Championship predictions: Nottingham Forest win, Bournemouth draw, Luton loss

Benjamin Bloom
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It’s the penultimate weekend in the Championship and Benjamin Bloom is back to preview all the action and give you his score predictions, with odds from Betfair throughout. Make sure to get involved and submit your predictions in the F365 Championship Predictor Game.


Fulham v Luton
These two have to wait for Monday night and there could be a fair bit of pressure on Luton by then if the chasing pack have registered wins. I’m going to make the assumption that Fulham aren’t going to completely stagger towards the line and a win is coming.

Benjamin Blooms’ prediction: Fulham 2-1 Luton (11/2 Betfair)


Blackburn v Bournemouth
This is the one everyone has their eye on, with Bournemouth’s margin for error diminishing with each passing week. Will we see the Bournemouth that went 3-0 down at Swansea or will we see the Bournemouth that fought back to make it 3-3. Blackburn also very much need a win to keep up pace in the play-off chase, I’ll go for an unhelpful draw.

Benjamin Blooms’ prediction: Blackburn 1-1 Bournemouth (5/1 Betfair)


Coventry v Huddersfield
I’m pulling out the joker for this one and backing Coventry. I’m completely basing the prediction on the fact that I think Carlos Corberan is going to take a long view of the play-offs and possibly make a few changes to his line up in preparation for the end of season fun. This may not happen at all, but that’s the joy of predictions.

Benjamin Blooms’ prediction: Coventry 2-1 Huddersfield (8/1 Betfair)


Nottingham Forest v Swansea
Will the incredible Nottingham Forest momentum continue against Swansea this weekend? I think it will. The Forest story and charge towards second place is now gaining traction in the wider football world and transcending the Championship bubble. A win sets them up perfectly for Tuesday’s events and I despite Swansea being hard to beat of late, I think they’ll get it.

Benjamin Blooms’ prediction: Forest 2-0 Swansea (6/1 Betfair)


Championship stat pack: Nervy Bournemouth, Blades opportunity, League One final day


QPR v Sheff Utd
This is a huge Friday night opportunity for Sheffield United, where a win at QPR leaves most of the chasers little or no margin for error. There’s plenty of wrinkles to this one, Mark Warburton’s impending departure at the end of the season and some possible key players returning to the Blades XI to name but two. I’ll go honours even and some hope for the chasing pack.

Benjamin Blooms’ prediction: QPR 1-1 Sheff Utd (11/2 Betfair)


Millwall v Peterborough
In the middle of that chasing pack are Millwall, hoping for dropped points ahead of them and in desperate need of a win themselves. Millwall fans will like my forecast in that case as I’ve already gone for a Blades draw and I’ll double down and suggest a Lions win over already relegated Peterborough is on the cards too.

Benjamin Blooms’ prediction: Millwall 2-0 Peterborough (11/2 Betfair)


Middlesbrough v Stoke
Along with Millwall, Boro are desperately trying to keep in touch with sixth spot going into the last game. They play Stoke at the Riverside with the Potters finishing the season in decent form with four wins in the last six. I think we’re in ‘just win’ mode and I just have a hunch that Boro will get themselves to the last game still in contention.

Benjamin Blooms’ prediction: Boro 1-0 Stoke (11/2 Betfair)


Reading v West Brom
Off to the beach we go for these last five games with everybody on the beach. I’ll make a basic assumption with Reading and West Brom that the Baggies superior squad will win out when all the intensity is removed from a fixture.

Benjamin Blooms’ prediction: Reading 1-3 West Brom (16/1 Betfair)


Barnsley v Preston
I’ll back Preston for this one with Barnsley already down and once again searching for a new manager. Preston will be smarting from that home defeat to local rivals Blackburn and I can see them bouncing back at Oakwell.

Benjamin Blooms’ prediction: Barnsley 1-3 Preston (14/1 Betfair)


Championship Big Weekend: QPR v Blades, Bournemouth, super Cooper, Riley McGree


Blackpool v Derby
Derby fought for the longest time but survival was a few bridges too far. Even at their best Derby were not a good away side and I think Blackpool away is a difficult trip. I’ll go for Pool to round out their home calendar with a win.

Benjamin Blooms’ prediction: Blackpool 2-0 Derby (15/2 Betfair)


Bristol City v Hull
Absolutely anything could happen in this one. Hull have a peculiarly good away record recently and Bristol City have hit two points per game across their previous four. I’ll go for an end of season Desmond, with the acknowledgement any outcome is reasonably plausible here.

Benjamin Blooms’ prediction: Bristol City 2-2 Hull (11/1 Betfair)


Cardiff v Birmingham
These two are just sliding into a bit of end of season ineptitude. In the league table without points deductions Birmingham would be bang in trouble right now and Cardiff have hit a four game losing streak having got themselves safe. I’m seeing more issues at Blues at the moment so I’ll back the Bluebirds.

Benjamin Blooms’ prediction: Cardiff 2-1 Birmingham (7/1 Betfair)

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