Villa and the Tyne Wear clubs will have to accustomise
So take note Black Cats and Magpies
Two points separate the top three of the Championship. Burnley, Middelsbrough and Brighton have made a little bit of a gap to 4th and now seem to be fighting for the two automatic places. Down the bottom it’s a bit more clear. Bolton are 17 points off safety and will be relegated with a loss. Charlton and the MK Dons have a bit of a gap to make up to Rotherham. We’ve a 21/1 fivefold that’s bad news for the Trotters.
Derby vs Bolton
Yup. You’re going down. Bolton haven’t won in 10 games and haven’t won away from the Macron in 20. True, eight of those have been by the odd goal. But coming up against a side that’s won four straight home games without conceding a goal, they haven’t got a hope. Prepare for League One Bolton fans. Derby win at
Wolves vs Blackburn
Wolves’ home defence has been improving. Just two defeats at Molineux since Boxing Day, only two goals conceded in their last four and a ground out win at the MK Dons last week has Kenny Jackett smiling. Blackburn fans haven’t had much to smile about recently. Their form is more up and down than Liverpool fans’ hope. Despite beating Middlesbrough at Ewood Park they’ve had five defeats in their seven games since then. A lack of goals will concern Paul Lambert. Wolves win at odds of.
Middelsbrough vs Preston
Since dropping to two poor defeats to relegation battling sides Boro have bounced back with three straight wins. They are a point off top with a game in hand on both Burnley and Brighton. That comes Tuesday night at the Riverside against Reading. Two wins this week will put them five points clear with five games to go. Preston were probably hopeful of a late playoff charge but those hopes were crushed last week by Fulham. Boro have lost just twice at home. They won’t make it three. Middlesbrough win at odds of
QPR vs Charlton
Charlton have not been playing that badly. Just one defeat in their last six has them above sides like Bournemouth, Nott’m Forest and Leeds in the form table. Unfortunately, that’s come way too late in the season to make a significant impact. They’re seven points off safety so now need to continue that form. But they still have to play Brighton and Burnley. QPR have only lost three times in 2016. One of those was a dinger against Boro a couple of weeks back. They’re playing better at home as well so back them here. QPR win at odds of.
Bristol City vs Sheffield Wednesday
Four straight wins, nine goals scored and just one conceded. The third best attacking force in the league (59 goals in 40 games) and 15 points from their last 24 available. The Owls are almost safe in 5th place. Four wins from five games in February reignited Bristol City’s relegation survival fight and a couple more victories in March has them seven points clear of safety after a remarkable campaign. This one should be tight but only two losses in 16 games for Sheffield Wednesday and their irresistible form should take it. Sheffield Wednesday win at odds of