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Lions to pile pressure on Clement

Lions to pile pressure on Clement


After the international break, the Championship returns this weekend and there looks to be plenty of value on offer amongst the 12 fixtures.

We’ve picked out the best three bets available, starting with a big clash at the bottom end of the table.

Millwall to beat Reading @ 17/10

Neil Harris’ Millwall endured a poor start to the season but the Lions have showed some improvement in recent weeks.

A home win over Aston Villa was followed by a 2-2 draw at Nottingham Forest and they now make the trip to Reading to face a team below them in the table.

The Royals have lost three of their last five fixtures and speculation is mounting that boss Paul Clement could get the sack if they suffer another defeat on Saturday.

Millwall did the double over Reading last term, including a 2-0 win at the Madejski Stadium back in February.

Lee Gregory scored in that win and has two goals in the last three matches. He is available at 37/20 to score anytime.

West Brom to beat Wigan @ 5/4

After a sluggish start, West Brom have found their rhythm and have moved up to second after a seven-game unbeaten run.

They travel to Lancashire to face a Wigan team that have surprised many this season, with Paul Cook’s men currently in mid-table.

But Latics have struggled in recent weeks, failing to win any of their last three and not scoring a goal during that spell.

They are difficult to beat at home and will make it tough for the Baggies to break them down, but with the attacking options at Darren Moore’s disposal – Dwight Gayle is 17/4 to score first – the visitors look to have too much for the hosts.

Hull v Preston – draw @ 23/10

Two teams in the bottom three meet at the KCOM Stadium on Saturday as Hull and Preston go head-to-head.

The hosts are rock bottom, with just eight points from their opening 12 games, and have failed to win any of their last five matches.

Their home form will be the biggest concern for Nigel Adkins, with just one win and one draw from seven home fixtures.

Preston have at least showed signs of life in the last two matches, picking up four points thanks to a draw with Aston Villa and a 4-0 success over Wigan, but North End haven’t won any of their last six on the road.

Neither team can afford a defeat and a draw looks a likely outcome, with a 0-0 scoreline available at 37/4 in the Exact Score market.

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Warren Ashurst Warren has been a sports journalist for over 25 years, both written and broadcast. Having worked as a radio commentator, he has a wealth of experience of seeing top-level sport first hand and specialises in football, golf and cricket.