Bromwich Albion
  • (0-1)
  • 2-1
  • 15/16
  • ENG PL
  • Swansea City - West Bromwich Albion
  • (1-0)
  • 1-0
  • 14/15
  • ENG PL
  • Swansea City - West Bromwich Albion
  • (2-0)
  • 3-0

West Bromwich Albion - Swansea City odds

  • Bookmaker
  • 1
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  • 2
  • O
  • U
  • 1(DNB)
  • 2(DNB)
  • HT2S
  • AT2S
  • BTTS
  • 888Sport
  • 1 : 1.62
  • X : 3.90
  • 2 : 5.30
  • O :
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  • Bet-At-Home
  • 1 : 1.60
  • X : 3.94
  • 2 : 4.95
  • O :
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  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
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  • Betfair
  • 1 : 1.50
  • X : 4.00
  • 2 : 5.00
  • O :
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  • Unibet
  • 1 : 1.65
  • X : 4.00
  • 2 : 5.50
  • O :
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  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
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  • BTTS :
  • Betsson
  • 1 : 1.63
  • X : 4.25
  • 2 : 4.90
  • O :
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  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
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  • BTTS :
  • William Hill
  • 1 : 1.60
  • X : 4.00
  • 2 : 5.80
  • O :
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  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
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  • X : 4.00
  • 2 : 5.20
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* odds are updated at 05/12/2019 23:01. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply

West Bromwich Albion betting

WBA Odds

It can be argued that it mostly depends on the man in charge of the team, but West Bromwich Albion have almost always been a team that plays the classic English style of football – a strong, physical approach in all areas of the pitch with plenty of long-range passing.

They’ve been playing in one of the top two tiers of the system for a very long time, spending eight years in the Premier League before they were relegated to the Championship in 2018. Last season, they finished in fourth place, qualifying for the promotion play-offs, but they were knocked out in the semi-final at the hands of eventual winners, Aston Villa.

This season, they can be backed at the betting odds of 4.33 to finish on top of the table, and at 1.80 to be one of the teams to go back to the Premier League come next summer.

WBA Key Players

There was a lot of coming and going this summer in terms of playing personnel, across all departments. But perhaps the most notable changes came in the attacking section, where strikers Salomon Rondon and Jay Rodriguez made way for Kenneth Zohore and Charlie Austin.

Along with the two newcomers, Wales international Hal Robson-Kanu is expected to make a notable contribution in terms of goals. None of them are, however, likely to end as the season’s top scorer in the Championship, with the shortest betting odds of 41.00 placed on Zohore.

The Baggies, as they’re often referred to, have several highly experienced players at the back.

Former Arsenal full-back Kieran Gibbs and Egyptian international centre-back Ahmed Hegazi are there, though Kyle Bartley and newcomer Semi Ajayi are also likely to stake a claim to the places in the back four.

In the middle of the park, Jake Livermore will surely provide steel, while the newly signed duo of Romaine Sawyers and Filip Krovinovic could be tasked with creativity. But it’s worth mentioning that manager Slaven Bilic has plenty of tools at his disposal to do a good job.

WBA Rivalry

West Brom had a fierce rivalry with Aston Villa established in their early years, with three FA Cups being played between the two sides late in the 19th century.

However, it so happened that they haven’t often been in the same division since, and greater rivalry has risen with Wolverhampton Wanderers, referred to as the Black Country Derby. Birmingham City is also a club which they like to beat more than some, but it has never been in the same magnitude as the ones with Villa or Wolves.

WBA History

In 1878, workers from the George Salter’s Spring Works in West Bromwich founded the club under the name of West Bromwich Strollers, and they renamed it to West Bromwich Albion two years later. They became a professional club in 1885, and in the next 10 years they played in five FA Cup finals, of which they won two. They were one of the 12 founding members of the Football League, which started in 1888. They moved to The Hawthorns in 1900, and it remains their home ground to this day.

Since those early days, they’ve been fluctuating between the top and the second tier of English football. They are among the clubs to have been crowned champions of England, winning the title in 1920. They have a total of five FA Cups to their name, along with the 1966 League Cup.

Since the late 1970s, WBA haven’t been able to compete for major trophies with the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal, and more recently Chelsea and Manchester City, but they remain relatively stable club that is positioned either in the top half of the Championship, or the lower half of the top tier. Since the reorganization which saw the First Division renamed to the Premier League in 1992, their best league finish so far was the eighth place in 2012/13.

Swansea betting

Swansea Odds

Having returned to the Championship in 2018 after spending seven years in the Premier League and even making an appearance in Europe, Swansea City are looking to get back to the English top flight as soon as possible. However, things didn’t go quite as planned for them at the first time of asking. They finished last season in 10th place, nine points behind Derby County in sixth – the last to lead into the promotion play-offs.

The betting odds are somewhat in their favour this time around, standing at 3.75 for them to move up the ladder. Only three teams are on shorter odds: Leeds United, Fulham and West Bromwich Albion. But if you feel you should back the Swans to finish top of the league, the betting odds of 13.00 don’t sound too bad.

Swansea Key Players

The Swans are well equipped with players of relative quality throughout the positions on the pitch, and they didn’t need to add too many to their numbers this summer. They will certainly find a good use for forward Andre Ayew, who has returned to the club following a loan spell with Fenerbahce, as well as Borja Baston, who is back from a loan to Deportivo Alaves and who might be worth backing at 10.00 betting odds to be the league’s top goalscorer, currently third shortest in the league.

In other areas, they have quite a few players that have been wearing their shirt for a while, such as former Tottenham Hotspur right-back Kyle Naughton and centre-back Mike van der Hoorn. In midfield, the likes of Jay Fulton, Matt Grimes and Tom Carroll are likely to play important parts during the campaign. .

Swansea Rivalry

The relationship between Swansea and Cardiff City has often been described as the most hostile rivalry in British football, and that’s saying a lot in itself. Even referees have been known to need medical treatment in the South Wales Derby.

It hasn’t always been that way, however. Right up until the 60s, the two clubs acted towards one another as good neighbours, each supporting the other in clashes with other clubs.

Apart from Cardiff, Swansea consider Bristol City and Bristol Rovers as rivals to an extent, though both of these clubs, like Swansea, feel a fiercer enmity towards Cardiff. Newport County is also somewhat of a South Wales rival, though the Swans rarely play them with two divisions standing in between at the moment.

Swansea History

The club was founded officially in 1912 under the name of Swansea Town AFC, in an area rich in rugby tradition. They rented a site called Vetch Field to be their ground, and it remained their home all the way until the 2005 FAW Premier Cup final when they beat Wrexham by 2-1.

Swansea fought their way through the regional divisions in their early years, and the 1919/20 was their last in the Southern League (South 1). After that, they spent decades floating between the EFL divisions, making their first appearance in the top flight in 1981/82. They survived their first season there but were relegated the following one, and the struggles continued until 2011. The period between then and 2018 is certainly their most successful ever with seven consecutive top-flight campaigns, during which they were known to take scalps even from the biggest clubs in the country.

It was Brendan Rodgers, who would go on to lead Liverpool for a while and is now with Leicester City, that guided the team to the Premier League promotion, the first for a Welsh club since it was reorganized in 1992. But it was Michael Laudrup who led them to the first and so far the only major trophy in their history – the 2012/13 League Cup.

In 2017/18, under the command of Carlos Carvalhal, Swansea finished in 18th place after losing their last five league games of the season. They were, therefore, relegated to the Championship.

