We’re back with another cracker as we seek to land our second treble of the season!
With it being FA Cup quarter-finals weekend, we’re turning our attention to the Championship.
We’ve come close a couple of times this season when our focus has been on the second tier, so let’s hope we can get lucky this week!
Derby County vs Coventry City
Our first pick comes from Pride Park as Derby host Coventry.
Neither side are in great form – the Rams have lost five of their last six but there’s reason for optimism here as they’ve only lost three times at home all season.
The same can be said for Coventry, they’ve collected just four points from a possible 15 in their last five games, and it looks like they’re going to fall short of finishing in the top six.
It could be a close one this, but we’re siding with Derby, mainly due to their impressive home record this season.
Derby win at 21/20.
Sheffield United vs Barnsley
Our second pick comes from Bramall Lane as Sheffield United take on Barnsley.
These are two clubs chasing very different goals. The Blades have playoff hopes and are currently one point behind the top six in ninth place, while the Tykes are 22nd and chasing safety.
Sheffield United remain unbeaten on their home turf since appointing Paul Heckingbottom back in November. However, they’ve only won one of their last five matches.
Barnsley boosted their survival chances with a 2-0 win over Bristol City on Tuesday, and are actually unbeaten in three matches.
However, they have picked up just one win and seven points away from home this season and have lost 13 of their last 15 games on the road in all competitions.
That’s why we fancy a Sheffield United win at 8/15.
Bristol City vs West Bromwich Albion
Our final pick comes from Ashton Gate as Bristol City face West Brom.
After a slow start, it appears things are starting to click for Steve Bruce at the Hawthorns. They’ve took four points off leaders Fulham and third-placed Huddersfield Town in their last two matches, leaving them six points adrift of the playoff places.
Bristol City are in 18th spot after a prolonged run of inconsistency. Two wins and three losses in their last five shows that they’ve been unable to put a run of results together.
Nigel Pearson will be looking for a response to Tuesday night’s defeat against Barnsley, too.
We’re siding with the Baggies for this one, though. A win here would see them right back in the playoff mix.
West Brom win at 21/20.
Derby to beat Coventry
Sheffield United to beat Barnsley
West Brom to beat Bristol City