David Prutton’s Championship predictions have been revealed, and as always, it’s caused a stir with supporters on social media.
The former Nottingham Forest, Southampton, Leeds, Swindon, Sheffield Wednesday and England U21 footballer who currently works as a presenter, pundit and commentator has given his thoughts on the outcome of all twelve Championship matches.
After looking at majority of his predictions, it’s found that last season he was mostly accurate and that if you put the scores he’s gone with into a table, it is was similar to the standings. See what he scores he went with below…
Coventry vs QPR
Coventry were excellent on their return to the Championship last week, and were extremely unfortunate to come away without a point from Bristol City. But it will have been a lesson for Mark Robins and his side in the level they are playing at now.
QPR got off to an excellent start, meanwhile, by beating Nottingham Forest. Mark Warburton has made a few shrewd signings and they will fancy their chances of getting another win here. I see this one being a draw, though.
Prutton predicts: 2-2
Nott’m Forest vs Cardiff
Nottingham Forest’s performance at QPR last weekend would suggest they haven’t quite recovered from last season’s disastrous ending yet. Sabri Lamouchi needs to find a way to shake that out of them as quickly as possible.
Cardiff also got off to a really poor start last week at home to Sheffield Wednesday. That is the type of game they need to be winning if they want to push into the top six again. Both sides need to get off the mark on Saturday, and both would probably take a point.
Prutton predicts: 2-2
Brentford vs Huddersfield
It was a big win for Brentford in midweek at Southampton, which should help shake off some of the disappointment of last season and their opening defeat at Birmingham.
You worry where the goals are going to come from for Huddersfield this season. Carlos Corberan will get them playing nice football but they may lack a cutting edge. I think Brentford will get off the mark for the season with a win here.
Prutton predicts: 1-0
Luton vs Derby
Luton will have been delighted to get an early win under their belt at Barnsley last week, and Nathan Jones will have high hopes of his side building on that from here and trying to avoid some of the stresses of last season.
Derby were poor at home to Reading last week and Phillip Cocu will be expecting a lot more from his side than those types of performances. I have a feeling that they could be beaten again here, though.
Prutton predicts: 2-1
Middlesbrough vs Bournemouth
It has been a tricky start to the season for Middlesbrough. Beaten on the opening day at Watford, and now another tough game that they’ll have to take on without manager Neil Warnock in the dugout.
Bournemouth looked impressive in attack and unconvincing in defence last week as they edged past Blackburn. Jason Tindall will have been pleased to get a win, but will know they need to tighten up. I can’t see them getting a clean sheet, but do expect them to win.
Prutton predicts: 1-2
Reading vs Barnsley
Veljko Paunovic would have been delighted with his start to life in the Championship as they won at Derby last week, and this game presents a great opportunity to try and get some momentum going.
Barnsley came back down with a bump after their incredible surge to survival, as they lost at home to Luton. They will need to improve on that big time, but I can’t see them getting anything at the Madjeski.
Prutton predicts: 1-0
Blackburn vs Wycombe
David Prutton has predicted that this will be a 2-1 win in favour of Blackburn Rovers. Tony Mowbray’s side lost their league opener 3-2 away at Bournemouth, whilst Wycombe lost 1-0 at home to Rotherham.
Norwich v Preston
David Prutton has predicted that this will be a 2-0 win in favour of recently relegated Norwich City. Daniel Farke won 1-0 in the Canaries’ season opener at Huddersfield. It wasn’t a good result however for the Lilywhites, with Alex Neil’s men losing losing 1-0 when they hosted Swansea.
Rotherham v Millwall
David Prutton has predicted that this will be a 1-0 win in favour of recently promoted Rotherham United. Paul Warne’s side won 1-0 in the Millers’ season opener at Wycombe. It was a goalless affair for Millwall, who were at home to Stoke City last Saturday.
Sheffield Wed vs Watford
David Prutton has predicted that this will be a 2-1 win for the Owls. Sheffield Wednesday, who sit bottom due to their 12 points deduction, reduced that by three points by beating Cardiff away from home in the opener. Watford, who were relegated from the Premier League, came away from Vicarage Road with a 1-0 win against Middlesbrough in the first EFL Championship game of the 20/21 season.
Swansea v Birmingham
David Prutton has predicted that this will be a 1-1 draw. Both sides picked up victories in their season openers last weekend. Steve Cooper’s side winning 1-0 at Preston, whilst Aitor Karanka’s men pulled off an impressive 1-0 win against Brentford.
Stoke v Bristol City
David Prutton has predicted that this will be a 2-0 win for the Robins. Bristol City managed a 2-1 win as they hosted newly promoted Coventry City last week. Stoke drew 0-0 against Millwall, but pulled off a 1-0 Carabao Cup win on Thursday against Wolves.