Championship predictions: Top three all to win, Blades to struggle

Date published: Tuesday 2nd November 2021 10:20 - Benjamin Bloom

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We’re set for another busy midweek of Championship action and Benjamin Bloom is back to talk you through all of his predictions, with odds from Betfair throughout. Make sure to get your predictions in on the new Football 365 Championship Predictor game.

 

Bournemouth v Preston
At some point the Bournemouth train will get the strange unpredictable bump in the road and the Cherries will finally experience defeat. This is the sort of game that could throw up the upset, but I can’t quite see it happening.

Benjamin Bloom’s prediction: Bournemouth 1-0 Preston 5/1 (Betfair)

 

Blackburn v Fulham
The battle of the division’s two top scorers in Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ben Brereton-Diaz, history tells us if Blackburn can limit Fulham to one goal or fewer they’ll get something from the game. Can they stop the free-scording Fulham attack? I think not.

Benjamin Bloom’s prediction: Blackburn 1-3 Fulham 12/1 (Betfair)

 


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West Brom v Hull
This is the point where you realise all of the top three are looking favourite in their games and your predictions are looking very, well predictable! It’s so hard to see Hull getting something from this game, they have the fewest wins and fewest goals in the division and come up against a strong West Brom side.

Benjamin Bloom’s prediction: West Brom 3-0 Hull 8/1 (Betfair)

 

Coventry v Swansea
An intriguing clash between two entertaining sides up at the CBS. Swansea are beginning to improve under Russ Martin and could well be a top ten side if they can replicate their recent form and Joel Piroe can keep scoring. Coventry are superlative at home and comfortably up in the play-off spots, their former Swans forward Viktor Gyokeres will have a big point to prove.

Benjamin Bloom’s prediction: Coventry 1-1 Swansea 5/1 (Betfair)

 

Peterborough v Huddersfield
Peterborough prefer to play at home and have wins over QPR and Birmingham in their last four games there. That said Huddersfield keep surprising me as the season goes on and are now the Championship’s set-piece gurus with Sorba Thomas providing the ammunition. In an attempt to stop getting the Terriers wrong I’ll back them this time.

Benjamin Bloom’s prediction: Peterborough 1-2 Huddersfield 8/1 (Betfair)

 

Blackpool v Stoke
This one is a classic case of form vs resources. Blackpool are in superb form at the moment and have continued their meteoric rise from the bottom half of League 1 as recently as January. Stoke continue to have a very strong squad but haven’t troubled the play-offs in their three year Championship stay thus far. I’ll go for the two to cancel each other out and play my nil-nil card on this one.

Benjamin Bloom’s prediction: Blackpool 0-0 Stoke 15/2 (Betfair)

 

Cardiff v QPR
Those people that believe in the ‘new manager bounce’ will think Cardiff can get something from this one. QPR have shown signs of being a very good team and also being a quite flaky team this season in terms of conceding late and surrendering leads. All square in Wales.

Benjamin Bloom’s prediction: Cardiff 2-2 QPR 10/1 (Betfair)

 

Luton v Middlesbrough
I can’t get a read on Middlebrough, they’re incredibly unpredictable and all their games are finishing 2-0 in whichever direction at the moment. Luton are in decent form but had an off day up at Preston at the weekend. I’m going to assume it’s another 2-0 and have a choice between going with the sensible choice of Luton or gambling on Boro.

Benjamin Bloom’s prediction: Luton 0-2 Boro 13/1 (Betfair)

 

Millwall v Reading
Millwall’s recent good run was halted by defeat at Huddersfield on Saturday, whilst Reading have now lost three on the bounce after shooting up the table previously. I think Reading will score, but I’ll go for Millwall to get back to winning ways.

Benjamin Bloom’s prediction: Millwall 2-1 Reading 7/1 (Betfair)

 

Birmingham v Bristol City
Bristol City are still basking in the glory of their first home win in 17 games this weekend and they also have a very decent away record, the fifth best in the division in fact. Birmingham have shown signs of improvement since the international break and if they take their chances look quite a viable side.

Benjamin Bloom’s prediction: Birmingham 2-1 Bristol City 7/1 (Betfair)

 

Forest v Sheffield Utd
Two teams that would like to think they should be much higher than 17th and 18th spot in slightly topsy turvy seasons. Big picture Steve Cooper has Forest in very decent form despite only one point in the last two, Sheffield United continue to meander somewhat under Slavisa Jokanovic.

Benjamin Bloom’s prediction: Forest 3-1 Sheffield United 20/1 (Betfair)

 

Barnsley v Derby
The battle of the bottom, and another contender for the ‘new manager bounce’ lovers after the sacking of Markus Schopp yesterday. Derby don’t score many but are decent at the back, if the low confidence levels continue at Barnsley I can see the Rams nicking this one, just.

Benjamin Bloom’s prediction: Barnsley 0-1 Derby 8/1 (Betfair)

 

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