The pressure on new manager Frank Lampard lifted a little last night as they proved to good for Ipswich at Pride Park winning 2-0 but they had to work hard for the win with both goals coming later in the second half. Bristol City recorded their first league win of the season 3-0 against QPR at Loftus Road and the defeat was QPR’s fourth straight league defeat which leaves them rock bottom of the league. Hull also picked up their first league win of the season at Rotherham and they did I the hard way coming from a goal and eventually ran out 3-2 winners. The Championship game of the night was a four goal thriller between Swansea and Leeds at the Liberty Stadium and while Swansea will have left feeling frustrated after they twice squandered a lead, it’s fair to say Leeds produced a good enough performance to deserve a point.
The EFL actions continues tonight with six Championship and a couple of League One matches to wet the betting appetite. The pick of the actions looks to be the top-six clash between Aston Villa and Brentford at Villa Park and Stoke and Wigan at the Bet365 Stadium. Aston Villa and Brentford have both started the league season unbeaten win two and drawing one. Brentford have looked the better side so far this season and are well fancied for promotion but Villa are not far behind, they’ll be no pushover at Villa Park tonight and I don’t see them losing with the draw looking light the most likely outcome.
Neither Stoke or Wigan have started the season strongly, Stoke drawing two and losing one and Wigan won, drew and lost one. The pressure is more on Stoke to win tonight as Wigan were promoted from League one and they dropped down from the Premier League. However, Stoke don’t have a great record at the Bet365 stadium against Wigan, winning four of the last twelve encounters and the last win came back in May 2009 in the Premier League. Since then they’ve drawn three and lost one and with Wigan enjoying the underdog status i think they’re more than capable of sneaking a win or drawing.
Reading’s poor form from last season has shown no signs of improvement so far this season and they face a tough test away to newly promoted Blackburn at Ewood Park tonight. Reading last won an away match back in January 2018 and with Blackburn only losing one of their last ten home games, winning seven, they should win this one and there’s a chance there will be plenty of goals as five of their last six encounters at Ewood Park between 2007 and 2013 each produced more than three and a half goals. Finally, Millwall have looked a decent side so far this season and are unbeaten in the league, drawing two and winning one. They face a struggling Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough tonight who are in the bottom three after losing two, drawing their other league game and they look set to be in for a real scrap to avoid defeat again tonight.
Blackburn to beat Reading
Millwall Draw no Bet vs. Sheffield Wednesday