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Good Friday's Championship predictions including Bournemouth vs. Middlesbrough

Sports Mole provides score predictions for all of Good Friday's Championship fixtures, including Bournemouth vs. Middlesbrough.


Bournemouth vs. Middlesbrough (Friday, 3.00pm)

Bournemouth's Dominic Solanke celebrates with teammates after Swansea City's Joel Latibeaudiere scored an own goal in the Championship on March 16, 2021© Reuters

Promotion rivals Bournemouth and Middlesbrough meet at the Vitality Stadium on Friday afternoon in a huge Championship clash.

Bournemouth are three points adrift of the playoffs with a game in hand, while Boro are three points further back and cannot afford to lose this match.

We say: Bournemouth 2-2 Middlesbrough


The final stretch is in sight in the Championship and these two teams know exactly what is required if they are to drag themselves into the top six.

Boro know that a defeat on Friday could well put paid to their promotion hopes, but we can see them grinding out a point on the South Coast to stay within touching distance of their opponents.

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

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Bristol City vs. Stoke (Friday, 3.00pm)

Bristol City's Kasey Palmer celebrates with team mates after scoring their second goal on February 27, 2021© Reuters

Bristol City will host Stoke City in the Championship on Good Friday looking to record their first league double over the visitors since the 1906-07 season.

The Robins have won just one of their last five league games, while the Potters have secured three points in just two of their last seven matches.

We say: Bristol City 0-1 Stoke City


Bristol City have failed to score in seven of their last 11 Championship games, while 11 of Stoke's 13 league victories this season have come with a clean sheet, including each of their last seven.

The Potters lost the reverse fixture back in September, but we feel that they have enough to seal a narrow victory at Ashton Gate and their solid defensive foundations could prevent the hosts from scoring once again.

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

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Cardiff vs. Nott'm Forest (Friday, 3.00pm)

Cardiff City's Harry Wilson celebrates scoring with teammates against Barnsley on November 3, 2020© Reuters

Cardiff City will be looking to build on their South Wales derby victory prior to the international break when they host Nottingham Forest on Friday afternoon.

The Bluebirds beat Swansea City 1-0 to keep their playoff hopes alive, while Forest held Brentford 1-1 a fortnight ago to move into 17th place.

We say: Cardiff City 1-0 Nottingham Forest


Forest have done well to take points off promotion-chasing sides in recent games, but they have a poor overall record against Cardiff.

Only Norwich and Barnsley (30) have taken more points than City since McCarthy was appointed in January, and we can see them adding three more points to the board on Friday.

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

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Derby vs. Luton (Friday, 3.00pm)

Derby County's manager Wayne Rooney before the match on March 6, 2021© Reuters

Derby County will be looking to end a seven-game winless run in the Championship when they welcome an in-form Luton Town to Pride Park on Friday afternoon.

The Rams, who lost at Stoke City before the international break, are currently 19th in the table, five points above the relegation zone, while Luton occupy 13th spot in England's second tier.

We say: Derby County 1-1 Luton Town


Derby desperately need to return to winning ways as soon as possible, but we are finding it difficult to back the Rams on Friday. Luton have won four of their last six in the Championship during an impressive run of form and will be full of confidence heading into the match. Rooney will have his side fired up for the match, though, and we believe that the home side will secure a share of the spoils.

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

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Millwall vs. Rotherham (Friday, 3.00pm)

Millwall manager Gary Rowett pictured in February 2021© Reuters

Millwall will host relegation-threatened Rotherham United in the Championship on Good Friday looking to secure all three points and stay in the hunt for a playoff spot.

The Lions, who currently sit 10th in the table, have lost only four of their 19 home matches so far this season but face a Millers outfit that have won five of their last seven away games – as many as in their previous 70 on the road in the second tier of English football.

We say: Millwall 1-1 Rotherham United


Rotherham have lost seven of their eight away fixtures with top-half clubs and in six of these matches they failed to score. However, Millwall have been beaten in 70% of their home games against teams in the bottom half of the table.

Friday's fixture is set to be a tight encounter and with little to separate the two sides, a score draw could be on the cards.

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

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Preston vs. Norwich (Friday, 3.00pm)

Norwich City's Teemu Pukki celebrates scoring against Nottingham Forest in the Championship on March 17, 2021© Reuters

Runaway Championship leaders Norwich City will be looking to continue their charge back towards the Premier League when they travel to an out-of-form Preston North End side on Friday.

Norwich are currently top of the Championship, eight points clear of second-placed Watford, while Preston, who sacked manager Alex Neil on March 21, are down in 16th position in the second tier.