Bristol City - Millwall

Kickoff starts at 20:45 on 10/12/2019 played @ Ashton Gate Stadium

Bristol City Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 30/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Bristol City - Huddersfield Town
  • (4:1)
  • 5:2
  • 27/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • West Bromwich Albion - Bristol City
  • (2:0)
  • 4:1
  • 23/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Bristol City - Nottingham Forest
  • (0:0)
  • 0:0
  • 10/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Cardiff City - Bristol City
  • (0:0)
  • 0:1
  • 01/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Barnsley - Bristol City
  • (0:1)
  • 2:2

Millwall Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 30/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Birmingham City - Millwall
  • (0:0)
  • 1:1
  • 26/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Millwall - Wigan Athletic
  • (1:1)
  • 2:2
  • 23/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Swansea City - Millwall
  • (0:0)
  • 0:1
  • 09/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Millwall - Charlton Athletic
  • (1:0)
  • 2:1
  • 02/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Reading - Millwall
  • (2:0)
  • 2:1

Bristol City - Millwall Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 18/19
  • ENG CHA
  • Bristol City - Millwall
  • (0-0)
  • 1-1
  • 17/18
  • ENG CHA
  • Bristol City - Millwall
  • (0-0)
  • 0-0
  • 12/13
  • ENG CHA
  • Bristol City - Millwall
  • (1-1)
  • 1-1
  • 11/12
  • ENG CHA
  • Bristol City - Millwall
  • (0-0)
  • 1-0
  • 10/11
  • ENG CHA
  • Bristol City - Millwall
  • (0-1)
  • 0-3

Millwall - Bristol City Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 18/19
  • ENG CHA
  • Millwall - Bristol City
  • (1-0)
  • 1-2
  • 17/18
  • ENG CHA
  • Millwall - Bristol City
  • (1-0)
  • 2-0
  • 12/13
  • ENG CHA
  • Millwall - Bristol City
  • (1-0)
  • 2-1
  • 11/12
  • ENG CHA
  • Millwall - Bristol City
  • (0-1)
  • 1-2
  • 10/11
  • ENG CHA
  • Millwall - Bristol City
  • (0-0)
  • 0-0

Bristol City - Millwall odds

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  • 1 : 2.25
  • X : 3.05
  • 2 : 3.40
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  • 1 : 2.10
  • X : 3.00
  • 2 : 3.25
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  • 1 : 2.30
  • X : 3.15
  • 2 : 3.50
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  • 1 : 2.23
  • X : 3.15
  • 2 : 3.45
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  • 1 : 2.20
  • X : 3.20
  • 2 : 3.50
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  • 1 : 2.20
  • X : 3.20
  • 2 : 3.30
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* odds are updated at 05/12/2019 23:01. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply

Bristol City betting

Bristol City Odds

Bristol City have been playing in the Championship since their promotion back in 2015, after a two-year stint in League One. Their campaign endings have been gradually becoming better, climbing slowly up the latter with the eighth place last season being their top achievement in that time so far. If they continue the trend, they may as well nail a spot in the promotion play-offs, or perhaps even a direct place in the Premier League.

The betting odds of them doing the deed and actually playing top-tier football next season stand at 6.00 – not too bad, while they can be backed to win the league at 21.00.

Bristol City Key Players

The club did some decent business in terms of finances over the summer, though it remains to be seen what kind of effect that will have on the team’s performances this season. They sold centre-back Adam Webster to Brighton and Hove Albion for €21.85 million and brought in Tomas Kalas from Chelsea for €9 million instead. Left-back Lloyd Kelly went to Bournemouth for €14.8 million, while Jay Dasilva came in also from Chelsea for €2.4 million. The 35-year-old former Swansea and Everton defender Ashley Williams joined the club as a free agent.

Manager Lee Johnson is likely to use another newcomer, Daniel Bentley, between the posts, with Kalas and Williams joining the likes of Nathan Baker, Taylor Moore and Jack Hunt in keeping things tight at the back. Han-Noah Massengo and Kasey Palmer are set to walk straight into the midfield section and join Tommy Rowe there. Upfront, the experience of Benik Afobe and Andreas Weimann will certainly help in providing goals.

Bristol City Rivalry

Bristol City’s traditional rivals are their neighbours, Bristol Rovers, who currently play in League One. The two clubs have had a total of 105 clashes in which City have been the more successful side with 43 victories.

However, they haven’t been in the same division since 2000/01, and City have since developed a fiercer rivalry with Cardiff City. The two cities are close, but one is in England and the other in Wales, which gives their clashes an extra dimension.

Bristol City History

Bristol City were established in 1894 under the name of Bristol South End. They changed their name to the current one three years later, when they became a professional club and began competing in the Southern League.

City finished second in their first-ever top flight season in 1906/07. Their only FA Cup final in history so far came three years later, when they were beaten to the trophy by Manchester United. In 1911, they were relegated and stayed out of the First Division for over six decades.

During that time they endured a long phase of ups and downs, moving occasionally between the Second Division and the southern section of the Third Division, but after the appointment of Alan Dicks as the manager in 1967, they slowly began climbing back up and eventually broke into the First Division again in 1976.

The early 1980s were a very difficult time for the club. They suffered a financial fiasco, and having dropped as low as the Fourth Division in 1982, they were declared bankrupt which prompted a new club to be formed. Two years later, manager Terry Cooper led them back to the Third Division and fortified the team there.

It was another roller coaster stint between tiers two and three after that, but things have been looking more stable in the last decade or so. They spent 10 out of the last 12 seasons in the Championship.

Millwall betting

Millwall Odds

Millwall have only spent two of their 134 years of history in the top division of English football, and that was between 1988 and 1990. Since then, it’s been a so-called “yo-yo” period between second and third tier. This will now be their third consecutive season in the Championship since they were promoted from the League One in 2017.

It’s therefore quite understandable that they aren’t being given much chance for a significant achievement by the bookmakers. The betting odds of 351.00 for them to win the league speak volumes, as do those of 41.00 to get promoted. They could, however, be classified among the relegation favourites, with the betting odds standing at 8.00.

Millwall Key Players

Millwall have renewed their whole goalkeeping department by bringing in the experienced trio of Bartosz Bialkowski, Frank Fielding and Luke Steele, all of whom are past the 30-year mark. Apart from that, they changed a few things in the other departments as well and signed two centre-backs, a central midfielder, a winger and two strikers.

Manager Gary Rowett will give Bialkowski the first crack at the place between the posts, and if the Pole does his job well he’ll remain the number one choice through the season. Jake Cooper and captain Shaun Hutchinson are the foundation of their defending, with Mahon Romeo and Murray Wallace playing important roles too.

Rowett likes to rotate his midfielders, though there are still those who play more than some. Ben Thompson is the biggest constant in the equation, but the likes of Jed Wallace, Ryan Leonard, Shane Ferguson and Shaun Williams aren’t far behind. Striker Tom Bradshaw is the biggest threat for opposition defences, especially when paired up with Matt Smith.

Millwall Rivalry

Millwall supporters are known world-wide for their passion and occasional bouts of violence. Their greatest historic rivals are West Ham United, but the majority of their encounters took place before World War I due to the two teams playing at different levels for most of the time after. Their enmity has been the subject of big-screen films, though the last time they met in the Championship back in 2011/12, there were no incidents of any kind.

However, it’s a different story when it comes to Leeds United. Leeds and Millwall also rarely met over the majority of the 20th century – only 12 times between 1920 and 2003. But after Leeds were relegated from the Premier League in 2004, they met 25 times in 14 years. Both sets of supporters were heavily associated with football hooliganism back in the 1970s and 80s, calling themselves the “Leeds United Service” nicknamed “dirty Leeds”, and the “Millwall Bushwackers”, also known as “the scourge of football”. It was particularly fierce at Elland Road in 2007/08 when the two groups had a set-to against one another, as well as the police. It got worse the following year, when Millwall beat Leeds in the League One promotion play-offs.

Millwall are a part of the South London Derbies, together with Charlton Athletic and Crystal Palace, but neither of these rivalries can compare to those with Leeds, or even West Ham.

Millwall History

The club was established in 1885 by the workers of the J.T. Morton’s canning and preserve company in the East End of London, under the name Millwall Rovers. They held their initial club meetings in the pub called The Islander, with the 17-year-old Jasper Sexton, the son of the pub owner, as their first secretary. The club’s name was changed to Millwall Athletic in 1889, until they dropped the Athletic as well in 1920, just before they were invited to join the Football League Third Division.

They moved from ground to ground for the first 25 years in search of a permanent home, until they finally found it at The Den, New Cross, South London, in 1910. Millwall soon earned the status of a club extremely hard to defeat, especially in the cups, with their uncompromising fighting style posing a big challenge for any opponent.

As for their league adventures, it’s been a fight and a float between the tiers two and three for most of their time since, with two relatively short trips to the Fourth Division (1958-62 and 1964/65), and as has already been said, a two year stint in the top division between 1988 and 1990. This success was possible mainly due to the quality of the attacking duo of Teddy Sherigham and Tony Cascarino.

Their greatest cup success was reaching the 2004 FA Cup final, which they lost to Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United by 3-0.

