BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION crashed out of the Capital One Cup at Walsall in midweek and, whilst it would obviously have been a different story had Chris O’Grady not missed as penalty at 1-1, I would suggest Chris Hughton won’t be too disappointed after such an excellent start to the Championship campaign.
Indeed I also know a number of decent judges who believe the Saddlers’ are genuine title contenders in League One.
The Seagulls travel to Ipswich on Saturday as the top two in the division go head-to-head at Portman Road.
Ipswich lead the table on goal difference and have averaged two goals a game in the Championship to date, they are 6/5 favourites at BetVictor with Albion 13/5 and the draw 12/5.
A single strike from Kazenga Lua Lua was enough to give Albion a win over Blackburn Rovers last weekend, his third of the campaign, and he looks big at 19/2 to score the opener, while odds of 13/2 are available for him to net at anytime.
Albion are 12/1 for the title, 5/1 for promotion and 6/4 for a top six finish after their terrific start to the campaign once again built around a solid defence.
On the face of it Saturday looks a battle between a free-scoring Ipswich side trying to break down a Seagulls’ side who will defend in numbers and look to hit Mick McCarthy’s side on the counter.
For all your football odds check out BetVictor.com.
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