We say: Preston North End 1-2 Norwich City


McAvoy will have his Preston players fired up for Friday's game against the best team in the league, but the home side could ultimately come up just short; we are expecting an improvement from the Lilywhites, who have underperformed this season. Norwich's form is so strong, though, and we fancy them to secure another three points.

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

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QPR vs. Coventry (Friday, 3.00pm)

Queens Park Rangers QPR manager Mark Warburton pictured in February 2021© Reuters

Queens Park Rangers will host Coventry City for the first time since January 2011 when they lock horns in the Championship on Good Friday.

The Hoops are unbeaten in their previous three home matches against the Sky Blues, while the visitors head to Loftus Road after failing to win any of their last six away games.

We say: Queens Park Rangers 2-1 Coventry City


After beating QPR earlier this season, Coventry can take confidence into their encounter at Loftus Road but will be wary of their recent run of form.

Warburton's last seven home victories with the Hoops have all been by a one-goal margin, and we can see the hosts claiming another narrow victory on Friday.

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

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Watford vs. Sheff Weds (Friday, 3.00pm)

Watford's Nathaniel Chalobah celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates on March 20, 2021© Reuters

Automatic promotion contenders Watford will be looking to extend their winning run when they welcome Sheffield Wednesday to Vicarage Road on Friday afternoon.

The Hornets have won five matches in a row and occupy second place heading into the final stretch of the season, while Wednesday are in the relegation places.

We say: Watford 2-0 Sheffield Wednesday


Wednesday revived their survival hopes before the international break with an impressive win at high-flying Barnsley, but they face a Watford side in superb form.

The Hornets have won five in a row, and nine of their last 10, so we cannot see past a home victory in this Good Friday fixture.

Our tipster partners are predicting over 1.5 goals.

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Wycombe vs. Blackburn (Friday, 3.00pm)

Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray pictured in December 2020© Reuters

Wycombe Wanderers play host to Blackburn Rovers on Friday afternoon sitting 11 points adrift of safety in the Championship standings.

While Blackburn are the same amount of points above the bottom three, the visitors have failed to win their last four fixtures in the second tier.

We say: Wycombe Wanderers 1-2 Blackburn Rovers


With draws no good to Wycombe at this stage, expect an attack-minded approach from the home side. Nevertheless, Rovers have more quality in the final third, and we are backing the visitors to claim all three points at Adams Park.

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

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Barnsley vs. Reading (Friday, 5.30pm)

Barnsley's Cauley Woodrow celebrates scoring against Wycombe Wanderers in the Championship on March 17, 2021© Reuters

Barnsley and Reading face off at Oakwell on Friday evening in a huge clash that could go a long way to determining which side finishes in a playoff spot.

The hosts are two points better off than their opponents, who are directly below them in the table, but any sort of slip up here will give the chasing pack a chance to close in.

We say: Barnsley 1-2 Reading


Barnsley's momentum has been halted by the two-week break, which came on the back of a home loss to struggling rivals Sheffield Wednesday.

Reading's form has hardly been great of late, but they have won five of their six matches against teams from Yorkshire this term and we are backing them to pull off a big win here.

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

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Birmingham vs. Swansea (Friday, 8.00pm)

Swansea City manager Steve Cooper pictured on January 9, 2021© Reuters

Swansea City head into their Championship fixture with Birmingham City looking for the victory which will keep the club in the race for automatic promotion.

Despite having played four matches more than nearest rivals Rotherham United, Blues sit just three points above the relegation zone.

We say: Birmingham City 1-1 Swansea City


On the back of their last two performances, Cooper will expect a strong response from his side. However, the appointment of Bowyer can only have a positive effect on Blues, leading us to predict a low-scoring draw.

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

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CNorwich CityNorwich45299773343996
3Brentford452315776413584
4Swansea CitySwansea4523111156371980
5Bournemouth4522111273442977
6Barnsley45238145648877
7Reading451912146052869
8Cardiff CityCardiff4518131465481767
9Queens Park RangersQPR451811165454065
10Middlesbrough451810175550564
11Millwall451517134646062
12Luton TownLuton451711174049-962
13Preston North EndPreston45177214755-858
14Stoke CityStoke451415164852-457
15Blackburn RoversBlackburn451412196052854
16Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest451216173643-752
17Coventry CityCoventry451313194360-1752
18Birmingham CityBirmingham451313193556-2152
19Bristol City45156244565-2051
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield451212214869-2148
21Derby CountyDerby451110243355-2243
22Rotherham UnitedRotherham45118264359-1641
23Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds451210233758-2140
24Wycombe WanderersWycombe451010253669-3340

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