Charlton Athletic - Huddersfield Town

Kickoff starts at 20:45 on 10/12/2019 played @ The Valley

Charlton Athletic Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 30/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Charlton Athletic - Sheffield Wednesday
  • (1:1)
  • 1:3
  • 26/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Luton Town - Charlton Athletic
  • (1:1)
  • 2:1
  • 23/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Charlton Athletic - Cardiff City
  • (2:0)
  • 2:2
  • 09/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Millwall - Charlton Athletic
  • (1:0)
  • 2:1
  • 03/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Charlton Athletic - Preston North End
  • (0:0)
  • 0:1

Huddersfield Town Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 30/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Bristol City - Huddersfield Town
  • (4:1)
  • 5:2
  • 26/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Huddersfield Town - Swansea City
  • (1:1)
  • 1:1
  • 23/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Huddersfield Town - Birmingham City
  • (0:0)
  • 1:1
  • 09/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Preston North End - Huddersfield Town
  • (2:0)
  • 3:1
  • 02/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Brentford - Huddersfield Town
  • (0:0)
  • 0:1

Charlton Athletic - Huddersfield Town Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 15/16
  • ENG CHA
  • Charlton Athletic - Huddersfield Town
  • (1-2)
  • 1-2
  • 14/15
  • ENG CHA
  • Charlton Athletic - Huddersfield Town
  • (1-0)
  • 3-0
  • 13/14
  • ENG CHA
  • Charlton Athletic - Huddersfield Town
  • (0-0)
  • 0-0
  • 12/13
  • FA CUP
  • Charlton Athletic - Huddersfield Town
  • (0-1)
  • 0-1
  • 12/13
  • ENG CHA
  • Charlton Athletic - Huddersfield Town
  • (0-0)
  • 1-1

Huddersfield Town - Charlton Athletic Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 15/16
  • ENG CHA
  • Huddersfield Town - Charlton Athletic
  • (2-0)
  • 5-0
  • 14/15
  • ENG CHA
  • Huddersfield Town - Charlton Athletic
  • (0-0)
  • 1-1
  • 13/14
  • FA CUP
  • Huddersfield Town - Charlton Athletic
  • (0-0)
  • 0-1
  • 13/14
  • ENG CHA
  • Huddersfield Town - Charlton Athletic
  • (1-0)
  • 2-1
  • 12/13
  • ENG CHA
  • Huddersfield Town - Charlton Athletic
  • (0-1)
  • 0-1

Charlton Athletic - Huddersfield Town odds

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  • 888Sport
  • 1 : 2.90
  • X : 3.20
  • 2 : 2.45
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  • 1 : 2.70
  • X : 3.00
  • 2 : 2.30
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  • 1 : 3.00
  • X : 3.30
  • 2 : 2.50
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  • 1 : 2.85
  • X : 3.25
  • 2 : 2.50
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  • 1 : 2.80
  • X : 3.40
  • 2 : 2.50
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  • 1 : 2.87
  • X : 3.20
  • 2 : 2.45
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* odds are updated at 05/12/2019 23:01. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply

Charlton Athletic betting

Charlton Odds

Having spent the last three seasons in League One, Charlton Athletic finished in third place last season and earned promotion back to the Championship. They’ve been moving between the second and the third tiers of English football system ever since their seven-year sting in the Premier League ended in 2007.

There isn’t much to be said about a team that returns to a league after a while, but if the experience of previous seasons is taken into account, Charlton shouldn’t worry too much about getting relegated immediately, though they are given the betting odds of just 9.00 for it. The last time they did it, they stuck around for four years. But on the other hand, they don’t seem to stand much chance to get promoted to the Premier League either, with the betting odds for that considerably longer at 21.00. But if you’re a daredevil ready to back them to win the league, you’ll be pleased to know that the odds of that happening stand at 101.00.

Charlton Key Players

Substantial squad changes between seasons are often a mark of a team changing tiers, and Charlton were no exception this summer. There were no less than 15 new arrivals spread across departments, and 18 departures, even though the only player whose exit generated any revenue was defender Anfernee Dijksteel, who joined Middlesbrough for €2.2 million.

Lee Bowyer, the former Leeds United star whose playing career started at Charlton, is now the Charlton manager. Despite signing Ben Amos from Bolton Wanderers for free, Bowyer will likely stick with 24-year-old Dillon Phillips between the posts, while Tom Lockyer, who has recently broken into the Wales national team, is set to join captain Jason Pearce at the back. Naby Sarr and Adedeji Oshilaja are likely to compete for the third spot in Bowyer’s preferred three-at-the-back system.

Chelsea loanee Conor Gallagher should play a big part in the middle as the team’s main engine, behind West Ham man Josh Cullen and Jonathan Williams who will probably be the main sources of creativity. There are a lot of options to choose from upfront, but Jonathan Leko and Chuks Aneke should make a mark with the number of goals scored. Lyle Taylor will be there to provide fierce competition.

Charlton Rivalry

Charlton, also referred to as the Addicks, have a long-standing rivalry with Millwall, ever since Millwall moved to the southern part of London in 1910. Millwall took up abode at The Den, which is positioned barely a few miles from Charlton’s ground The Valley, and their clashes have always had an extra spark.

In mid 1980s, the Addicks temporarily left The Valley for security reasons and shared Crystal Palace’s Selhurst Park until 1991. Neither set of fans took to this kindly, therefore enmity between the two clubs arose. It was temporarily assuaged when Charlton returned to The Valley, but in 2005, the rivalry broke out anew for fresh reasons. Charlton beat Palace at Selhurst Park in the first part of the 2004/05 Premier League season, and following a 2-2 draw at The Valley, Palace were relegated which was followed by a fierce and public altercation between the two chairmen.

Charlton History

The club was formed in 1905 by a group of teenagers in Charlton, which lies in East London on the southern bank of the river Thames. The therefore spent their earliest years playing in youth leagues, and only became a senior club in 1913.

Following a season in the Kent League and the Southern League each, they joined the Third Division South in 1921 and earned promotion to the Second Division eight years later. Their first taste of top-flight football came in 1936/37, which is when they achieved their best league result to this day by finishing second. They stuck in there, surprisingly enough, for over two decades, including World War II when no football was played. But in 1957 it was back to the Second Division and apart from a few brief forays down in the Third, they remained there until the mid-80s when they managed another four-year stint among the elite. The last one they’ve had so far was between 2000 and 2007.

Charlton’s only major trophy remains the 1947 FA Cup, which they won by beating Burnley a year after appearing in their first final which they lost to Derby County.

Huddersfield betting

Huddersfield Odds

Huddersfield Town are back in the Championship following a two-year stint in the Premier League, where they finished at the bottom of the table in 2018/19. It was a catastrophic result for the Terriers, given that they managed only three wins in 38 games and ended the campaign with a meagre 16 points, with no less than 76 goals conceded. The manager who helped them achieve top-flight status David Wagner left his job halfway through the season due to bad results, and it didn’t help them avoid going down.

Things aren’t looking better in the Championship, with other clubs getting stronger in their absence, and now they find themselves more likely to get relegated further than to return to the Premier League. The former stands at the betting odds of 3.50, the latter at 67.00. It’s believed to be nigh on impossible for Huddersfield to win the Championship title, at 501.00.

Huddersfield Key Players

Having changed tiers this summer, the Terriers changed a lot of the squad as well, always searching for free or temporary signings. They didn’t do that bad, at least on paper, as they wheeled in goalkeeper Kamil Grabara on loan from Liverpool and midfielder Trevoh Chalobah on loan from Chelsea, as well as striker Fraizer Campbell as a free agent, among others. But manager Danny Cowley will now have a tough job to create a compact unit and implement a style of his own.

Grabara certainly didn’t come to the club not to play; Liverpool would not allow that. Therefore, the 20-year-old is very likely to make the place between the sticks his. Tommy Elphick, formerly of Aston Villa, will probably form the heart of defence with fellow centre-back Christopher Schindler. Danny Simpson, the 2016 Premier League winner with Leicester City, will make his mark too. Similar to Grabara, Chalobah will be given a chance to stake his claim in the middle of the park. There are also more experienced names here, those who had played through the two top-flight campaigns, such as Aaron Mooy, Alex Pritchard, Jonathan Hogg, Juninho Bacuna and Lewis O’Brien. Campell and Elias Kachunga will be tasked with providing goals, as will Steve Mounier.

