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Rooney’s Championship Preview

by Thomas Rooney

This season is proving harder than ever in terms of predicting the Championship results ahead of the weekend’s action. As ever, anybody can beat anybody and no team is incapable of picking up an unexpected win.

Nevertheless, it is always fun attempting to predict where the points are going to be distributed and at least try and win some money with some football betting.

Burnley v Southampton: This has got to be a home banker. Burnley continue to have a fantastic season while the Saints hover just above the drop zone.

Crystal Palace v Doncaster: Again, this is one where the football odds will be expecting a home win. Doncaster haven’t won away yet this season.

Ipswich v Cardiff: The home side responded well in midweek after losing the derby, but the Welsh side have only lost one of their last six games.

Nottingham Forest v Blackpool: The home side are five points from safety now and desperately need the points against a team that has won two of their last three games.

Plymouth v QPR: This is a battle of two teams that are looking to reignite their play-off push. Plymouth have lost their last three games though. Tough one.

Preston v Birmingham:
The home side have been in good form of late and have climbed to 7th in the league. Birmingham will be up for it though as they look to make it eight games without defeat.

Reading v Norwich: After battering Watford and losing on Wednesday night, I fancy us to get some reward this time. Probably only a draw though as Reading have only lost once at home this season.

Sheffield Wednesday v Bristol City: Considering they lost in the play-off final last year, the away side have been poor this year. Wednesday will be happy enough with their position just outside the top six.

Swansea v Sheffield United: I tipped the away side for promotion at the start of the season and things are looking ok in that department. Swansea are a very strong team at home though, so this should be a tight one.

Watford v Coventry: Fresh from picking up their first victory under Brendan Rogers against us on Wednesday, the home side will expect another three points against an inconsistent Coventry side.

Wolves v Barnsley: The final game to look at is top of the table Wolves against mid-table Barnsley. Should the home side get an early goal it should be a very comfortable victory for them.



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