There’s a bumper Saturday coupon to get stuck into in the Championship with Derby v Brighton as well as Sheff Wed v Aston Villa on Sunday, with punters able to watch matches live streaming this season.
Popular Stoke based unit Bet365 has announced it will be showing a number of matches from the Football League through its website this season!
The 2016/2017 Championship returns this weekend with 9 games up for consideration today.
A new season always brings hope and disappointment with this campaign set to be no different, and following Championship favourites’ Newcastle shock defeat to Fulham last night, we could be set for a rollercoaster of a season.
Of the newly promoted sides in action, Wigan, back in the Championship are a season in league 1, will hope to spring a surprise on Bristol City. The Latics have bought in Premier League experience in the shape of Adam Bogdan, Nick Powell and Stephen Warnock.
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The Robins meanwhile has also bought in a number of players with Lee Tomlin, Hordur Magnusson, Gary O’Neil, Josh Brownhill and Adam Matthews all arriving while Jonathan Kodjia will be a key man after impressing last season. Under the guidance of Lee Johnson, Bristol will be keen to push on after managing to stay up last season.
Another promoted side Burton Albion will make their debut at this level with a trip to Nottingham Forest. The game will have extra significance with Burton managed by former Forest star Nigel Clough.
League one play-off winners Barnsley will mark their return to the second tier with a trip to Ipswich while two of last season play-off challengers get an early meeting as Cardiff travel to face Birmingham. The Bluebirds have a new manager in place with Paul Trollope taking over from Russell Slade.
The new man has signed Ashley Richards, Kenneth Zohore, Frederic Gounongbe and Lex Immers however Anthony Pilkington and Peter Wittingham will once again be key men. Birmingham meanwhile lost just two of their pre-season friendlies but have failed to significantly add to their squad. The lack of depth cost them last season and it could prove to be an issue again this time round.
Newly acquired Wolves will begin life under Chinese ownership with a trip to face Rotherham while Reading and last season’s surprise side Preston North End meet at the Madejski.
Brighton will hope there is no hangover from last season’s disappointment. The Seagulls missed out on automatic promotion on goal difference and subsequently lost in the play-offs. They open their campaign away to Derby County.
Blackburn rovers host relegated Norwich City and Brentford travel to face Huddersfield in the day’s other games.
Saturday Championship Tips
Norwich win 13/10
Preston +1 4/7
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