David Prutton's EFL predictions including Wolves v Birmingham and Brighton v Reading

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David Prutton returns with his Sky Bet EFL predictions for the weekend across the Championship, League One and League Two.

But how does Sky Sports' EFL expert see the games going? His predictions are here...

Aston Villa v Derby (Saturday, 3pm)

This is two teams not exactly pulling up trees at the moment. Villa are without a win in 10 games in all competitions which is crazy really and Derby haven't won in five.

Highlights from St James' Park as Newcastle faced Aston Villa in the Sky Bet Championship

I watched Villa against Newcastle and there was a touch of misfortune at St James', but I just fancy Derby to go to Villa Park and get something.

I think Steve Bruce will eventually get it going, but not this weekend.

PRUTTON PREDICTS: 1-1 (9/2 with Sky Bet)

Newcastle v Bristol City (Saturday, 3pm)

I've seen several teams go to St James' and cause problems. If Bristol City set themselves up correctly, they will be able to frustrate the league leaders.

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There's a lot of unrest at Bristol after the defeat in midweek. Lee Johnson is doing his utmost to turn things around and you do root for him because of his history with the club, but also because I rate him as a coach. Young managers need time and patience.

Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Fulham

We have seen banana skins this season - Blackburn went up there and got a result - but I don't feel Bristol City will follow suit. Tammy Abraham is such a big miss for them.

PRUTTON PREDICTS: 2-0 (5/1 with Sky Bet)

Cardiff v Fulham (Saturday, 3pm)

This has the makings of a good match. Neil Warnock has gone into Cardiff and done what we thought he would. Considering they looked fragile at the start of the campaign, he has completely transformed them. They are well built, both literally and figuratively.

Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Rotherham United

It's a tough test for Fulham because the Cardiff City Stadium is a difficult place to go now. They will be looking to claw back points to climb into the top six, but Cardiff will too strong at home.

PRUTTON PREDICTS: 2-1 (9/1 with Sky Bet)

Brighton v Reading (Saturday from 5.15pm - Live on Sky Sports 1)

Brighton have been good at home and when you have the firepower they do - the likes of Tomer Hemed, Sam Baldock and Glenn Murray - then Reading will find it tough.

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At this stage of the season Brighton have to keep the heat on Newcastle, who will have already played against Bristol City by the time the Seagulls kick off.

Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Barnsley and Brighton

PRUTTON PREDICTS: 2-1 (15/2 with Sky Bet)

Norwich v Ipswich (Sunday from 11.30am - Live on Sky Sports 2)

Norwich were flailing a little bit at one point this season, but they have really turned it around recently. They have quietly gone about their business and have been really effective, the result against Burton notwithstanding.

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Of course it's a derby and these games are normally very close, so I'm going for Norwich to shade it by a single goal.

Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship game between Burton and Norwich

PRUTTON PREDICTS: 2-1 (7/1 with Sky Bet)

Sheffield United v Bolton (Saturday, 3pm)

I was at Bolton's match against Bradford and they were really caught out by Bradford's intensity in the first half. They couldn't sustain that in the second half and Bolton managed to wrest back the initiative and played very well.

Highlights of the Sky Bet League One match between Sheffield United and Scunthorpe

Sheffield United are coming off a hard-fought contest themselves against Scunthorpe and I think the atmosphere will be fantastic at Bramall Lane. It screams of a top-flight match from years gone by.

PRUTTON PREDICTS: 2-1 (15/2 with Sky Bet)

Luton v Plymouth (Saturday, 3pm)

Luton are going well and Kenilworth Road is not an easy place to get points. It's a tough proposition for Plymouth, who are desperate to get over the line in the automatic promotion race.

Highlights of the Sky Bet League 2 match between Hartlepool United and Plymouth Argyle

It should be a cracking game and I'm tipping goals.

PRUTTON PREDICTS: 2-2 (12/1 with Sky Bet)

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