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The hectic Easter Weekend of domestic Premier League and EFL football action gets underway this afternoon with a long list of Championship, League One and Two games today and on Monday. There’s plenty of crucial promotion and relegation matches across all three leagues and Championship leaders Norwich who lead by four play tonight against Sheffield Wednesday at Carrow Road and it should be action packed affair as both teams are in decent form.

Relegation threatened Millwall who are only two points from safety face a big game at home against mid-table Brentford and with promotion not in reach, average league away form overall this season and nothing left to play for this could hand a small advantage to Millwall who will definitely be up for this one as there’s so much at stake for them.

Fifth place promotion chasing Aston Villa will expect to pick up three points against Bolton at the University Stadium as Bolton look destined for the drop as there eight points adrift of third from bottom Rotherham. Fourth place West Brom will aim to keep up their impressive recent form and push for promotion at the Hawthorns against ninth place Hull who have an outside chance of reaching the play off places.

Second place Leeds will get a good chance to keep the pressure up on leaders Norwich and holding on to the valuable second place automatic promotion place at Elland Road against third from bottom relegation threatened Wigan but Leeds can’t afford to underestimate the visitors as they will be desperate to at least avoid defeat. Promotion place chasing sixth place Bristol City who lead seventh place Middlesbrough by one point will both get a good chance to pick up a valuable three points at home against sixth from bottom Reading and mid-table Hull respectively.

From a betting perspective tonight, I think Sheffield United should win against out of form Forest and If you’re looking for a better return you can consider Sheffield Utd Win & Under 3.5 Goals match double. Millwall could give their relegation hopes at the Den against Brentford a big boost tonight as the visitors have only two of their twenty-one league away games this season. If you’re looking for a better return you can consider backing Sheffield’s United defender Jake Cooper and/or midfielder Jed Wallace To be Shown a Card as they’ve both picked up eighteen between them this season.

Middlesbrough are in the middle of an injury crisis and the end to there season and chase for promotion is looking less certain as a result. Stoke haven’t had a great season and will probably end up finishing about mid-table but they do have better league away from than Boro’s home form this season and with the Boro’s injury troubles and potentially missing key players tonight it’s worth taking them on either or on the exchanges or backing Stoke on the Handicap. If you’re looking for a higher return you can consider backing Stoke Win.

Moving on to Saturday and it’s Premier League action and where treated to a huge blockbuster from the off as reigning Premier League champions second place Manchester City face third place Spurs for the second time in four days after their seven goal Champions League thriller at the Etihad on Wednesday which City won 4-3 but were knocked out by Spurs on goal difference. There’s pressure on City to win this in terms of keeping in touch with league leaders Liverpool who have an easier game on paper away at Cardiff City tomorrow.

Already relegated Fulham and Huddersfield will be fighting for just pride against Bournemouth away and Watford at home. Mid-table West Ham face in-form Leicester City at the London Stadium and it’s a tough result to call with nothing much between them in terms of past corresponding fixtures. Wolves will be many people’s banker against Brighton at Molineux as the Seagulls are in free fall losing their last five and in danger of being relegated after Cardiff reduced the gap between them to two points.

The tea-time Premier League live game is between bottom six teams Newcastle United who are two points ahead of the Saints, but the Saints have a game in hand. Both teams should survive relegation as Southampton are five points clear of Cardiff City and Newcastle are seven points clear.

From a betting perspective previous corresponding Premier League encounters between Manchester City and Spurs have produced goals so you may want to consider backing BTTS & Over 3.5 Goals match double and or Sterling First goal scorer if he starts.

Newcastle United have won eight of the last twelve corresponding Premier League matches and the majority of these games featured goals so backing Newcastle to win or if you’re looking for a higher return you can consider backing BTTS & Over 3.5 Goals and/or Newcastle United Win and Over 2.5 goals match double.

Finally, I think Wolves will add to Brighton’s woes tomorrow and backing them to win or for a higher return Wolves Win & Under 3.5 Goals match double should go close to landing a profit.

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