Huddersfield Rivalry

Huddersfield Town’s main rivals are other two clubs from West Yorkshire – Leeds United and Bradford City. Games between any two of these teams are often referred to as the West Yorkshire Derby, in which Huddersfield have the upper hand over both adversaries in terms of head-to-head clashes.

To a lesser extent, there are rivalries with Barnsley, Oldham Athletic and Halifax Town, and there was once much strain between Huddersfield and Manchester City. That rivalry, however, has been rendered pointless when the reigning Premier League champions became a top club with rich owners in 2008.

Huddersfield History

The club was formed in the summer of 1908, and they’re therefore among the younger clubs in England. They entered the Football League in 1910, and having narrowly avoided a merge with Leeds in 1919 due to financial difficulties, they went on to reach the FA Cup the following year, and in 1926, they became the first club ever to win three consecutive top-flight titles; a feat only Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United have so far managed to match.

The Terriers called the stadium at Leeds Road their home from their inception to 1994, when they moved to Kirklees Stadium, currently known as the John Smith’s Stadium. They were a top-flight team almost the entire time between their first promotion in 1920 and the relegation in 1956, but since then they’ve been going through various rough patches. Apart from a pair of two-year stints in the top flight (1970-72 and 2017-19), they’ve been floating through the second, third and fourth tier of English football. Apart from the three league titles in the 1920s, they were also the runners-up on three occasions. They have the 1922 FA Cup in their trophy cabinet, and they’ve reached the final of that competition four more times. But they’ve never had much success in the League Cup, where they’ve only managed one semi-final (1968).

Leeds United - Hull City

Kickoff starts at 20:45 on 10/12/2019 played @ Elland Road

Leeds United Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 30/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Leeds United - Middlesbrough
  • (2:0)
  • 4:0
  • 26/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Reading - Leeds United
  • (0:0)
  • 0:1
  • 23/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Luton Town - Leeds United
  • (0:0)
  • 1:2
  • 09/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Leeds United - Blackburn Rovers
  • (2:1)
  • 2:1
  • 02/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Leeds United - Queens Park Rangers
  • (1:0)
  • 2:0

Hull City Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 30/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Barnsley - Hull City
  • (1:0)
  • 3:1
  • 27/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Hull City - Preston North End
  • (1:0)
  • 4:0
  • 24/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Middlesbrough - Hull City
  • (2:0)
  • 2:2
  • 09/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Hull City - West Bromwich Albion
  • (0:1)
  • 0:1
  • 02/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Fulham - Hull City
  • (0:1)
  • 0:3

Leeds United - Hull City Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 18/19
  • ENG CHA
  • Leeds United - Hull City
  • (0-1)
  • 0-2
  • 17/18
  • ENG CHA
  • Leeds United - Hull City
  • (1-0)
  • 1-0
  • 15/16
  • ENG CHA
  • Leeds United - Hull City
  • (2-0)
  • 2-1
  • 12/13
  • ENG CHA
  • Leeds United - Hull City
  • (1-2)
  • 2-3
  • 11/12
  • ENG CHA
  • Leeds United - Hull City
  • (2-1)
  • 4-1

Hull City - Leeds United Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 18/19
  • ENG CHA
  • Hull City - Leeds United
  • (0-0)
  • 0-1
  • 17/18
  • ENG CHA
  • Hull City - Leeds United
  • (0-0)
  • 0-0
  • 15/16
  • ENG CHA
  • Hull City - Leeds United
  • (2-1)
  • 2-2
  • 12/13
  • ENG CHA
  • Hull City - Leeds United
  • (0-0)
  • 2-0
  • 11/12
  • ENG CHA
  • Hull City - Leeds United
  • (0-0)
  • 0-0

Leeds United - Hull City odds

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  • 1 : 1.38
  • X : 4.60
  • 2 : 8.00
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  • 1 : 1.36
  • X : 4.75
  • 2 : 8.00
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  • 1 : 1.40
  • X : 4.80
  • 2 : 8.50
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  • 1 : 1.38
  • X : 4.90
  • 2 : 7.85
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  • 1 : 1.36
  • X : 5.00
  • 2 : 8.50
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  • 1 : 1.36
  • X : 4.75
  • 2 : 8.00
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* odds are updated at 05/12/2019 23:01. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply

Leeds betting

Leeds Odds

Leeds United are one of those football stories telling about a club that fell from huge heights to lowly depths in a very, very short time. Recently, they’ve been working hard to reclaim the status of a top-tier club, and it hasn’t been an easy ride. They came very close at the end of last season, having finished in third place in the Championship and qualified for the playoffs, but they were stopped by Derby County in the semi-final over two legs.

This time around, they’ve been marked as the top favourites both to win the league with the betting odds of 2.25 being the shortest in the competition, while the 1.36 betting odds for them to get promoted speak for themselves in terms of their chances for a return to one of the best leagues in the world.

Leeds Key Players

There were a few departures from the club this summer that would perhaps be hurting their efforts, if they hadn’t secured what seem like quite respectable replacements. For example, they’ve lost the likes of strikers Kemar Roofe and Pontus Jansson, but Helder Costa and Eddie Nketiah have arrived on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal, respectively, to take their places upfront. Both of the newcomers are likely to play a big part in the season, together with Jack Clarke and Patrick Bamford, who you might want to back at 13.00 to be the top scorer in the league.

At the back, manager Marcelo Bielsa is likely to stick with the “old boys” in goalkeeper Kiko Casilla, centre-backs Liam Cooper and Gaetano Berardi, as well as fullbacks Ezgjan Alioski and Stuart Dallas. Midfielders Kalvin Phillips and Adam Forshaw are set to continue being the team’s engine. But with a host of games to be played at high frequency, Mateusz Klich and Jamie Shackleton will certainly play a part too.

Leeds Rivalry

English clubs, especially those with such a rich tradition as Leeds, often have a number of clubs against which games are usually more than just football. Locally, they hold many grudges against Sheffield Wednesday, Sheffield United, Bradford City and Huddersfield Town. On a wider scale, the list of their rivals includes clubs like Manchester United, Chelsea and Millwall.

As for the international stage, two Leeds fans were murdered by Galatasaray supporters when the two sides met in the UEFA Cup in 2000, and the enmity that was instigated then was fuelled further when former Leeds winger Harry Kewell moved from Liverpool to Galatasaray in 2008.

Leeds History

In 1919, a club that went by the name of Leeds City FC was disbanded by the Football League, and that led to the formation of the club we know as Leeds United who took over the former’s ground at Elland Road. It remains their home to this day.

They started out in what was then the Midlands Football League, and it took them only five seasons to move through the ranks and reach the top flight, in 1924. They’ve played in the First Division for the most of their history, even earning the crown of the champions of England on three occasions - in 1969, 1974 and 1992. They’ve added the 1972 FA Cup and the 1968 League Cup to their trophy cabinet. They were also the runners-up of the 1975 European Cup, as well as the UEFA Cup Winners Cup two years before.

It hasn’t been all glory and stars for them though. There were several periods of crisis, the last one starting with a financial disaster which resulted in relegation from the Premier League in 2004. They even went further down to League One in 2007, but they returned to the Championship three years later. Will 2020 be the year of their Premier League return? Let’s wait and see.

Hull City betting

Hull Odds

Hull City’s recent seasons have been a roller coaster ride between the Championship. This is now their third consecutive season in the second tier after the 2017 relegation, in which they finished 13th last term.

They aren’t very likely to get back up after this season, with a number of other clubs appearing to have put much more effort into their bid for Premier League promotion. Therefore, the betting odds of 34.00 of that happening, along with those of 251.00 to win the league, seem right and proper. The betting odds on them going down to League One are significantly shorter, standing at 6.00.

Hull Key Players

There were a few comings and goings at the squad this summer, but very little money (comparatively) changed hands as they were mostly free transfers and loans. Midfielders George Honeyman and Leonardo da Silva Lopes, defender Matthew Pennington and striker Josh Magennis are among those that have arrived, while the club saw the backs of goalkeeper David Marshall, defender Liam Ridgewell, midfielder Evandro and strikers Nouha Dicko and Will Keane.

