Championship predictions: Leeds to draw, top three all to win

Leeds United to draw against Sheffield Wednesday and wins for Norwich City, Nottingham Forest and Watford.

Here are our predictions for the next round of Championship fixtures.

Blackpool v Cardiff City

Blackpool are still searching for their first win of the season. They don’t have the worst defensive record in the Championship but what has cost them is their inability to score goals. They could struggle in front of the Sky cameras.


Leeds United v Sheffield Wednesday

Leeds go into this game having seen the momentum built up by Neil Redfearn lost. Darko Milanic improved his side against Reading from defeat at Brentford last weekend but he’s still searching for a first win.


Blackburn Rovers v Huddersfield Town

Blackburn will be confident of getting a result against the side with the joint worst defensive record in the Championship this season. Three points for the home side takes them closer to the play-off places.


Bolton Wanderers v Bournemouth

Bolton badly need a win as they look to climb out of the bottom three but Bournemouth will be wary of getting draw into the scrap at the bottom of the table. Expect a draw from this game.


Brentford v Reading

Reading will take a lot of heart from the way they battled at Leeds United earlier this week. However, Brentford’s home form has been good and they’ll be keen to get into a position where they can start to attack the top six.


Charlton Athletic v Birmingham City

Charlton are one of the only sides, along with Nottingham Forest, to hold an unbeaten record in the Championship this season. That will make them confident of a win against Birmingham who have had a more inconsistent start.


Derby County v Millwall

Derby County could be top of the league if they win this game and other results go their way. The Rams have been effective in attack and defence this season, which will make them confident of three points.


Middlesbrough v Fulham

Fulham are off the foot of the table and have started pushing upwards. However, they face a side aiming for the play-off places and only three points off the top of the league. It may be too much for the Londoners.


Norwich City v Rotherham United

A home win. Norwich sit top of the table and will want to keep that momentum going and will be hoping to create a gap over their rivals. Rotherham are only four points off of the relegation places.


Watford v Brighton

Watford are one of three teams at the top of the table with 20 points. Brighton are at the other end of the table with only ten points. Watford will be aiming to keep a clean sheet which should allow them to take a narrow win.


Wolverhampton Wanderers v Wigan Athletic

Wolves have played an efficient brand of football this season, which has put them two points away from the lead in the Championship. At the other end of the spectrum, Wigan are teetering above the bottom three. Can’t see anything other than a home win.


Nottingham Forest v Ipswich Town

Forest have held the lead in the Championship for most of the season and they will want to get it back outright by the end of the weekend. They have a solid defence and will make it difficult for the visitors to express themselves.


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