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Predictions for Week 2 of The Football League Championship

Well, after an exciting and in some cases surprising first weekend, it’s time to look ahead to the coming weekend in the Football League Championship.


Southampton, Derby and Brighton all impressed me during the opening weekend and in the case of Southampton surpassed all my expectations for them on the first day.  Southampton now have the pleasure of travelling to Barnsley, a game which only 13 years ago was a Premier League fixture, for a game in which both sides will be looking to continue some decent form. Pick of the weekend games to my eye would seem to be Leicester against Reading and the potentially mouth-watering fixture at Elland Road between hosts Leeds and Middlesbrough.


Anyway on with the predictions:


Barnsley 1 Southampton 2

Birmingham 1 Coventry 0

Crystal Palace 0 Burnley 0

Doncaster 0 West Ham 2

Ipswich 3 Hull 1

Leeds 2 Middlesbrough 3

Leicester 2 Reading 1

Millwall 1 Nottingham Forest 1

Portsmouth 2 Brighton 1

Watford 1 Derby 1

Blackpool 1 Peterborough 0

Cardiff 2 Bristol City 0


As yet, it’s early days in this division and a few of the favourites for the title have yet to really flourish or show their true potential and looking at my predictions for this weekend I seem to be supporting that theory with Leeds again dropping points if my prediction comes true, with the same being true for a Nottingham Forest side who could be staring at a mid-table spot and only 2 points from two games.


As always these are only my theories and predictions and I of course welcome all viewpoints on these. Good luck to all the teams and I will be back early next week to preview the midweek games.

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