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Saturday's Championship predictions including Barnsley vs. Swansea City

Sports Mole provides score predictions for all of Saturday's Championship fixtures, including Barnsley vs. Swansea City.


Middlesbrough vs. Birmingham (Saturday, 12.30pm)

Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock pictured on January 9, 2021© Reuters

Middlesbrough welcome a former manager on Saturday, as Aitor Karanka brings his Birmingham City side to the Riverside Stadium in search of their first win in eight matches.

Having been seen off by Blackburn Rovers at home in their last league fixture, they were then convincingly beaten by Manchester City in the FA Cup last weekend.

Boro come into this fixture off the back of a routine win over struggling Wycombe Wanderers and will be keen to keep their playoff charge going against City on Saturday.

We say: Middlesbrough 3-0 Birmingham City


Nearly all roads lead to a Boro win on Saturday, with the home side clearly in a good place when playing at the Riverside, and City seemingly struggling to keep goals out at one end and score at the other. We expect Boro to come away with a convincing win.

Our tipster partners are predicting a double chance bet on a home win or an away win.

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Bournemouth vs. Luton (Saturday, 3.00pm)

Dominic Solanke celebrates scoring for Bournemouth against Millwall in the Championship on January 12, 2021© Reuters

Bournemouth will once again try to get back into the Championship top two when they host Luton Town on Saturday.

The Cherries drew 1-1 with Millwall on Tuesday, missing the opportunity to overtake Swansea City, the same night that the Hatters were beaten 2-0 by Queens Park Rangers.

We say: Bournemouth 2-0 Luton Town


Both managers were disappointed with their sides' performances in midweek so will be demanding a response on Saturday; that could make for an exciting encounter, but Bournemouth's quality should shine through.

Our tipster partners are predicting over 1.5 goals.

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Blackburn vs. Stoke (Saturday, 3.00pm)

Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray pictured in December 2020© Reuters

Two teams in touching distance of the playoffs in the Championship will lock horns on Saturday afternoon as Blackburn Rovers welcome Stoke City to Ewood Park.

Blackburn are currently 11th in the table, having picked up 32 points from their 23 matches this season, while Stoke occupy eighth, just two points behind sixth-placed Watford.

We say: Blackburn Rovers 1-1 Stoke City


There is not an awful lot between these two teams in terms of quality, and we are struggling to separate them this weekend. Stoke will be desperate to return to winning ways in the Championship, but Blackburn must be respected, and we are backing a low-scoring draw between the two former Premier League clubs.

Our tipster partners are predicting a double chance bet on a home win or draw.

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Bristol City vs. Preston (Saturday, 3.00pm)

Preston North End manager Alex Neil pictured in December 2020© Reuters

Preston North End will make the trip down to the West Country on Saturday for their Championship clash against Bristol City at Ashton Gate.

A month has not yet passed since these two sides last met in the division. Preston emerged victorious then, winning the tie 1-0 in Lancashire.

We say: Bristol City 0-2 Preston North End


Bristol City have looked particularly toothless at times recently, and, while Preston are feeling the absence of Sinclair, we think they have what it takes to come away with all three points on Saturday.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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Cardiff vs. Norwich (Saturday, 3.00pm)

Todd Cantwell celebrates scoring for Norwich City against Cardiff City in the Championship on December 19, 2020© Reuters

Norwich City will be out to keep hold of top spot in the Championship when they travel to a badly out of form Cardiff City side on Saturday afternoon.

The Canaries returned to winning ways last time out in the league and are now four points clear at the summit, while Cardiff are down in 15th following a poor run of results.

We say: Cardiff City 0-2 Norwich City


Norwich are flying high at the top of the division, while Cardiff are without a point in three league outings.

The Canaries were 2-0 winners when these sides met at Carrow Road just before Christmas and we are predicting this game to finish the same way.

Our tipster partners are predicting a double chance bet on a home win or an away win.

