Wednesday moving well now

December 2nd, 2017 | Ian Carnaby's Sports News

There was little movement financially last week with two of the four selections going in, though it needed a late, late goal at Selhurst Park to net Palace all three points against Stoke. As I say, I doubt that Roy Hodgson’s men will go down, despite their wretched start, and most weeks I feel that we are looking at Swansea and Huddersfield plus one other. The point about Swansea is that they are defending well but can’t score and, unless there is an extraordinary turnaround during the transfer window, they will be cast adrift.

I can’t see a single bet in the Premier League this weekend, leaving aside the long odds-on shots, so the Championship makes most appeal. I’d nearly given up on Fulham, who were my long-range fancies, but they’ve won their last two and will be back within hailing distance if picking up a point or three at Brentford. It’s a tricky one to call but it should be open and I’m tempted by both teams to score.

SHEFFIED WEDNESDAY have not touched last season’s form but they, too, are gradually picking up and the goalless draw against Bristol City wasn’t a bad advert for this section. Hull lost a two-goal lead to City last week and are gradually dropping into the danger area. I wouldn’t offer the 17/20 about Wednesday available with at least three firms and, on that basis, they have to be backed.

I have friends who believe Derby are a coming side and the results bear then out, or at least they did until the surprise reverse against Ipswich. They really ought to beat a poor Burton outfit but 4/9 involves too heavy a stake to make it worthwhile and I see precious little else.

One of the strangest things in recent weeks has been the sudden fall of Bristol Rovers, who have a good manager and look more than capable of a top-half finish in League One. But something has gone wrong and, although the 29/20 against Rotherham is fair enough, this is one of those Catch 22 situations where you need to see an improvement before you step in – after which the value ebbs away again.

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 30 units at 17/20 to beat Hull

Brentford v Fulham 10 units Both Teams To Score at best available price.