Re: Championship picks and previews 2010-11

England Championship picks 19 October

- Tuesday -

Bristol City - Reading
Bristol City have been very weak recently and I believe Reading should have a good chance of winning this one away.
Reading to win.

Burnley - Barnsley
Burnley have been very strong in their recent home games and I expect them to win this one.
Burnley to win with 0-1 handicap.

Coventry - Cardiff
Cardiff are very strong at home but they have been struggling away recently. Coventry have been pritty decent and I expect them to have a chance of getting something from this one.
More than 2.5 goals.

Doncaster - Derby
Derby have been much stronger at home than away recently and I believe Doncaster could manage to get something from this one.
Draw.

Hull - Sheffield Utd
Hull have been ok in their recent home games and Sheffield Utd have not impressed me too much.
Less than 2.5 goals.

Leeds - Leicester
Leeds impressed me at the weekend and I believe they have a chance of winning against Sven Goran Eriksson's side as well.
Leeds to win.

Millwall - Portsmouth
Portsmouth have been much stronger at home than away recently, but Millwall have failed to impress me in their recent home games.
More than 2.5 goals.

Norwich - Crystal Palace
Norwich are very strong a thome and Crystal Palace have been far from impressive in their recent games.
Norwich to win.

Nottingham - Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough have far from impressed me under Gordon Strachan and I believe they will struggle in this one as well.
More than 2.5 goals.

Preston - Scunthorpe
Preston have been pritty weak in their recent home games, but their opponents in this one have been even worse.
More than 2.5 goals.

Swansea - QPR
QPR have had a superb start to the season away from home, but they face a very strong team in this one and I expect it to be close.
Less than 2.5 goals.

Watford - Ipswich
Watford have been strong recently and Ipswich are much better at home than they are away.
More than 2.5 goals.

Re: Championship picks and previews 2010-11

Here are the norwegian website Oddsen.nu's predictions for the Championship fixtures on Tuesday 19 October:

Bristol City - Reading
Prediction: Reading win.

Burnley - Barnsley
Prediction: Burnley win.

Coventry - Cardiff
Prediction: Draw.

Doncaster - Derby
Prediction: Draw.

Hull - Sheffield Utd
Prediction: Hull win.

Leeds - Leicester
Prediction: Draw.

Millwall - Portsmouth
Prediction: Millwall win.

Norwich - Crystal Palace
Prediction: Norwich win.

Nottingham - Middlesbrough
Prediction: Nottingham win.

Preston - Scunthorpe
Prediction: Scunthorpe win.

Swansea - QPR
Prediction: Draw.

Watford - Ipswich
Prediction: Draw.

Re: Championship picks and previews 2010-11

Here are the norwegian newspaper Dagbladet's predictions for the Championship fixtures on Tuesday 19 October:


Bristol City - Reading
Prediction: Draw.

Burnley - Barnsley
Prediction: Burnley win.

Coventry - Cardiff
Prediction: Cardiff win.

Doncaster - Derby
Prediction: Draw.

Hull - Sheffield Utd
Prediction: Hull win.

Leeds - Leicester
Prediction: Leeds win.

Millwall - Portsmouth
Prediction: Draw.

Norwich - Crystal Palace
Prediction: Norwich win.

Nottingham - Middlesbrough
Prediction: Nottingham win.

Preston - Scunthorpe
Prediction: Preston win.

Swansea - QPR
Prediction: Draw.

Watford - Ipswich
Prediction: Draw.

