Welcome to our preview of the English Football League.
The Gurgler loves the lower divisions of English Football, and despite no one else in Australia being interested in it, we still put our weekly thoughts on the web for all to peruse.
We have already gone through some of our favourite aspects of the English Football League. Like our favourite League One & Two mascots, favourite Championship mascots, an update on the Australians in the English Football League. But we have run out of ideas for this week, so what better time to do a quick overview of the season so far, than when you have nothing better to talk about. All in Fives of course.
5 Surprises of the season so far…
Newcastle United aren’t first in the Championship – Huddersfield are.
Barnsley. As unfashionable as an English Football League gets. Overachieving in 4th currently.
Just how bad Derby have got. Sure they weren’t to be trusted after recent chokes, but just six points and just two goals scored so far is bad paper.
League One top 5. Sheffield United in sixth is a name you would expect in the mix. But Bury, Port Vale, busted arse from 2015 Bolton and leaders Scunthorpe United are not the teams you’d expect up there already.
Adebayo Akinfenwa hasn’t helped Wycombe much. They lie just 19th.
5 Unsurprising things of the seasons so far.
Newcastle United are near the top of Championship. Norwich City are thereabouts.
Aston Villa are struggling. No surprise given how dreadful they were last season in the EPL.
Blackburn continue their awful form from last season and are bottom three.
Sheffield United are making hard work of promotion from the third tier.
Ipswich Town are stuck in the upper midfield with an almost equal share of Wins, Losses, Draws. just the way we like it.
TV TIMES (Australian Time)
The BeIN Sports deal is one of the great moments of Sports nerd-dom. So much football, and at least three games from the English Football League each weekend means good times.
SAT 4:40am – Preston v Wigan
SAT 11:55pm – Sheffield Wednesday v Nottingham Forest
SUN 2:25am – Aston Villa v Newcastle
BEST TIPS AND SUPER ENGLISH FOOTBALL LEAGUE MULTI
Onto our weekly tips and Super Multis. Sure they aren’t as exciting as our EPL Prediction battle against a Three Year Old, but we have got lucky a few times already this season in the English Football League. We’re due again soon surely.
$1 for $57
NORWICH CITY to beat Burton
BIRMINGHAM CITY to beat QPR
HUDDERSFIELD to beat Reading
OVER 2.5 GOALS – Sheffield Wednesday v Nottingham Forest
NEWCASTLE UNITED to beat Aston Villa
$1 for $37
AFC WIMBLEDON to beat Shrewsbury
MILLWALL to beat Rochdale
NORTHAMPTON TOWN to beat Southend United
PETERBOROUGH UNITED to beat Walsall
SHEFFIELD UNITED to beat Scunthorpe United
$1 for 30
PLYMOUTH ARGYLE to beat Hartlepool United
LUTON TOWN to beat Doncaster Rovers
EXETER to beat Stevenage
CARLISLE UNITED to beat Wycombe Wanderers
PORTSMOUTH to beat Barnet
$1 for 385
Leeds v Ipswich
Derby v Blackburn
Oldham v Swindon
Gillingham v Coventry
Newport v Cambridge