Championship Match Day 17 –

Fulham v QPR

This should be an entertaining game, as a win by either club would greatly help their promotion playoff hopes. With both teams having 7 wins on the campaign, Fulham has the slight edge in points, 26 to QPRs 24 due to their having 2 more draws. My score prediction here is 2-1 in favor of QPR.

Charlton v Cardiff City

Early in the season, I thought Cardiff was destined to be relegated for a 2nd straight campaign, but they have since “jumped” up the table to 14th and a win could potentially get them in to the top half of the table. 1 point and 3 spots ahead of them stand Charlton. They have done well this campaign for a club newly promoted up from League 1, the wheels may be in the process of falling off, as Charlton have only won once in their last 5 contests. Will they rebound this weekend? Yes, I believe they will regain their form with a slight, 1-0 win over Cardiff City.

West Brom v Sheffield Wednesday

This contest has HUGE implications for the Owls, as a loss against West Brom would potentially drop them out of the top half of the table.  The Baggies have only lost once all campaign, but that will most likely not last forever. Yes, they are in first place, but Sheffield will be playing with a lot to prove, and I think it helps them grind out a win. 2-0 this Saturday, Owls over Baggies.

Blackburn v Barnsley

GUEST SCORE PREDICTION!! I had the idea to get my co-worker in on this idea. I don’t have a write-up for this match, but Jeff says 2-1 in favor of Blackburn.

Derby County v Preston North End

As a Derby County supporter, this match scares me a little bit. The Rams aren’t “bad” right now, but their season is plagued with inconsistency. Preston sit in 2nd place and 10 points up on Derby. The lilywhites win this one easily with a score of 2-0 over the Rams.

Brentford v Reading

Brentford have won more than they lost this campaign, but not by much. Reading is trending upward at the moment, only losing once in the last 5 contests. It will be a close one, but in the end, nobody will gain the 3 points. This one ends 1-1.

Swansea City v Millwall

4 (Swansea) and 15 (Millwall) are only separated by 8 points, making the upcoming end of the first half of the campaign entertaining as teams jockey for promotion playoffs and try to avoid relegation. I’ve seen the Lions do great things this year, and I’ve seen them make mistakes. One thing can be said, this team has heart. Look for them to leave it all out on the pitch Saturday and come away with a hard fought 3. They win it 2-1 with a stoppage time winner.

Bristol City v Nottingham Forest

Dead…Even. These 2 teams (#5 and #6) could both use 3 points here, as it would boost confidence and help keep them in the promotion playoffs. If the chips fall the right way, the winner here could end up in 2nd place! There will be some great defending and a few decent scoring chances, but 1-0 will be the final in favor of the Robins (Bristol City).

Huddersfield v Birmingham – Just the score predictions on the last few games in the interest of getting all tge games predicted. Birmingham 2- Huddersfield 1

Stoke City v Wigan Athletic – Wigan 1 – Stoke 0

Luton Town v Leeds United – Luton 0 – Leeds 3

Middlesbrough v Hull City – Middlesbrough 1- Hull City 2