Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 7:14 PM (England)
Can Leeds return to winning ways when they face an inconsistent QPR side on Saturday? Swansea should claim a comfortable victory over Wigan, while Nottingham Forest are expected to see off Luton with ease.
Let’s get stuck into this week’s best bets from England’s second tier.
QPR vs. Leeds United – 1/18/20
Fifteenth-place QPR host Leeds on Saturday with both teams enduring a run of questionable form. Both sides have won just one of their last six games and both come into this game on the back of a defeat. However, Leeds remain second in the table – one point behind league-leaders West Brom. Only bottom side Luton have a worse defensive record than QPR this season, but QPR also have the second-best goalscoring record in the division. Leeds should have enough quality to beat QPR, but the home side are likely to score. For that reason, a Leeds win and both teams to score seems like the best bet here.
Pick: Leeds United to Win and Both Teams to Score – 2.96
Swansea City vs. Wigan Athletic – 1/18/20
Swansea remain in contention for a playoff spot after only losing one of their last six games. The Welsh side are currently seventh in the table, but only four points behind third-place Brentford. On the other hand, Wigan are second from bottom and have won just one of their last fifteen games. Wigan are the league’s lowest scoring side this season, so Swansea come into this game as firm favorites. However, given the unpredictable nature of the Championship, the odds for a home win in this matchup are very attractive. You can almost double your money by backing Swansea.
Pick: Swansea City to Win – 1.91
Nottingham Forest vs. Luton Town – 1/19/20
Two teams with very different ambitions meet at the City Ground on Sunday. Forest are fifth and aiming for promotion to the Premier League this season, while Luton are bottom and fighting relegation. Forest are unbeaten in their last four games and have won three in that time. By contrast, Luton are without a win in seven. The odds for a home win are at 1.53, but it’s worth considering that just two teams have conceded fewer goals than Forest this season. If you add the clean sheet market into the mix, the odds are significantly enhanced.
Pick: Nottingham Forest to Win and Keep a Clean Sheet – 2.80