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Saturday's Championship predictions including Derby vs. Sheffield Wednesday

Sports Mole provides score predictions for all of Saturday's Championship fixtures, including Derby County vs. Sheffield Wednesday.


Bournemouth vs. Stoke (Saturday, 12.30pm)

Bournemouth manager Jonathan Woodgate pictured on February 20, 2021© Reuters

Bournemouth play host to Stoke City on Saturday afternoon looking for the win which may secure fourth position in the Championship standings.

In sharp contrast, the Potters head into the contest at the Vitality Stadium keen to avoid dropping down to 15th spot after a dismal second half of the campaign.

We say: Bournemouth 2-1 Stoke City


Having rested players last weekend, Bournemouth could have a more familiar look to them at the weekend. While we do not expect them to be firing on all cylinders, the Cherries should have enough to claim the three points.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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Barnsley vs. Norwich (Saturday, 12.30pm)

Norwich City's Kieran Dowell scores their first goal against Reading in the Championship on May 1, 2021© Reuters

Championship winners Norwich City will look to end a sensational campaign with a win as they travel to Barnsley on Saturday.

The Canaries will play Premier League football next season while the Tykes are aiming to join them as they prepare for the playoffs.

We say: Barnsley 1-0 Norwich City


Norwich's intensity dropped after they won promotion, and it may be the same now they have secured the title. If Farke rotates as expected, then we think Barnsley will earn the points in this one, particularly as the Tykes will be eager to head into the playoffs with a win under their belts.

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

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Blackburn vs. Birmingham (Saturday, 12.30pm)

Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray pictured in January 2021© Reuters

Birmingham City will be hoping to bounce back from last weekend's heavy defeat and end the season on a high when they travel to Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.

This will be the fifth time that the Blues have faced the Rovers on the final day of a league season, and they have yet to lose against them, winning and drawing two games each.

We say: Blackburn Rovers 2-1 Birmingham City


Both Blackburn and Birmingham can enjoy the final day of the season, with no pressure riding on the result.

The hosts are more likely to field a stronger side than their opponents and that could help them claim all three points at Ewood Park this weekend.

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

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Bristol City vs. Brentford (Saturday, 12.30pm)

Brentford manager Thomas Frank pictured on February 10, 2021© Reuters

Brentford square off against Bristol City on Saturday afternoon having already confirmed third position in the Championship standings.

Meanwhile, their hosts are happy that the season is coming to an end having dropped down to 19th place, a consequence of three successive defeats.

We say: Bristol City 1-2 Brentford


With both teams potentially making alterations, we expect this contest to be closer than many are predicting. Nevertheless, the Bees will want to maintain their momentum, and they could edge this contest by the odd goal in three.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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Cardiff vs. Rotherham (Saturday, 12.30pm)

Rotherham United manager Paul Warne pictured on April 27, 2021© Reuters

Rotherham United travel to Cardiff City on the final day of the Championship season knowing that victory is required if they are to avoid relegation.

The Millers are winless in seven, but that has to change in South Wales against a Cardiff side looking to finish a mixed campaign in seventh place.

We say: Cardiff City 2-0 Rotherham United


Rotherham are fighting for their lives and need to win at the Cardiff City Stadium to have any hope of staying up at the expense of Derby.

With the pressure off, Cardiff have won two games in a row - scoring six times in the process - and we can see the Bluebirds relegating their opponents here.

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

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Coventry vs. Millwall (Saturday, 12.30pm)

Coventry City's Leo Ostigard celebrates scoring their first goal against Bristol City in the Championship on April 5, 2021© Reuters

Millwall will be seeking back-to-back victories to conclude their Championship campaign with they take on Coventry City at St Andrew's Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Lions beat Bristol City 4-1 last time out to move into 11th place, while Coventry are 10 points worse off in 17th following last week's 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town.

We say: Coventry City 1-2 Millwall


Millwall returned to winning ways last time out and will be keen to finish as high up the table as possible.

Given the points gap between the teams, and the recent record of the away side in this fixture, we are backing the Lions to grind out a narrow victory.

Our tipster partners are predicting over 1.5 goals.

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Derby vs. Sheff Weds (Saturday, 12.30pm)

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

Two Championship teams looking to avoid relegation will lock horns on the final day of the season as Derby County face Sheffield Wednesday for what is set to be a captivating encounter at Pride Park on Saturday.

At least one of these two clubs will be relegated to League One with a victory for the Rams guaranteeing their survival, while the Owls need to claim all three points and hope that Rotherham United fail to win away at Cardiff City.

We say: Derby County 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday


With Championship football at stake, immense pressure will be on both Derby and Sheffield Wednesday and Saturday's encounter is set to have plenty of drama and tension, along with a few tears of joy or sadness, depending on the result.

Taking into account their miserable run of form, it is hard to see the Rams claiming any points at present and even though the Owls have such a poor away record of their own this campaign, we can see the visitors securing all three points, which would see them climb to safety if Rotherham fail to win.

