This weekend's predictions

    Cardiff v Norwich

    CARDIFF WIN


    Cardiff are looking a touch ominous at the moment and will see the Canaries off comfortably.

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    Crystal Palace v Swansea

    SWANSEA WIN

    In-form Swansea should have too much going forward for struggling Palace.

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    Derby v Watford

    DERBY WIN

    Watford have been the Championship’s shock success story so far but I can’t help feeling they are beginning to slide.

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    Ipswich v Milwall

    DRAW

    Close contest between evenly matched sides.

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    Leicester v Preston

    LEICESTER WIN

    Home advantage to tell in this game between fellow strugglers.

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    Middlesborough v Bristol City

    DRAW

    One would expect the impact of a new manager to give Boro the win but I see them screwing this up.

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    Portsmouth v Notts Forest

    DRAW

    Very hard one to call between two sides who are looking good, might be the game of the weekend.

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    QPR v Burnley

    QPR WIN

    Rs to break cycle of draws.

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    Reading v Doncaster

    READING WIN

    It won’t be easy but Reading are starting to come good.

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    Scunthorpe v Leeds United

    SCUNTHORPE WIN

    Unfancied Scunny will nick this Yorkshire derby against out-of-sorts Leeds.

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    Sheffield United v Coventry

    DRAW

    United are on the slide, Cov are on the up, they’ll cancel each other out at Bramall Lane.

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    Barnsley v Hull

    BARNSLEY WIN

    Barnsley’s record at Oakwell is as good as anyone’s in the division and it’s hard to see Hull changing that.