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Norwich v Rotherham Betting Tips
Norwich are high and flying on a run of six wins from their last seven matches, including all three at Carrow Road. They’ve climbed from a respectable ninth in the table to one point clear at the top, and although they only earned a point at Hull City midweek, they’ll be confident of getting back to winning ways against bottom-six outfit Rotherham.
The visitors are on a dismal run with just one win from their last 12 outings, with that coming on home turf against Swansea. Indeed, they’ve lost six of their nine road games this term, failing to score in five of them as a solitary strike is the most they have managed in any. Going back further, their previous season in the Championship saw them lose 21 of 23 winless road trips in 2016/17.
Nottingham Forest v Ipswich Betting Tips
Forest have certainly been the dominant side of the two in the head-to-heads since 2009/10. They’ve won six of nine unbeaten home matches against Ipswich in this time, while they’ve also won three of the last four either home or away. The hosts have shown this dominance at the City Ground even though their opponents have finished above them in the table for each of the past five seasons. Now there’s a disparity of 18 places between them as Ipswich lie rock-bottom, that record looks likely to continue. Moreover, Forest have won four of five unbeaten outings this term against bottom-six teams and so it doesn’t look too promising for the underdogs.
The visitors have lost five of their last seven winless matches, including all three with top-half opposition, and although they are under new management, we don’t expect Paul Lambert to be enough to dig them out of this one. Indeed, they’ve also lost six of nine road games, as seven of these came against teams that were in the bottom half of the table at the time. Up against one of the current top six, we don’t give them much hope at all. Not to mention, Aitor Karanka’s have lost only one of their nine home matches, and that came against league leaders Norwich, so they should cruise past the Tractor Boys.
Middlesbrough v Aston Villa Betting Tips
Boro have been consistently battling it out at the top of the table and remain unbeaten from their last seven outings, winning two of their last three. They managed to overcome Crystal Palace in the League Cup at the Riverside during this period too, as they’ve now won 14 of their 21 matches here in all competitions since February – with only Wolves, Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest managing to get the better them. Indeed, that Villa victory came in the play-offs under Steve Bruce last term but it hasn’t quite been the same this time around.
They only have five wins from their last 17 matches as they have been terrible on the road, picking up just six points from their last eight trips. That includes defeats in three of the last four away matches, as well as both at top-six sides they’ve encountered, so Middlesbrough will definitely be frustrated if they don’t come away with the full three points.
The hosts have by far the best defence in the league with the next best being Leeds, who have conceded seven more goals than them. Although they’ve only netted 22 times themselves, they shouldn’t have any problems getting past Dean Smith’s defence. Villa have shipped three times as many goals as their hosts with five of these coming in their extortionary midweek draw with Forest.
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