This weekend sees the start of the 2015/16 Football League season; three Championship ties have been selected for broadcasting across Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Play-off hopefuls Brighton and Nottingham Forest meet on the south coast, Burnley, who are back in the second tier after a season in the Premier League travel to Leeds and newly promoted Preston host one of the favourites for promotion, Middlesbrough.

Click next to see the highlighted betting tips for this weekends featured fixtures.

All odds are taken from The72’s bookmaker, which you can find here. You can also grab yourself a £20 free bet, so have that one on us!

A £20 bet on both teams to score in each of the televised games returns £120!


BRIGHTON V NOTTINGHAM FOREST (Friday, August 7th, 19.45)

The new season will officially kick off on Friday night as Brighton host Nottingham Forest. Dougie Freedman’s side have a strong recent record at the AMEX Stadium with two wins and a draw in their last three visits. Forest are 11/5 for the victory. Brighton have scored in four out of six pre-season friendlies, with Forest finding the net in all seven friendly fixtures. Get both teams to score in the second half at 11/4. Henri Lansbury scored against Brighton at the AMEX last season and has been finding the net in pre-season, most recently against Aston Villa. The midfielder is 7/2 to score any time. Chris Hughton has been fairly active in the transfer window, one of his key signings so far is more than likely to feature in on Friday night; Bobby Zamora. 12 years later and Zamora has returned to the club that kick started his career. Fancy a dream return for Bobby? The striker is 9/4 to score any time for the Seagulls. Finally, for those backing the home team on Friday; the draw at half time and Brighton win at full time is 4/1.

FACT: There have been 16 goals in the last five fixtures between the sides, including the most recent 3-2 victory for Forest at the AMEX Stadium last season.

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