Championship Football Pointers – Tuesday 20th April

Brentford vs Cardiff

Goals scored – 1.73 goals per game

Goals conceded – 0.97 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.75 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.02 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.02 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.85 per game

Red cards for them – 0.04 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.14 per game

Brentford have played 41 games this season

They have scored in – 32 games (78.04%)

They have conceded in – 27 games (65.85%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 31 games (75.60%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 20 games ( 48.78%)

Games where both teams scored – 23 games (56.09%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 35 games (85.36%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 29 games (70.73%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 23 games (56.09%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 27 games (65.85%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 34 games (82.92%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 23 games (56.09%)

Cardiff stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.38 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.09 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.54 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.92 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.64 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.11 per game

Red cards for them – 0.07 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0 per game

Cardiff have played 42 games this season

They have scored in – 31 games (73.80%)

They have conceded in – 28 games (66.66%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 32 games (76.19%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 19 games (45.23%)

Games where both teams scored – 20 games (47.61%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 34 games (80.95%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 36 games (85.71%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 25 games (59.52%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 33 games (78.57%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 23 games (54.76%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 23 games (54.76%)

Brentford vs Cardiff match preview

Cardiff have failed to score in 4 of their last 8 league games and Brentford have seen 2 of their last 3 league games end 0-0 with the other being a 5-0 win away at Preston. Goals and the result isn’t a market we would get heavily stuck into but we do feel there is a good chance this game could end up being a draw. Cardiff have drawn 5 of their last 10 league games and Brentford have drawn 5 of their last 6 league games. So it looks likely these teams could play out a draw tonight. 

Brentford have taken 3 or more corners in 85.36% of their league games this season and Cardiff have taken 3 or more corners in 80.95% of their league games. Brentford average 5.40 corners per game in their last 5 league games. The issue with corners is Cardiff have gone down in corners recently and have taken 2 corners or less in 5 of their last 14 league games and they average 3.57 corners per game in those 14 games. So we can’t trust Cardiff to take at least 3 corners and we wouldn’t trust Brentford to cover most the bet on their own if we went down the total match corners route. So we won’t be backing corners.

The season booking stats are weak for both teams and recent form is not strong enough to change our mind. So we won’t back cards either.

The best bet in this game is 

the match to be a draw

1-1 or 2-2 as part of a group correct score bet

Norwich vs Watford

Norwich stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.57 goals per game

Goals conceded – 0.73 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.09 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.92 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.28 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.71 per game

Red cards for them – 0.09 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.07 per game

Norwich have played 42 games this season

They have scored in – 35 games (83.33%)

They have conceded in – 24 games (5714%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 28 games (66.66%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 17 games (40.47%)

Games where both teams scored – 20 games (47.61%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 37 games (88.09%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 37 games (88.09%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 32 games (76.19%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 30 games (71.42%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 35 games (83.33%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 27 games (64.28%)

Watford stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.40 goals per game

Goals conceded – 0.66 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.64 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.30 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.78 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.30 per game

Red cards for them – 0.04 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.07 per game

Watford have played 42 games this season

They have scored in – 32 games (76.19%)

They have conceded in – 22 games (52.38%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 23 games (54.76%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 13 games (30.95%)

Games where both teams scored – 16 games (38.09%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 39 games (92.85%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 32 games (76.19%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 30 games (71.42%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 37 games (88.09%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 32 games (76.19%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 27 games (64.28%)

Norwich vs Watford match preview

Watford failed to score in their last league game when they were beaten by Luton but had scored in all 8 before that and they have scored an average of 1.77 goals per game in their last 9 league games. Norwich also lost their last game though they did score and have now scored in all of their last 14 league games and they scored an average of 2.21 goals per game in those 14 games. 

Both sides have a very good defensive record with Norwich keeping 11 clean sheets in their last 18 league games and Watford keeping 8 clean sheets in their last 15 league games. With 2 sides that have a scoring record like this though it’s hard to back against goals. Over 1.5 goals looks a very strong bet with both teams to score also looking good. Over 2.5 goals is where the risk increases but there is still a decent chance that comes in with the goal stats between these two. At bigger odds some bets like both teams to score in both halves would have a chance in a game like this.

Watford have taken 3 or more corners in 92.85% of their league games this season and Norwich in 88.09%, so the season stats suggest a very strong chance both teams take at least 3 corners but the recent form does add some doubt. Watford average just 2.66 corners per game in their last 3 league games and Norwich have taken 2 corners or less in 2 of their last 4 league games. Even with the recent form there is still a good chance both teams will take at least 3 corners, just corners is not an angle where we would push our luck on current form. 

Norwich have been given no cards in 3 of their last 5 league games and Watford average 1.80 yellow cards per game in their last 5 league games. So contrasting recent form on cards but it’s not an angle we can confidently play here as 3 of the last 6 Watford league games ended under 30 match booking points, and as any bookings bet looks to be dependent on them picking up at least a couple of cards it’s not strong enough for use to get involved.

