Championship Football Pointers – Wednesday 21st April

Millwall vs Bournemouth

Millwall stats and averages

Goals scored – 0.97 goal per game

Goals conceded – 0.95 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.26 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.30 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.33 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.35 per game

Red cards for them – 0.02 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.04 per game

Millwall have played 42 games this season

They have scored in – 28 games (66.66%)

They have conceded in – 25 games (59.52%)

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

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 14 games (33.33%)

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

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

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 29 games (69.04%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 23 games (54.76%)

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

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

Games with 30+ match booking points – 20 games (47.61%)

Bournemouth stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.64 goals per game

Goals conceded – 0.97 goal per game

Corners for them – 5.50 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.26 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.42 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.71 per game

Red cards for them – 0.07 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.11 per game

Bournemouth have played 42 games this season

They have scored in – 35 games (83.33%)

They have conceded in – 27 games (64.28%)

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

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 21 games (50%)

Games where both teams scored – 24 games (57.14%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 40 games (95.23%)

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

Games with 9+ match corners – 28 games (66.66%)

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

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

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

Millwall vs Bournemouth match preview

Millwall have failed to score in their last 2 league games but have scored in 11 of their last 15 league games and they scored an average of 1.26 goals per game in those games. Millwall have kept 9 clean sheets in their last 19 league games. Bournemouth have now won all of their last 6 league games and they scored an average of 2.83 goals per game in those last 6 games, scoring at least 2 goals in all of them. Bournemouth have now scored in all of their last 13 league games and they scored an average if 2 goals per game in those 13 games. Bournemouth have conceded in 9 of their last 12 league games. 

Bournemouth have really hit form lately but goals is still a tricky market as Millwall are no mugs defensively and have kept a clean sheet in over 40%of their league games this season. The best bet is Bournemouth to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 as a group correct score bet. 

Bournemouth have taken 3 or more corners in all of their last 14 league games and they average 5.07 corners per game in those last 14 games. Millwall cannot be relied on take at least 3 corners and they only average 3.69 corners per game in their last 13 league games. There is no bet on corners as there is not enough of a difference in the averages for us to be confident that Bournemouth will take the most corners either. 

Bournemouth have been given at least 1 card in 6 of their last 7 league games and they average 1.71 yellow cards per game in those games. There is no bet on cards either though as Millwall only average 0.66 yellow cards per game in their last 6 league games. 

The best bet in this game is 

Bournemouth to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 

Rotherham vs Middlesbrough

Rotherham stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.02 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.35 goals per game

Corners for them – 5 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.92 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.72 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 0.85 per game

Red cards for them – 0.10 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.02 per game

Rotherham have played 40 games this season

They have scored in – 24 games (60%)

They have conceded in – 32 games (80%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 26 games (65%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 19 games (47.50%)

Games where both teams scored – 17 games (42.50%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 33 games (82.50%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 35 games (87.50%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 28 games (70%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 36 games (90%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 24 games (60%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 23 games (57.50%)

Middlesbrough stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.16 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.11 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.78 per game

Corners for their opponents – 3.66 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.35 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.54 per game

Red cards for them – 0.04 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.09 per game

Middlesbrough have played 42 games this season

They have scored in – 29 games (69.04%)

They have conceded in – 29 games (69.04%)

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

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 20 games (47.61%)

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

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

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 26 games (61.90%)

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

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 – 28 games (66.66%)

Rotherham vs Middlesbrough match preview

Rotherham have failed to score in 5 of their last 6 league games and whilst Middlesbrough are more consistent they only average 1.05 goals per game in their last 18 league games and don’t score enough for us to be confident they will cover a goals bet on their own. So we advise avoiding any goals bets in this game. 

Rotherham have taken 3 or more corners in 82.50% of their league games this season and Middlesbrough in 85.71%. Middlesbrough average 7.40 corners per game in their last 5 league games and Rotherham average 6.20 corners per game in their last 5 league games. So it looks highly likely both teams take at least 3 corners, and a strong case can be made for both teams taking 4/5 corners and the game having a double figure corner count. At bigger odds a bet like both teams to take 2 or more corners in each half makes some appeal as well.

Middlesbrough have been given no cards in any of their last 3 league games and Rotherham have seen their card average drop in recent games. So we won’t back cards here. 

