Weekend Championship Preview
Blackpool v QPR
Blackpool suffered their first home defeat of the season in midweek and I don't expect them to repeat the feat on Saturday
Charlton Athletic v Burnley
Three home defeats is enough for promotion contenders at year-end, let alone pre-Christmas. Pards to go 4-4-2 from the off, Charlton to score first and take the points. Let's send the repugnant Hillbillies home empty handed.
Coventry City v Sheffield Utd
On the evidence of Tuesday night I am going to go for United to win again. I think they counter-attacked very well at the Valley and didn't get the recognition from Addicks fans that their performance deserved. We might feel a bit better about Tuesday if they do win again too.
Crystal Palace v West Bromich Albion
Last Saturday I would have gone for a home win here but West Brom's resilence in winning at Plymouth midweek has made me think again. I'm going to opt for another West Brom win - two-in-a-row for Warnock is more than he deserves as well.
Hull City v Cardiff City
Hard one this, so I'm going for the home win and no Fowler/Hasselbaink goals.
Ipswich Town v Barnsley
Can Ipswich extend their impressive home record to 9 wins with no draws and no defeats? My take is yes, especially against a Barnsley side that don't travel too well.
Leicester City v Southampton
Leicester drew 0-0 at home to Cardiff last time out and Southampton lost at Ipswich. I'll plump for another scoreless draw here in the circumstances.
Plymouth Argyle v Scunthorpe
Argyle to bounce back from home reversal by the Baggies.
Sheffield Wednesday v Colchester United
Brian Laws' side to avoid the Manager of the Month award curse and beat Colchester comfortably.
Stoke City v Norwich City
Glenn Roeder has got the first couple of performances that Norwich were looking for when they appointed him. I can see them getting another at an inconsistent Stoke.
Watford v Bristol City
Good to see that Watford are human after all. They are in danger of a Charlton-esque wobble if they don't get something out of this game. City too are flapping badly at the moment. Watford to edge it and settle the nerves.
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Preston North End
Wolves are grinding out the results and remaining in the hunt. I think they will be too determined for Preston.