David Prutton’s Championship score predictions have been revealed this week, and as usual it’s got plenty of people talking.
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 Championship matches.
After looking at the 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 Championship table. See what he scores he went with below…
Millwall vs Norwich
This is often around the time of year that Millwall start to build some momentum. It doesn’t seem like it’s quite happening, though, mainly due to a lack of goals.
Norwich were frustrated by Middlesbrough at the weekend. They are going to have to make do without the suspended Emi Buendia, but they should have enough to bounce back with a win.
Millwall: 16th – played 26 – won 6 – drew 13 – lost 7 – 31 points
Norwich: 1st – played 26 – won 16 – drew 6 – lost 4 – 54 points
Prutton predicts: 1-2
Bournemouth vs Sheffield Wednesday
It’s all going wrong for Bournemouth at the moment. Three defeats on the spin, and they were absolutely blown away by Reading on Friday night. The Royals just looked more of a team than the Cherries.
Sheffield Wednesday are still without a manager, but are doing all they can in their battle to stay up. They saw off Preston on Saturday, and I fancy them to sneak past Bournemouth on Tuesday.
Prutton predicts: 0-1
Coventry vs Nottingham Forest
After so long away from this level, the priority for Coventry was always survival and consolidation. As it stands they are doing more than enough to achieve that.
Nottingham Forest are still looking extremely nervously over their shoulders. A defeat here and they could be back in the bottom three. I do, however, think they will carve out a draw. Although it may not be pretty.
Prutton predicts: 0-0
Coventry: 18th – played 26 – won 7 – drew 9 – lost 10 – 30 points
Nott’m Forest: 21st – played 26 – won 6 – drew 8 – lost 12 – 26 points
Rotherham vs Derby
It was a case of back to reality for Rotherham on Saturday. Even after some good results of late, to take anything off Swansea would have been incredibly impressive and they shouldn’t be too fazed.
This is a huge game near the bottom. Derby are in great form, winning their last three games. Their last defeat actually came against Rotherham a few weeks ago. It could be a more open game than it usually is between struggling sides, but I think both will have to settle for a draw.
Rotherham: 22nd – played 24 – won 6 – drew 5 – lost 13 – 23 points
Derby: 19th – played 26 – won 7 – drew 7 – lost 12 – 28 points
Prutton predicts: 2-2
Wycombe vs Birmingham
It’s starting to look more and more ominous for Wycombe. They were brilliant at times against Brentford on Saturday, but eventually just got blown away due to tired legs.
Birmingham are struggling for goals, but have to fancy their chances against the Championship’s bottom side. I think they will prevail.
Wycombe: 24th – played 24 – won 3 – drew 6 – lost 15 – 15 points
Birmingham: 20th – played 26 – won 6 – drew 9 – lost 11 – 27 points
Prutton predicts: 1-2
Brentford vs Bristol City
Brentford showed their attacking credentials late on against Wycombe. They are now the Championship’s highest scorers, and have more than just Ivan Toney chipping in. Which will be massive for them if they are to push for the top two.
Bristol City can’t get a run going. They’ve not won back-to-back games since November, and if you can’t do that in this league you’re not going to reach the top six. This has all the makings of a home win for me.
Brentford: 3rd – played 25 – won 13 – drew 9 – lost 3 – 48 points
Bristol City: 9th – played 26 – won 12 – drew 3 – lost 11 – 39 points
Prutton predicts: 3-1