Four games into the new Championship season and the pre-season favourites for promotion, Leeds United, are the current joint leaders after three wins and a draw. They share top spot on ten points with Swansea City, with Fulham and Sheffield Wednesday just one point behind.
stoke v leeds betting tips
>There are only four teams who remain unbeaten, Leeds and Swansea, as well as Charlton Athletic and West Bromwich Albion. Three sides remain without a win, newly promoted Luton Town, newly relegated Huddersfield Town, and Stoke City, who are bottom of the table.  

Here, we preview the best action of another weekend of Championship football and offer our top weekend Championship football tips.

Stoke City v Leeds United

There’s a clash between top of the table and bottom of the league on Saturday, as struggling Stoke City welcome high-flying Leeds United to the Bet365 Stadium.

Leeds have made a solid start to the season and went top of the Championship with a 1-0 midweek win against Brentford at Elland Road. On their previous two away trips they have produced excellent wins at Bristol City and Wigan Athletic, so will travel to Staffordshire high in confidence. They were also held at home 1-1.

In contrast, Stoke City sit bottom of the table having picked up just one point thanks to a 2-2 home draw with Derby County. They have lost all three other games, including a 3-1 defeat at Preston in midweek.

Despite losing on the last two visits to Stoke, Leeds should be too good for them and can inflict further misery on Nathan Jones in the Potters dugout.  

Head-to-head last five meetings

Stoke City 3 wins, 1 draw, Leeds United 1 win

Get Leeds to win 2-0 @17/2 with MansionBet

Edward Nketiah to score anytime is 2/1 with BetHard

Fulham v Nottingham Forest

Two sides who started the season with defeats but have since gone unbeaten meet at Craven Cottage on Saturday, as Fulham welcome Nottingham Forest.

After losing 1-0 at Barnsley on the opening day, Fulham have responded with three excellent wins to sit third in the table. They won 2-1 at Huddersfield but have also won both their home games without conceding a goal, beating Blackburn 2-0, before an impressive 4-0 defeat of previously unbeaten Millwall in midweek.

Nottingham Forest started their campaign with a 2-1 defeat at home against West Brom, before achieving an excellent 1-1 draw at Leeds. They then beat Birmingham 3-0 at home and gained another good 1-1 draw in midweek at unbeaten Charlton.

This promises to be a great game between a side going well at home, and one doing well away. We certainly see goals in this one, but Fulham might just edge a hard fought, entertaining win. The Cottagers have won the last three meetings between the two clubs, including the last two at home.

Head-to-head last five meetings

Fulham 3 wins, 1 draw, Nottingham Forest 1 win

Get Fulham to win 2-1 @13/2 with Novibet

Anthony Knockaert to score anytime is 16/5 with MansionBet

Swansea City v Birmingham City

There is a Sunday lunchtime kick-off in the Championship, as second placed Swansea City host Birmingham City at the Liberty Stadium.

The Swans are second only on goal difference after three wins and a draw from their opening four games. They have won both their home games, beating Hull City 2-1 on the opening day, before a 3-2 success against Preston in a dramatic game. They have also drawn 0-0 at Derby and picked up an excellent three points on the road in midweek by beating QPR 3-1.

Their visitors, Birmingham City, have won two of their opening four games, beating Brentford away to get their campaign off to a great start, before securing their second win in midweek with a 2-0 home success against Barnsley. Their only defeat came at Nottingham Forest, where they were comprehensively beaten 3-0.

Swansea are looking strong, especially at home, and we see them picking up another three points. Birmingham will be buoyed by their midweek win and will pose a threat, but it’s a narrow Swans win for us.   

Head-to-head last five meetings

Swansea City 2 wins, 2 draws, Birmingham City 1 win

Get Swansea to win 1-0 @11/2 with BetHard

Borja Baston to score first is 7/2 with FansBet