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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).

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Odds update: Leeds legend urges Christiansen to shuffle his pack

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Leeds United legend Eddie Gray says Thomas Christiansen must address issues in midfield if his team is to mount a serious challenge for promotion this season.

Sunday’s 3-0 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday took Leeds’ losing streak away from home to three games and saw them drift out to 12/1 to win the Championship.

Odds update: Leeds United set for 30/1 coup at Sheffield Wednesday?

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David Prutton has tipped Leeds United to come out on top in Sunday’s big Yorkshire derby at Sheffield Wednesday.

Leeds head into the game on the back of a 3-1 reverse at Cardiff City, while Wednesday are looking to bounce back from disappointing defeats against Sheffield United and Birmingham City.

Odds update: Aston Villa set for profitable afternoon against Bolton

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Championship pundit David Prutton is backing Aston Villa to continue their march up the table with a victory over Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

After an indifferent start to the season Villa have won three in a row to move up to eighth in the standings.

Bolton are rooted to the foot of the table with just two points from ten games and Prutton told Sky Sports he fancies Villa to record a 3-0 success.

Odds update: Aston Villa cut for title, Wolves and Leeds on the slide

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Aston Villa’s upturn in form has led to their odds to win the Championship title being slashed.

Steve Bruce’s side are down to 10/1 to finish top after a three game winning win fired them up to eighth in the table.

Villa are seven points behind leaders Cardiff City, and five behind second placed Sheffield United.

Odds update: 14/1 wager would send Wolves above Leeds

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Wolverhampton Wanderers visit Sheffield United on Wednesday aiming to jump back into one of the two automatic promotion spots in the Championship.

Cardiff City’s fine 3-1 victory over Leeds United on Tuesday moved them three points clear at the top of the table.

A draw for Wolves would take them above Leeds into second place and a 2-2 scoreline at odds of around 14/1 looks worth an interest.

Odds update: Top pundit eyeing 75/1 bookie-basher from Leeds game

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David Prutton believes Tuesday’s big Championship clash between Cardiff City and Leeds United could yield a tasty return from the bookmakers.

The two sides are currently tied on 20 points with Wolverhampton Wanderers at the top of the table and head into the game on the back of victories last weekend.

Odds update: Jonathan Kodjia the key as Aston Villa promotion odds tumble

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Jonathan Kodjia didn’t get score for Aston Villa against Nottingham Forest on Saturday, but his all-round performance bodes well for their promotion hopes this season.

Kodjia had a hand in both goals as Villa secured a 2-1 victory to move up to 10th in the Championship and further ease the pressure on manager Steve Bruce.

Odds update: Wolves 2/1 for Championship, but Leeds still top

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Wolverhampton Wanderers are down to 2/1 for the Championship title after winning 2-1 against Barnsley on Saturday.

Alfred N’Diaye’s late goal secured the victory for Wolves who remain level on points with Leeds United and Cardiff City at the top of the table.

Kalvin Phillips was on target in Leeds’ 3-2 victory over Ipswich Town, while Cardiff won 2-1 at Sunderland.

Odds update: Top pundit tips Leeds United to see off Ipswich Town, 4/6 good value?

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David Prutton believes Leeds United’s 1-0 defeat at Millwall in the Championship last weekend may have been a blessing in disguise.

Leeds bounced back on Tuesday to knock Burnley out of the Carabao Cup and they are strongly fancied to beat Ipswich Town on their return to league action on Saturday.

Odds update: Leeds good value to see off Birmingham City, Sky Sports pundit tips United to win

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Leeds United bid to continue their excellent start to the Championship season when they host Birmingham City on Tuesday.

The Whites are currently second in the table, two points behind leaders Cardiff City after recording four wins and two draws from their six games.

The home side can be backed at 8/11 to see off a Birmingham side who have picked up just four points from their six outings.

UEFA Champions League

Manchester clubs and Tottenham on course for top spot monopoly in Champions League

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England’s five Champions League representatives are all still in with a chance of finishing top of their respective groups in Europe’s premier football competition.

Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur lead their groups after four games, while Chelsea are just a point behind Roma heading into the fifth round of matches.

Former Chelsea star backs Tottenham to beat Real Madrid but 5/4 odds for visitors looks outstanding bet

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Frank Lampard has tipped Tottenham to beat Real Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday.

The former Chelsea star is confident Spurs can defeat the La Liga giants, despite losing two out of three games since the teams drew 1-1 in Spain during October.

“I fancy Tottenham to beat Real,” he told the London Evening Standard

“I don’t think they have lost momentum since they last played them, despite their last two games ending in defeat.

Odds update: Chelsea ready to deliver 6/1 return against Atletico, Conte eager to "change the history"

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Antonio Conte says he wants Chelsea to “change the history” of Spanish teams dominating in European competitions.

Chelsea visit Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday aiming to build on their 6-0 victory over Qarabag in the opening game of the group stage.

Atletico started their campaign with a goalless draw against AS Roma, but Conte is anticipating a tough game against a team who have reached the final twice in the last four seasons.

Scottish Premiership

Former Rangers star now odds on to take over at Ibrox

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Former Rangers and Netherlands midfielder Giovanni van Bronckhorst is now odds on to be appointed as the new manager at Ibrox.

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has drifted from 1/5 to 1/3 to replace Pedro Caixinha, but van Bronckhorst has emerged as a shock contender for the role.

The 42-year-old, is currently in charge of Feyenoord, is as low as 10/11 to rejoin his former club.

Caixinha hanging on by a thread, time for 12/1 shot to take over

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Rangers’s disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Kilmarnock could signal the end for manager Pedro Caixinha.

Chris Burke’s injury-time equaliser earned the visitors a dramatic point, with the goal coming after Daniel Candeias had missed a 90th-minute penalty for Rangers.

The result saw Rangers drop to fourth in the Scottish Premiership, but Caixinha insists he’s still the right man for the job.

Odds update: Former Rangers star tips Celtic to dominate title race

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Former Rangers defender Arthur Numan has dismissed the idea that the club could mount a serious challenge to Celtic’s dominance of the Scottish Premiership.

Rangers host Celtic on Saturday in the first Old Firm game of the season and the visitors are 4/6 to pick up all three points.

Numan believes a title bid will be beyond Rangers this term and says it could take at least three years for his old club to catch up with their big rivals.

English Premier League

Odds slashed on Sam Allardyce becoming next Everton manager

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Everton’s majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri has held discussions with Sam Allardyce about the vacant manager’s position at Goodison Park.

The former England boss could be given the job until the end of the season, according to Sky Sports.

Bookmakers have reacted to the news by slashing Allardyce’s odds to take over as manager, with the 63-year-old now as short as 1/7 to be appointed.

Former Liverpool star cranks up the pressure on Chelsea - "they’re a bit of a shambles"

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Former Liverpool star Steve Nicol has blasted Chelsea – describing their team as ‘a bit of a shambles’.

Antonio Conte’s side crashed 3-0 at Roma in the Champions League earlier this week and face a massive game at home to Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday.

Chelsea are nine points behind Manchester City at the top of the table, prompting goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to claim that his team must win this weekend – a view shared by Nicol.

Former Liverpool star backs Reds to halt Tottenham title charge, tips 11/1 bookie-basher

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Jamie Redknapp believes Tottenham need to beat one of the Premier League’s big guns at Wembley if they’re to be considered serious title challengers this season.

Spurs have won just one out of four league games at their temporary home this term, but their away form has helped them up to third place in the table.

Former England boss Sam Allardyce has been backed down to 8/1 to take over from Ronald Koeman as Everton manager.

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Former England boss Sam Allardyce has been backed down to 8/1 to take over from Ronald Koeman as Everton manager.

Thursday’s 2-1 defeat at home to Lyon in the Europa League has seen Koeman’s odds plummet to 1/7 to be the next Premier League boss to leave his post.

Koeman’s side remain without a victory in the group stage, and have not won for four games in all competitions.

