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Oddschecker Pundit Looks At Burnley

The Oddschecker Pundit has had a look at the odds and has opted for Burnley, here is why:

When looking at the Championship, it often pays to look at the steady, unfashionable sides instead of big spending Premiership rejects. One such side I think being overlooked this year is Burnley. They look overpriced considering they were around the top ten for most of last season before falling away late in the season. Owen Coyle has brought a number of new players to Turf Moor, including Chris Eagles from Manchester United and former PSV player Remco van der Schaaf, and they are much better equipped this season than last for a promotion push. There are plenty of goals in this team and if they tighten up a little at the back, then a top six finish is well within their reach.

Oddschecker Prediction: Back Burnley to win promotion at 16/1 www.oddschecker.com

The Championship top scorer market is always one which can throw up unexpected results and this year could be no exception. A number of the market principles have questions over them, and one big price to interest me is Martin Paterson. The new Burnley forward is basically guaranteed a starting role, and given his new teams attacking instincts, he will certainly get chances. Last season was hard for the young Northern Irish striker but he still ended the season with 13 league goals in a Scunthorpe side which was relegated. Playing in a much better team now, he looks an attractive bet at such big odds.

Oddschecker Prediction: Back Martin Paterson to be top goalscorer at 66/1 www.oddschecker.com

Also worthy of interest is the new Bristol City striker Nicky Maynard. Maynard is another player from the famous Crewe youth system, he looks every bit a top striker in the making. Bristol City should have another good season and as long as he handles the expectations attached to his lofty 2.25m price tag, he can reward Gary Johnson with goals that fire the Robins toward the play-off places.

Oddschecker Prediction: Back Nicky Maynard to be top goalscorer at 33/1 www.oddschecker.com




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Date:Wednesday August 6 2008

Time: 8:06PM

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