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Championship Accumulator: Get a hefty 13/1 payout on our treble

| 18.09.2012

Peterborough’s horrendous start to the season is set to come to an end tonight against a Bristol City side who don’t travel well.

The Posh head up our 13/1 Championship treble and can be backed at 13/8 to beat the Robins at London Road in a game already touted as a relegation six-pointer.

A 5-2 drubbing at Burnley last time out has left Darren Ferguson’s men five points adrift at the foot of the table, but they won’t get a better chance to get some points on the board than this.

Bristol City have lost both of their away matches this year – successive 1-0 reverses at Nottingham Forest and Barnsley – and a dire record on the road meant they spent last season flirting with the relegation zone.

They were the joint-second lowest scorers of away goals in the division in 2011/12 with 18 and only five sides conceded more than Bristol City, who have only picked up one away win this calendar year.

The hosts lost talented frontman Paul Taylor on deadline day, but they kept hold of the influential George Boyd and he could be key here. Boyd helped his side to their first of two league victories over Bristol City last term when he broke the deadlock in a 2-1 win for the Posh.

They will take confidence from pulling off this double and, if they lose here, Peterborough know they will be facing an uphill struggle to save their Championship status, even at this early stage. A home win is imperative.

The clash in Hertfordshire between Watford and Brighton will see two sides in contrasting form go head-to-head – this makes the visitors great value at 13/8.

Perhaps it was the acquiring of the Udinese reserve team on deadline day that upset the balance of their squad, or a run of tough fixtures could be responsible but, since comprehensively beating Birmingham three weeks ago, they’ve lost three on the spin, shipping nine goals in the process.

Brighton can be backed at 13/8 with Ladbrokes to make it four defeats for the Hornets which, in turn, would be their fourth straight win and, after failing to score in their first three games, Gus Poyet’s team have notched 11 in their last three, Craig Mackail-Smith getting five of them.

With team spirit through the roof, the Seagulls should be able to come out on top against a Watford side still in transition following an influx of players over the summer.

The final selection in this treble is Blackpool to beat Middlesbrough at 10/11.

In contrast to last season, Boro have been strong at the Riverside but, on the road, they’ve been susceptible to other team’s physicality and, as a result, have suffered defeats against two of the weakest sides in the division in Millwall and Barnsley.

Tony Mowbray’s side has also fared poorly against the Tangerine Army, failing to beat them at every attempt following their relegation from the Premier League in 2009. Of the 12 points available in this time, Blackpool have taken 10, scored as many and conceded just twice.

Having won both their home matches this term in some style, Ian Holloway’s promotion chasing side will make it a hat-trick against the Boro here.

All odds and markets correct as of publication

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James Middleton