A Billy Sharp wincast is among Championship tips for August 12-13 alongside Gabriel Agbonlahor odds.
A Billy Sharp wincast is among Championship tips for August 12-13 alongside Gabriel Agbonlahor odds.

Championship tips for August 12-13: Wincast a Sharp bet for Blades at Boro

Gabriel Agbonlahor odds and Billy Sharp wincast among Championship tips for August 12-13

FootyOn experts give their Championship tips for August 12-13, which include Gabriel Agbonlahor odds and a Billy Sharp wincast.

A Billy Sharp wincast is among Championship tips for August 12-13 alongside Gabriel Agbonlahor odds.

A Billy Sharp wincast is among Championship tips for August 12-13 alongside Gabriel Agbonlahor odds.

Although the return of Premier League football takes centre stage this week, there is still money to be made betting elsewhere.

The Championship enters matchweek two with just one TV game, but lots of opportunities to have a flutter.

Have punters earned extra clues from most sides taking part in the League Cup?

We’ll see, as we give our Championship tips for August 12-13…

Saturday

Birmingham City v Bristol City

Che Adams to score last after hat-trick heroism

Kick-off 15:00 BST.

While the build-up to this game has been dominated by Blues boss Harry Redknapp’s interest in Robins defender Aden Flint, there is money to be made on him being beaten.

Che Adams hit a hat-trick in midweek for Birmingham as they thrashed Crawley Town 5-1 in the League Cup.

This talented attacker also scored in both fixtures against Bristol City last season, grabbing the only goal in each game.

That would seemingly make a wincast tempting, but there’s better value on Adams rounding off the scoring at 13/2 with BetVictor.

Reading v Fulham

Away win for Fulham fancied – Evens

Kick-off 15:00 BST.

Slavisa Jokanovic’s side can get revenge for last season’s play-off semi-final defeat here, as the Royals have an injury crisis.

Jaap Stam is struggling to name a fully fit matchday squad for this game, so the travelling Craven Cottage club can capitalise on that.

Take evens with Sky Bet for an away victory.

Cardiff City v Aston Villa

Agbonlahor to score anytime again

Kick-off 15:00 BST.

Agbonlahor odds are worth a bet, according to our Championship tips for August 12-13.

Agbonlahor odds are worth a bet, according to our Championship tips for August 12-13.

Villa stalwart Agbonlahor has somehow managed to stay at his boyhood club and proved he had a part to play when grabbing the opener against Hull City last week.

A lot of change has happened at Villa Park since Agbonlahor made his debut in 2005, but he retains a pacy threat in-behind.

That will stretch the hosting Bluebirds’ backline and Cardiff needed extra time to get past Portsmouth in League Cup action during midweek.

While Agbonlahor odds are definite value in the first goalscorer market at 13/2 with Paddy Power, taking the 11/4 anytime is safer on a forward with one goal from two career starts against this opposition.

Middlesbrough v Sheffield United

Sharp wincast backed for Blades at Riverside

Live on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event, kick-off: 17:30 BST.

Sheffield United skipper Billy Sharp has scored against Boro for three different clubs; Doncaster Rovers, Southampton and Leeds United in that order.

The Blades are buoyant following a winning return to Championship life last weekend, courtesy of their captain, and victory in a thrilling League Cup tie.

Pre-season promotion favourites Middlesbrough, now managed by Garry Monk, have a lot of new names in attack that will take time to gel.

Siding with Sky Bet’s nifty 9/2 wincast – involving Sharp to score and Sheffield United for an away victory – makes sense.

Sunday

Norwich v Sunderland

Canaries a coup to lead by two at half-time

Kick-off 13:30 BST.

Although non-televised, this encounter takes place on Sunday because of Sunderland’s first round League Cup tie at Bury is shown on Thursday.

This is a second lengthy trip for Simon Grayson’s side in the space of less than 72 hours.

Bearing in mind the Canaries held a two-goal advantage in their own cup game at the break in midweek and have led by a 2-0 scoreline in two of their last three battles with the Black Cats, this is worth a punt to happen again.

Paddy Power go a profitable 9/1 that Norwich are two goals to the good without reply by the break.

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