Middlesbrough fancied to bounce back, Sheffield United too good to ignore

The action continues to come thick and fast in the Championship with another five matches taking place on Wednesday.

Promotion-chasing Middlesbrough welcome Bolton Wanderers to the Riverside Stadium aiming to return to winning ways after picking up just one point in their last two games.

Boro drew 0-0 against Leeds United before falling 1-0 at Norwich City and manager Tony Pulis will be eager to see a response from his players.

The Teessiders have won their last six matches against Bolton in all competitions and they are long odds-on to extend that run on Wednesday.

Bolton started the season in decent form, but they have picked up just one point in their last three matches and the home side are strongly fancied to come out on top.

Elsewhere, Sheffield United look one of the best Championship betting offers of the night at odds of 4/5 to beat Birmingham City at Bramhall Lane.

The Blades have overcome a sticky start to the season to win four of their last five matches and they look a solid wager to collect three points against City.

Birmingham have yet to win in the league this season, although five draws from seven games suggests they are difficult to break down. However, the home side look too good to ignore and they can reward home backers with a victory.

Nottingham Forest welcome Sheffield Wednesday to the City Ground aiming to end a dismal recent record against the Yorkshire side.

Forest have been defeated seven times in row by Wednesday and manager Aitor Karanka can be expected to have his players fired up to end that run.

Heavily tipped for promotion at the start of the season, Forest have won one and drawn five of their opening seven matches and they need a win to kick-start a push up the table.

However, Wednesday have won three and drawn one of their last four Championship games and they look a decent bet at 5/2 to pick up a point.

There are a couple of interesting games towards the bottom of the table, with Queens Park Rangers facing Millwall and Reading taking on Norwich.

QPR and Millwall have drawn four of their last six meetings and another draw looks on the cards in this one. Both sides have struggled for consistency this term and a point apiece would probably satisfy both managers.

Reading triumphed 3-2 at Preston North End on Saturday, but they face a Norwich side who will be full of confidence after their victory over Middlesbrough.

The Canaries look a solid wager at 13/8 to pick up another three points at the Majedski Stadium.

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