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English Championship

Wolves fancied for 22/1 cracker at Sheffield Wednesday

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Wolves visit Sheffield Wednesday on Friday aiming to bounce back from last week’s disappointing result against Sunderland.

The Championship leaders were surprisingly held 0-0 by Chris Coleman’s side, but they are fancied to return to winning ways at Hillsborough.

Top pundit David Prutton is backing Diogo Jota to score first for the visitors on the way to a 2-1 victory (22/1 with Sky Bet).

Top pundit backs Wolves to crank up the pressure on Sunderland

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Championship expert David Prutton has tipped Wolves to pile more misery on struggling Sunderland this weekend.

Chris Coleman’s appointment as manager at the Stadium of Light has failed to spark a revival in the club’s fortunes, with the Black Cats still stuck in the bottom three.

Wolves have lost just three out of 20 games this season and Prutton has predicted a comfortable 3-0 victory for the home side (7/1 with Sky Bet).

This 45/1 cracker could romp home at Sheffield United on Friday

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Championship pundit David Prutton believes Sheffield United’s winless run will be extended to four games by Bristol City on Friday.

The Blades have dropped to fourth in the table after picking up one point from their last four matches, while City are up to third after winning their last two.

This player should wave goodbye to Stoke; would be great for Aston Villa, Leeds or Middlesbrough

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Stoke boss Mark Hughes says he is is ready to offer a new contract to Peter Crouch.

In the words of The Courteeners – what took you so long?

The former England striker is Stoke’s top scorer with four goals in all competitions, despite spending much of the season warming the bench.

Aston Villa tipped to boost promotion hopes with 7/1 return against Ipswich

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Championship pundit David Prutton has backed Aston Villa to boost their promotion hopes with a victory over Ipswich Town on Saturday.

Villa’s 2-1 success over Sunderland on Tuesday left them fourth in the table, five points behind second-placed Cardiff City.

Prutton has tipped Steve Bruce’s side to repeat that scoreline (7/1 at Sky Bet) this weekend.

Prutton eyeing 30/1 return that would ramp up the pressure on Leeds

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David Prutton has tipped Leeds United to endure another difficult afternoon when they visit Barnsley on Saturday.

Leeds are now 10th in the Championship after Wednesday’s 4-1 defeat at Wolverhampton Wanderers and the pressure is mounting on manager Thomas Christiansen.

Prutton told Sky Sports that he fancies Samu Saiz to open the scoring, but he’s backed the home side to recover and secure a 1-1 draw (30/1 at Sky Bet).

Championship pundit gives his verdict on Wolves v Leeds, tips 7/1 bookie-basher

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David Prutton believes his former club Leeds United will struggle to cope with Wolverhampton Wanderers when the teams meet at Molineux on Wednesday.

Both sides head into the game on the back of victories last weekend, with Wolves winning 2-0 at Reading and Leeds recording a 2-1 success at home to Middlesbrough.

Leeds tipped to suffer 28/1 heartbreak against Middlesbrough, but still priced at 5/1 to finish top six

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Championship pundit David Prutton has tipped Leeds United to suffer more misery against Middlesbrough on Sunday.

After an excellent start to the season Leeds have won just twice in nine games to fall to 10th in the table, three points behind Boro who are fifth.

Prutton believes his old club could find things difficult this weekend and is backing Britt Assombalonga to score first for the visitors on the way to a 2-1 victory (28/1 at Sky Bet).

Wolves legend backs club to be bigger than Everton

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Former Wolves striker Steve Bull believes current manager Nuno was right to rule himself out the running for the Everton job.

Nuno has led Wolves to the top of the Championship, sparking rumours that the Toffees were interested in securing his services.

However, Bull says his former club has the potential to be much bigger than Everton and he’s backed Nuno’s decision to stay at Molineux.

Former Leeds star gives his verdict on his old club's chances at Brentford - they're not good

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Former Leeds United midfielder David Prutton believes his old club’s struggles will continue at Brentford on Saturday.

After a promising start to the season Leeds have gone off the boil, with Tuesday’s defeat at home to Derby County dropping them down to 7th in the Championship table.

Prutton has tipped a 1-1 scoreline with Brentford’s Ollie Watkins to score first at odds of 30/1 to extend Leeds’ winless run to four games in all competitions.

Championship pundit tips under-par Leeds for 11/2 return against Derby

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David Prutton believes Leeds United’s recent struggles will continue when they host Derby County on Tuesday.

Leeds remain in the Championship play-off zone despite winning just one of their last five matches, but they are only a point ahead of seventh-placed Derby who have a game in hand.