The best bets in this game are

3+ corners each team

4/5+ corners each team

2+ corners each team in each half

10+ match corners 

Stoke vs Coventry

Stoke stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.07 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.09 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.61 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.71 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.69 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.21 per game

Red cards for them – 0.09 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.04 per game

Stoke have played 42 games this season

They have scored in – 28 games (66.66%)

They have conceded in – 22 games (52.38%)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 40 games (95.23%)

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

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

Coventry stats and averages

Goals scored – 0.92 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.33 goals per game

Corners for them – 3.97 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.28 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.09 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.90 per game

Red cards for them – 0.11 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.02 per game

Coventry have played 42 games this season

They have scored in – 25 games (59.52%)

They have conceded in – 29 games (69.04%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 30 games (71.42%)

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

Games where both teams scored – 19 games (45.23%)

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

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

Games with 9+ match corners – 23 games (54.76%)

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

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 38 games (90.47%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 29 games (69.04%)

Stoke vs Coventry match preview

Stoke have failed to score in their last 2 league games and 4 of their last 7 league games. Coventry have scored in their last 4 league games but failed to score in all 3 games before that and neither side has a particularly appealing season goal average so we won’t back goals here.

Coventry average just 3.33 corners per game in their last 6 league games and Stoke average just 3.65 corners per game in their last 6 league games. Both sides season % of taking 3+ corners is in the low 70s as well so we don’t think corners is an angle to look to get involved in here either. 

Coventry have been given no cards in 3 of their last 6 league games and whilst Stoke have been consistent they have been given exactly 1 card in 6 of their last 7 league games, and 6 of their last 7 league games all ended under 30 match booking points. So we won’t back cards either.

There is no standout bet in this game.

Wycombe vs Bristol City

Wycombe stats and averages

Goals scored – 0.76 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.57 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.21 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.83 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.54 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.28 per game

Red cards for them – 0.09 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.07 per game

Wycombe have played 42 games this season

They have scored in – 23 games (54.76%)

They have conceded in – 32 games (76.19%)

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

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

Games where both teams scored – 18 games (42.85%)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bristol City stats and averages

Goals scored – 0.97 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.33 goals per game

Corners for them – 3.42 per game

Corners for their opponents – 6.02 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.14 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.45 per game

Red cards for them – 0.04 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0 per game

Bristol City have played 42 games this season

They have scored in – 24 games (57.14%)

They have conceded in – 32 games (76.19%)

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

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 16 games (38.09%)

Games where both teams scored – 15 games (35.71%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 28 games (66.66%)

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

Games with 9+ match corners – 28 games (66.66%)

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

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

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

Wycombe vs Bristol City match preview

Bristol City have failed to score in 4 of their last 6 league games and whilst Wycombe have scored in all of their last 4 league games, they have failed to score in 9 of their last q8 and can’t be relied on for goals. So that’s not an angle we are going to get involved in.

Bristol City average just 2.77 corners per game in their last 18 league games and have taken no corners in 2 of their last 3 league games. Wycombe are better but not by much so we won’t back corners either.

Cards looks the most promising angle on this game but even then the stats are not overly strong and given the fact this game on the whole is not an appealing betting proposition we won’t look to force a bet on cards either.

There is no standout bet in this game. 

Birmingham vs Nottingham Forest

Birmingham stats and averages

Goals scored – 0.76 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.19 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.19 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.47 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.57 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.14 per game

Red cards for them – 0.09 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.02 per game

Birmingham have played 42 games this season

They have scored in – 24 games (57.14%)

They have conceded in – 28 games (66.66%)

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

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 – 34 games (80.95%)

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

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

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

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

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

Nottingham Forest stats and averages

Goals scored – 0.80 goals per game

Goals conceded – 0.97 goal per game

Corners for them – 5.26 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.76 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.47 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.52 per game

Red cards for them – 0.09 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0 per game

Nottingham Forest 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 – 9 games (21.42%)

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

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

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

Games with 9+ match corners – 28 games (66.66%)

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 – 25 games (59.52%)

Birmingham vs Nottingham Forest match preview

Birmingham have failed to score in 11 of their last 22 league games and Forest have failed to score in 5 of their last 9 league games. So neither team can be relied on for goals. 

