20th Mar 2021 | Championship
Norwich are on the cusp of an immediate return to the Premier League. We're backing the three form teams in the Championship, and they could all go up.
The FA Cup isn’t too inspiring odds-wise and you can throw the one Premier League game today into that category as well. Again we find ourselves turning to the Championship for opportunity - back Norwich, Watford and Barnsley at a boosted 5/1 with Skybet.
Norwich v Blackburn:
The Canaries are almost back in the big time and they could be celebrating a club record 10 wins on the bounce on Saturday night. Backing Daniel Farke after relegation has proved a masterstroke - Sheffield Utd take note - and Norwich are cantering towards the title. Blackburn were full of goals earlier in the season, but a run of 1 win in 11 has made their season irrelevant.
Watford v Birmingham:
The team in 2nd are picking up results almost as reliably as the leaders, with Watford on a run of 8 wins in 9 outings. Xisco is the latest man in the hot seat for manager roulette at Vicarage Road and may have a chance to begin a top flight campaign at this rate. Birmingham are the only team we’re backing against with a good recent result to call upon, but chronic inconsistency sees them down in 21st in the table still.
Barnsley v Sheffield Wednesday:
Could Barnsley return to the Premier League for a second time after a one-year stint ended in 1998? The Tykes gave everyone a head start this season, after going winless in their first 7 games, but now they sit 5th with a playoff spot within their grasp. They are now over two months unbeaten (W9 D3) while Wednesday are having a torrid time. The Owls’ home draw with Huddersfield was their first point in 8 matches.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 08:45 20th Mar, 2021 but subject to change