Championship expert tips tempting 60/1 Birmingham City v Aston Villa

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Top Championship pundit David Prutton expects Sunday’s Midlands derby between Birmingham City and Aston Villa to be a thriller.

The two sides head into the weekend at opposite ends of the Championship table, with City down in 21st while Villa are riding high in 5th position.

Villa have held the upper hand over their big rivals in recent years, losing just one of their last 12 meetings.

Victory ends Championship blip, 7/2 to win promotion looks value, Wolves far too short

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Leeds United’s deserved 3-0 victory at Bristol City on Saturday showed that this season’s Championship promotion race still a long way to go.

Three defeats in a row left many pundits questioning Leeds’ promotion credentials, but Thomas Christiansen’s side answered their critics in emphatic fashion at Ashton Gate.

Top Championship pundit tips this side for top six finish, too early to say?

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Andy Hinchcliffe believes Wolverhampton Wanderers are guaranteed to finish in the top six of the Championship this season.

Wolves are currently two points clear of Cardiff City and Sheffield United at the top of the standings, after winning eight and drawing two of their 12 games to date.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side host fifth-placed Preston North End on Saturday and Hinchcliffe believes Wolves look good bets to mount a sustained promotion challenge.

Everton and Chelsea hopes dashed as transfer target signs new deal

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Everton and Chelsea target David Brooks has signed a new four-year contract with Sheffield United.

The 20-year-old midfielder has been linked with a move to the Premier League after impressing this season.

He earned a call-up to the Wales senior squad for the recent World Cup qualifiers against the Republic of Ireland and Georgia.

Villa midfielder eyeing fifth win in a row, Wolves will be the acid test

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Glenn Whelan believes Aston Villa have finally started to demonstrate their promotion credentials.

After an indifferent start to the season Villa have won four in a row to move within five points of Championship leaders Cardiff City.

They visit fellow promotion hopefuls Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday and Whelan thinks they continue their excellent run of form.

Odds update: Former Leeds star fancies old club for 15/2 return

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David Prutton has backed Leeds United to return to winning ways in the Championship this weekend.

Leeds head into the game against Reading on the back of two defeats against Cardiff City and Sheffield Wednesday, but they can be backed at 10/11 to see off the Royals on Saturday.

Prutton has predicted a 2-1 victory at odds of 15/2 for the home side.

Leeds fans can breathe easy as Liverpool forward dismisses transfer; midfield the priority

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Danny Ings’ announcement that he is not considering a move away from Liverpool during the January transfer window should result in a collective sigh of relief amongst Leeds United fans.

The 25-year-old has been repeatedly linked with a move to Elland Road, but the former Burnley striker says he wants to stay and fight for his place at Anfield.

Videos

Championship: Leeds ‘Keeper Felix Wiedwald Makes Incredible Howler In 3-1 Win Over QPR (Video)

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A Kemar Roofe hat-trick earned Leeds United all three points away to QPR on Saturday.

However, while the Leeds striker put on a superb individual display, at the other end of the pitch, 'keeper Felix Wiedwald blotted the visitors' copybook with an appalling and quite bizarre error late on.

Video: Chelsea training ahead of Atletico Madrid game

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Football betting

Aston Villa fancied to deliver 15/2 bookie-basher against Millwall

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David Prutton insists Aston Villa should be beating sides like Millwall if they’re serious about winning promotion to the Premier League.

Villa are currently fifth in the Championship, seven points behind second placed Cardiff City, and Prutton believes Steve Bruce’s side can’t afford to lose any more ground.

Top pundit sweet on Leeds delivering 22/1 return against Aston Villa

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Championship pundit David Prutton believes Leeds United can put a temporary halt on Aston Villa’s Championship promotion push.

Leeds head into Friday’s game in eighth place, six points behind Villa who are fourth.

Prutton has backed Albert Adomah to score first for the visitors, but he expects Leeds to fight back to secure a 1-1 draw (22/1 at Sky Bet).

Championship pundit tips Wolves to fire in a 30/1 winner

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Top Championship pundit is backing Wolves to deliver a 30/1 bookie-basher against Fulham on Friday.

Wolves moved back to the top of the Championship with a 2-0 victory at Norwich City on Tuesday and Prutton believes they will follow up with another three points against Fulham.

The former Leeds midfielder has tipped Leo Bonatini to score first and Wolves to win 2-0 as they look to cement their place at the head of the standings.

Aston Villa can deliver 2/1 away day special at Preston North End

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Aston Villa visit Preston North End on Wednesday aiming to climb back into the Championship play-off places.

