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David Prutton's Sky Bet EFL predictions
Last Updated: 07/03/20 8:07pm
Who is David Prutton tipping for victory in the Sky Bet EFL this weekend? Find out here...
Derby vs Blackburn, Sunday 3pm - Live on Sky Sports Football Red Button
All the talk will have been the FA Cup tie with Manchester United for Derby, but they need to focus quickly on the league matters at hand on Sunday after they were comfortably beaten by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men. Losing Tom Lawrence to injury will have been a worry, too.
Blackburn have drawn three on the spin but are still picking up points at least and remain in the thick of the promotion battle. This will be a tight game, but I reckon the Rams will edge it.
Prutton predicts: 1-0 (13/2 with Sky Bet)
Bristol City can't buy a win at the minute, although they did manage a draw at Millwall last time out and did perform an awful lot better than in recent weeks.
Fulham have the chance to get a win in the early game at Ashton Gate and pile a little bit of pressure on the top two. It will be tight, but I think they will just get over the line.
Prutton predicted: 0-1
Back-to-back defeats for Charlton and they have slipped right down again. Defeat in this one and they could end up in the relegation zone by Saturday evening.
Middlesbrough were excellent against Nottingham Forest on Monday night and will be gutted not to have won. This is a huge, huge game in the relegation battle, but I can't split them. Score draw for me.
Prutton predicted: 1-1
It was an emphatic win for Leeds at Hull last week. They badly needed to find a way to score more than once in a game, and they did just that.
Huddersfield have recorded back-to-back wins to climb away from the drop zone, but a defeat would likely see them fall right back into it, considering some of the other fixtures this weekend. I can't see them getting anything from Elland Road.
Prutton predicted: 2-0
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Swansea are one of a bunch of sides that will still fancy their chances of reaching the play-offs, but they need to get a consistent run of form going to do that, and they have won just once in eight.
West Brom suffered a shock defeat at home to Wigan at a time where they looked to be running away with it, and another defeat would be a huge blow. I can't see them slipping up again, though. Away win.
Prutton predicted: 1-2
It really has all gone wrong for Ipswich. The fans are really turning on Paul Lambert now and they have drifted right off even the play-off pace in League One - which seemed unthinkable a few months ago.
Coventry have gone right the other way and currently top the table heading into the weekend. Mark Robins has done sensational work there in trying circumstances, and I can't see anything past a win for them at Portman Road.
Prutton predicted: 0-2
It is looking like three from five now for automatic promotion in League Two, and Crewe are right in the thick of that battle, despite winning just one of their last four.
Stevenage look doomed. They are eight points adrift and even the change of manager hasn't arrested their slide. They have lost seven on the spin, and it will likely be eight by Saturday evening.
Prutton predicted: 3-1
Prutton's other Championship predictions
Barnsley vs Cardiff: 2-2
Preston vs QPR: 1-1
Stoke vs Hull: 2-0
Wigan vs Luton: 2-0