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Barnsley v Wolves (19:45):
Barnsley have won 3 of their last 4 league games. Barnsley have also won 3 of their last 4 home league games. Paul Heckingbottom’s team are adapting to life without James Bree, captain Conor Hourihane and top goalscorer Sam Winnall. Both teams have scored in 4 of Barnsley’s last 5 home league games, on each occasions there has also been over 2.5 goals. Wolves have drawn 5 of their 14 away games this season, the joint 2nd most in the league. Wolves have won 2 of their last 5 away games, both teams have scored and over 2.5 goals has occurred on 3 of those 5 occasions. Wolves may well make changes after a gruelling victory at Anfield. Barnsley have scored in 13 of their 14 home games this season, scoring 2 or more goals on 10 occasions. Barnsley have also scored 2 or more goals in their last 5 consecutive home league games. Wolves have scored in 4 of their last 5 away games and 10 of their 14 away games all season. If you fancy both teams to score at 8/13, it may well be worth looking at both teams to score and over 2.5 goals which is 11/10. There are few angles on the corner count, Barnsley have had 5 or more corners in 5 of their last 7 home games. Wolves’ games are very inconsistent in terms of corners, 3 of their last 9 away games have had 10 or more corners, while 3 of those 9 have had under 9 corners.
Birmingham v Reading (19:45):
Birmingham are yet to win a game under Gianfranco Zola, a run of 9 games. Of his 4 home league games in charge, both teams have scored in 3 of them. Both teams have scored in Reading’s last 3 away games and on each occasion there has been over 4.5 goals. 5 of Reading’s last 6 away games have seen over 2.5 goals, 4 of those 5 away games have seen over 3.5 goals. 5 of Birmingham’s last 5 home league games have seen 11 or more corners, all of their last 5 league games in general have seen 9 or more corners. 4 of Reading’s last 7 league games have had 10 or more corners. 7 of Reading’s last 10 away games have had 9 or more corners.
Brentford v Aston Villa (19:45):
Brentford have won just 1 of their last 8 home games, losing on 4 of those occasions. Both teams have scored with over 2.5 goals in 3 of their last 4 home games but the Bees have been without their main goal threat Scott Hogan for the last 4 games due to a transfer saga with West Ham. Aston Villa have strengthened this window, bringing in the likes of right-back James Bree and some much needed quality in midfield with Henri Lansbury, Conor Hourihane and Birkir Bjarnason while a deal for Neil Taylor looks imminent. Steve Bruce’s team are also boosted with the return of leading goalscorer Jonathan Kodjia from the African Cup of Nations. Aston Villa have won just 1 of their last 7 away games. Both teams have scored in none of Villa’s last 5 away and their have been under 1.5 goals in their last 4 away games. This looks like a game between 2 out of form sides, there seems little edge in terms of goals but Aston Villa have strengthened this window. When you consider this angle, an Aston Villa win looks massive at 15/8 which is best priced with Bet 365. 9 of Brentford’s last 10 home games have had 11 or more corners, 5 of Villa’s last 6 away games have had 9 or more corners, 3 of those have had 10 or more corners.
Bristol City v Sheffield Wednesday (19:45):
Bristol City have lost their last 8 league games and have won just 1 in 13. Lee Johnson’s side have lost their last 4 home games, with both teams scoring on 3 of those 4 occasions. Bristol City have conceded 8 goals in their last 3 home matches. Sheffield Wednesday have won 2 of their last 5 away games, with under 2.5 goals occurring in 3 of those 5 games. Wednesday will be without Steven Fletcher after his red card against Brighton but The Owls should have enough to cope, with Sam Winnall, Fernando Forestieri and Gary Hooper at their disposal. Holding midfielder Sam Hutchinson is also unavailable after being sent off versus Brighton, however Wednesday do have the likes of David Jones and Kieran Lee available to deputise. Bristol City seem unable to break out of this poor run and so the 13/8 offered by William Hill for Sheffield Wednesday to win looks appealing.
Cardiff v Preston (19:45):
Cardiff have won 3 of their last 4 games and have kept clean sheets in 3 of their last 5 games at home. Preston are unbeaten in their last 4 away matches, both teams have scored in 5 of their last 6 games away from home. Both teams to score ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ are split 5/6 each and that indicates how tough of a game this is to call. 5 of Preston’s last 7 away games have had 9 or more corners. Preston have conceded 6 or more corners in 3 of their last 4 away games whilst Cardiff have had 7 or more corners in each of their last 4 home games.
Ipswich v Derby (19:45):
Ipswich have won just 2 of their last 6 league games, but they have won their last 2 home matches, with both teams scoring both times. Ipswich have kept just 1 home clean sheet in their last 7 and both teams have scored in 3 of their last 4 home games. Derby are now 3 away matches without a win, losing the their last 2. Only 1 of their last 5 away matches have seen both teams score. Tom Lawrence has score 6 of Ipswich’s 7 goals in all competitions in 2017, so if you fancy Ipswich to find the back of the net 9/4 on Lawrence anytime could be worth thinking about. 7 of Derby’s last 8 away games have had 11 or more corners. Ipswich have had 4 or more corners in each of their last 9 home league games.
Nottingham Forest v Rotherham (19:45):
Forest have won 1 of their last 5 home games. None of Forest’s last 3 home games have seen both teams score, while all of their last 4 home matches have seen under 2.5 goals. Rotherham have lost 13 of their 14 away matches this season, picking up just 1 point. They have failed to score in their last 3 away trips. Rotherham have been slightly more competitive in games since Paul Warne took over and both of these out of form teams will view the game as winnable in the context of the season. Rotherham’s away form suggests Forest should edge it, but they seem a tad short at 17/20 when you consider their managerial situation on top of their own recent form. Rotherham’s last 6 away games have all had 10 or more corners, as have Forest’s last 2 home matches. Forest have had 4 or more corners in each of their last 6 home games while Rotherham have had 6 or more corners in each of their last 3 away fixtures.