Forest have taken 3 or more corners in 20 of their last 22 league games and they average 5.27 corners per game in those 22 games. Birmingham have taken 3 or more corners in 18 of their last 20 league games and they average 4.60 corners per game in those last 20 games. It looks likely both sides will take at least 3 corners though a word of warning is that Birmingham have taken exactly 3 corners in 5 of their last 9 league games, so they have really been scraping the minimum bet line and they look the risky part of that bet. 

Forest have been given no cards in 6 of their last 15 league games and don’t have an overly impressive set of booking stats on the season. Birmingham have been better but the fact that all of the last 6 Birmingham league games ended under 30 match booking points is very off putting and one of the main reasons we won’t back corners in this one.

The best bet in this game is 3+ corners each team though Birmingham do add some risk to that bet as they seem to be consistently just doing enough to keep their stats looking good without doing enough to be classed as banker for 3 corners.

Huddersfield vs Barnsley

Huddersfield stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.07 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.47 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.45 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.95 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.42 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.78 per game

Red cards for them – 0.07 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.04 per game

Huddersfield have played 42 games this season

They have scored in – 29 games (69.04%)

They have conceded in – 30 games (71.42%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 33 games (78.57%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 20 games (47.61%)

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 – 35 games (83.33%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 23 games (54.76%)

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

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

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

Barnsley stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.28 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.09 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.64 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.57 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.38 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.26 per game

Red cards for them – 0.07 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.04 per game

Barnsley have played 42 games this season

They have scored in – 29 games (69.04%)

They have conceded in – 30 games (71.42%)

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

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 21 games (50%)

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

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

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

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

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 – 19 games (45.23%)

Huddersfield vs Barnsley match preview

Huddersfield are not massively impressive in the goal department this season and have failed to score in 3 of their last 5 league games. Barnsley have found some good form infront of goal in the second half of the season and have scored in 13 of their last 15 league games, scoring an average of 1.66 goals per game in those games. We feel the best angle here is Barnsley to win either 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 as a group correct score bet. 

Huddersfield average 6.40 corners per game in their last 5 league games and Barnsley have taken 3 or more corners in all of their last q6 league games, and they average 5.75 corners per game in those last 16 games. So it looks likely both teams take at least 3 corners and it would be no surprise to see both teams take 4 or 5 and the game to go into double figures. Both teams could easily take a couple of corners in each half as well so at bigger odds that bet would have a chance.

The last 3 Barnsley league games have all finished with just 1 yellow card and whilst Huddersfield have better booking stats, we wouldn’t trust them to cover a bet on their own. So we won’t back cards.

The best bets in this game are

Barnsley to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1

3+ corners each team 

4/5+ corners each team

10+ match corners 

2+ corners each team in each half

Luton vs Reading

Luton stats and averages

Goals scored – 0.87 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.12 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.90 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.12 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.26 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.21 per game

Red cards for them – 0.04 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.21 per game

Luton have played 41 games this season

They have scored in – 24 games (58.53%)

They have conceded in – 28 games (68.29%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 26 games (63.41%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 12 games (29.26%)

Games where both teams scored – 13 games (31.70%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 33 games (80.48%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 38 games (92.68%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 29 games (70.73%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 33 games (80.48%)

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

Games with 30+ match booking points – 24 games (58.53%)

Reading stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.35 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.09 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.16 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.40 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.02 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 2.04 per game

Red cards for them – 0 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.19 per game

Reading have played 42 games this season

They have scored in – 33 games (78.57%)

They have conceded in – 26 games (61.90%)

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

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 20 games (47.61%)

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

Games with 3+ corners for them – 28 games (66.66%)

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

Games with 9+ match corners – 24 games (57.14%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 26 games (61.90%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 38 games (90.47%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 28 games (66.66%)

Luton vs Reading match preview

Luton have failed to score in 7 of their last 17 league games and in those 17 games they only score an average of 0.88 goals per game. Reading are more consistent having scored in 9 of their last 10 league games but they scored exactly 1 goal in 7 of those games and we wouldn’t trust them to score 2/3 goals on their own to cover a bet if Luton don’t score. So we won’t back goals.

Reading are very low on corners and cards this season and in recent form it doesn’t look like that’s going to change. They average just 2 corners per game in their last 4 league games and they have been given no cards in 5 of their last 7. Luton only average 3.58 corners per game in their last 12 league games and only average 1 yellow card per game in their last 8 league games. So the same applies here as it does to the goals markets on this game, 1 side has stats that are very weak and we wouldn’t trust the other team to cover them.

There is no standout bet in this game.

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