Championship predictions: Joy for Leeds, Leicester and Sunderland

31 August 2023 0 By Total Football News
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Leeds vs QPR, Wednesday 7.45pm - Live on Sky Sports Football Red Button

For all the talk of Leeds’ attacking prowess, they still throw in too many performances like the one against Southampton on Saturday. It is holding them back right now.

It is a decent chance to bounce back on paper, but QPR are much better on the road than they are at home. Gareth Ainsworth can set up a side to frustrate superior opposition, but I still think Leeds should find a way through.

Prediction: 2-0 (Sky Bet odds)

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Leicester vs Preston, Wednesday 7.45pm - Live on Sky Sports Football Red Button

Leicester are formidable. Fierce going forward, and tight at the back. Even with the squad they have at their disposal, eight wins from nine games is a ridiculously good start.

Preston, meanwhile, have had a bump back to reality in the last week or so. After an incredible winning run they were held at struggling Rotherham then given an almighty thumping by West Brom. It is up to them to show their start wasn’t just a blip, but the King Power is not the place to do that.

Prediction: 2-1 (Sky Bet odds)

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Sunderland vs Watford, Wednesday 7.45pm - Live on Sky Sports Mix

Sunderland could have hardly picked a better game to bounce back from defeat than heading to Sheffield Wednesday. Not to take anything away from Tony Mowbray’s exciting young side, but from the moment they scored it was pretty much a training game.

Watford are struggling. Nine points from nine games. Rob Edwards only got 10 last season before being sacked, and he collected 14 from those. Valerien Ismael cannot get that many, but Watford have given him an improved contract. They may finally be learning some past lessons, but I can't see it helping to get them anything here.

Prediction: 2-0 (Sky Bet odds)

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Rotherham vs Bristol City, Wednesday 8pm - Live on Sky Sports Football

Rotherham vs Bristol City

Rotherham are in a bit of trouble. Just one win, five points all season. They can’t score goals, and they concede too many. It is a recipe for relegation.

Bristol City will be hopeful of getting back on the horse after that result against Stoke at the weekend. Consistency is key in pushing towards the top six, and they just don’t have that yet.

Prediction: 0-1 (Sky Bet odds)

Wednesday 4th October 7:30pm Kick off 8:00pm
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Coventry vs Blackburn (Wed 7.45pm): 2-1

Swansea vs Norwich (Wed 7.45pm): 1-1

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