Lewis Grabban odds are among Championship tips for August 18-19.
Lewis Grabban odds are among Championship tips for August 18-19.

Championship tips for August 18-19: Birmingham and Grabban feature

Birmingham City bets and Lewis Grabban odds among Championship tips for August 18-19

FootyOn experts give their Championship tips for August 18-19, which include Birmingham City bets and Lewis Grabban odds in the other TV game.

Lewis Grabban odds are among Championship tips for August 18-19.

Lewis Grabban odds are among Championship tips for August 18-19.

Three teams defend 100 per cent records going into matchday four of the Championship, but something has to give as the top two meet at Molineux.

We’ll come on to Wolves’ clash with Cardiff soon enough, but there’s also televised action from Burton upon Trent and Sunderland this weekend.

A Yorkshire derby also kicks off early on Saturday as the Blades of Sheffield United battle Barnsley.

What are the best value bets then? Here are our Championships tips for August 18-19…

Friday

Burton Albion v Birmingham City bets: Back Redknapp’s men for away win

Live on Sky Sports Football, kick-off: 19:45 BST.

While the Blues have never beaten the Brewers in two previous meetings which happened last season, that was before Harry Redknapp took over at St Andrew’s.

Given Burton prop up the Championship table as the only team without a point, it is surprising to find Birmingham odds against to win.

Birmingham City bets appeal among Championship tips for August 18-19 because of forward Che Adams.

Birmingham City bets appeal among Championship tips for August 18-19 because of forward Che Adams.

Blues forward Che Adams was discovered by Brewers boss Nigel Clough when in charge of Sheffield United, and he could easily come back to haunt the manager.

With Burton conceding nine goals in four games across all competitions so far, snap up Birmingham City odds of 17/10 with BetVictor for an away victory.

Saturday

Sheffield United v Barnsley: Blades and Tykes to share spoils

Kick-off 11:15 BST.

Five of the last eight meetings between last term’s League One winners United and plucky Oakwell outfit Barnsley have been draws.

These Yorkshire rivals sit next to one another in the Championship table on the same points and goal difference.

That suggests the Blades and Tykes are evenly matched – a trend supported by recent head-to-heads.

Betway go 14/5 that Barnsley leave Bramall Lane with a point, as they did on their last trip to the Steel City.

Wolves v Cardiff: Nathaniel Mendez-Laing wincast worth wager

Kick-off: 15:00 BST.

And a Nathaniel Mendez-Laing wincast in Wolves v Cardiff is another of our Championship tips for August 18-19.

And a Nathaniel Mendez-Laing wincast in Wolves v Cardiff is another of our Championship tips for August 18-19.

Neil Warnock took a bit of a punt on winger Nathaniel Mendez-Laing when signing him from Rochdale for Cardiff City this summer.

Mendez-Laing has repaid that faith with four goals in the last three games.

As the table-topping Bluebirds travel to Wolves where Mendez-Laing didn’t make the grade as a youngster, the script is written for a big performance.

Taking the 13/2 Mendez-Laing wincast on offer at Sky Bet makes sense, as Cardiff have also won on two of their last four visits to Molineux and are yet to concede a Championship goal.

Sunderland v Leeds United: Lewis Grabban odds anytime appeal

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

Replacing Jermain Defoe and his guaranteed goals was seen as being one of several issues for Simon Grayson to sort out at Sunderland.

As he prepares to face his former club Leeds, it looks as though the Black Cats boss has sorted that particular problem.

Lewis Grabban has three goals in as many league games since being loaned to the Stadium of Light from Bournemouth.

This is one forward in fine form, then, and best-price Grabban odds of 15/8 in the anytime market with Paddy Power are great value because he has three goals in two Championship starts against Leeds.

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