Championship predictions: Watford, Bolton, Brighton and Crystal Palace will contest the play-offs
What a fascinating climax we can expect with so much still at stake at the top and bottom of the Championship as what many have described as ‘a crazy season’ in the second tier draws to a dramatic close.
Putting on our tipster’s hat, we have predicted the results of all the Saturday lunchtime kick-offs in the Championship and can exclusively reveal who will be toasting their respective successes with champagne – and who will be crying in their milk!
At the top of the division, we know that Cardiff are already champions but the big question ahead of the final day is...who will claim the second automatic promotion spot? Our man in the know reckons Hull will be celebrating as Watford prepare for the play-offs.
At the bottom of the table, Bristol City have long-since been doomed and we’re predicting that Wolves – in free-fall under Dean Saunders – and Barnsley will be joining them in League One next season.
That means a reprieve for Peterborough, Sheffield Wednesday, Millwall, Huddersfield and Blackburn who were all sweating going into the last round of games.
CHAMPIONSHIP FIXTURES AND FORECASTS
Birmingham v Blackburn – Blues home win but Blackburn safe
Bolton v Blackpool – Bolton win to secure sixth play-off spot
Brighton v Wolves – Seagulls win to secure fourth and send Wolves down
Burnley v Ipswich – score draw and both teams safe in mid-table
Charlton v Bristol City – home win as Addicks finish with a flourish
Crystal Palace v Peterborough – score draw will please both sides
Derby v Millwall – away win will keep the Lions in the Championship
Huddersfield v Barnsley – home win means triumph for the Terriers; tears for the Tykes
Hull v Cardiff – Tigers to triumph and clinch second spot behind the champions
Nott’m Forest v Leicester – victory for Forest as both teams miss out on play-offs
Sheffield Wednesday v Middlesbrough – home win means the Owls are safe
Watford v Leeds – victory for the Hornets but they have to settle for the play-offs
CHAMPIONSHIP TOP SIX1.Cardiff
CHAMPIONSHIP BOTTOM THREE
24. Bristol City·
Do you agree with our predictions? Who do you think will be celebrating or commiserating tomorrow afternoon?
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