Championship predictions: Leeds to draw against Rotherham, Norwich to stay top

Leeds United to draw, Nottingham Forest to win, Derby to draw, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Norwich City to maintain impressive starts to the season.

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

Rotherham United v Leeds United

Leeds head into this derby game still searching for their first win under Darko Milanic. It won’t be easy against a team only just below them in the table and Rotherham will be equally determined because of the calibre of their opponents.


Cardiff City v Nottingham Forest

Russell Slade’s first game in charge at Cardiff couldn’t have come against a more difficult opponent. Slade’s side could find it tough against one of only two teams with an unbeaten record in the Championship.


Birmingham City v Bolton Wanderers

Bolton badly need a result to help themselves get off the bottom of the Championship table. They have lost eight games already and could struggle against a Birmingham side which has started to improve.


Bournemouth v Charlton Athletic

Charlton are the other side with an unbeaten record in the Championship this season. However, Bournemouth are well placed and three points will put them within touching distance of the play-off positions.


Brighton v Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough have the incentive of a win potentially putting them top of the table if they beat Brighton and other results go their way. They are better than Brighton in terms of attack and defence this season.


Fulham v Norwich City

Fulham’s form has slightly improved in recent times but they face a side top of the table and with the best attack in the division. It’s difficult to see past Norwich maintaining their lead at the top of the table.


Huddersfield Town v Blackpool

Blackpool are off the foot of the table and Huddersfield are one of the sides they will be targeting to chase down over the next few weeks. Both sides have struggled defensively but Blackpool’s poor attacking record could condemn them in this game.


Ipswich Town v Blackburn Rovers

Both of these teams have the same attacking record this season but the reason Ipswich are higher in the table is because their defence has been better. If Blackburn can defend better than they have done at times this season, they may get a point.


Millwall v Wolves

Wolves are one of the sides looking to close the gap on the teams at the top of the table and consolidate in the play-off places throughout the season. However, they won’t find this game easy against a side with a similar record up front and in defence.


Reading v Derby County

It’s going to be extremely difficult for Reading to get anything from this game against a Derby side firmly fixed on getting into first place in the league table. However, Reading are never easy to beat at home.


Sheffield Wednesday v Watford

Only Norwich have scored more goals in the Championship this season than Watford, but Sheffield Wednesday have only conceded eight goals which is impressive. The travelling side may just edge a very tight game.


Wigan v Brentford

Brentford have made a better start to life in the Championship than many would have been expecting. They have scored more goals than Wigan but have also conceded a higher amount, which will be a worry to Mark Warburton. Wigan badly need a win to get away from the bottom three.


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