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Pundit eyeing 40/1 bookie-basher as Wolves face Norwich City

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Former Leeds United midfielder David Prutton believes Wolverhampton Wanderers will take another step towards the Premier League when they face Norwich City on Wednesday.

Wolves are 11 points clear at the top of the Championship after drawing 1-1 at Preston on Saturday, while Norwich are down in 13th place after snatching a 1-1 draw at home to Ipswich Town.

Pundit backs Aston Villa to struggle against Preston; ignore him for 21/20 cracker

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Championship pundit David Prutton has backed Preston North End to put another dent in Aston Villa’s promotion hopes on Tuesday.

Villa dropped to third in the table after losing 2-0 at Fulham on Saturday, while North End are just outside the play-off places following a 1-1 draw at home to leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Leeds United tipped for tempting 16/1 return at Derby County

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Derby County host Leeds United on Wednesday aiming to get their Championship promotion bid back on track.

The Rams head into the game fourth in the table, three points behind second-placed Cardiff City. Leeds are down in 11th place, eight points adrift of the final play-off position.

Derby have gone off the boil in recent weeks and former Leeds midfielder David Prutton has tipped the visitors to secure a 2-2 draw at Pride Park (16/1 with Sky Bet).

Leeds United and Bristol City tipped to hit the bookies for 60/1 return

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Leeds United host Bristol City on Sunday aiming to force their way back into the Championship promotion race.

The home side head into the game 11th in the table, eight points behind the Robins who are currently in the final play-off place.

Leeds triumphed 3-0 at Ashton Gate earlier in the season, but former midfielder David Prutton doesn’t think they will complete the double.

Aston Villa tipped to secure 9/1 promotion boost at Fulham, but 12/5 wager looks better

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David Prutton has tipped Aston Villa to continue their excellent run of form with a victory at Fulham on Saturday.

Seven wins in a row has taken Villa up to second in the Championship, 12 points behind Wolverhampton Wanderers with 15 games to play.

Fulham are currently fifth in the table, seven points behind Villa having gone nine league games without defeat, but the Sky Sports pundit believes the Midlands side will nick a 1-0 win this weekend (9/1 with Sky Bet).

Pundit backs Birmingham City to put the brakes on Aston Villa, but 8/11 home win appeals

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Former Leeds United midfielder David Prutton believes Birmingham City can dent Aston Villa’s promotion hopes this weekend.

Villa have won six in a row in the Championship and are just a point behind second-placed Derby County, while Birmingham have lost just one of their last six league games and they can be expected to make things difficult for their local rivals on Sunday.

Wolves fancied to deliver 8/1 bookie-basher against QPR; 2/1 double with Derby looks tempting

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Championship pundit David Prutton has backed Wolverhampton Wanderers to continue the relentless march into the Premier League with a victory over QPR on Saturday.

Wolves head into the game 11 points clear of Derby County at the top of the table, while QPR are currently down in 15th place.

Prutton believes the league leaders will prove too strong for Rangers and has tipped them to record a 3-0 success (8/1 with Sky Bet).

Leeds United tipped for tempting 60/1 return at Sheffield United

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David Prutton believes Leeds United can kick-off Paul Heckingbottom’s reign as manager with a point at Sheffield United this weekend.

Heckingbottom quit his role at Barnsley to take over from Thomas Christiansen at Elland Road and the 40-year-old faces a big task to get the club back in the Championship play-off picture.

Championship pundit eyeing 70/1 cracker as Wolves face Sheffield United

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David Prutton is backing Wolverhampton Wanderers to boost their promotion hopes by beating Sheffield United on Saturday.

Wolves head into the game on the back of a 1-0 win at Ipswich Town, while the Blades lost 1-0 at home to Aston Villa last weekend.

The former Leeds United midfielder has tipped Leon Clarke to give the visitors the lead, but he believes Wolves will fight back to secure a 2-1 victory (70/1 at Sky Bet).

Championship pundit eyeing tempting 11/2 bet as Wolves travel to Ipswich

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Wolves travel to face Ipswich Town on Saturday aiming to bounce back from last week’s 2-0 home defeat against Nottingham Forest.

The Championship leaders still hold a nine point lead over Derby County, with Cardiff City a further two points behind in third place.

Wolves beat Ipswich 1-0 at Molineux during December, but Sky Sports’ pundit David Prutton is backing the promotion favourites to endure a difficult afternoon in East Anglia.

Aston Villa tipped to deliver 11/2 bookie-basher against Barnsley

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Aston Villa host Barnsley on Saturday aiming to boost their hopes of securing a top two finish in the Championship.

Villa head into the game six points behind second-placed Derby County with a game in hand after picking up nine points from their last three league games.

Former Leeds United midfielder David Prutton strongly fancies Villa to extend their winning run and has tipped them to record a 2-0 victory (11/2 with Sky Bet).

Championship expert eyeing 30/1 cracker as Nottm Forest take on Aston Villa

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David Prutton is backing Aitor Karanka to make a winning start as Nottingham Forest’s new manager.

The two sides head into the game on the back of two very different results in the FA Cup last weekend.

Forest defeated Arsenal, while Villa crashed at home to Peterborough, and Prutton has tipped Kieran Dowell to grab the only goal of the game to pile even more pressure on visiting boss Steve Bruce (30/1 with Sky Bet).