Captain Eric Lichaj probably remains the most important player in the back line, along with Reece Burke and Jordy de Wijs. Former Liverpool midfielder Kevin Stewart is still there, with Jackson Irvine and newcomer Honeyman likely to play vital roles in linking the team front to back. Manager Grant McCann likes to arrange his attacking game in a way that allows wingers to score, so Kamil Grosicki and Jarrod Bowen should be chipping in with goals on a regular basis.

Hull Rivalry

Hull City fans mostly regard Leeds United as their biggest rival, though tradition says Sheffield United are right up there as well. In 1984, Hull only just missed out on promotion to United, with 33 of the Blades’ goals coming from Keith Edwards, former Hull striker.

There are also rivalries with the likes of Scunthorpe United and Grimsby Town, but those teams rarely play at the same level as Hull.

Hull History

Hull City Association Football Club (Hull City A.F.C.) was founded in 1904, with several previous attempts at establishing a football club there failing due to the affections of the sports public being mostly turned towards rugby, and they were admitted to the Football League Second Division the following year.

The club spent its entire existence in the 20th century outside of England’s top flight, hovering between the second and third tiers. In the mid-1990s, they suffered a heavy financial crisis, coming very close to liquidation and they only avoided it by selling off their best players at the time, Alan Fettis and Dean Windass.

But after former Leeds United commercial director Adam Pearson stepped in and bought the club, things started improving gradually. Funds were invested both into the team and the infrastructure, and stability, as well as the relief that comes with being free of liquidation fears, was felt on the pitch as well.

The club earned their first ever top-tier promotion as they broke into the Premier League in 2008, and now it’s another period of their history where they’re going up and down, but this time between the top two flights.

Their greatest success ever was arguably reaching the FA Cup final in 2014, which they lost to Arsenal.

Nottingham Forest - Middlesbrough

Kickoff starts at 20:45 on 10/12/2019 played @ The City Ground

Nottingham Forest Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 30/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Nottingham Forest - Cardiff City
  • (0:1)
  • 0:1
  • 27/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Queens Park Rangers - Nottingham Forest
  • (0:1)
  • 0:4
  • 23/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Bristol City - Nottingham Forest
  • (0:0)
  • 0:0
  • 09/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Nottingham Forest - Derby County
  • (0:0)
  • 1:0
  • 02/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Luton Town - Nottingham Forest
  • (0:1)
  • 1:2

Middlesbrough Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 30/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Leeds United - Middlesbrough
  • (2:0)
  • 4:0
  • 27/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Middlesbrough - Barnsley
  • (0:0)
  • 1:0
  • 24/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Middlesbrough - Hull City
  • (2:0)
  • 2:2
  • 09/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Queens Park Rangers - Middlesbrough
  • (2:1)
  • 2:2
  • 02/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Derby County - Middlesbrough
  • (1:0)
  • 2:0

Nottingham Forest - Middlesbrough Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 18/19
  • ENG CHA
  • Nottingham Forest - Middlesbrough
  • (1-0)
  • 3-0
  • 17/18
  • ENG CHA
  • Nottingham Forest - Middlesbrough
  • (1-0)
  • 2-1
  • 15/16
  • ENG CHA
  • Nottingham Forest - Middlesbrough
  • (1-2)
  • 1-2
  • 14/15
  • ENG CHA
  • Nottingham Forest - Middlesbrough
  • (1-1)
  • 2-1
  • 13/14
  • ENG CHA
  • Nottingham Forest - Middlesbrough
  • (0-1)
  • 2-2

Middlesbrough - Nottingham Forest Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 18/19
  • ENG CHA
  • Middlesbrough - Nottingham Forest
  • (0-0)
  • 0-2
  • 17/18
  • ENG CHA
  • Middlesbrough - Nottingham Forest
  • (2-0)
  • 2-0
  • 15/16
  • ENG CHA
  • Middlesbrough - Nottingham Forest
  • (0-0)
  • 0-1
  • 14/15
  • ENG CHA
  • Middlesbrough - Nottingham Forest
  • (0-0)
  • 3-0
  • 13/14
  • ENG CHA
  • Middlesbrough - Nottingham Forest
  • (0-0)
  • 1-1

Nottingham Forest - Middlesbrough odds

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  • 888Sport
  • 1 : 1.87
  • X : 3.30
  • 2 : 4.40
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  • 1 : 1.75
  • X : 3.40
  • 2 : 4.00
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  • 1 : 1.90
  • X : 3.40
  • 2 : 4.55
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  • 1 : 1.89
  • X : 3.40
  • 2 : 4.25
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  • 1 : 1.85
  • X : 3.50
  • 2 : 4.50
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  • 1 : 1.87
  • X : 3.50
  • 2 : 4.20
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* odds are updated at 05/12/2019 23:01. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply

Nottingham Forest betting

Nottingham Forest Odds

Since returning to the Championship from League One in 2008, Nottingham Forest have been a relatively stable team in the second tier of English football. In fact, they twice managed to qualify for the promotion play-offs (in 2010 and 2011), but they eventually failed to reach the Premier League. Their last appearance in the top flight was back in 1998/99, when they finished last.

Last season they finished ninth – a decent result in itself, but not quite satisfactory as it saw them miss out on the play-offs by eight points. This time, they can be backed at the betting odds of 5.50 to make it up the ladder, which means they’ve been given a decent chance. If you choose to back them to finish top of the table, however, the somewhat longer betting odds stand at 17.00.

Nottingham Forest Key Players

The squad has been reasonably shaken over the summer, with several notable moves, both incoming and outgoing. The most familiar name to the fans of English football in terms of arrivals is probably fullback Carl Jenkinson, whom the club signed from Arsenal. Winger Albert Adomah came for free from Aston Villa, while Wolverhampton Wanderers centre-forward Rafa Mir arrived on loan. Meanwhile, Forest sold winger Arvin Appiah to Almeria for €8.85 million and midfielder Ben Osborn to Sheffield United for €3.9 million.

Goalkeepers Brice Samba and Arijanet Muric are likely to battle it out for the place between the posts. In defence, centre-backs Joe Worrall and the experienced Michael Dawson, and left-back Jack Robinson have become true stalwarts, though Jenkinson is likely to play an important role as well. The midfield boasts players such as Alfa Semedo, Samba Sow, Matty Cash, Tiago Silva and Joao Carvalho. Striker Lewis Grabban can be backed at the betting odds of 21.00 to end the season as the Championship top scorer, but Appiah, Joe Lolly and Albert Adomah shouldn’t be too far behind.

Nottingham Forest Rivalry

Notts County is the team positioned geographically closest to Forest, but they’ve seldom been in the same division and Forest developed a much fiercer rivalry with Derby County, some 14 miles away. The game between the two sides is known as the East Midlands Derby.

There are also rivalries with Leicester City (due to the two cities being relatively close), and Sheffield United, which was instigated during the 1984-85 miners’ strike in the UK, which miners from South Yorkshire where Sheffield is based supported, while those from Nottinghamshire held a ballot and eventually continued working.

Nottingham Forest History

Nottingham Forest F.C. was founded in 1865 by of group of shinty (a sport played with sticks and a ball) players, and their first official game was against Notts County the following year. They applied to join the Football League upon its inception in 1888, but they weren’t accepted until four years later. Throughout the 20th century, their league record was distributed rather evenly between the top two tiers, with one two-season foray into the third (1949-51).

It may be a strange read to those who started following the game in recent years, but Nottingham Forest were crowned English champions in 1978. Apart from that, they have two FA Cups and four League Cups on their shelves, the last of which was won in 1990. But the club’s most successful moments in history were the two consecutive European Cups they won in 1979 and 1980.

However, returning to the Premier League has proven a task too hard for them since the turn of the century, but they will certainly do their best.

Middlesbrough betting

Middlesbrough Odds

Middlesbrough have been clinging on to the top two divisions of English football throughout their history (apart from just two seasons in the third), and recent years have been no exception. They ended the 2018/19 Championship campaign in seventh place and they had a season in the Premier League before that. Nevertheless, their credentials for another promotion seem doubtable at the moment.

If you like a real gamble, you can take a punt at them winning the Championship title at the betting odds of 501.00, or to get that promotion at 81.00. But relegation to League One, despite the history, seems a more reasonable bet at 3.25.

