In what promises to be yet another thrilling weekend in the Sky Bet Championship, Watford will be looking to win after being denied by the ongoing Goal-line technology saga against a team looking to stay in the automatic promotion places in Leicester, QPR will be looking to get back into the automatic places, Burnley will be looking to stay at the top, Leeds will be looking to get a win and keep up some form, Bolton will be looking to restart their season, managerless Middlesbrough will be looking to impress potential candidates and there is a top six clash in Blackpool vs Nottingham Forest along with everyone else looking for three points for different reasons. One things for certain though, it's going to be another brilliant weekend in the Sky Bet Championship.
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Birmingham vs Charlton Athletic
Neither of these teams are strong and will both be down at the wrong end of the table come the end of the season. If Burke plays to the best of his ability, Birmingham could scrape three points here but I don't think thats likely so it'll be a draw.
Doncaster Rovers vs Brighton
After managing to get a draw in a controversial against Watford last week, I think that Oscar Garcia's side will be able to keep up the momentum that came with that draw and win by a couple of goals here away from home at the Keepmoat. Doncaster are another team that should be in trouble at the end of the season whereas Brighton will be midtable and pushing for the playoffs.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Reading
I don't rate Sheffield Wednesday at all and the sooner Dave Jones gets the sack, the bette as far as I'm concerned and I don't even like them! I think that Reading will just be too strong for them although I do fel that the Owls will get one goal to put Reading fans on the edge of their seats. I think that Reading will be challenging for the Playoffs at the end of the season.
Blackburn Rovers vs Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough are currently without a manager and looking a very poor outfit with only five wins in 2013. I remember back to Christmas 2012 when they were siting at the top of he Championship table thinking that they would be in the Premiership next season. But things change so quickly just like Blackburn's form. They are a team who were struggling at the latter end of last season but are looking good so far this season and I feel that they'll win here and be playoff contenders this season whereas Middlesbrough will be near the bottom.
Queens Park Rangers vs Derby County
QPR are currently sitting third and will probably come second at the end of the season because they are good enough to get promoted automatically but Steve Mclaren has made a very good start to his reign at Derby and I feel that the away team here could shock us all with a 2-1 win here. By the end of the Season, Derby will probably be around the playoffs.
Leeds United vs Yeovil Town
In a week where Brian Mcdermott has said that he thinks that his Leeds United side are good enough to get into the playoffs, I expect Leeds to make it three home wins in a row here against Yeovil. I also expect them to be as clinical as they were against Birmingham a couple of weeks ago with Smith, McCormack, Blackstock and possibly El Hadji Diouf all to get on the scoresheet.
Ipswich Town vs Barnsley
Ipswich are a mediocre, midtable Championship side whilst Barnsley are relegation scrappers but I think that Barnsley's impressive displays over the last few weeks might give them the nudge here to produce a shock win that will come in handy in their relegation battle later on this season.
AFC Bournemouth vs Bolton Wanderers
Bournemouth have impressed me a lot this season and have surprised everyone with their performances to make them a high mid table team whereas Bolton have surprised everyone for the wrong reasons so far this season with the pre season favourites for promotion, finding themselves in a sticky situation at the bottom of the table. I think that the bad luck will continue for Dougie Fredman's side with a loss here in Bournemouth to keep them fishing around for points.
Watford vs Leicester City
Two good teams here but I don't think that Leicester are good enough to keep their automatic promotion place and I think that Zola's Hornets will win in front of a Vicarage Road crowd. They will be looking for a win after being denied by their blatant goal that wasn't a goal which reopened the Goal Line Technology row with a view to bring it to the Championship. Both of these sides will be in and around the playoffs come the end of the season.
Wigan Athletic vs Huddersfield Town
These two teams are currently mid table based with both of them surprising me as I expected Wigan to be near the top and Huddersfield near the bottom. The injure of Grant Holt will hinder Wigan's chances of a win here and the result will end up as a draw. I think that at the end of the season, Wigan will be near the playoffs and Huddersfield in the middle of the table.
Millwall vs Burnley
I said from day one that Burnley will be good this season and they have proven me right (one of my only correct predictions so far). Shaun Dyche's men can't stop winning at the moment with a formidable partnership between Sam Vokes and Danny Ings winning them games. Millwall on the other hand, have been poor apart from their three game run and should be relegated at the end of the season. So it's an easy prediction, A win for Burnley.
Nottingham Forest vs Blackpool
I still don't rate Blackpool as they always start the season well and drift off like last year. for this reason I think that Forest, who I think will be in and around the playoffs at the end of the season, will win by a couple here at home this weekend and Paul Ince's men will be on their way down the table.