Is this the weekend Norwich City finally wrap up promotion from the 2020/21 EFL Championship?
The Canaries might be up before a ball is even kicked at Carrow Road if Brentford drop points in Saturday’s early kick-off.
Here’s our latest set of Championship predictions…
EFL Championship Predictions | Weekend Games
The 2021/22 Premier League is calling for both Norwich City and Watford.
The Canaries can make things official this weekend, while the Hornets will be hoping a win at bitter rivals Luton will leave them on the brink of an instant return to the top flight.
Championship Promotion Betting
It’s the play-off battle focusing minds on Friday night, and the rest of the top six will be watching on with interest at the Madejski.
Anything but a win for Reading over Cardiff City would likely extinguish the Royals’ fading ambitions of playing Premier League football next season. However, the out-of-form Bluebirds could be obliging opponents after drifting away from the play-off picture in recent weeks.
It’s an early start for most Championship teams on Saturday.
Brentford will be looking to ensure celebrations remain on ice in East Anglia by keeping their dwindling hopes of automatic promotion alive against London rivals Millwall.
The red mist could descend on Kenilworth Road in the Beds-Herts derby on Saturday afternoon, but can the Hatters inject some late havoc into the automatic promotion race?
Victory for Luton Town over rivals Watford could leave the Hornets only four points clear of third with four to go if results elsewhere go against them this weekend.
What a difference two wins can do in this division.
Swansea City looked to be on the brink of a Nottingham Forest-style collapse out of the play-offs at the start of this month, but Steve Cooper’s side have found a second wind. They could yet have an outside shot of pipping Watford in the automatic promotion chase, with the two sides due to meet on the final day.
The Swans will be hoping to avoid any slip-ups against a spirited Wycombe team running out of road in the battle to extend their brief stint in this division.
Finally, Norwich City need just two points to rubber-stamp their long-expected promotion, but it wouldn’t only be Canaries fans celebrating if they can see off Bournemouth.
The Cherries look one of the form sides of the division heading into the final straight. Defeat here could be a badly-timed knock to confidence with their play-off spot by no means firmed up, while it’s relegation-threatened Coventry on the cards for breezy Barnsley as they continue their unlikely tilt at promotion.
Championship Relegation Betting
Could Blackburn Rovers or Derby County be playing third tier football next season?
A few weeks ago, these two teams looked to have enough points on the board to edge slowly towards an underwhelming mid-table finish.
However, with Rotherham’s games-in-hand remaining the great unknown in this relegation fight, even Rovers in 17th on 47 points could yet be dragged back into the dogfight. 50 should be the magic number for Tony Mowbray, but he’ll be keen to hit that mark sooner rather than later.
The white flag isn’t being raised just yet at Hillsborough, but it seems increasingly likely Sheffield Wednesday fans will be planning for trips to Accrington and Burton next season when supporters are finally let back into grounds.
A 2-0 midweek home defeat looks to have knocked the stuffing out of Darren Moore’s great escape act. Only a win over Bristol City will really do if the Owls are going to have a realistic chance of avoiding a drop into League One for the first time since 2012.
The game of the weekend in the bottom half could come at the New York Stadium.
Rotherham Utd continue their relentless run of games against another rival in improving Birmingham City. New Blues boss Lee Bowyer will be looking to continue his fantastic start in this Sunday six-pointer.
Victory for the away side here would all but ensure the Blues go on to rack up a decade-long stay in this division, with 48 points with four to play likely to be enough to secure their second-tier spot for 2021/22.
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Who will you be backing this week in the EFL Championship?
Championship Correct Score Predictions
Here are our Championship score predictions in full ahead of the latest round of games….
Friday 16th April
BLACKBURN 2-1 DERBY
READING 1-0 CARDIFF
Saturday 17th April
BRENTFORD 2-1 MILLWALL
LUTON 1-1 WATFORD
MIDDLESBROUGH 2-1 QPR
N FOREST 2-0 HUDDERSFIELD
SHEFF WED 1-0 BRISTOL CITY
STOKE 0-0 PRESTON
SWANSEA 3-1 WYCOMBE
NORWICH 2-1 BOURNEMOUTH
Sunday 18th April
ROTHERHAM 0-0 BIRMINGHAM
COVENTRY 1-2 BARNSLEY
Championship Betting Tips
Our three Championship betting tips for the latest round of games are in…
Odds correct at time of writing but may be subject to change.
Our Predicted Championship Table For 2020/21*
1. NORWICH CITY
3. CARDIFF CITY
4. DERBY COUNTY
6. STOKE CITY
7. SWANSEA CITY
8. NOTTINGHAM FOREST
11. PRESTON NORTH END
13. BLACKBURN ROVERS
15. BIRMINGHAM CITY
16. LUTON TOWN
17. HUDDERSFIELD TOWN
18. BRISTOL CITY
21. COVENTRY CITY
22. ROTHERHAM UTD 23. SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 24. WYCOMBE WANDERERS *Table prediction September 2020