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Championship Monday Accumulator: Top of the table clash leads 20/1 acca

There is a full programme of Championship action on Easter Monday, culminating in the late game between champions-elect Burnley and nearest challengers Sheffield United.

Burnley have already secured an immediate return to the Premier League following Friday's 2-1 win at Middlesbrough and they can take another giant step towards clinching the title with victory over the Blades.

Sheff Utd are aiming to join Burnley in the top-flight for next season and should provide the Clarets with stiff opposition, as they look to hold off the challenge from the chasing pack.

Luton Town and Boro are the teams currently looking to gate-crash the top two and they will both be keen to put the pressure on the Blades by winning their matches earlier in the day at home to Blackpool and away to Bristol City respectively.

The lunchtime kick-off is a match that could have huge ramifications at both ends of the table, as improving Huddersfield Town will look to continue their surge away from the bottom three when they host a Blackburn Rovers side who will start the day sitting in the final play-off position.

All four of the matches mentioned feature on our four-fold accumulator, which comes in at odds of almost 20/1.

Monday four-fold acca:

Our Championship four-fold selection is priced up at almost 20/1

Huddersfield to beat Blackburn @ 9/5
Luton to beat Blackpool to nil @ 5/4
Bristol City v Middlesbrough - over 2.5 goals in the match @ 10/11
Burnley v Sheffield United - Double Chance Draw or Sheff Utd @ 7/10

Odds were correct at time of writing and are subject to change.

Warnock to continue Terriers magic

WhatHuddersfield Town v Blackburn Rovers
WhereJohn Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield
When12:30, Monday 10th April
How to watchSky Sports Main Event and Football
OddsHuddersfield 9/5, Draw 9/4, Blackburn 31/20

Huddersfield Town appeared to be sleepwalking towards relegation prior to Neil Warnock's return to the club in February, but since the experienced 74-year-old pitched back up at the John Smith's Stadium, the Terriers have gone from strength-to-strength.

Warnock's side are unbeaten in four - winning each of the last three against Millwall, Huddersfield and Watford - a run that has seen them move out of the relegation zone for the first time this season.

They will be hopeful of making it four wins out of four when play-off hopefuls Blackburn visit West Yorkshire on Easter Monday, as despite their lofty position in the table, Rovers have lost four of their last five matches across all competitions.

The last time these two sides met at the John Smith's, Huddersfield emerged as 3-2 victors and a similar outcome could well be on the cards on Monday, with the home win available at 9/5 in the Full Time Result market.

Hatters to sink managerless Blackpool

WhatLuton Town v Blackpool
WhereKenilworth Road, Luton
When15:00, Monday 10th April
How to watchSky Sports Red Button
OddsLuton 8/15, Draw 3/1, Blackpool 6/1

If any team is to gate crash the top two before the end of the season then it seems most likely to be third-placed Luton Town, who will head into their home clash with relegation-threatened Blackpool unbeaten in their last eight games.

By contrast, the Seasiders have won just one of their last eight, losing each of the previous three, while they are also without a manager after Mick McCarthy departed the club following Friday's defeat to fellow strugglers Cardiff City.

That result has left Blackpool second bottom of the table and seven points adrift of safety, while they have only won three of their 20 matches on the road this season.

Luton should certainly fancy their chances of winning this one and they could be worth backing to nil at 5/4 as they have kept clean sheets in each of their last three home fixtures, all of which have ended in victories.

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Entertainment expected at Ashton Gate

WhatBristol City v Middlesbrough 
WhereAshton Gate, Bristol
When17:30, Monday 10th April
How to watchSky Sports Main Event and Football
OddsBristol City 13/5, Draw 5/2, Middlesbrough 21/20

Middlesbrough's automatic promotion hopes have been dealt a major blow over recent weeks as they have lost back-to-back games against Huddersfield and Burnley.

Goals have certainly not been a problem for Michael Carrick's side this season, as only leaders Burnley (76) have netted more in the Championship than Boro (72).

An away trip to Bristol City is next up for the north-east outfit and the Robins have also been relatively free-scoring of late, particularly on home soil, as they have netted in each of their last seven league matches at Ashton Gate.

Over 2.5 goals have been scored in nine of Boro's last 11 games and it would be no surprise if that were to come in once again on Monday at odds of 10/11.

Clarets to suffer from promotion hangover

WhatBurnley v Sheffield United 
WhereTurf Moor, Burnley
When20:00, Monday 10th April
How to watchSky Sports Main Event and Football
OddsBurnley 11/10, Draw 5/2, Sheff Utd 5/2

Burnley have been the dominant force in the Championship this season, but after having their promotion confirmed on Friday, they may end up taking their eye off the ball for Monday's visit of Sheffield United.

Manager Vincent Kompany will be hoping that does not prove to be the case, but the Clarets have lost their last two matches against the Blades, including the 5-2 defeat they suffered at Bramall Lane in November's reverse fixture.

For their part, the visitors have won four matches on the spin across all competitions, as well as each of their last three on the road and, if there was ever a good time to be facing Burnley, it could be now.

However, Burnley are top of the table for a reason and they are unbeaten in the league at home, so going all out and backing the Sheff Utd win may be a bit too gung-ho.

However, the Blades do provide good value in the Double Chance market at 7/10.

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