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1pt penalty to be awarded in Leeds v Reading at 11/4

1pt Chris Basham to score anytime in Brentford v Sheffield United at 13/1

1pt Jack O'Connell to score anytime in Brentford v Sheffield United at 25/1

1pt Marco Stiepermann to score anytime in Hull v Norwich at 8/1

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Leeds v Reading

Sky Bet Championship, Elland Road, 1945 GMT, Sky Sports Main Event

Kemar Roofe was on target for Leeds against Bristol City
Kemar Roofe was on target for Leeds against Bristol City

Arguably the only 'banker' game in the Championship on Tuesday night sees Leeds take on Reading at Elland Road.

The Whites are trading around the 2/5 mark across the board to pick up three points, while Bet365's 9/1 is the best available on a Reading win.

Leeds are boosted by the return of first-choice goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell, although youngster Will Huffer did keep a clean sheet on his senior debut at the weekend.

The referee appointment helps reveal the value for me here, with Premier League official Mike Dean the man in the middle.

That appointment makes me believe that Leeds' long run without being awarded a penalty will come to an end, with the tally currently standing in the mid-50s for consecutive games without one.

Dean is considered one of the Premier League's stricter officials, and he isn't afraid to point to the spot. He has already awarded three penalties in ten Premier League games this season.

Also a factor is Reading's record for penalties conceded away from home. They sit second for penalties scored against them in the Championship and only Wigan have seen more on the road.

This lengthy run is going to have to come to an end at some point for Leeds, and all the ingredients are there for it to happen on Tuesday night.

Best bet: A penalty to be awarded at 11/4

Opta facts

  • Leeds have won just three of their last 16 league games against Reading (D7 L6).
  • Reading have won two of their last three Championship games against Leeds (D1) having won none of the previous five (D2 L3).
  • Leeds have lost only once in their last 13 league matches at Elland Road (W8 D4), losing 1-2 against Birmingham in September.
  • Reading have picked up just one win from their last 17 away games in the Championship (D6 L10), failing to score in the last two.
  • No Championship team has had more players score or assist 10+ goals this season than Leeds (3 - Pablo Hernández, Kemar Roofe, Mateusz Klich).

Brentford v Sheffield United

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Chris Basham in action against QPR
Chris Basham in action against QPR

Brentford find themselves falling down the standings after a really positive start to the season and now sit just four points above relegation.

They welcome Sheffield United, who have been frustrated by draws in local derbies in recent weeks, although they still remain in a strong position.

The Bees are struggling to keep teams out with just one clean sheet in their last 12 in all competitions, and with Sheffield United's attacking threat, that run should be extended to one in 13 here.

The price that jumped out to me was the 13/1 available on Chris Basham scoring anytime, with the defender proving a real menace to opposition defences all season.

Basham has three on his league tally already, including a late strike against Rotherham last time out. The fact that these are coming from open play highlights his ability to drive forward and surprising defenders.

It's a selection worth backing at that price, although the value is still there if it does go down to around the 8/1 mark.

I've also tipped up a bigger priced selection in Jack O'Connell before and I'm willing to put my faith in him again given that chances keep coming his way.

His 15 shots on goal in the Championship this season is the highest from any defender in this Sheffield United squad, with a goal and an assist on his tally so far and sure to be added to at some point.

The Blades tend to earn plenty of corners, which should give O'Connell further opportunities. In their last five games, Chris Wilder's men have seen 47 corners awarded in their favour.

Brentford also sit in the top part of the division for goals conceded from set-pieces at home, fifth overall.

At a best price of 25/1, the value is there for O'Connell to add to his tally here. The defender provides a threat from those set-piece opportunities, and they should see more here with their style of football.

Best bet: Chris Basham to score anytime at 13/1

Best bet: Jack O'Connell to score anytime at 25/1

Opta facts

  • Brentford have won two of their last 12 league matches against Sheffield United (D5 L5).
  • Sheffield United have taken one point from their last three league visits to Griffin Park against Brentford (P3 W0 D1 L2).
  • Brentford have won just one of their last 11 league games (D4 L6), losing five of their last six (W1).
  • Sheffield United are winless in their last three Championship away games (D1 L2), after winning four of their previous five on the road (L1).
  • Brentford have scored more goals via corners than any other Championship team this season (7).

Hull v Norwich

Sky Bet Championship, KCOM Stadium, 1945 GMT, Sky Sports Red Button

Norwich are flying high in the Sky Bet Championship
Norwich are flying high in the Sky Bet Championship

Norwich have been in sensational form in recent weeks and rightly sit top of the Championship table.

The Canaries have hit four goals in each of their last three games, and you'd fancy them to hit the net on multiple occasions against a struggling Hull side.

The hosts were beaten by Nottingham Forest on Saturday and offered little in terms of attacking threat, with Forest far more dangerous and demonstrating as much in the second half.

Marco Stiepermann hit his first league goal of the season in the win away at Swansea, that going alongside the five assists he has already on his tally.

He is a player who has been a key part of this Norwich side going forward and I'm backing him to strike again here at the best available 8/1.

The attacking midfielder has really made the step-up following James Maddison's departure for Leicester in the summer and has become one of the first names on the team sheet, alongside having the fourth most shots on goal in this Norwich side.

Speaking to the Eastern Daily Press after that win over Swansea, Stiepermann said "I think we shouldn’t always compare our team to last season because it’s totally different, a totally new team.

"But I think the only reason we are being successful is because of the togetherness in the team and how we are scoring and use our chances. That’s the big difference."

They are really taking those chances, and I'd expect them to have a considerable amount of opportunities to score again on Tuesday night.

Best bet: Marco Stiepermann to score anytime at 8/1

Opta facts

  • Hull are unbeaten in four home league matches against Norwich (W3 D1) since a 1-2 defeat in April 2007.
  • Norwich have won one of their last eight league games against Hull (D3 L4), a 1-0 win in the Premier League in January 2014.
  • After picking up just two points from their previous seven games (D2 L5), Hull City have won seven points from their last 12 available in the Championship (W2 D1 L1).
  • Norwich City have lost just one of their last 13 league games (W10 D2), winning each of the last six in a row. The Canaries last won seven in a row in January 2010 (8 wins).
  • Norwich striker Teemu Pukki has scored five goals in his last three league appearances for the Canaries.

Odds correct at 1720 GMT (26/11/18)

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