Middlesbrough Key Players

Former England international Jonathan Woodgate is in charge of this team these days, and apart from goalkeeper Tomas Mejias (30), their summer acquisitions this summer are all very young. Several of them have merely been promoted from the youth setup, while others have been brought in from elsewhere, but their total age span is between 19 and 23. Nonetheless, there are older, more experienced names Woodgate can count on too.

One of them is 32-year-old goalkeeper Darren Randolph, who spent two years with West Ham in the Premier League. Centre-back Daniel Ayala, 28, is another. On the left defensive flank is usually the captain, 32-year-old George Friend. Paddy McNair, a very versatile defensive player formerly of Manchester United, is there as well. Marcus Browne, 21, arrived from West Ham to provide creativity in midfield, with the help of Jonathan Howson, Adam Clayton and Marcus Tavernier.

Woodgate prefers the partnership of Ashley Fletcher and Britt Assombalonga upfront, but the 31-year-old tower that is Rudy Gestede is ready to jump in with a contribution of his own if called upon.

Middlesbrough Rivalry

Coming from the town of the same name positioned in the North-East of England, Middlesbrough supporters consider the likes of Sunderland and Newcastle United as their main rivals. Their matches with Sunderland are often referred to as the Tees-Wear Derby after the names of the rivers flowing through the two towns, and those against Newcastle are called the Tyne-Tees Derby after the same fashion.

Carlisle United see Middlesbrough as a big rival though Middlesbrough supporters do not see it that way, considering Carlisle far below their level.

Middlesbrough History

Founded in 1876, the club turned professional in 1889 only to revert to the amateur ways three years later. However, in 1899 they went pro again, this time permanently. They quickly won their way to top-flight promotion. The Boro’s first permanent home was the Ayresome Park, and it remained so for 92 years, until their current ground of Riverside Stadium was opened in 1995. Ayresome Park was one of the stadiums selected to host games of the 1966 World Cup.

The highest league finish of this club until this day - third place in the First Division - came in 1913/14, right before World War I began and stopped football being played altogether. As has already been said, Middlesbrough spent only two seasons outside the top two tiers of English football in their history, the first in 1966/67 and the second in 1986/87.

They have one major trophy to their name – the 2004 League Cup, but their greatest success ever is probably reaching the UEFA Cup final which they lost to Sevilla a year later.

Preston North End - Fulham

Kickoff starts at 20:45 on 10/12/2019 played @ Deepdale Stadium

Preston North End Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 02/12/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Preston North End - West Bromwich Albion
  • (0:0)
  • 0:1
  • 27/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Hull City - Preston North End
  • (1:0)
  • 4:0
  • 23/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Derby County - Preston North End
  • (1:0)
  • 1:0
  • 09/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Preston North End - Huddersfield Town
  • (2:0)
  • 3:1
  • 03/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Charlton Athletic - Preston North End
  • (0:0)
  • 0:1

Fulham Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 29/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Swansea City - Fulham
  • (0:2)
  • 1:2
  • 26/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Fulham - Derby County
  • (2:0)
  • 3:0
  • 22/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Fulham - Queens Park Rangers
  • (1:1)
  • 2:1
  • 09/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Birmingham City - Fulham
  • (0:0)
  • 0:1
  • 02/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Fulham - Hull City
  • (0:1)
  • 0:3

Preston North End - Fulham Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 17/18
  • ENG CHA
  • Preston North End - Fulham
  • (0-0)
  • 1-2
  • 16/17
  • ENG CHA
  • Preston North End - Fulham
  • (0-1)
  • 1-2
  • 15/16
  • ENG CHA
  • Preston North End - Fulham
  • (0-1)
  • 1-2

Fulham - Preston North End Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 17/18
  • ENG CHA
  • Fulham - Preston North End
  • (0-2)
  • 2-2
  • 16/17
  • ENG CHA
  • Fulham - Preston North End
  • (1-0)
  • 3-1
  • 15/16
  • ENG CHA
  • Fulham - Preston North End
  • (0-1)
  • 1-1

Preston North End - Fulham odds

  • Bookmaker
  • 1
  • X
  • 2
  • O
  • U
  • 1(DNB)
  • 2(DNB)
  • HT2S
  • AT2S
  • BTTS
  • 888Sport
  • 1 : 2.70
  • X : 3.40
  • 2 : 2.50
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • Bet-At-Home
  • 1 :
  • X :
  • 2 :
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • Betfair
  • 1 : 2.75
  • X : 3.40
  • 2 : 2.40
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • Unibet
  • 1 : 2.75
  • X : 3.50
  • 2 : 2.55
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • Betsson
  • 1 : 2.85
  • X : 3.45
  • 2 : 2.40
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • bwin
  • 1 :
  • X :
  • 2 :
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • William Hill
  • 1 : 2.90
  • X : 3.50
  • 2 : 2.38
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • Ladbrokes
  • 1 : 2.87
  • X : 3.40
  • 2 : 2.37
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
* odds are updated at 05/12/2019 23:01. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply

Preston betting

Preston Odds

Preston North End have only been playing Championship football for four years after their latest promotion from League One in 2015. For better or worse, they’ve mostly been stuck around the middle of the table, with the seventh-place finish in 2017/18 being as close as they got to the Premier League, and last season’s 14th place being as low as they’ve gone. Anything is possible in football, of course, and in theory, Preston could make this season theirs and win the league, for which they can be backed at 21.00 betting odds. If you want to go for a broader bet, you could place one on them getting promoted at the betting odds of 5.50, and if you don’t believe in them, their relegation can be backed at 101.00.

Preston Key Players

There weren’t too many additions to the squad under the command of manager Alex Neil this summer. A few additions here and there, finely distributed to fill up a gap or two in all departments, but that’s it. The most they spent was €2.20 million on midfielder Tom Bayliss who arrived from Coventry City, and they racked up €7.8 million on winger Callum Robinson who went on to join Charlton Athletic. Declan Rudd is the man likeliest to stand between the posts in most games this season. The centre-back duo of Ben Davies and Patrick Bauer stand a good chance of forming the heart of defence, helped by Darnell Fisher and Andrew Hughes, though Hughes on the left flank will have stronger competition this term in the form of newcomers Kevin O’Connor and 18-year-old Jack Armer. Neil is practically spoilt for choice when it comes to midfield, with the likes of Alan Browne, Ben Pearson, Brad Potts, Daniel Johnson, Josh Harrop and plenty of others all prepared to bust their guts on the pitch. Sean Maguire and Jayden Stockley are set to battle it out for the role of the main man upfront, and could perhaps even feature together occasionally.

Preston Rivalry

The Lilywhites, as Preston are often referred to, have had a rivalry with Blackpool going on under the name of West Lancashire Derby practically since the start of the 20th century, and the two clubs have been contesting with fierce enmity throughout all divisions of the Football League. Apart from Blackpool, Preston have had other rivalries heat up and grow stale over the years, mostly local, with the likes of Blackburn Rovers, Burnley, Wigan Athletic and Bolton Wanderers.

Preston History

Preston North End were formed as far back as 1863, but they were initially a cricket club. Later that year they took up abode at the Moor Park in the north of Preston, and added the “North End” to their name in recognition of their new home. However, the football club was officially founded in 1880, following the formation of a rugby team three years before. Preston are known as one of the first professional clubs in the game, having hired players mostly from Scotland in those days. They joined the Football League from its inception in 1888, and they were admitted to the First Division immediately with the formation of the multi-tier system in 1892. Long they floated from the top tier to the second and back, but after the relegation from the First Division in 1960, they haven’t returned to this day. They’ve been moving between tiers two and three ever since, with the exception of a two-year stint in the Fourth Division (1985-87). They were crowned champions of England in 1889 and 1890, and they also won the FA Cup on two occasions (1889, 1938), beating Wolverhampton Wanderers and Huddersfield Town in the finals, respectively.

Fulham betting

Fulham Odds

Having spent four years in the Championship, Fulham won promotion to the Premier League last season, but try as they might, they simply couldn’t stay up. They even went through three different managers, but there was nothing the likes of Slavisa Jokanovic, Premier League winner Claudio Ranieri, or eventually, Scott Parker could do. They finished the season in 19th place.

Now they are back in the Championship, and they’ll certainly do the best they can go up again. The betting odds of 5.50 for them to win the league say that only Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion stand a better chance, and the same goes for ending among the three promoted teams, whether through finishing in top two places, or by winning the play-offs, for which they are given the 2.10 betting odds.

