David Prutton’s Championship predictions have been revealed, and as always, it’s caused plenty of talk with fans 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…
Derby vs Watford
That win for Derby before the international break really eased some of the pressure on Phillip Cocu after a terrible start to the season, and it will be interesting to see if they can turn that into a string of positive results from here.
Watford are doing okay so far, and will be glad the transfer window will be shut by Saturday so they can really start focusing on the rest of the season. I fancy them to win this one.
Prutton predicts: 1-2
Barnsley vs Bristol City
What a blow for Barnsley to lose Gerhard Struber, although it has seemed inevitable for a while now that he would be going.
Bristol City are flying! Dean Holden has gotten off to a dream start and it is hard to see past anything other than an away win at Oakwell.
Prutton predicts: 1-3
Blackburn vs Nott’m Forest
Blackburn are ticking along nicely this season. They’ve scored more goals than anyone else in the division and have a real chance of top six if they can reach their full potential.
Chris Hughton is back! He’s been waiting for the right job for a while, so I’m sure he feels he can do something with this Nottingham Forest side. First of all they need to get some points on the board, and I’m sure he’d take a draw here.
Prutton predicts: 2-2
Bournemouth vs QPR
Jason Tindall will be very happy with Bournemouth’s start. We have seen time and time again that even having a good squad when you’re relegated doesn’t guarantee you anything in this league.
QPR will also be content with how they have begun. Mark Warburton is building slowly there and they have made some decent signings. This is a tough ask for them, though. Home win.
Prutton predicts: 1-0
Middlesbrough vs Reading
Is this a season of consolidation for Middlesbrough and Neil Warnock? Or a season where they feel they can really kick on and challenge for the top six? A game like this will be a good indicator against one of the form teams in the Championship.
Reading have started brilliantly and look a real unit under Veljko Paunovic. This is a proper test for him and his side, but from what I’ve seen so far I think it’s one they can overcome.
Prutton predicts: 1-2
Preston vs Cardiff
That was a huge win for Preston before the international break. They looked down and out at Brentford but that second-half display was remarkable. Alex Neil will hope that kick-starts a season that had gotten off to a slow beginning.
Cardiff have failed to build a little on the momentum of the back end of the last campaign that saw them finish so strongly to reach the play-offs. They look a bit short of goals so far. A draw is always a good result at Deepdale, though. I think Neil Harris would take that.
Prutton predicts: 2-2
Birmingham vs Sheffield Wed
David Prutton has predicted that this game will finish 1-0 to the Owls.
Birmingham: 8th – played 4 – won 1 – drew 3 – lost 0 – 6 points
Sheffield Wed: 24th – played 4 – won 1 – drew 2 – lost 1 – -7 points
Brentford vs Coventry
David Prutton has predicted that this game will finish 2-1 in favour of the Bees.
Brentford: 14th – played 4 – won 1 – drew 1 – lost 2 – 4 points
Coventry: 18th – played 4 – won 1 – drew 1 – lost 2 – 4 points
Luton vs Stoke
David Prutton has predicted that this game will finish 1-0 to the Hatters.
Luton: 5th – played 4 – won 3 – drew 0 – lost 1 – 9 points
Stoke: 13th – played 4 – won 1 – drew 2 – lost 1 – 5 points
Rotherham vs Norwich
David Prutton has predicted that this game will finish 1-1.
Rotherham: 12th – played 4 – won 1 – drew 2 – lost 1 – 5 points
Norwich: 17th – played 4 – won 1 – drew 1 – lost 2 – 4 points
Swansea vs Huddersfield
David Prutton has predicted that this game will finish 2-0 to the Swans.
Swansea: 4th – played 4 – won 3 – drew 1 – 10 points
Huddersfield: 19th – played 4 – won 1 – drew 1 – lost 2 – 4 points
Wycombe vs Millwall
David Prutton has predicted that this game will finish 0-0.
Wycombe: 23rd – played 4 – lost 4 – 0 points
Millwall: 11th – played 4 – won 1 – drew 2 – lost 1 – 5 points