Championship predictions: Leeds United to win big, Nottingham Forest to maintain lead

Wins for Leeds United, Watford and Nottingham Forest while Fulham and Birmingham could struggle.

There are plenty of mouth watering Championship clashes to enjoy this weekend. Here are our predictions for the latest fixtures.

Watford v Bournemouth

Watford will definitely fancy their chances in this game given their superior league position. Bournemouth go into the match off the back of a heavy defeat to Leeds, which they may struggle to recover from.


Brighton v Blackpool

There are only six points between these two teams in the table but Blackpool have really struggled to score goals with only three for this season. Expect Brighton to secure the win in front of their own supporters.


Derby County v Cardiff City

Derby County have the edge in terms of league position but their defence is only one goal better so far this season. This looks like one of the more difficult fixtures to call on the list of Championship games this weekend.


Fulham v Blackburn Rovers

Fulham go into this game without a manager and Blackburn will be looking to take advantage of that. They should be confident with a superior record at both ends of the pitch this season.


Leeds United v Huddersfield Town

Leeds have momentum under manager Neil Redfearn and the home crowd will get right behind the team. In contrast, Huddersfield have dropped into the bottom three and this could be too much of an ask.


Middlesbrough v Brentford

Just one point and two league positions separate these teams on the table. They have each scored nine goals but Brentford have the worse defence. The home side may just nick it.


Millwall v Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest remain the only side along with Charlton Athletic to have an unbeaten record in the Championship. They’ve scored more goals than any other side in the division.


Norwich City v Birmingham City

The Canaries are pushing Nottingham Forest at the top of the table. Norwich City have a great record in attack and defence this season and it’s difficult to see Birmingham ending their recent run of poor results.


Rotherham United v Charlton Athletic

Rotherham will be disappointed not to have taken anything away from the game against Bolton. They could struggle against a side yet to be defeated in the division this season and a side to have scored more than double Rotherham’s goals.


Sheffield Wednesday v Reading

This is another very difficult game to call between two sides camped in and around the play-off places. Both sides won their last games with Reading defeating Millwall and Sheffield Wednesday winning at Birmingham City.


Wolverhampton Wanderers v Bolton Wanderers

Wolves are looking good as they fight to get back into the Premier League but Bolton go into this game off the back of an important win, which will give them confidence. Wolves’ solid defence should see them secure a win.


Wigan Athletic v Ipswich Town

Ipswich have the momentum going into this game after Wigan failed to get a win in a bore draw at Huddersfield in mid-week. Both teams have scored the same number of goals this season but Ipswich’s defence has allowed them to climb higher up the table.


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