Fulham Key Players

Fulham have kept most of their team following the relegation. Of the more notable names, they parted ways with wingers Ryan Sessegnon and Ryan Babel, and midfielder Jean Michael Seri, while midfielder Andre Zambo Anguissa went out on loan. Meanwhile, they’ve acquired the services of midfielders Harry Arter and Bobby Reid, loans from Bournemouth and Cardiff City, respectively. Moreover, wingers Anthony Knockhaert and Ivan Cavaleiro joined on loan from Brighton and Hove Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers, respectively, while they signed centre-back Michael Hector on a permanent deal from Chelsea.

Nonetheless, Parker is set to stick with the tried and tested in centre-backs Alfie Mawson and Tim Ream, and fullbacks Cyrus Christie and Joe Bryan. Captain Tom Cairney is still a key figure in the middle of the park, helped by Stefan Johansen, but newcomers Arter and Reid are likely to play a big part too. In attack, Aleksandar Mitrovic is still there as the main man. The Serbian powerhouse can be backed at the betting odds of 4.00 to be the league’s top scorer – the Championship’s favourite for that particular title.

Fulham Rivalry

Fulham supporters still look at Chelsea as their main rivals with Chelsea stadium of Stamford Bridge very close to Fulham’s Craven Cottage, but this rivalry has become rather one-sided in recent years, due to Fulham’s inability to stay in the Premier League with consistency. Chelsea simply don’t see them as true rivals anymore.

Apart from Chelsea, Fulham also have ongoing rivalries with Crystal Palace, Queens Park Rangers and Brentford, the latter two of which have become more pronounced recently.

Fulham History

The club was formed by Christian believers back in 1879, under the name of Fulham St Andrew’s Church Sunday School FC, and they’ve been playing at the Craven Cottage since 1896 (with a two-year stint at QPR’s Loftus Road due to the 2002-04 reconstruction of the Cottage).

Early on, they fought their way through the ranks and after winning the Southern League for the second time in 1907, they were permitted to join the Football League. They spent over two decades in Division Two, before getting relegated in 1928. For years later they were back, and stayed there until after the World War II, winning their first ever top tier promotion in 1949.

A series of ups and downs followed, but they still spent most of the remaining years of the 20th century in the second tier. In 2001, led by the legendary Frenchman Jean Tigana, they broke into the Premier League and stayed there for 13 years, their longest run yet. In that period, they managed to win the 2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup and reach the final of the 2010 Europa League, losing to Atletico Madrid by 2-1 after extra time. Those remain the club’s greatest moments in Europe while, domestically, they only boast one appearance in the FA Cup final, back in 1975.

Stoke City - Luton Town

Kickoff starts at 21:00 on 10/12/2019 played @ Bet365 Stadium

Stoke City Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 30/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Stoke City - Blackburn Rovers
  • (0:1)
  • 1:2
  • 26/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Cardiff City - Stoke City
  • (1:0)
  • 1:0
  • 23/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Stoke City - Wigan Athletic
  • (0:1)
  • 2:1
  • 09/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Barnsley - Stoke City
  • (0:2)
  • 2:4
  • 04/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Stoke City - West Bromwich Albion
  • (0:1)
  • 0:2

Luton Town Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 30/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Brentford - Luton Town
  • (5:0)
  • 7:0
  • 26/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Luton Town - Charlton Athletic
  • (1:1)
  • 2:1
  • 23/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Luton Town - Leeds United
  • (0:0)
  • 1:2
  • 09/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Reading - Luton Town
  • (2:0)
  • 3:0
  • 02/11/2019
  • ENG CHA
  • Luton Town - Nottingham Forest
  • (0:1)
  • 1:2

Stoke City - Luton Town Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 06/07
  • ENG CHA
  • Stoke City - Luton Town
  • (0-0)
  • 0-0
  • 05/06
  • ENG CHA
  • Stoke City - Luton Town
  • ()
  • 2-1

Luton Town - Stoke City Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 06/07
  • ENG CHA
  • Luton Town - Stoke City
  • ()
  • 2-2
  • 05/06
  • ENG CHA
  • Luton Town - Stoke City
  • ()
  • 2-3

Stoke City - Luton Town odds

  • Bookmaker
  • 1
  • X
  • 2
  • O
  • U
  • 1(DNB)
  • 2(DNB)
  • HT2S
  • AT2S
  • BTTS
  • 888Sport
  • 1 : 1.65
  • X : 4.00
  • 2 : 4.80
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
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  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • Bet-At-Home
  • 1 :
  • X :
  • 2 :
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • Betfair
  • 1 : 1.55
  • X : 3.75
  • 2 : 5.00
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • Unibet
  • 1 : 1.67
  • X : 4.10
  • 2 : 5.00
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • Betsson
  • 1 : 1.64
  • X : 4.15
  • 2 : 4.90
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • bwin
  • 1 :
  • X :
  • 2 :
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • William Hill
  • 1 : 1.62
  • X : 4.00
  • 2 : 5.50
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • Ladbrokes
  • 1 : 1.61
  • X : 3.90
  • 2 : 5.25
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
* odds are updated at 05/12/2019 23:01. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply

Stoke City betting

Stoke Odds

Stoke City spent exactly a decade in the Premier League before getting relegated in 2018. Though their apparent fall from grace is recent, as it often happens, they’ve been struggling in the Championship too, despite finishing in the top half of the Premier League for three seasons in a row not too long ago.

Right now, their promotion back to the top flight can be backed at the betting odds of 51.00, which are the seventh-longest in the league. But to win that league, they’d have to come through the odds of 301.00. On the other hand, they appear almost among the favourites for relegation to League One at the 3.75 betting odds.

Stoke Key Players

There are a number of vastly experienced names in this Stoke squad, and they’ve been boosted by a number of arrivals across the positions on the pitch. Most notably, defender Stephen Ward arrived from Burnley and for free, just like midfielder Nick Powell from Wigan Athletic. Striker Scott Hogan came on loan from Aston Villa and defender Tommy Smith was signed from Huddersfield Town for €4.45 million.

Goalkeeper Jack Butland is still there, despite what seems like a thousand links to clubs in the Premier League and across Europe in the last several years. But given his injury record, the former England international will probably battle it out with Adam Federici for the place in goal. Captain Ryan Shawcross remains their main defensive pillar, along with former Dutch international Bruno Martins Indi.

Former Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen, still a Wales international, is a fairly measured combination of work-rate and creativity, and is set to play a vital role in the middle of the park once more, as is Sam Clucas. And speaking of Welsh internationals, striker Sam Vokes will probably share his role with the likes of Hogan, Lee Gregory and Tyrese Campbell, while James McLean and Tom Ince will be looking to make an attacking contribution from wide positions.

Stoke Rivalry

Stoke have a traditional rivalry going with Port Vale, a team based in Stoke-on-Trent as well, and despite the lack of matches played between them (46 in the league, the last in 2002). Due to the two clubs being mostly in different divisions, their clashes are usually very tight, and Stoke only have a slight advantage so far, 15 to 12.

But the rarity of their games has resulted in Stoke developing rivalries with the clubs from the Midlands, such as West Bromwich Albion, Derby County and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Stoke History

There are claims that the club was first established in 1863 under the name of Stoke Ramblers and that’s what the club themselves say, though the official records do not provide any substance to it. The first documented match was played in 1868 against a team called EW May XV, and the Potters, called that way after the pottery industry in Stoke-on-Trent.

Their first home was at the Victoria Cricked Club ground, but the two entities were joined into Stoke Football Club in 1878 and the venue was renamed to Victoria Ground. The club played there until the opening of the Britannia Stadium in 1997, and that name was changed in 2016 due to a stadium-naming-rights agreement between Stoke City and bet365. It is now called the bet365 Stadium.

The ashes of former player Sir Stanley Matthews, who died in 2000 having opened the stadium three years earlier, were buried beneath the centre circle of the pitch. To this day, Matthews remains Stoke’s most celebrated player ever.

The darkest moment in the history of the club, and one of the darkest in the history of the sport, happened on 9 March 1946. The FA Cup had just been re-launched following the end of World War II, and in the sixth round, Stoke played away to Bolton Wanderers. The event would later be known as the Burnden Park disaster, due to 33 people losing their lives and over 500 injured in a man-crush. It was the stadium disaster with the highest death-toll ever until the Ibrox Park disaster in 1971.

