The next Top football match up on the domestic front is some Friday night Championship action and it focuses in on the promotion push. Brighton saw their position at the top of the tree slip last weekend when they suffered a shock loss at Preston. What that defeat meant is that Newcastle moved back above them in the title race as the Magpies edged out a win on the road at Brentford.
So now Brighton need to snap back immediately to winning ways to heap some pressure back on the Magpies. The loss against Preston ended an 18 match unbeaten streak in the Championship that they were on and it was just their third league defeat of the entire term. This is a big period for the Seagulls as they not only face the promotion-challenging Sheffield Wednesday on Friday night but the following weekend they run into Newcastle.
So the next two games could be a defining time for them in their push for the top and they will be hoping to land their second win of the season over the Owls after having taken a 2-1 win at Hillsborough back at the start of October. THis is a high pressure game now and the Seagulls do have the home form on their side having posted a W9 D2 L1 record on home soil.
The Seagulls have lost just one of their last six games against the Owls and the Seagulls will still have revenge on their minds as Sheffield Wednesday beat them on aggregate in last season’s Championship play-offs. Four of the last six between these have ended in a draw so you can expect a tight game here. The Owls are in decent form as well but they have won just two of their last six away games in the Championship. So can Brighton deliver an important three points on home soil?
Bookmaker Coral are celebrating this second tier spectacle with a Top enhanced odds offer. As a new customer opening an account with them you can take a price of 40/1 on Brighton to land the home win over Sheffield Wednesday. This is only for new customers who open an account, make a minimum £5 stake on the new account and then place a £1 stake as their first bet on Brighton to beat Wednesday. Winnings from the offer will be paid in free bets and there is a £5 free bet back if the wager loses too!