Championship predictions: Wolves to edge out Leeds United, Cardiff to be held

Wolverhampton Wanderers to win at Leeds, Cardiff City to be held and Nottingham Forest to win plus more.

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

Fulham v Charlton

Charlton can put some real pressure on the sides at the top of the Championship if they register three points at Fulham. However, the West London side have been improving over the last few weeks and a win should be enough to take them out of the bottom three.


Millwall v Cardiff City

Cardiff have the momentum heading into this game after back-to-back wins under Russell Slade after he walked away from Leyton Orient. Cardiff could go level on points with several sides currently in the play-off places with a win, but Millwall are scrapping away in the bottom half.


Birmingham City v Bournemouth

Bournemouth will fancy their chances of an away win, which would be enough to put them into the Championship play-off places. They have one of the best attacks in the league and are playing against a defence, which has conceded 20 goals already.


Bolton Wanderers v Brentford

Neil Lennon will be hoping his side can show some determination and fight for at least a point as they look to get out of the Championship bottom three. However, Brentford will look at Bolton’s defence, which has conceded 23, and fancy their chances.


Brighton v Rotherham United

Rotherham can move into a group of teams on 19 points with a victory against Brighton. However, there is pressure on the home side to get a result and move up the table away from the bottom three.


Derby County v Wigan Athletic

The Rams are top of the league and it’s difficult to see anything other than a home win in this game. They have scored 23 and conceded just ten, which will fill them with confidence heading into the game.


Ipswich Town v Huddersfield Town

Ipswich have the incentive of potentially moving into a play-off place with a win and they are facing a side, which has conceded 23 goals; one of the worst records in the Championship.


Leeds United v Wolverhampton Wanderers

Darko Milanic is still searching for his first win as Leeds boss but it may be too much of an ask for it come in this game. Wolves have the edge in a number of key areas while Leeds are missing a key star.


Middlesbrough v Watford

This is one of the most difficult games to call on the fixture list this weekend with the sides in second and third locking horns. Boro have the home advantage but Watford have by far the superior attack which could make the difference.


Nottingham Forest v Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn have the incentive of drawing level on points with Forest if they can get a win away from home. However, the home side look well equipped to take advantage of Blackburn’s leaky defence, even if they are relying on Michail Antonio at the moment.


Reading v Blackpool

Reading will fancy their chances against a side that struggles to score goals. Reading’s defence has been poor this season but they should have enough to get over the line, even if Blackpool put one on the board.


Sheffield Wednesday v Norwich City

This is another very difficult game to call. Norwich will be looking to end a run of results without a victory but they face a side with one of the best defensive records in the division.


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