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EFL Championship 2021-22: 3 Predictions for this weekend (Matchday 46)

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Ace Football presents detailed betting tips on the upcoming Championship games of the weekend.

As we prepare for the last matchday of this season’s Championship, our experts take a look at the bookmakers’ predictions for the upcoming matches.

Let’s check out three betting tips for Matchday 46 of the Championship.

Don’t expect goals when Luton Town meet Reading

Luton Town suffered a crushing 7-0 defeat against Fulham last Monday. The Hatters made only two shots on target against their opponents, slipping to sixth place on the table.

However, we expect them to show an improved defensive performance when they take on Reading this weekend. Their opponents also come into the game on the back of a defeat.

Reading failed to score for the second game in a row when they lost 1-0 against West Brom. We don’t expect the 21st-placed side to find many goalscoring chances against Luton. However, Luton’s recent attacking stats suggest they will also struggle to score in their last fixture of the season.

Back Middlesbrough to beat Preston

Middlesbrough climbed up to seventh place on the table by beating Stoke City 3-1 last week. Another balanced performance saw the Boro dominate their opponents throughout the game.

This weekend, they will face Preston, who bounced back from their back-to-back defeats against Fulham and Blackburn by beating Barnsley.

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Preston showed signs of attacking improvement against their bottom-of-the-table opponents. However, we expect them to suffer another defeat when they face Boro this weekend.

Boro have been brilliant in their away games lately, and their attacking stats convince us they can outscore their opponents on Saturday.

Goals likely on both sides when Bournemouth host Millwall

Bournemouth secured their Premier League promotion by beating Nottingham Forest 1-0 on Tuesday. 

They will return to the English top-flight after two seasons, but first, they must play their last Championship game of the campaign.

The Poppies will face Millwall, who are on an impressive run of five unbeaten games. During these games, the eighth-placed side have scored 12 goals. 

We expect Millwall to find the back of the net again this weekend. However, given Bournemouth’s attacking stats this season, we believe they will concede at least one goal.