Former Leeds midfielder tips old side for more away struggles

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Former Leeds United midfielder David Prutton believes his old team’s promotion hopes will suffer another setback at Ipswich Town on Saturday.

Leeds are currently sixth in the Championship, but last week’s defeat at Newport County in the FA Cup was a major embarrassment for the club.

Prutton is tipping Ipswich to make things difficult for Leeds at Portman Road and secure a 1-1 draw (9/2 with Sky Bet).

Championship pundit eyeing 50/1 Sheffield derby bookie-basher

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Sheffield United host Sheffield Wednesday on Friday aiming to reignite their Championship promotion bid.

One win in nine league games has seen the Blades drop to 7th in the table, one point outside the play-off places.

Wednesday’s recent form is also poor, with the Owls winning just one of their last ten matches in the league.

Bristol City v Wolves: Championship pundit eyeing another 50/1 bookie-basher

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David Prutton is eyeing another bookie-bashing bet when Championship leaders Wolves visit Bristol City on Saturday.

With a 50/1 winner from last weekend’s Aston Villa versus Sheffield United game fresh in the memory, Prutton is hoping to end 2017 with another successful ambitious punt.

The former Leeds midfielder has tipped Bobby Reid to put the home side in front, but he believes Wolves will fight back to secure a 2-2 draw (50/1 with Sky Bet).

Pundit fancies Pulis to make winning start; 5/1 for promotion looks tempting

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Championship pundit David Prutton has tipped Middlesbrough to secure a winning start to Tony Pulis’ reign as manager this weekend.

Boro head into Saturday’s home game against Aston Villa lying 7th in the table, three points behind the play-off places.

The former Leeds midfielder is backing the home side to put pressure on the teams above them with a 2-1 victory over Steve Bruce’s side (8/1 with Sky Bet).

Wolves tipped for 5/1 return against Ipswich; 13/8 double looks a corker too

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Wolves host Ipswich Town on Saturday aiming to maintain their relentless pace at the top of the Championship.

The home side are unbeaten in their last eight games and head into the weekend with a four point lead over second-placed Cardiff City.

Championship pundit David Prutton is backing Wolves to beat Ipswich 2-0 (5/1 with Sky Bet) and he believes they can enjoy a productive time over Christmas and New Year.

Leeds strongly fancied to deliver 10/11 pre-Christmas cracker against Hull

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Former Leeds United midfielder David Prutton believes his old side will force their way back into the Championship play-off places this weekend.

A poor run of results led to United dropping down the table, but they have battled back and are now just a point behind the top six heading into Saturday’s game against Hull City.

Championship pundit eyeing ambitious 50/1 Aston Villa punt, but 11/10 banker is the call

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David Prutton believes Aston Villa could suffer another blow to their promotion hopes against Sheffield United on Saturday.

Villa’s 2-0 defeat at Derby County last weekend left them 10 points adrift of second-placed Cardiff City in the Championship and Prutton is backing them to have more problems against the Blades.

Championship pundit eyeing 14/1 return from Derby vs Villa game but value lies elsewhere

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David Prutton believes Derby County or Aston Villa could seriously boost their hopes of promotion with a victory when the two sides meet at Pride Park on Saturday.

Derby are currently fourth in the Championship, six points behind second-placed Cardiff City.

With Villa just a point adrift of the Rams in fifth, the former Leeds midfielder can’t separate the two teams and is backing the game to finish as a 2-2 draw (14/1 with Sky Bet)

“Now this is a big game!

Pundit wide of the mark about Leeds, 13/10 looks great value

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Leeds United host Norwich City on Saturday aiming to close the gap on the top six in the Championship.

Last week’s 3-1 victory at QPR left Leeds four points off the play-off places, although former midfielder David Prutton believes the Canaries can spring a surprise at Elland Road this weekend.

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).

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.

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.

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).

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).

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.

English Premier League

New Arsenal striker fancied to deliver 5/1 bookie-basher this season

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It may have taken Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a while to secure his big-money move to Arsenal, but the striker is fancied to make an immediate impact in the Premier League.

The Gunners secured the services of the 28-year-old on transfer deadline day from Borussia Dortmund for a fee believed to be in the region of £60 million.

Chelsea fancied to deliver 10/1 body blow to top four pretenders Liverpool

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Liverpool host Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday aiming to bounce back from Tuesday’s embarrassing Champions League collapse at Sevilla.

Jurgen Klopp’s side blew a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 in Spain, but they have won their last three in the Premier League and are 11/10 favourites to defeat Chelsea this weekend.

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.

Scottish Premiership

Odds update: Surprise candidate backed to take Rangers job

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Former Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka has been backed down to 7/2 to be appointed as the new Rangers manager.

Karanka has been out of work since leaving Boro earlier this year and bookmakers are now listing him as second favourite for the role.

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes remains the favourite, with Alex McLeish also prominent in the betting.

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.

The Rest

Promotion-chasing Blackburn banker material at 4/5 in acid test for Mowbray

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It’s been a difficult few years for Blackburn Rovers’ fans, although there are signs that the club is finally back on an upward curve.

Much has been written about Venky’s disastrous ownership of Rovers, but their appointment of Tony Mowbray as manager appears to have steadied a ship that looked a bit of a lost cause not that long ago.

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.