A Tangerine Purple Patch and Harry’s Villa Blues

Huddersfield can close the gap on second-placed Newcastle to just four points (with a game in hand) when they face in-form Fulham on Saturday. The Cottagers are flying on the road though, having won four of their last six Championship away games, and Huddersfield looked nervy in their drab 1-1 draw at Derby on Monday. Fulham … Continue reading

Easter Monday: Zola’s Blues Horny for a Second Coming

A vastly superior goal difference means Brighton can all-but secure promotion to the Premier League on Monday with a victory over Wigan. The visitors have won back-to-back games to give themselves a Championship survival lifeline, and while I think they’ll give the Seagulls a game, they will more than struggle to get anything out of … Continue reading

Enjoy Good Friday with these, errr, Good EFL Tips!

We kick Good Friday off with a vital Championship play-off clash in Norfolk, where Norwich host Fulham in a game that will go a long way to deciding their respective top-six destinies. The home side should be feeling confident after scraping past Reading 7-1 last weekend, while Fulham have stuttered a bit in recent games, … Continue reading

Soaring Seagulls and Blades to Make the Promotion Cut

Brighton have the chance to return to the top of the Championship while putting a 12-point gap between themselves and third place on Friday night. They travel to mid-table QPR, who are staggering towards the end-of-season finishing line. The Seagulls have won four of their last five, while Rangers have looked pretty lifeless in consecutive … Continue reading

Squeaky Bum Time in the EFL…Unless You’re Doncaster

It’s a crunch-game convention in the EFL this week, featuring plenty of games with more riding on them than your favourite porn star. A trip to Suffolk is our first stop, where another defeat for either Ipswich or Birmingham could plunge them right in the thick of a Championship relegation dog fight. Since January, this … Continue reading

A 4/1 Oriental Lifeline and a League One Goal Glut

The Championship puts its feet up for a break from league action this weekend, as the division’s top talent represent nations such as Scotland, New Zealand, Atlantis and Pandora over the next few days. But enough about those prima donnas (which reminds me, I’m gagging for a kebab), you’re still in for a weekend of … Continue reading

A Massive Midlands Derby And Some Shrimps On The Plymouth Barbie

It’s a spicy encounter at the quietest of times, but the East Midlands derby between Forest and Derby has an added tablespoon of heat this weekend thanks to the arrivals of Mark Warbuton and Gary Rowett at their respective managerial helms. Both sides are bang out of form in the Championship, so both gaffers will … Continue reading

Unlucky for some: Thirteen Crackers From The FA Cup And EFL

It’s FA Cup Quarter Final weekend, and if you’re a fan of backing Arsenal at 1/12 and Spurs at 2/13, then this isn’t the blog for you. Chelsea at 20/23 is much more like it, though. They’re on a run of eight wins out of ten, while United will be in the middle of a … Continue reading

EFL Preview: Yorkshire Derby Galore And Shrewsbury at 19/4?!

We begin festivities with a Friday night scrap in Burton. But enough about your handbags outside the kebab shop, I’m talking about the crunch game at the bottom of the Championship, where Blackburn travel to east Staffordshire in a game that could see them plunged further into trouble. Burton have had a great week, having followed … Continue reading

Cappa’s FA Cup And EFL Mash Up

A sprinkling of FA Cup action compliments this weekend’s EFL offering, and if you’ve got the cojones, there’s some dollar to be made. First up, you’d be mad not to jump on the Leicester-are-back-to-being-shit-again bandwagon by backing Millwall to topple the Premier League champions. The Lions haven’t lost at The Den since Christmas, and have … Continue reading