The fourth round of fixtures of the 2021-22 EFL Championship take place this weekend, starting on Friday night with Bristol City hosting Swansea City.
Six teams currently top the table on seven points whilst Nottingham Forest and Preston North End remain pointless at the bottom.
Here’s a look at three of the notable games ahead of the weekend and betting tips for each:
Blackburn Rovers vs West Bromwich Albion
Ewood Park sees two of the early Championship leaders on Saturday afternoon as Blackburn Rovers host West Bromwich Albion with both teams on seven points from three games.
The hosts sit sixth in the league at present but it’s the Baggies who top the league on goals scored and they’re hot favourites to win this weekend. You can play online casino in the Philippines or put your money on red on the roulette table but a solid bet would be to back West Brom on Saturday.
West Brom’s 4-0 thrashing of Sheffield United midweek was their first clean sheet of the season, whilst Blackburn’s three games have all seen both team’s score.
We can expect another exciting second tier game this weekend when these two go head-to-head.
Best bet: Both teams to score is 5/6
Derby County vs Middlesbrough
Wayne Rooney recorded his first victory since April as Derby manager with a scruffy 1-0 win away to Hull City midweek. The Rams, who have had a favourable fixture list to start the season, have taken just four points from a possible nine before facing their toughest test of the season at home to Middlesbrough this weekend.
Whilst Rooney is in his first full season in charge, in the opposite dugout, Neil Warnock started his managerial career before England’s record goalscorer was even born.
Boro made an impressive start to the 2021-22 campaign with a draw away to Fulham and then beating Bristol City. However, they suffered a setback midweek with a surprise 2-3 loss at home to Queens Park Rangers.
Expect Warnock to fire his team up for the weekend as they return to winning ways against a Derby team in a mess that includes a centre-back pairing who are a combined 75 years old.
Best bet: Middlesbrough to win is 29/20
Fulham vs Hull City
Marco Silva’s Fulham head into the weekend only behind league leaders West Brom on goals scored following their 2-1 win at Millwall on Tuesday evening. The new manager has collected seven points from his opening three matches with no result more impressive than the 5-1 thrashing of Huddersfield Town last weekend.
Hull City topped the table after a 4-1 win away to Preston North End in their season opener, but they were quickly brought back down to ground with a 0-3 thrashing at home to Queens Park Rangers before becoming the first team to lose to Derby County since April, midweek.
The Cottagers have had an additional 24 hours’ rest, have the much stronger squad and start to the season. All points to a home win in West London on Saturday.
Neither side have kept a clean sheet so far this season and with Fulham’s powerful attack they should win this one comfortably. Aleksandar Mitrovic, Harry Wilson, Ivan Cavaleiro, Josh Onomah and 18-year-old Fabio Carvalho have all been on the scoresheet already this season.
Best bet: Fulham to win and over 2.5 goals is 6/5