Odds update: Koeman on the brink as Everton slump against Burnley, former Bayern boss next in line?

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Ronald Koeman’s future at Everton looks bleak after his team were beaten 1-0 at home by Burnley on Sunday.

Jeff Hendrick’s 21st minute goal left the Toffees 16th in the Premier League, two points above the relegation zone ahead of the international break.

Bookmakers now make Koeman favourite to be the next top flight boss to leave his position, with odds as short as 4/9 being quoted.

Odds update: Former Liverpool boss backs Newcastle to stay up

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Former Liverpool boss Graeme Souness has backed Rafa Benitez to keep Newcastle United in the Premier League this season.

Newcastle host Liverpool on Sunday having won three of their opening six games following promotion from the Championship last term.

The Magpies are currently 7/1 to be relegated, but Souness believes Benitez will guide his team to safety.

Odds update: Under-fire Everton boss feeling the heat, time to go?

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Everton manager Ronald Koeman’s claims that his players are “scared” and “afraid” do little to prove that he is the man to turn around the club’s fortunes.

The Toffees have won just two out of six games in the league, while Thursday’s 2-2 draw with Apollon Limassol left them at the bottom of their Europa League group.

Odds update: Pochettino says Kane will stay, West Ham beware

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Mauricio Pochettino has rejected suggestions that Harry Kane’s Tottenham future depends on the club winning silverware.

Former Spurs boss Tim Sherwood claimed earlier this week that the England striker would leave the club if they failed to win a major trophy this season.

Kane has been in excellent form in recent weeks and Pochettino has backed his star striker to continue in the same vein throughout the season.

Odds update: Everton 4/6 to beat Bournemouth, Koeman confident of victory

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Everton manager Ronald Koeman believes Wednesday’s Carabao Cup victory over Sunderland will prove to be a turning point for his team.

The Toffees face Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday and are priced 4/6 to record their second win in four days.

Koeman has been under pressure after Everton lost four games in a row without scoring a goal, but he believes the expectations placed on his side this season are unrealistic.

Odds update: Koeman still under pressure despite Everton victory

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Everton’s 3-0 victory over Sunderland in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday has done little to ease the pressure on manager Ronald Koeman.

The Dutchman had been heavily backed to be the next Premier League boss to leave his post and he is currently 5/2 second favourite behind West Ham’s Slaven Bilic to exit his role.

Something's got to give as Manchester City and Everton put unbeaten records on the line

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Manchester City vs Everton Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview ahead of Monday’s Premier League fixture.

Manchester City vs Everton
English Premier League 2017/18
21st August, 16:00 pm BST
Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Live Stream: Watch Manchester City vs Everton live on Sky Sports Premier League (UK)

MAN CITY TEAM NEWS & PREVIEW

City kicked off their season with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Brighton.

Tottenham look a solid bet against under-pressure Chelsea

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Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview ahead of Sunday’s Premier League fixture.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea
English Premier League 2017/18
20th August, 16:00 pm BST
Wembley Stadium, London
Live Stream: Watch Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea live on Sky Sports Premier League (UK)

TOTTENHAM TEAM NEWS & PREVIEW

Tottenham started the season with a comfortable 2-0 victory at Newcastle and they’ll fancy their chances of following up against Chelsea this weekend.

Why aren’t United considered favourites to win the league next season?

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It's Jose Mourinho's second season in charge, Manchester United have returned to the Champions League, and elite players are linked with moves to Old Trafford in the summer transfer window. But bookies are still favouring Chelsea and local rivals Manchester City ahead of the Red Devils for glory next term.

The Rest

Tottenham boss delighted with striker, looks a good bet to score against West Ham

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Mauricio Pochettino believes Fernando Llorente is the ideal man to challenge star striker Harry Kane at Tottenham.

The 32-year-old joined Spurs in the summer, but Kane’s form has restricted him to a bit-part role this season.

Llorente will start against West Ham in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday and Pochettino has urged the Spaniard to grasp the opportunity.