Villa head into the game eighth in the table, but can go above Derby County into fifth if they win at Deepdale.

After a promising start to the season Preston have gone off the boil in recent weeks, with a defensive crisis giving manager Alex Neil major selection problems.

Newcastle United

Here’s One Positive Opinion Of Manager Rafa Benitez

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The Brutal Honesty Of Rafa Benitez – Here’s Another Interpretation

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FA Cup

Man Utd face Derby in FA Cup third round

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Manchester United have been drawn against Championship side Derby County in the FA Cup third round. The Red Devils will host the Rams at Old Trafford...

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Arsenal face tricky away tie at Nottm Forest in first defence of FA Cup

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So Arsenal will begin their defence of the FA Cup away at Championship side Nottingham Forest, who have had great success in the past when Brian Clough was the manager, and have even won two more European Cups than Arsenal! The Forest legend Gary Birtles, who played in both those massive Finals, thinks that Arsene [.

English Premier League

Footy on the Telly Nov. 24 – Dec. 1

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Footy on the Telly Nov. 17-24

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Former Striker Andy Cole Gives His Opinion On Newcastle And Benitez

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Wolves manager not interested in replacing Koeman at Everton

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Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is not currently interested in replacing Ronald Koeman as Everton manager.

The Toffees sacked Koeman after a 5-2 home defeat against Arsenal and have since been under the stewardship of caretaker boss David Unsworth.

Nuno has led Wolves to the top of the Championship and according to the BBC he has no intention of walking out on the club.

For tweets sake! Man Utd face giantkillers City after draw delay

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London (AFP) – Championship side Bristol City’s reward for eliminating three Premier League teams in this season’s League Cup is a home quarter-final with holders Manchester United.

City, who thrashed Crystal Palace 4-1 on Tuesday to reach the quarter-finals for the first time since 1989, learnt about their dream draw two hours later than planned due to a glitch at Twitter Headquarters where the event was being held.

For tweets sake! Man Utd face giantkillers City after draw delay

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London (AFP) – Championship side Bristol City’s reward for eliminating three Premier League teams in this season’s League Cup is a home quarter-final with holders Manchester United.

City, who thrashed Crystal Palace 4-1 on Tuesday to reach the quarter-finals for the first time since 1989, learnt about their dream draw two hours later than planned due to a glitch at Twitter Headquarters where the event was being held.

Former Man Utd legend believes Leeds could crumble under pressure

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Reading boss Jaap Stam believes Leeds United are under pressure to perform after losing their last two games in the Championship.

Defeats at Cardiff City and Sheffield Wednesday have seen Leeds drop to fifth in the standings, although they are only four points off the top of the table.

Stam’s team have won just twice this season, but the former Manchester United defender told Get Reading that he’s confident he can turn things around.

Managers

Championship: Sunderland Sack Simon Grayson Less Than 20 Minutes After End Of 3-3 Draw Against Bolton (Photos & Video)

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Sunderland are once again about to begin the process of hiring a new manager after sacking Simon Grayson less than 20 minutes (17 mins, to be precise) after Tuesday night's 3-3 draw against bottom side Bolton.

Grayson leaves the club without winning a single home game during his largely dismal 18-game stint.

‘I’m A Boring Old Big Nose Fart With Sh*te Football’ – Mick McCarthy Delivers Tour De Force Press Conference After Ipswich Beat Burton Albion

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We're a little late on the uptake here so forgive our tardiness, but somehow we managed to miss Mick McCarthy giving one of the finest press conferences of his career after Ipswich's 2-1 win over Burton Albion at the weekend.

The crux of McCarthy's griping was Bersant Celina, the 21-year-old winger on loan from Man City, who emerged off the bench to score a last-minute winner for the Tractor Boys.

Harry Redknapp Claims He Has No Idea Why QPR Are Being ‘Picked On’ After Club Land Record £40m Fine For FFP Breaches

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As you may have heard, QPR are currently being taken through the ringer to the tune of around £40million after being found guilty of breaching Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.

The club were accused of spending way, way beyond their permitted limit in their attempts to secure promotion to the Premier League, which they duly did at the end of the 2013/14 season, before manipulating their accounts to make it appear otherwise.

The Rest

Footy On The Telly Nov. 10-17

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Sheffield Wednesday Release Most Expensive Replica Shirt In Championship History And Only Three Months Late

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Sheffield Wednesday have finally announced that their new 2017/18 replica home shirt is to go on sale, just three months into the season.

After first revealing the 15oth anniversary strip on the first day of August, just 72 hours before the start of the Championship campaign, Wednesday faced repeated delays in the delivery of the replicas due to a series of production issues.