David Prutton's Sky Bet Championship predictions

Preston vs QPR live on Sky Sports Football on Wednesday; All other fixtures live on Sky Sports Football Red Button

Prutton's Predictions

Who is David Prutton tipping for victory in the Sky Bet Championship in the midweek round of fixtures? Find out here...

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Brentford vs Sheffield Wednesday, Wednesday 7pm - Live on Sky Sports Football Red Button

Brentford manager Thomas Frank

That long unbeaten run had to come to an end at some point for Brentford, although I didn't think for a minute that three defeats would follow. They were second-best all afternoon against Coventry at the weekend and need to steady themselves quickly to remain in with a shot of automatic promotion.

It's now three defeats from four for the Owls, who are still right in the relegation mire going into this one. They are still within touching distance of safety at the moment but could soon be cut adrift if things don't improve. I'm going to stick my neck out here and say they'll pick up a draw in west London.

Prutton predicts: 1-1 (Sky Bet odds)

Bournemouth vs Cardiff, Wednesday 7.45pm - Live on Sky Sports Football Red Button

The fact Bournemouth have appointed Jonathan Woodgate as manager until the end of the season should add some stability going into the business end of the season, which is much needed after the way the last two months have panned out for the Cherries. They really are in danger of dropping out of the top six.

That adds all the more importance to this match, with Cardiff lurking just three points behind them ahead of this game. Mick McCarthy's men have won all five of their league fixtures in February and he remains unbeaten as Bluebirds boss. Therefore, I'm siding with them.

Prutton predicts: 0-2 (Sky Bet odds)

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Preston vs QPR, Wednesday 7.45pm - Live on Sky Sports Football

I've previously mentioned how Preston are lacking consistency and that doesn't look as though it will change any time soon. The heavy defeat to Cardiff at the weekend left them a considerable distance off the top six and no doubt dealt a blow to morale, too.

I have to congratulate Mark Warburton for the way he's guided QPR back to winning ways. Rangers are currently on a run of four straight wins for the first time since August-September 2019 and I think they will make it five here, which is something they haven't done since October 2004.

Prutton predicts: 1-2 (Sky Bet odds)

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Prutton's other predictions

Barnsley vs Stoke (Wed 7pm): 1-0 (Sky Bet odds)

Swansea vs Coventry (Wed 7pm): 2-0 (Sky Bet odds)

Blackburn vs Watford (Wed 7.45pm): 1-2 (Sky Bet odds)

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