Top Championship picks for the Christmas period

Matches in the English Championship come thick and fast this Christmas. For those who follow the English Championship supporting their team or for sports betting purposes know that the Christmas period is the mecca of football in the UK.

We have selected some games starting this weekend to be played in the Championship that offers bettors a good chance of winning.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Wolves

This match pits two teams with contrasting forms. Sheffield Wednesday has not won a match in the last five games while Wolves have been utterly dominant in the past five games, results which have catapulted them to the top spot in the league. Basing on form, there is only one winner in this match, Wolves. Wolves have 2.14 odds of winning; Sheffield Wednesday has 3.60 odds of winning while a draw has 3.50 odds according to Bet365.

Birmingham City vs QPR

These two have had a poor start to the season. Birmingham City despite investing heavily in the summer find themselves in the relegation zone while QPR is in 19th position, two places above the relegation zone. In the past five matches, however, Birmingham City has recorded some impressive results. It won one game, drew two and lost two while QPR lost four of the past five drawing just one. With a home advantage, Birmingham City looks like they can edge this one. City has 2.54 chance of winning, QPR 3.10 and a draw has 3.25 odds.

Bristol City vs Nottingham Forest

Bristol City has had an impressive start to the season and it currently sits in the third position on the table while Nottingham Forest sits comfortably in mid-table on position 11. City is on a roll in the league having won three in a row while Forest has lost three of its past five games. Bet365 are going for a City win with 1.90 odds. Forest has 4.20 odds while a draw has 3.79 odds.

Derby County vs Aston Villa

This will be a tightly contested match as both these teams are doing pretty well. Only a point separates Villa from Derby who sits fifth and fourth respectively on the table. Villa will be looking to record a third consecutive win while Derby will want to get back to winning ways after two draws in their last two matches. Bet365 sees the home side edging this one out with 2.29 odds while an away win has 3.50 odds. A draw has 3.25 odds.

Ipswich Town vs Reading

Ipswich Town sits four places above Reading in the table and Bet365 see Ipswich Town as the favourite to win this one. Ipswich lost their last match after two impressive wins against Derby and Nottingham Forest and they are favourites to win this tie with 2.75 odds.