5 football tips for Wednesday's fixtures
Back our 17/1 five-fold, made up of football tips from midweek games in the Champions League and Championship.
Barcelona to beat Manchester United
Barcelona beat Atletico Madrid 2-0 on Saturday to extend their unbeaten run to 16 matches in all competitions.
Lionel Messi has scored 10 goals in his last six matches in all competitions, and has only failed to find the net in 13 appearances this season.
The La Liga leaders look great value against a Manchester United side that have lost three of their last four matches in all competitions following a 2-1 defeat to Wolves last Tuesday.
Brentford to beat Ipswich
Ipswich’s 2-1 victory at second-bottom Bolton last weekend did delay their inevitable relegation to League One, but was only their third win in 29 matches in all competitions.
The Tractor Boys generated an xG of just 0.4 (experimental361) in that match and still have the third-worst travelling record in the Championship, winning just two of their 20 away games.
Brentford came from behind three times to draw at home to Derby on Saturday and have won eight of their last 11 matches at Griffin Park.
Hull to beat Wigan
Wigan have the worst away record in the Championship having only won one of their 20 games on the road and picked up just seven points.
The Latics scored a stoppage-time equaliser to draw 2-2 at Bristol City last Saturday, but they should revert to type at Hull.
Nigel Adkins’ side have dropped just six points in an 11-match unbeaten run at the KCOM Stadium.
Millwall to beat QPR
QPR made it six games without a victory at the weekend following a 4-0 thrashing away to Norwich.
The managerless R’s have lost to relegation-threatened Bolton and Rotherham in that sequence and are winless in their last nine away games.
Millwall moved a point clear of the bottom three with a 2-0 victory over promotion-chasers West Brom at The Den on Saturday and, at odds-against, look decent value to make it back-to-back wins.
Norwich to beat Reading
Championship leaders Norwich took another step closer to the Premier League by hammering QPR 4-0 at Carrow Road on Saturday.
That was the Canaries’ eighth straight victory and put them seven points clear of Sheffield United at the top of the table.
Reading blew a one-goal lead away to Hull in a 3-1 defeat on Saturday, with a 2-1 win at rock-bottom Ipswich their only away win in 17 matches in all competitions.
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