Derby 2.35/4 v Charlton 3.55/2; The Draw 3.412/5
It looks a tricky midweek fixture list in the Championship with no outstanding candidates for victory; in fact only Blackburn (1.4640/85 at home to Barnsley) trade as strong odds-on favourites which means you can virtually get at least even money about any side winning on Tuesday night.
In this case then I'm going to plump for three aways, starting with Charlton to win at Derby.
I was very strong on the Rams winning at home the last time they played at Pride Park and they duly scored five against a Watford side in transition. But the Addicks will prove a much sterner test to Nigel Clough's side and the 3.412/5 about them recording their first away victory of the campaign looks more than fair.
Chris Powell's men had a tremendous record on the road in League One last season and they started this season with an excellent draw at Birmingham before beating promotion favourites Leicester on home soil. Back-to-back single goal losses to Nottm Forest and Crystal Palace is a slight worry, but they played well in both games and they just need to start converting a few chances in order to start climbing the table.
Derby sit alongside Charlton on five points and they have won one and drawn one of their two home fixtures to date so they'll certainly be a tough nut to crack. But coming off a defeat to Huddersfield (like Charlton, promoted from League One last season) means there'll be a bit of doubt in their minds and I fancy the away side can nick this.
Recommended Bet: Back Charlton to win @ 3.55/2
Leeds 2.427/5 v Hull 3.39/4; The Draw 3.55/2
I like Leeds this season, I like Hull even more. I made the Tigers my best bet on Saturday so it was very pleasing to see them thrash Millwall on home soil. I said in Saturday's preview that Hull look an excellent back-to-lay selection at 30.029/1 to win the Championship; well just one win later they are now available to back at 20.019/1.
I fancy this to be a close game, but Leeds love to attack opponents and it's possibly that they won't come up against a more organised unit all season than Steve Bruce's outfit. So if Neil Warnock's men don't get an early breakthrough they might just become a tad frustrated and allow Hull a few chances at the other end.
Hull are not just a well organised side than can defend well however; they can score goals too - seven in their last two games are testament to that belief. They score from all over the pitch too; defender Abdoulaye Faye has already chipped in with a few whilst midfielder Robert Koren - a goalscorer on Saturday - will get plenty this season from midfield.
In summary I fancy both these clubs to be in the promotion picture throughout the season but the more I see of Hull the more I like them, and the way this game will be played might just enable them to record their third league win on the bounce.
Recommended Bet: Back Hull to win @ 3.39/4 (Best Bet)
Watford 2.8815/8 v Brighton 2.747/4; The Draw 3.412/5
I promise you I'm not an anti-Watford fan, and neither am I picking on them. In fact the two calls I've made on them have both been correct so hopefully that indicates I'm using my head slightly. There's a first time for everything, I know!
The worry I have for the Hornets is that they (the owners, the manager, whoever) are trying to change too many things too fast. I've had plenty to say on the addition of 10 loan players from Udinese meaning Gianfranco Zola has no less than 14 players on loan at the club, and this means it's going to take a bit of time before the players get to know each other's game and the boss know his best starting XI.
Strike whilst the iron is hot I say, or in this case, whilst the Hornets are cold. Three defeats out of four for Watford doesn't bode well for the visit of in-form Brighton and I expect Gus Poyet's men to take all three points from this game.
Unlike Watford, The Seagulls have a very settled squad with the club's record signing Craig Mackail-Smith being in great form currently. Add in quality players like Wayne Bridge, and a lot of Spanish flair (David Lopez, Inigo Calderon, Vicente to name just three) and Brighton have a strong outfit that will do very well this season.
Recommended Bet: Back Brighton to win @ 2.747/4
Season P/L (1pt each bet, 2pts Best Bet)
Wagered: 20 pts
Returned: 24.22 pts
P/L +4.22 pts