Saturday accumulator: Flying Fulham to see off Barnsley plus five other games

We’re expecting Fulham to overtake Bournemouth at the top of the Championship with victory over Barnsley, while West Brom face a tricky trip to Huddersfield

After the international break, it's back to business in the Championship and we've put together a list of six bets you can pick from for your Saturday afternoon acca.

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Fulham vs Barnsley

Marco Silva

The Cottagers have done an admirable job of clinging to Bournemouth's coat-tails at the top of the Championship, and the fixture list has been kind this week as Marco Silva's men can overtake the Cherries for at least 24 hours with a win over Barnsley.

Fulham are heavy favourites after putting together a magnificent run of six straight wins and they have not conceded a goal in their last five matches, winning by a combined aggregate of 17-0!

The Cottagers are the top scorers in the Championship by some margin, mainly thanks to the fine form of Alexander Mitrovic, who already has 20 goals to his name. And a dramatic late winner against Portugal in midweek will have boosted his sky-high confidence even further.

Fulham are 1/4 and we're actually surprised the price isn't smaller as they are facing a Barnsley outfit who are second from bottom with just two wins from 17 games, winless away from home and who have lost eight of their last nine matches.

Even at that price, we're tempted to include the straight up home win, but with Fulham's last four home victories being by more than one goal, we're going for Fulham -1 to beef up the price and get our acca off to a flying start.

Huddersfield Town vs West Brom

Ajeyi, West Brom, Championship

After 10 games the Baggies occupied top spot in the Championship but Valerian Ismael's men have struggled for consistency since then and now find themselves in third place, eight points behind Bournemouth.

A record of three wins, three losses and a draw in their last seven games won't have set the alarm bells ringing at The Hawthorns just yet, but with the two sides above them setting a relentless pace and the teams below snapping at their heels it's vital that the Baggies start to bag some points!

Their three most recent losses were all away from home which doesn't bode well ahead of a trip to a Huddersfield side who have won three out of their last four on home turf and have not conceded a goal in their last three games at The John Smith's Stadium.

However, looking at the last two matches paints a more positive picture for West Brom as they secured four points from home matches with Hull and Middlesbrough while Huddersfield drew at Peterborough and became the first team since August to lose at Cardiff.

And it's that failure to beat two of the league's worst sides that has convinced us to overlook West Brom's recent awayday blues and take a tasty price for them to get back on track in West Yorkshire.

Stoke vs Peterborough United

Stoke City, Sam Surridge, Championship

Stoke's last appearance at the Bet365 Stadium was one to forget as a Cardiff side who had lost eight straight games earned an unlikely 3-3 draw after the hosts squandered a 3-0 lead in just five madcap minutes in the second period.

However, we reckon that result can be considered an anomaly as Stoke are one of the better sides in the Championship on their own patch, winning five, drawing two and losing just one of their eight home matches.

And the Potters will be looking for their third victory in a row after securing two 1-0 away wins in the week leading up to the international break.

Sadly for Peterborough fans, their side has been more tosh than Posh this season and Darren Ferguson's men are fourth from bottom with just four wins from 17 matches.

The visitors are also the worst team in the league away from home, having lost seven out of eight on their travels and conceded a league-leading 22 goals at a rate of almost three a game, and we can't see anything but a home win here.

Bristol City vs Blackburn Rovers

Nigel Pearson

For the first 10 games of the season, Bristol City infuriated their fans by performing much better away from home than on their own patch, but Robins supporters would happily take that over the current situation of their team playing badly almost every week!

The hosts are mired in a wretched run of form that has seen them lose five of their last six games, and they have won just one home match out of eight this campaign.

That victory was in their last game at Ashton Gate though and the hosts will take heart from the fact that Blackburn have lost three out of their last four away matches and won just twice away from home all season.

However, the visitors do have Ben Brereton Diaz, who is second only to Alexander Mitorivc in the Championship goal standings, with 13 strikes in 17 games and three in his last three appearances.

His Blackburn side have won three out of their last four and we reckon Diaz could be the difference once again in a close encounter, with Blackburn to win and both teams to score our latest selection.

Reading vs Nottingham Forest

Reading celebrate

After four straight wins ushered in the Steve Cooper era in grand fashion the wind has left Nottingham Forest's sails in recent weeks with just five points gained from a possible 12.

However, Cooper's troops are unbeaten in their past three matches after two draws and a win, and Forest have lost just one of their last 10 games.

Reading's recent form has been anything but impressive but a win at Birmingham last time out at least brought to a halt a run of four straight losses, and the Royals will take heart from the fact they are unbeaten in five games against Forest.

Three of those matches were 1-1 draws and at 11/2 we're tempted to back that scoreline once again between two pretty evenly-matched sides, but instead, we'll go for the slightly more conservative option and back both teams to score at the Madejski Stadium.

Swansea City vs Blackpool

Blackpool, Championship, celebration vs Reading

The Swans are soaring up the Championship table after four wins from their last six games but they will have their hands full against a Blackpool outfit who are one of the best sides away from home in the Championship.

The Tangerines have won their last two on the road as part of a run of form that has seen them lose just one of their last five matches, but Neil Critchley's side have a pretty full treatment room and look set to be without at least three or four first team players in Wales.

And Swansea have the firepower to take advantage, as Joel Piroe is in fine goalscoring form with four goals in his last six appearances and nine for the season, while Jamie Paterson has six strikes to his name this campaign.

Between them, Piroe and Paterson have scored 15 and set up seven of Swansea's 20 goals this season, and we're not sure an under-strength Blackpool will be able to repel them for 90 minutes.

However, the Tangerines have scored in nine of their last ten games, so we're backing both sides to score at the niftily-named Swansea.com Stadium.

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