Re: Championship picks and previews 2010-11

England Championship results 19/10

Bristol City    1 - 0    Reading    (1 - 0)       
Burnley    3 - 0    Barnsley    (0 - 0)       
Coventry    1 - 2    Cardiff    (1 - 1)       
Doncaster    2 - 3    Derby    (0 - 1)       
Hull    0 - 1    Sheffield Utd    (0 - 0)       
Leeds    1 - 2    Leicester    (0 - 0)       
Millwall    0 - 1    Portsmouth    (0 - 0)       
Norwich    1 - 2    Crystal Palace    (1 - 0)       
Nottingham    1 - 0    Middlesbrough    (0 - 0)       
Preston    2 - 3    Scunthorpe    (0 - 1)       
Swansea    0 - 0    QPR    (0 - 0)       
Watford    2 - 1    Ipswich    (2 - 0)

Re: Championship picks and previews 2010-11

England Championship picks 22, 23 and 25 October

- Friday -

Bristol City - QPR
Bristol City have been very poor and QPR will need to win this one if they are going to keep fighting for promotion.
QPR to win.

- Saturday -

Burnley - Reading
Burnley are very strong at home, but they face a decent team in this one, but I believe the hosts will win.
Burnley to win.

Coventry - Barnsley
Barnsley have been very weak recently and I believe Coventry could manage to grab the points in this one.
More than 2.5 goals.

Hull - Portsmouth
Portsmouth have been very strong recently, but Hull City have improved a bit in recent games. Could be close.
Less than 2.5 goals.

Millwall - Derby
Derby have been outstanding recently and I believe they could manage to beat Millwall in this one, but I believe many goals is the safest pick.
More than 2.5 goals.

Norwich - Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough have been very weak and I expect Norwich to have a good chance of getting something from this one.
More than 2.5 goals.

Nottingham - Ipswich
Nottingham have been very strong at home and I believe they could manage to win this one against Ipswich.
Nottingham to win.

Preston - Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace have been very weak recently and I believe Preston could manage to get at least one point from this game.
More than 2.5 goals.

Swansea - Leicester
Swansea have been strong, but Leicester have started to improve a bit under Sven Goran Eriksson. Could be a close one.
Draw.

Watford - Scunthorpe
Watford have been very strong in their recent games and should be able to win this one.
Watford to win.

Doncaster - Sheffield Utd
Doncaster have been weak in recent games, but Sheffield United have not impressed me enough for me to pick them.
Draw.

- Monday -

Leeds - Cardiff
Leeds have failed to impress me in their recent games and I believe Cardiff could get something from this one.
More than 2.5 goals.

Re: Championship picks and previews 2010-11

England Championship results 23/10

Burnley    0 - 4    Reading    (0 - 1)       
Coventry    3 - 0    Barnsley    (1 - 0)       
Hull    1 - 2    Portsmouth    (0 - 1)       
Millwall    2 - 0    Derby    (1 - 0)       
Norwich    1 - 0    Middlesbrough    (1 - 0)       
Nottingham    2 - 0    Ipswich    (2 - 0)       
Preston    4 - 3    Crystal Palace    (3 - 1)       
Swansea    2 - 0    Leicester    (0 - 0)       
Watford    0 - 2    Scunthorpe    (0 - 2)       
Doncaster    2 - 0    Sheffield Utd    (2 - 0)

Re: Championship picks and previews 2010-11

England Championship picks 30 October

- Saturday -

Cardiff - Norwich
Cardiff are very strong, but they face a good away team in Norwich in this game.
Draw.

Crystal Palace - Swansea
Crystal Palace have been weak recently and Swansea have managed to impress me in their recent games.
Swansea to win.

Derby - Watford
Derby have been impressive at home and I expect them to be able to win this game against Watford.
Derby to win.

Ipswich - Millwall
Ipswich are much better at home than they are away and I believe they will win this one.
Ipswich to win.

Leicester - Preston
Leicester face a strong team in Preston in this one. I believe it will be close but should be entertaining and with many goals.
More than 2.5 goals.

Middlesbrough - Bristol City
Middlesbrough have been very weak, but Gordon Strachan have left the club and been replaced by Mowbray. I believe the hosts will bounce back.
Middlesbrough to win.

Portsmouth - Nottingham
Portsmouth have been outstanding recently and have managed to solve their financial problems. The hosts hould win this one.
Portsmouth to win with 0-1 handicap.