The best bets in this game are

Over 1.5 goals

Both teams to score

Both teams to score in both halves

3+ corners each team

Preston vs Derby

Preston stats and averages

Goals scored – 0.97 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.30 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.19 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.85 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.14 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.11 per game

Red cards for them – 0.07 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.09 per game

Preston have played 42 games this season

They have scored in – 24 games (57.14%)

They have conceded in – 29 games (69.04%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 26 games (61.90%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 19 games (45.23%)

Games where both teams scored – 14 games (33.33%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 30 games (71.42%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 34 games (80.95%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 21 games (50%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 29 games (69.04%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 28 games (66.66%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 19 games (45.23%)

Derby stats and averages

Goals scored – 0.73 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.14 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.59 per game

Corners for their opponents – 3.90 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.66 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.28 per game

Red cards for them – 0.02 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.02 per game

Derby have played 42 games this season

They have scored in – 22 games (52.38%)

They have conceded in – 30 games (71.42%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 23 games (54.76%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 12 games (28.57%)

Games where both teams scored – 13 games (30.95%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 35 games (83.33%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 31 games (73.80%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 21 games (50%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 34 games (80.95%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 32 games (76.19%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 24 games (57.14%)

Preston vs Derby match preview

Preston have failed to score in 12 of their last 20 league games and Derby have failed to score in 6 of their last 10 league games. So we won’t be backing goals. 

Preston only average 3.55 corners per game in their last 9 league games and their season stats are not that strong as they have only taken 3 or more corners in 71.42% of their league games. Derby are better but do not have high enough numbers for us to ignore the weak stats around Preston. So we won’t back corners either. 

Preston only average 0.76 yellow cards per game in their last 13 league games and 8 of those 13 games ended with under 30 match booking points. Derby are better but even they have failed to be given any cards in 4 of their last 10 league games. So we can’t back cards either.

There is no standout bet in this game. 

Sheffield Wednesday vs Blackburn

Sheffield Wednesday stats and averages

Goals scored – 0.83 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.30 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.14 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.19 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.52 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.14 per game

Red cards for them – 0.16 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.07 per game

Sheffield Wednesday have played 42 games this season

They have scored in – 25 games (59.52%)

They have conceded in – 31 games (73.80%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 28 games (66.66%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 15 games (35.71%)

Games where both teams scored – 17 games (40.47%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 30 games (71.42%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 36 games (85.71%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 26 games (61.90%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 36 games (85.71%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 32 games (76.19%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 26 games (61.90%)

Blackburn stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.28 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.14 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.57 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.57 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.52 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.52 per game

Red cards for them – 0.02 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.11 per game

Blackburn have played 42 games this season

They have scored in – 29 games (69.04%)

They have conceded in – 31 games (73.80%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 29 games (69.04%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 19 games (45.23%)

Games where both teams scored – 21 games (50%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 33 games (78.57%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 33 games (78.57%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 22 games (52.38%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 31 games (73.80%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 37 games (88.09%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 27 games (64.28%)

Sheffield Wednesday vs Blackburn match preview

Sheffield Wednesday have failed to score in 6 of their last 14 league games and they only score an average of 0.83 goals per game this season, so are not a team to rely on in terms of scoring goals. Blackburn have only scored an average of 0.81 goals per game in their last 16 league games and are not a team to rely on for goals either. So we won’t back goals in this game. 

Blackburn average 3.85 corners per game in their last 14 league games and Wednesday average 3.55 corners per game in their last 9 league games. The season stats for these two teams on corners aren’t great either so we won’t back corners here either. 

Wednesday have been given no cards in 3 of their last 4 league games and Blackburn only average 1 yellow card per game in their last 6 league games. So we can’t back cards with numbers like that either.

There is no bet in this game. 

Swansea vs QPR

Swansea stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.23 goals per game

Goals conceded – 0.78 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.38 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.71 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.45 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.30 per game

Red cards for them – 0.02 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.04 per game

Swansea have played 42 games this season

They have scored in – 33 games (78.57%)

They have conceded in – 22 games (52.38%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 29 games (69.04%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 12 games (28.57%)

Games where both teams scored – 16 games (38.09%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 35 games (83.33%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 32 games (76.19%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 27 games (64.28%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 33 games (78.57%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 30 games (71.42%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 21 games (50%)

QPR Stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.19 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.21 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.04 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.78 per game

Yellow cards for them –1.69 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.11 per game

Red cards for them – 0.04 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.02 per game

QPR have played 42 games this season

They have scored in – 31 games (73.80%)

They have conceded in – 30 games (71.42%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 31 games (73.80%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 18 games (42.85%)

Games where both teams scored – 23 games (54.76%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 35 games (83.33%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 34 games (80.95%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 29 games (69.04%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 35 games (83.33%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 27 games (64.28%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 25 games (59.52%)

Swansea vs QPR match preview

QPR have scored in all of their last 7 league games and they scored an average of 2.14 goals per game in those last 7 league games. QPR have also conceded 8 goals in their last 4 league games. Swansea have scored in all of their last 3 league games and they scored an average of 2.33 goals per game in those last 3 games. They did fail to score in all 4 of their league games before that but have scored in 78.57% of their league games this season and have looked good Infront of goal in these last 3 games. Swansea have conceded in 9 of their last 12 league games. 

Goals look a good bet with over 1.5 goals and both teams to score looking strong and at bigger odds both teams to score in both halves would have a chance the form these 2 sides are in. 

Swansea average just 3.25 corners per game in their last 4 league games and QPR average just 2.75 corners per game in their last 4 league games. So we won’t back corners on current form.

Swansea have been given no cards in 5 of their last 7 league games and QPR only average 1 yellow card per game in their last 9 league games, so we won’t back cards either.

The best bets in this game are

Over 1.5 goals

Both teams to score 

Both teams to score in both halves

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