Flat caps, whippets, chips wi’ bits and fizzy pop on t’way home. Alright, so maybe not all games featuring Yorkshire teams in this weekend’s Championship will be as cliché-ridden as Emmerdale, but they will feature as much live action as this week’s episode of the hit soap.
One more thing the matches involving Leeds United, Barnsley and Hull City should feature is goals galore as they and their respective opponents Sheffield Wednesday, Charlton and Ipswich are also more than used to participating in entertaining affairs.
Over 2.5 goals in Sheff Wed v Leeds @ 31/50
Sometimes a game comes along that screams goals galore and the meeting of the two Championship sides who’ve featured in more over 2.5 games than any other is just that.
Sixteen times between them this season, the two Yorkshire rivals have lit up the scoreboard, and that’s before even considering the 49 goals they’ve shared in their last ten league encounters.
This Friday night match-up promises to be one to make veteran managers Dave Jones and Neil Warnock go even greyer but also one that ensures the Championship restarts with a bang.
Over 2.5 goals in Charlton v Barnsley @ 91/100
Any side would have struggled to follow up a 5-0 away win at pre-season promotion favourites Birmingham, so Barnsley’s last road result can almost be discounted.
Prior to the 1-0 defeat at Leeds, all of the Tykes’ away games have featured over 2.5 goals and a visit to a Charlton side who’ve kept just one home clean sheet all season should enable them to get back on track.
Welsh international Craig Davies will particularly fancy his chances of picking up where he left off before the international break as he looks to further his golden boot chances with an eighth goal of the season at The Valley.
Over 2.5 goals in Hull v Ipswich @ 4/5
The final team in our Yorkshire triumvirate are Hull City, who have played five home games thus far, with four ticking the over 2.5 goals box.
Ipswich were the great entertainers of the Championship last season, with an impressive 29 of their 46 fixtures witnessing three or more goals, and attacking action (at both ends) generally tends to follow Paul Jewell’s men.
There were two meetings between the sides last season at the KC Stadium – one in the league and one in the FA Cup – and four goals were scored in each, with Hull winning the latter 3-1 before a 2-2 draw in the former in March.
While England’s second tier is never easy to predict, this should hopefully round off another winning Goals Galore treble.