Here are our predictions for the latest round of Championship games this weekend.
Birmingham City v Leeds United
This looks as though it could be a tight game between two sides that will be eager to start climbing the Championship table. A classic tale of two teams struggling to score but conceding plenty.
Blackburn Rovers v Wigan Athletic
Two sides currently camped in the middle of the table and eager to break into the play-off places. Blackburn’s defence has looked a little leaky with the joint second worst record this season.
Blackpool v Wolves
Wolves are in great form and head into this game with the best defensive record in the Championship. Their attack hasn’t been fluent but they should take three points at a Blackpool team still searching for their first point.
Bolton Wanderers v Sheffield Wednesday
Bolton and Sheffield Wednesday both go into this game off the back of 1-0 defeats before the international break. Bolton badly need to keep a clean sheet and with home support they may steal a narrow win against a side which has scored just five times.
Bournemouth v Rotherham United
Bournemouth have a little bit of momentum ahead of this game after battling hard for a point away at Norwich. Rotherham were well beaten at home and they could struggle on the road for this match.
Brentford v Brighton
There’s very little to choose between the sides, with Brentford just outside the play-off places and arguably the slight favourites having won their last game while Brighton drew at home.
Cardiff City v Norwich City
Norwich have been in good form at both ends of the pitch this season but Cardiff is never an easy place to go to. Three goals conceded suggests that they will make it very difficult for Cardiff to break through and could snatch a narrow win.
Charlton v Watford
This is an early match between two teams near the top of the table. Watford are the Championship’s highest scorers and they should be confident against a defence which is the worst in the top half.
Huddersfield v Middlesbrough
Huddersfield badly need a win to pull away from the bottom three in the Championship but they have been hampered by a defence, which is the worst in the league. However, they have managed to score as many goals as their opponents.
Ipswich Town v Millwall
Millwall will be full of confidence after a 2-1 win against Blackpool in their last game. There isn’t too much between these teams in terms of the attacking and defensive stats with Millwall’s defence the reason for their high position.
Reading v Fulham
Neither Reading or Fulham have particularly impressive defensive records this season with Reading conceding eight and Fulham conceding ten. It could be a very open game with Fulham looking to get out of the bottom three but Reading well backed at home.
Nottingham Forest v Derby County
One of the biggest derbies in the Championship and it’s no surprise Forest are the favourites as they’re top of the league. A solid defence for Forest should allow them to steal a narrow win but expect a tight game.