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Derby vs. Rotherham (Saturday, 3.00pm)

Derby County manager Wayne Rooney pictured on January 1, 2021© Reuters

Two sides locked in the Championship relegation battle go head to head on Saturday afternoon as Derby County host Rotherham United.

The two clubs are both currently sitting in the bottom three but know that they have the chance to move to safety at the weekend as 21st-placed Sheffield Wednesday are not in action.

We say: Derby County 0-0 Rotherham United


Rotherham need to build on a promising performance at Goodison Park last weekend if they are to improve on their horrendous away form, but Derby have not had the ideal preparation for this game with players still not receiving their December wages, so the Millers might just take a point from Pride Park.

Our tipster partners are predicting a double chance bet on a home win or draw.

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Nott'm Forest vs. Millwall (Saturday, 3.00pm)

Nottingham Forest manager Chris Hughton pictured in December 2020© Reuters

Nottingham Forest host Millwall in the Championship on Saturday afternoon as Chris Hughton's side look to extend their six-game unbeaten run.

Millwall are without a league win in their previous three outings but are a hard team to defeat, having suffered just one loss in their last five games in all competitions.

We say: Nottingham Forest 1-0 Millwall


It is likely to be a hard-fought fixture with few chances at either end, given the two team's strengths lie in defence. A narrow victory for Forest could be the outcome on Saturday as the home side carry greater momentum into the game.

Our tipster partners are predicting a double chance bet on a home win or draw.

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Watford vs. Huddersfield (Saturday, 3.00pm)

Watford manager Xisco Munoz pictured on January 2, 2021© Reuters

Watford welcome Huddersfield Town to Vicarage Road on Saturday afternoon looking for the win which would keep the club in the Championship playoff places.

Meanwhile, the Terriers head into this contest without an away victory in the second tier since October 31, a run spanning six fixtures.

We say: Watford 3-1 Huddersfield Town


After a mixed start to life at Vicarage Road, Xisco will be determined to put on a statement performance in this game. With that in mind, we expect the Hornets to be dominant from the off, eventually running out comfortable victors against their inconsistent opponents.

Our tipster partners are predicting over 1.5 goals.

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Barnsley vs. Swansea (Saturday, 7.45pm)

Barnsley manager Valerien Ismael pictured in October 2020© Reuters

Two of the division's form teams clash on Saturday as Barnsley host Swansea City at Oakwell having lost out in the return fixture just before Christmas.

The Tykes come into this fixture off the back of a 1-0 loss to league-leaders Norwich City last weekend, while Swansea were able to overcome promotion rivals Watford at Vicarage Road.

We say: Barnsley 1-2 Swansea City


Barnsley have a gritty determination about them but even that might not be enough to see them to three points this weekend. Swansea are steeped in Premier League quality, and though Barnsley may well get a goal, the odds are in favour of the visitors, who will want to keep the pressure on Norwich.

Our tipster partners are predicting a double chance bet on a home win or an away win.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Norwich CityNorwich33217547252270
2Brentford33189661352663
3Watford33179743241960
4Swansea CitySwansea31178639221759
5Reading34176114637957
6Cardiff CityCardiff341581153351853
7Bournemouth331410947321552
8Barnsley32156113836251
9Middlesbrough34148124036450
10Millwall34101683431346
11Stoke CityStoke331112103837145
12Bristol City33143163544-945
13Luton TownLuton33128132837-944
14Preston North EndPreston34134173844-643
15Blackburn RoversBlackburn33117154639740
16Queens Park RangersQPR311010113136-540
17Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest341010142833-540
18Derby CountyDerby33108152537-1238
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield34107173951-1237
20Coventry CityCoventry34811153146-1535
21Birmingham CityBirmingham34811152642-1635
22Rotherham UnitedRotherham3185183342-929
23Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds3297162338-1528
24Wycombe WanderersWycombe3258192353-3023

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