Sky Sports pundit David Prutton’s Championship score predictions has once again be revealed and of course it never fails to be controversial with fans.
The former Nottingham Forest, Southampton, Leeds, Swindon, Sheffield Wednesday and England U21 footballer who currently works as a presenter, pundit and commentator has given his thoughts on the outcome of all twelve Championship matches.
After looking at majority of his predictions, it’s found that he’s rather accurate and that if you put the scores he’s gone with into a table, it is very similar to the current standings. See what he scores he went with below…
CHARLTON v MILLWALL
David Prutton revealed his thoughts ahead of this fixture: “Charlton have been fantastic since the restart. Seven points from three games and three clean sheets in a row. They are just a couple of points away from safety now, you feel.
“Millwall haven’t been quite so good. Two points from three games has seen them drift away from the play-off picture. I think this could be another narrow Charlton win, too.”
SCORE PREDICTION: Charlton 1-0 Millwall
Friday 8.15pm – Live on Sky Sports Main Event
DERBY v NOTT’M FOREST
The pundit revealed his thoughts ahead of this fixture: “What form Derby are in, and what a man they have in Wayne Rooney. I think a fair few of us thought they had left it too late to make the play-offs but if you keep winning, you have always got a chance, and that’s what they’ve been doing.
“Nottingham Forest feel destined for the play-offs now, but they need to keep their momentum up and you never know if Leeds and West Brom slip. This is naturally a huge game for both sides, and I’m going to sit right on the fence and plump for a draw!”
SCORE PREDICTION: Derby 2-2 Nottingham Forest
Saturday 12.30pm – Live on Sky Sports Football
BRENTFORD v WIGAN
Prutton revealed his thoughts ahead of this fixture: “Brentford have done all they can to keep the pressure up on Leeds and West Brom since the restart. They just have to maintain their composure and form, and you never know.
“Wigan have been fantastic, and what has happened this week will come as such a blow. With a points deduction hanging over them, it will be interesting to see how their players respond on Saturday. I think they could take a point from Griffin Park.”
SCORE PREDICTION: Brentford 1-1 Wigan
BRISTOL CITY v CARDIFF
David Prutton revealed his thoughts ahead of this fixture: “Three defeats on the spin for Bristol City, and it’s looking like another sign of being close but not being quite there under Lee Johnson.
“Cardiff’s momentum was halted by Charlton in midweek, but they are still in pole position for the play-offs as they occupy sixth. It is up to them not to let it go, and I don’t think they will on Saturday.”
SCORE PREDICTION: Bristol City 1-2 Cardiff
Saturday 3pm – Live on Sky Sports Football
STOKE v BARNSLEY
The Sky Sports EFL presenter revealed his thoughts ahead of this fixture: “Stoke were hapless in midweek, and have drifted right towards the relegation places again. They need to buck up their ideas and fast.
“Barnsley have been terrific since the restart, and could leapfrog Stoke with a win on Saturday. You wouldn’t put it past them on current form either. Away win for me!”
SCORE PREDICTION: Stoke 0-2 Barnsley
SWANSEA v SHEFFIELD WED
Prutton revealed his thoughts ahead of this fixture: “Swansea have some terrifically talented young players in their side and will push right to the end to try and reach the top six. You can be sure of that.
“Sheffield Wednesday were OK against West Brom on Wednesday night, but for the first time since the restart really did look a team in mid-table with not a lot left to play for. I do, however, fancy them to bounce back and get a draw on Sunday.”
SCORE PREDICTION: Swansea 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday
Sunday 12pm – Live on Sky Sports Football
BLACKBURN v LEEDS
Prutton has predicted that Marcelo Bielsa’s men will come away from Blackburn with a 1-0 win. Leeds have won three of their last five matches and are five points clear from third place Brentford.
Tony Mowbray’s men have had a run of inconsistent results, seeing them fall behind in terms of their challenge for the playoffs, something they are five points behind from.
FULHAM v BIRMINGHAM
Prutton has predicted that Fulham will also win 1-0 when they host Birmingham with both clubs at opposite ends of the table.
The Cottagers currently sit 5th and are seven points from the automatic promotion places, and the same amount of points from Derby who are just outside the playoff places.
HUDDERSFIELD v PRESTON
Prutton has predicted that it will be a goalless draw between the two sides, who have something to fight for.
Danny Cowley’s side are two points from safety, however it could have been much worse for them if it wasn’t for their 3-0 win away to Birmingham on Wednesday.
Preston’s form has taken a nosedive with the club making it hard for themselves in terms of reaching the playoffs with they are just four points from, sitting in 9th.
LUTON v READING
Prutton has predicted that Luton will continue their decent form by beating Reading 2-1.
The Hatters sit bottom of the Championship table with 40 points, though are four points from survival, coming off the back of a 1-1 draw at Leeds.
The Royals are six points from safety, positioning in 16th, but have picked up one points from their last three games, compared to Luton’s five.
MIDDLESBROUGH v QPR
Prutton has predicted that Boro will get back to winning ways with a 2-0 victory against Queens Park Rangers.
Neil Warnock’s side suffered a setback in the relegation battle after conceding a late goal to struggling Hull on Thursday night.
Middlesbrough are now a point above the drop zone with six games remaining. QPR are firming in mid-table, seven points above relegation and eleven from the playoffs.
WEST BROM v HULL
Prutton has predicted that the Baggies will get a second successive victory, a 3-1 win over Hull, as they look to keep an automatic promotion place whilst also battling it out with Leeds for the title.
The Tigers are two points from safety following their vital win against Boro, and will hope to come away with at least a point on Sunday afternoon.