QPR - Burnley
Queens Park Rangers have been strong at home this season and Burnley used a lot of power in the Carling Cup tiw with Aston Villa on Wednesday.
QPR to win.

Reading - Doncaster
Reading have been strong away and should be able to get a good win at home in this meeting with Doncaster.
Reading to win.

Scunthorpe - Leeds
Leeds have been struggling recently and I believe this will be a tough game for the visitors as well.
More than 2.5 goals.

Sheffield Utd - Coventry
Sheffield United are ok at home but I can see them struggle in this game against Coventry.
Draw.

Barnsley - Hull
Barnsley have been very weak recently, but the visitors have been even worse. Should be close.
More than 2.5 goals.

Re: Championship picks and previews 2010-11

England Championship results 30/10

Cardiff    3 - 1    Norwich    (3 - 1)       
Crystal Palace    0 - 3    Swansea    (0 - 1)       
Derby    4 - 1    Watford    (2 - 0)       
Ipswich    2 - 0    Millwall    (1 - 0)       
Leicester    1 - 0    Preston    (1 - 0)       
Middlesbrough    1 - 2    Bristol City    (1 - 1)       
Portsmouth    2 - 1    Nottingham    (1 - 1)       
QPR    1 - 1    Burnley    (1 - 1)       
Reading    4 - 3    Doncaster    (1 - 2)       
Scunthorpe    1 - 4    Leeds    (1 - 1)       
Sheffield Utd    0 - 1    Coventry    (0 - 1)       
Barnsley    1 - 1    Hull    (1 - 0)

Re: Championship picks and previews 2010-11

England Championship picks 6 and 7 November

- Saturday -

Barnsley - Leicester
Barnsley have failed to impress me recently while Sven Goran Eriksson's Leicester have started to improve.
Leicester to win.

Bristol City - Preston
Bristol City have far from impressed me recently, but Preston have been very disappointing in their recent away games.
More than 2.5 goals.

Coventry - Leeds
Coventry have actually surprised me a bit recently, but Leeds have actually been better away than at home recently.
Draw.

Doncaster - Millwall
This should be an close game between Doncaster and Millwall as both teams have been pritty average recently.
Draw.

Hull - Scunthorpe
Hull City have been very poor recently and Scunthorpe have managed some strong results away from home.
More than 2.5 goals.

Middlesbrough - Crystal Palace
Middlesbrough have had a very poor season so far, but I believe they will be able to beat Crystal Palace in this one.
Middlesbrough to win.

Norwich - Burnley
Norwich have impressed me a bit in their recent home games and could have a good chance at winning this one, but Burnley are decent.
More than 2.5 goals.

QPR - Reading
Queens Park Rangers are up there fighting for promotion, but they have been pritty weak recently. This could be a close one as they face another strong team in this one.
Less than 2.5 goals.

Sheffield Utd - Ipswich
Sheffield Utd have been very poor recently, but Ipswich have not been too much better, should be close.
Draw.

Watford - Nottingham
Nottingham have been much better at home than away and I could see Watford get at least a point from this one.
More than 2.5 goals.

Derby - Portsmouth
Portsmouth have been very impressive recently, but Derby have been outstanding in their recent home games. Should be close.
More than 2.5 goals.

- Sunday -

Cardiff - Swansea
Cardiff have been outstanding recently but star striker Jay Bothroyd will miss this one and I expect it to be close, but entertaining.
More than 2.5 goals.

Re: Championship picks and previews 2010-11

Championship top scorers at the moment:

J. Bothroyd     Cardiff City     10
C. Iwelumo     Burnley     8
J. Mackie     Queens Park Rangers     8
S. Sinclair     Swansea City     7
J. Parkin     Preston North End     7
L. McGugan     Nottingham Forest     7
K. Commons     Derby County     7
D. Graham     Watford     6
D. Somma     Leeds United     6
M. Sordell     Watford     6