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Football: Npower Championship Midweek – Blackpool v Leeds Utd

August 21, 2012
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Football: Npower Championship Midweek – Blackpool v Leeds Utd

The Npower Championship season may only be but a few days old but this is the time of year when the games come thick and fast. And so we move on to the second game for most clubs in the second tier of English Football. Nothing to read into the first weekend of matches; it’s surely too early, but of note was but a combined single point for the three clubs relegated from last seasons Premier League. All three had away fixtures to be fair as Blackburn were held to a draw at Ipswich thanks to a late own goal, whilst Bolton were beaten by a goal in each half with no return in their opening derby match at Burnley and Wolves suffered a 1-0 defeat at Elland Road versus Leeds United. Leeds are one of nine sides in the division who recorded wins in their opening game and...

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Tuesday Night Npower Championship Betting Odds & Tips

September 27, 2011
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Tuesday Night Npower Championship Betting Odds & Tips

A full midweek program of matches in the Npower Championship starts Tuesday and can see Brighton return to the top. Gus Poyet’s Brighton & Hove Albion do not look like stopping on their charge up the football league and another three points look on the cards as Crystal Palace come to visit the Amex on Tuesday night. Some regard this as a feisty local Derby, although despite the distance between the two clubs, the same question could be asked about the South Coast Derby when Portsmouth play the Seagulls. The chunks missing out of legs every time this match takes place sits it firmly in Derby territory however. The fortunes of each club couldn’t be any different at the moment though. Both sides started brightly in their respective campaigns, but the wheels have come of Palaces run of late, or at least a couple as they went down to...

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Sunday: Npower Championship Previews, Betting Odds & Tips

August 27, 2011
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Nottingham Forest v West Ham United and Watford v Birmingham Just the two games in the Npower Championship on Sunday, both have the potential to be passionate hard fought affairs as West Ham have made a good start to the season and can get themselves into the top six with a win at the City Ground. It’s not a happy hunting ground for most sides though, Forest are renowned for being the hardest side in this division to beat at home. Goals are where the money can come from on Sunday and i predict there will be a few Watford have had a shocking start to their campaign with Malkay Mackay gone. But that excuse can not be used at all now, Sean Dyche has been at the club long enough and will want his troops to try to take advantage of a desolate Birmingham City side when they...

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Npower Championship Betting Odds – Previews and Tips

August 26, 2011
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Npower Championship Betting Odds – Previews and Tips

Another weekend in the Npower Championship with Southampton and Derby County leading the way Middlesbrough and West Ham United hot on their heels. The top of the table may still look a little topsy-turvy in some minds, but this weekend the Npower Championship will be some five matches in and some positions beginning to be established already. Derby County look likely to retain their 100% record and make it five wins from five against an out of sorts Burnley side, if they do, only Southampton can deny Nigel Clough’s side a place on top of the division by winning at Leicester City. If the Saints were to do just that, they will have surely arrived as Championship contenders. Brighton & Hove Albion are making hay already in this division, they too, look likely to take three points on Saturday afternoon as Peterborough come to the AMEX. Fresh from a...

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Last Minute Equaliser Saves Leeds United

August 21, 2011
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Last Minute Equaliser Saves Leeds United

The goals keep coming if Leeds are in town and they didn’t disappoint today as they travelled to Upton Park. Simon Grayson has yet to rectify the defensive frailties that have been all too apparent not only already this season, but all through last year too. Luckily however, they can still score goals, although they left it very very late to rescue a point from this game versus West Ham. The Hammers went in front after just 6 minutes as Carlton Cole struck. Leeds missed a penalty in the first half and the score was 1-1 at the break. Leeds got one back on 59 minutes with a McCormack goal, but just two minutes later surrendered the lead as Kisnorbo put through his own net to regain the lead for West Ham. It was down to 22 midfielder Adam Clayton to score his first goal for the club in...

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West Ham United v Leeds United – A walk in the Upton Park for WHU

August 21, 2011
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Simon Grayson brings his Leeds United side to upton park this Sunday with the cry, “We can beat anyone!” Whilst i can agree with that, I will also add the waiver, “…………………..if you score 4 or more goals”. For Leeds issue, not for now but for all of last season as well, was defence. Or the lack of it. Always prone to conceding a hatful, Leeds will always be vulnerable as has already been highllighted when they travelled to St Marys to face Southampton on day 1. West Ham have played oly once at Upton park so far, losing in out in a game with a single goal to Cardiff City. They showed they are fairly dangerous in front of goal when smashing Watford last weekend. Leeds will probably put up a bit more of a fight, but ultimately, soemthing defensively is most likely to let them down.

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Npower Championship remains as mad as a Box of Frogs

August 20, 2011
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Npower Championship remains as mad as a Box of Frogs

Southampton and Derby retain 100% records. Reading lose at home again. Crystal Palace win away and Peterborough put 7 (seven) past Ipswich!! Just another regular predictable weekend in the Npower Championship then! This division is as mad as it gets so far. No one would have predicted the top four position in the division at this stage of the season would be occupied by two teams promoted from League One just last season, a Derby side who were just about the most inconsistent last season and have spent next to nothing in the summer, and finally, a Crystal Palace side that only just escaped relegation in May. Trying to predict whats happening at the top is an impossibility. The best place to be looking for bets now in this division is with teams toward the bottom. Coventry and Doncaster were certainly forecast to struggle this season, and Watford too,...

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Weekend Npower Championship Bets

August 18, 2011
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For full stories and previews of the matches below, please click  HERE! Articles published on Valuechecker. Nottingham Forest v Leicester – 6/4 Home win & 4/1 Home/Home in HT/FT market. Brighton & Hove Albion v Blackpool – Home Win Southampton v Millwall – Over 2.5 GoalsDerby County v Doncaster – Derby to Win to NilReading v Barnsley – Reading HT/FTWest Ham United v Leeds United – Home Win 

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Where are the score draws in the Npower Championship?

August 18, 2011
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I need those Score Draws!!!

Here’s something to consider, its called the law of averages, and in this instance i think it is quite significant. By far the most common result in most leagues is the 1-1 draw, hence it is almost always found as the shortest price correct score bet in the majority of game, should they not be top v bottom etc. Now, in the Championship thus far, should Palace v Cov stay 0-1, there will have been 31 completed games since the start of the season. Working on previous years averages, 2008/09 1-1 (69 games) 12.50% 1-0 (59) 2009/10 1-1 (86 games) 15.58% 1-0 (57) 2008/09 1-1 (71 games) 12.86% 1-0 (51) We might safely assume that at an average of 12% we should have had some 4-5 games finishing with this scoreline. We might also, well I do anyway, think that this inbalance will be redressed over the course of...

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