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

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Middlesbrough vs. Wycombe (Saturday, 12.30pm)

Wycombe Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth pictured in September 2020© Reuters

Wycombe Wanderers travel to Middlesbrough requiring victory by a wide margin if they are to have any chance of remaining in the Championship.

While Boro are unbeaten in their last three outings, they can realistically only finish as high as ninth position with success at the Riverside Stadium.

We say: Middlesbrough 1-1 Wycombe Wanderers


While Wanderers will inevitably push for goals, they cannot afford to concede during the early stages. If Boro can keep the visitors out in the first half, we expect this contest to peter out into an uneventful draw.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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Nott'm Forest vs. Preston (Saturday, 12.30pm)

Preston North End's Brad Potts celebrates with teammates after scoring against Norwich City in the Championship on April 2, 2021© Reuters

Frankie McAvoy will be aiming to finish his spell as Preston North End's interim head coach on a high when his side travel to Nottingham Forest on the final day of the Championship season.

After top-10 finishes last year, both sides have worried about the threat of relegation for portions of this campaign and will each end in the bottom half.

We say: Nottingham Forest 0-1 Preston North End


Recent form may set the precedent for the result of this game as the season draws to a close. Forest look as if they hit the beach weeks ago, while Preston are finishing with a flourish, and we expect the Lilywhites to claim victory.

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

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QPR vs. Luton (Saturday, 12.30pm)

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

Queens Park Rangers and Luton Town can both look back on encouraging campaigns when they meet on the final day of the Championship season.

The two sides have secured top half finishes – QPR in ninth and Luton in 12th – and are heading into the summer in good form.

We say: Queens Park Rangers 1-0 Luton Town


This is a hard one to predict as both sides will want to end strong seasons with victories, but we are backing QPR as Luton played in midweek and looked slightly fatigued against Rotherham. That said, the Hatters have surprised people all season, so they may pull out another rabbit on Saturday.

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

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Reading vs. Huddersfield (Saturday, 12.30pm)

Reading manager Veljko Paunovic pictured in December 2020© Reuters

Reading and Huddersfield Town meet at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon looking to end a disappointing campaign on a high.

While the Royals will still want to finish in seventh position after losing out in the Championship playoff race, Huddersfield can finish in 20th spot if they claim all three points.

We say: Reading 3-1 Huddersfield Town


After a long season, some first-team regulars could be handed the weekend off by both managers. Nevertheless, we still expect Reading to make light work of their opponents, showcasing their extra firepower in the final third.

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

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Watford vs. Swansea (Saturday, 12.30pm)

Swansea City's Jamal Lowe celebrates scoring their first goal against Watford on January 2, 2021© Reuters

Watford will sign off their season in the Championship by hosting playoff semi-finalists Swansea City on Saturday afternoon.

The Hornets have secured an instant return to the Premier League as runners-up in the second tier and the Welsh side will be hoping to join them.

We say: Watford 1-1 Swansea City


This game looked like it might be a promotion-decider a few weeks ago, but with Watford over the line and Swansea now focused on the playoffs, both teams might play it fairly safe – particularly with the Hornets depleted through injuries and the Swans monitoring several players. We think that it will end all square.

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

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Saturday's key events


TRIATHLON
· After silvers in both the men's and women's events, Team GB will be fancied to get on the podium again in the mixed relay (11.30pm-1am)

SWIMMING
· Touted as Michael Phelps's successor, Caeleb Dressel already has two gold medals from these Games and he will be going for a third in the men's 50m butterfly final (2.30am)
· It is Katie Ledecky vs. Ariarne Titmus III in the women's 800m freestyle final, with Ledecky entering as firm favourite (2.46am)
· Great Britain will be heavily fancied to add another gold medal to their swimming haul, having produced by far the fastest qualifying time for the mixed 4x100m medley relay final (3.43am)

ATHLETICS
· Dina Asher-Smith is one of three British women in the 100m semi-finals (3.01am-3.20am), and will hope to challenge for a medal in what is likely to be a star-studded final (1.50pm)
· The inaugural Olympic 4x400m mixed relay event concludes with Great Britain one of the eight finalists going for gold (1.35pm)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB's dreams of an unlikely gold are still alive in the women's event as they face France in their semi-final (3.30am). The winners will face either New Zealand or Fiji in the gold medal match later in the day (10am)

SAILING
· Gold medals are up for grabs in the windsurfer - RS:X finals. Emma Wilson participates for Team GB in the women's final (6.33am), while Tom Squires is in action in the men's (7.33am)

TENNIS
· Following his shock semi-final defeat, ending his hopes of a Golden Slam in 2021, Novak Djokovic battles for bronze against Pablo Carreno Busta (7am)
· The women's singles event reaches its conclusion with the gold medal match between Belinda Bencic and Marketa Vondrousova

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