Jota wincast and Hooper odds among Championship tips for September 23-24
FootyOn’s Championship tips for September 23-24 include a Diogo Jota wincast in Wolves v Barnsley and Gary Hooper odds for Sheffield Wednesday v Sheffield United.
League Cup commitments are out the way for another month, so it’s all about Championship clashes and the race for Premier League promotion.
This latest matchweek has a number of intriguing encounters, including Sheffield and Midlands derbies on TV.
At the top of the table, meanwhile, Leeds United v Ipswich Town pits two promotion contenders against one another.
What punts appeal in these and other major matches this weekend, then? Read our Championship tips for September 23-24…
Cardiff City v Sunderland: Bluebirds value to beat Black Cats
Surprise Championship title challengers Cardiff can make the lengthy trip up to Sunderland a winning one.
The Black Cats haven’t won at home in 15 attempts across all competitions since last December.
That give Neil Warnock’s travelling team every hope of a favourable result at the Stadium of Light.
Back the Bluebirds at an incredible 8/5 price with betway.
Leeds United v Ipswich Town: White win to nil appeals
League leaders Leeds are yet to concede a home goal in the Championship this term and beat Suffolk side Ipswich 1-0 at Elland Road last term.
Although the Tractor Boys have scored in every game across all competitions so far this term, this is the first time they have come up against an in-form team.
Mick McCarthy’s men are lacking the X-factor of Whites attacking options, which include Samu Saiz, Kemar Roofe, Pablo Hernandez and Stuart Dallas.
Couple them with a strong home defence, and Leeds look real value at a best-price 17/10 with BetVictor to win to nil.
Wolves v Barnsley: Diogo Jota wincast worth wager
Joining Leeds and Cardiff on 17 points at the top of the table are Wolves.
Their position is in no small part thanks to the recent goalscoring exploits of Portuguese forward Diogo Jota.
The Atletico Madrid owned attacker has four in his last three outings for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.
With Wolves hosting a struggling Barnsley side that have sold almost all their best players over the last year and not won on the road this term, backing a Jota wincast at 15/8 with Paddy Power makes sense.
Aston Villa v Nottingham Forest: Draw at half-time has merit
Live on Sky Sports Football and Main Event, kick-off: 17:30 BST.
Midlands rivals Villa and Forest clash in the first of two TV offerings with plenty pointing to things being all square at the break.
Both of last season’s meetings were level at half-time, while the Reds’ last three league games have been too.
As for the hosts and under-fire boss Steve Bruce, his team’s previous three matches at Villa Park were draws at the interval.
Sheffield Wednesday v Sheffield United: Gary Hooper odds to strike anytime attractive
Live on Sky Sports Football and Main Event, kick-off: 13:15 BST.
Going into the first Steel City derby in five-and-a-half year, you’re looking for an in-form forward.
While it’s possible the Blades will have some fit forward options after being very short in their home defeat by Norwich City last time out, the Owls have no such worries.
Gary Hooper has four goals in as many matches, so Wednesday’s frontman ticks the box.
They’ve all been first-half strikes and Hooper odds are clearly overpriced at a best-price 19/10 with BetVictor.
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