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…
Stoke vs Watford
It’s five without a win for Stoke, now. They have just started to drift away from the battle for the top six a little and need to start picking up victories again soon. Goals had been a problem until their midweek game, but even then they could only manage to draw 3-3 with Rotherham!
If Watford could sort out their form on the road, where they have picked up just two wins all season, they would be right up there with Norwich. Right now it looks like their battling with a few others for second place. Taking everything into consideration, I think this will be a draw.
Stoke: 8th – played 25 – won 9 – drew 10 – lost 6 – 37 points
Watford: 4th – played 24 – won 12 – drew 7 – lost 5 – 43 points
Prutton predicts: 1-1
QPR vs Derby
A really good couple of wins for QPR lately, just when they and Mark Warburton needed them most. They have given themselves a bit of breathing space away from the relegation battle.
Derby are out of the bottom three ahead of the weekend after that terrific win against Bournemouth. Despite QPR’s recent upturn, I feel like the away side will sneak this one.
QPR: 17th – played 24 – won 6 – drew 9 – lost 9 – 27 points
Derby: 21st – played 24 – won 5 – drew 7 – lost 12 – 22 points
Prutton predicts: 1-2
Preston vs Reading
A good win for Preston at Birmingham on Wednesday night to end a mini blip of back-to-back defeats. They are in and around that position they always seem to be in the Championship table. A tough opponent for anyone, but probably slightly too inconsistent at this stage to reach the play-offs.
Reading have picked up 10 points from their last four games and are right back in the chase. It does not look like they are going anywhere and are a great bet for the play-offs. This game should have a few goals in it, but I think it will be a draw.
Preston: 10th – played 25 – won 11 – drew 2 – lost 12 – 35 points
Reading: 5th – played 24 – won 13 – drew 4 – lost 7 – 33 points
Prutton predicts: 2-2
Middlesbrough vs Blackburn
Middlesbrough got a great win against a resurgent Nottingham Forest side in midweek to keep them within touch of the play-off race, bouncing back from that disappointing loss at home to Birmingham last Saturday.
It’s been a similar story for Blackburn all season. They are bursting with goals – it is not often the leading scorers in the Championship lie in 12th heading into a week at this stage – but they are just too inconsistent. It will be a close game at the Riverside, but I have to lean towards Boro.
Middlesbrough: 7th – played 24 – won 11 – drew 6 – lost 7 – 39 points
Blackburn: 12th – played 24 – won 9 – drew 6 – lost 9 – 33 points
Prutton predicts: 2-1
Why not take a look at the FA Cup predictions Mark Lawrenson has gone with, simply click HERE.