Super 6: Thommo expects Brentford's formidable home form to continue
Super 6 fixtures: Brentford vs Middlesbrough; Swansea vs Derby; Blackburn vs Fulham; Stoke vs Charlton; Luton vs Cardiff; Reading vs Hull
Last Updated: 07/02/20 11:30am
Phil Thompson makes his Super 6 selections for Saturday's EFL Championship round. Predict all six correct scorelines to win £250,000...
Thommo is expecting Wayne Rooney and Derby County to nick a point at Swansea, but who else is he backing and what are you tipping in the free-to-play game? There's £250,000 for the taking so get your scores in now!
Brentford 2-0 Middlesbrough (6/1 with Sky Bet)
I think Brentford are probably the form team out of the top six at the moment. Middlesbrough have improved, which Jonathan Woodgate will be happy with. You feel as though Brentford are on the march and I cannot see anything other than a home win.
Super Stat: Two be Frank
A healthy 29.8 per cent of Super 6 players have agreed with Thommo and opted for a 2-0 home win for Thomas Frank's side, with 81 per cent tipping them for the three points at Griffin Park. With £250k up for grabs, will you go against the grain? Play for free.
Swansea 2-2 Derby (14/1 with Sky Bet)
Swansea have levelled out now after their early season start. It is a big game for Swansea and they will turn up with the Wayne Rooney factor coming into play once again. Derby come into this having stuffed Stoke 4-0 in their last league outing, while booking a date with Manchester United in the FA Cup after dispatching Northampton through the week. It will be a decent game but I cannot separate them.
Super Stat: Seven Heaven?
Despite Derby scoring four goals in their last two matches in all competitions, only 36 per cent of Super 6 entrants are backing them for victory at the Liberty Stadium. Although this is the case, 35 per cent are sitting on the fence, with 29 per cent predicting a home win. Will it be too close to call? Play for free.
Blackburn 1-2 Fulham (9/1 with Sky Bet)
Scott Parker has done really well with Fulham - he has not shouted from the rooftops but just quietly gone about his business, ticking along nicely. I would like to think Parker is hoping that the timing of this run will prove to be spot on in the context of the promotion race. Early form does not count for an awful lot. Fulham will be in the shake-up come the end of the season. It is a tough test for Blackburn and they will relish it, but the away side will have too much.
Super Stat: Clean as a Whistle?
Over 23 per cent of Super 6 competitors are hoping for Fulham to win and keep a clean sheet at Ewood Park, while over a third of players are backing the same scoreline as Thommo. What score will take your fancy? Play for free.
Stoke 1-0 Charlton (5/1 with Sky Bet)
This is a tight one to call. There has been an improvement at Stoke, but Michael O'Neill will demand a response from his players following the drubbing at Derby. I think he will get just that, and this improvement will continue with a slight home win for Stoke.
Super Stat: Potters to Strike Back?
A hefty 67 per cent of Super 6 entrants are backing Stoke to return to winning ways. A win over their opponents will take them above Charlton in the Championship table. Where will you play your cards? Play for free.
Luton 1-2 Cardiff (17/2 with Sky Bet)
I think Luton look doomed. They have found it to be a very difficult season. Cardiff would have expected to be a little bit higher in the table than what they are currently. They seem to be going through a transitional period at the minute, but I think they should have enough to get the job done here. Luton will give it a good go, but Cardiff should have too much firepower.
Super Stat: Bluebirds to Fly High?
Perhaps surprisingly, 71 per cent of Super 6 contestants are expecting a routine win for Cardiff against a Luton side which sits at the foot of the table. Play for free.
Reading 2-0 Hull (17/2 with Sky Bet)
You can't go with Hull at the minute. With losing Jarrod Bowen, it is going to be hard. He was the go-to man along with Kamil Grosicki - the goals and assists they got between them was phenomenal. You do fear for them if they continue to lose. Although Hull have lost their last four, Reading have not won in five, which makes for an interesting contest. Reading will be on a high from their win on penalties against Cardiff and this could spur them on to victory.
Super Stat: Fortune Favours the Bold?
It may not be unlucky for some, if you are one of the 13 per cent who are hoping for Hull to steal all three points from their clash with Reading? Will you reap the rewards, with £250k on the line? Play for free.