There’s another bumper Saturday coupon in the Championship as 4th and 5th placed in the table, Derby and Aston Villa, lock horns at Pride Park, Bristol City host Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough travel to Millwall.
With second placed Cardiff taking on Hull in the evening game its the ideal time to ramp up the pressure on the Welsh outfit, as the race for Premier League is tuned up a notch as we enter the busy Christmas period.
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Two of the leagues’ form clubs go head to head at Pride Park on Saturday as Derby County host Aston Villa.
After slow starts to the season both sides have put together a run of impressive results to climb into the play off places and are separated by a just a single point. The visitors are unbeaten in five and will leap frog Derby if they secure all three points.
However Gary Rowett’s side have won four of their last five games to nil so this one could go either way. With home advantage and Derby’s excellent defensive record of late I fancy Derby win to nil at 5/2.
After an unbelievable start to life back in the Championship Sheffield United have failed to win their last four league games, but they remain in the playoff places.
On Saturday they face Preston who, despite a crippling injury list, are unbeaten in five.
Victory over the Blades will cut the gap to the playoffs to just two points. Both teams have scored in all of Sheffield United’s last six games and I fancy it to be goals galore at Deepdale on Saturday.
I fancy both teams to score and Preston to win at 7/2.
At the other end of the table Bolton entertain rock bottom Burton in a real six pointer.
Despite defeat last weekend the Wanderers remain outside the relegation zone on goal difference.
Burton head into the game having taken just four points from their last six outings. Bolton have turned the Macron into a fortress of late and I expect them to bag all three points on Saturday but with both teams getting on the scoresheet – 7/2.
Come 5:30 Cardiff could be seven points adrift of league leaders Wolves. The Bluebirds take on Hull in Saturday’s teatime kick off and three points is a must irrelevant of how Wolves get on earlier in the day. Neil Warnock’s side salvaged a point late on at Reading on Monday after scoring two goals at the death.
Nigel Adkins bagged all three points in his first game as Hull manager and will be looking to build on a positive result. This is a game that has the potential to produce bags of goals and because of Adkins’ recent appointment I fancy the Tigers to get a result in Wales. Both teams to score and draw 4/1.
I also fancy wins for Brentford, Reading, Boro and Bristol City in what is expected to be another action packed weekend of Championship football.
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