As the build up to the festive period begins, there will be yet another weekend of top quality football in the Sky Bet Championship. Two teams at the top are competing against each other, there will be a couple of local derbies, it will be Uwe Rosler's first Championship game with Wigan and there's a couple of games which could prove to be six pointers - in what promises to be another top quality weekend in the Sky Bet Championship.
Please comment and give your own predictions.
Wigan Athletic vs Bolton Wanderers
Uwe Rosler will be up against a team on the same points as Wigan for his first League game for Wigan and I think that playing on Thursday in the Europa League may have taken it out of them. For that reason I feel that the away team may just be able to grab the three points
Charlton Athletic vs Derby County
Derby are The Championships top form team and they are up against a fairly poor Charlton side who are just outside the relegation zone so i'm expecting Mclaren's men to take all three points here.
Blackburn Rovers vs Millwall
Three points separate these teams but I feel that they are actually fairly equal and will both finish around midtable so a feel that a draw will probably be the result here and both teams will score a couple of goals.
AFC Bournemouth vs Birmingham
I really don't rate Birmingham, whereas I think that when Bournemouth play well, they are a good side who can beat quite a few teams in the Championship. Also, they can score whereas Birmingham like to concede so I can see the home team pulling of a 3 goal win.
Leicester City vs Burnley
In this 1st against 3rd clash, I expect a very good game. With one point separating the two teams you can see how focussed they are on getting to the Premiership. I expect the away team to win hear as I feel that they are jus a bit better than Nigel Pearson's team but it will be a close score with both teams scoring.
Barnsley vs Yeovil Town
Two teams really struggling this year and it won't get any easier for them. Barnsley are rock bottom and are really looking a poor outfit whereas a win for Yeovil could put them out the relegation zone depending on Charlton's result. I feel that they can get that win and it will be quite comfortable as well.
Middlesbrough vs Brighton
Brighton have improved hugely over the last few games with Oscar Garcia picking up the Manager f the Month award but Middlesbrough have a new man managing them and they are improving so I think that the home team will pull of a slight shock and actually win here.
Watford vs Sheffield Wednesday
Watford return to Vicarage Road on the back of the game of the season at Elland Road last week should be brimming with confidence after getting that late equaliser to draw 3-3. For this reason, I feel that they will win quite comfortably against a poor Sheffield Wednesday side.
Nottingham Forest vs Ipswich Town
Forest are currently in the Playoffs but they are only 2 points above Ipswich which means that an Ipswich win could put them into the Playoffs. However, I think that this game will end in a draw as they are both fairly even.
Blackpool vs Queens Park Rangers
As I expected, Blackpool have slowed up a bit recently and now sit in 7th. They are also quite undisciplined as they have had 5 men sent of in the last two games. Also, QPR are still doing well, sitting second in the table. They also have a good defensive record so will win whilst keeping a clean sheet as well.
Doncaster Rovers vs Leeds United
A local derby here with two teams on the opposite time of the table. Leeds are in good form and are playing some very good football whereas Doncaster are near the bottom of the table. Leeds are also very free scoring recently because of a certain Ross McCormack. It is fair to say that Brian Mcdermott is doing a good job. Because of this I think that Leeds will comfortably win.
Huddersfield Town vs Reading
Reading are in 6th place whereas Huddersfield are mid table but they are playing good football and are close to the Play Offs and look a transformed side since last year. Because of this I'm going to predict a home win.