Stoke have spent most of their time in the top division, but they’ve never managed to win the league title. Their longest ever period without top-flight football was between 1985 and 2008, followed by a decade in the Premier League and the relegation in 2018.

Stoke’s only major trophy to date is the 1972 League Cup, though they did reach another final (1964), as well as the final of the FA Cup in 2011 which they lost to Manchester City.

Luton betting

Luton Odds

Luton Town is a club that appears to be on the rise at the moment. Only six years ago, they were wading through the difficult waters of Conference football, the fifth tier of the overall pyramid. However, they’ve been working their way steadily upwards and they’ve now reached the Championship. Nevertheless, this is where things are likely to get tricky for them.

No bookmaker will consider Luton to be standing a reasonable chance to progress further from this lot. The betting odds of 751.00 for them to win the Championship title are a certified testimony to that, and even the 51.00 betting odds for their promotion seem perhaps too much of a compliment given the challenges that await them here. If they manage to stay where they are, that itself would be a big achievement and that is what they’ll probably be aiming for, and no more. But the odds of their relegation back to League One standing at 3.25 are an ominous sign.

Luton Key Players

The first thing a club like Luton Town usually does when they climb up a tier is to look at bargain possibilities in the transfer markets, which are often aplenty if you know where to look. Loan spells for talented youngsters belonging to bigger clubs, free or cheap transfers of those who couldn’t make the cut above but are more than good enough for this level, are mostly the ways to go. Therefore, 20-year-old striker Izzy Brown of Chelsea, fullback James Bree of Aston Villa and midfielder Luke Bolton of Manchester City may prove sharp temporary acquisitions through the season.

The club also signed goalkeeper Simon Sluga from Croatian side HNK Rijeka, and the 26-year-old is set to take the place between the posts as manager Graeme Jones’ first choice. Bree is also likely to step in immediately and help centre-backs Sonny Bradley and Matty Pearson keep things tight at the back. The same goes for Bolton in the middle of the park, along with Ryan Tunnicliffe who arrived from Millwall for free, and old soldiers like Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu and Andrew Shinnie.

In attack, striker James Collins is most likely to carry the torch through the tunnel and bring goals, but Brown and winger Harry Cornick will almost certainly chip in.

Luton Rivalry

Luton Town and their fans nurture a strong animosity towards Watford. The two clubs have so far met face to face in 118 competitive games, in which, surprisingly enough, Luton have the better record with 53 wins over Watford’s 36. However, Luton Town haven’t finished above Watford in the English football system since 1997.

Apart from the Hornets, Luton Town supporters also consider Queens Park Rangers, Stevenage, Cambridge United and Milton Keynes Dons as their rivals, according to a survey conducted in August 2019.

Luton History

Before Luton Town was formed there were several other clubs in the town, most notably Luton Wanderers and Luton Excelsior. As a result of an idea put forth by Wanderers player George Deacon which was based on his desire for all the best players to play at one club, the two entities merged in April 1885 and became Luton Town Football Club.

They were among the founding members of the Southern Football League and the first club in southern England to go fully professional. Their home was initially Excelsior’s old ground of Dallow Lane, but upon joining the Football League in 1897, they moved to a new ground called Dunstable Road. They stayed there for eight years, and in 1905, they finally settled at Kenilworth Road, which remains their home today.

But Luton were forced to quit the Football League for financial reasons, and they returned to the Southern League in 1900, remaining there until the Football League formed their Third Division South in 1920.

After that, it took them a long time to work their way up but they stuck to the task, finally reaping the rewards when they broke into the First Division in 1955. Their spell there lasted five years, but the 60s saw them fall back all the way to the Fourth Division, before their resurgence began with the arrival of the 70s. In 1974/75 they were back among the elite,and quickly went back to the Second Division, until they finally managed another sustained top-tier run between 1982 and 1992. They finished seventh in 1986/87, and that remains their best ever league result. They won the League Cup the following year, which is their only major trophy, but they also played in the 1989 final, as well as the FA Cup final in 1959.

But in 1992 they finished last, and therefore they missed the inaugural season of the Premier League, and they haven’t returned since. They gradually lost ground through the 90s, eventually dropping even from League Two down to the Conference Premier in 2009. But since 2014, they’ve been on the upward road, and after five more years in League Two and only a year in League One, they are back in the Championship, hoping not to be stopped here.

England Championship Results

Round 19

England Championship Results

  • Date
  • match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 1
  • x
  • 2
* odds are updated at 05/12/2019 23:01. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply
Round 18

England Championship Results

  • Date
  • match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 1
  • x
  • 2
* odds are updated at 05/12/2019 23:01. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply
Round 17

England Championship Results

  • Date
  • match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 1
  • x
  • 2
* odds are updated at 05/12/2019 23:01. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply
Round 16

England Championship Results

  • Date
  • match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 1
  • x
  • 2
* odds are updated at 05/12/2019 23:01. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply
Round 15

England Championship Results

  • Date
  • match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 1
  • x
  • 2
* odds are updated at 05/12/2019 23:01. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply
Round 14

England Championship Results

  • Date
  • match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 1
  • x
  • 2
* odds are updated at 05/12/2019 23:01. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply
Round 13

England Championship Results

  • Date
  • match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 1
  • x
  • 2
* odds are updated at 05/12/2019 23:01. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply
Round 12

England Championship Results

  • Date
  • match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 1
  • x
  • 2
* odds are updated at 05/12/2019 23:01. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply
Round 11

England Championship Results

  • Date
  • match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 1
  • x
  • 2
* odds are updated at 05/12/2019 23:01. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply
Round 10

England Championship Results

  • Date
  • match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 1
  • x
  • 2
* odds are updated at 05/12/2019 23:01. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply
Round 9

England Championship Results

  • Date
  • match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 1
  • x
  • 2
* odds are updated at 05/12/2019 23:01. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply
Round 8

England Championship Results

  • Date
  • match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 1
  • x
  • 2
* odds are updated at 05/12/2019 23:01. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply
Round 7

England Championship Results

  • Date
  • match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 1
  • x
  • 2
* odds are updated at 05/12/2019 23:01. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply
Round 6

England Championship Results

  • Date
  • match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 1
  • x
  • 2
* odds are updated at 05/12/2019 23:01. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply
Round 5

England Championship Results

  • Date
  • match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 1
  • x
  • 2
* odds are updated at 05/12/2019 23:01. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply
Round 4

England Championship Results

  • Date
  • match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 1
  • x
  • 2
* odds are updated at 05/12/2019 23:01. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply
Round 3

England Championship Results

  • Date
  • match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 1
  • x
  • 2
* odds are updated at 05/12/2019 23:01. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply
Round 2

England Championship Results

  • Date
  • match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 1
  • x
  • 2
* odds are updated at 05/12/2019 23:01. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply
Round 1

England Championship Results

  • Date
  • match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 1
  • x
  • 2
  • 05/08/2019
  • Huddersfield Town - Derby County
  • (1:2)
  • 1:2
  • 04/08/2019
  • Bristol City - Leeds United
  • (0:1)
  • 1:3
  • 03/08/2019
  • Barnsley - Fulham
  • (1:0)
  • 1:0
  • 03/08/2019
  • Blackburn Rovers - Charlton Athletic
  • (0:1)
  • 1:2
  • 03/08/2019
  • Brentford - Birmingham City
  • (0:1)
  • 0:1
  • 03/08/2019
  • Millwall - Preston North End
  • (1:0)
  • 1:0
  • 03/08/2019
  • Reading - Sheffield Wednesday
  • (0:1)
  • 1:3
  • 03/08/2019
  • Stoke City - Queens Park Rangers
  • (0:1)
  • 1:2
  • 03/08/2019
  • Swansea City - Hull City
  • (0:1)
  • 2:1
  • 03/08/2019
  • Wigan Athletic - Cardiff City
  • (0:1)
  • 3:2
  • 03/08/2019
  • Nottingham Forest - West Bromwich Albion
  • (1:2)
  • 1:2
  • 02/08/2019
  • Luton Town - Middlesbrough
  • (2:2)
  • 3:3
* odds are updated at 05/12/2019 23:01. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply