Two clubs in different kinds of crisis meet at Elland Road
But not even Massimo Cellino can stop Leeds winning on Saturday
The top four of the Championship is tighter than the grip that Joleon Lescott’s agent has on his Twitter account, with Burnley, Hull, Middlesbrough and Brighton all within two points of each other. Down the bottom, one more loss for Charlton and Bolton could consign them to League 1.
Reading vs Fulham
Starting with a (kind of) London derby between Reading and Fulham at the Madejski Stadium. The Royals have finally found a bit of form after knocking out West Brom in the FA Cup. They haven’t lost on home soil since the 28th of December and have three clean sheets from their last four. Fulham can’t afford to rest up yet, they’re seven points clear of safety, which is a dangerous gap in the Championship. They’ve the leagues second best attack, and stuck four past Reading back in September. Back Reading draw no bet at
Leeds vs Bolton
If the table was based over the last eight games, Leeds would be going down. An utterly useless performance against Brighton midweek saw Massimo Cellino ban Steve Evans from speaking to the media post-match, drawing the ire of the travelling supporters. Their home form isn’t that bad though, just one defeat in the last five. Compared to Bolton, who haven’t won an away game all season. Even the mighty Leeds aren’t bad enough to lose this one. Back the Whites to win at
Burnley vs Blackburn
After dropping off a bit over Christmas, Sean Dyche has his Burnley side in stunning form. They sit top of the form table after going 11 games without defeat, only conceding five goals. They’ve the best attack in the league and have only lost at home twice.
Since losing Rudy Gestede and Jordan Rhodes, Blackburn haven’t really been firing. They were able to topple Boro during the week which gave them a much needed boost up the table. But Burnley are unstoppable at the moment, back them to win at
Sheffield Wednesday vs Rotherham
Just one loss since Boxing Day, a free flowing attacking team and fighting to hold onto a place in the top six. The Owls are flying (crap pun very much intended) but need to focus now and ensure a first ever Championship playoff appearance.
Against a team desperate to win and get out of the relegation places. The one problem for Rotherham is that the win against Brentford midweek was their first since early January, and have only won twice away from the New York Stadium. Back the home side -1 at
Brentford vs Charlton
You’re 3-1 down at home, with the fans baying for the chairman’s blood. What you need is a morale boosting result. Charlton had it in their hands, a Yaya Sanogo hat-trick had them level going into injury time, a result which would’ve seen them lifted off the bottom of the table. Instead, they conceded again, stayed bottom, and protests got louder and louder.Brentford will take a rest next weekend, so will want to go into that with an easy win. Brentford to win to nil