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Championship final day predictions including Leeds United vs. Charlton Athletic

Sports Mole provides score predictions for every match on the Championship final day, including Leeds United vs. Charlton Athletic.


Birmingham vs. Derby (Wednesday, 7.30pm)

Derby County manager Phillip Cocu pictured © Reuters

Birmingham City host Midlands rivals Derby County on Wednesday evening with their survival hopes still hanging in the balance.

The Blues have failed to win any of their last 13 matches and are two points above the dropzone ahead of this final-day clash with Derby, who can finish no higher than 10th.

We say: Birmingham City 1-1 Derby County


Birmingham supporters will be wondering just how their survival fight has gone down to the last game. Derby have also been in poor form, albeit without the threat of relegation, and we are expecting this one to finish all square.


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Brentford vs. Barnsley (Wednesday, 7.30pm)

Brentford's Ethan Pinnock celebrates with teammates after his winning goal against Charlton on July 7, 2020© Reuters

Brentford and Barnsley face off at Griffin Park on the final day of the Championship season with it all still to play for at both ends of the division.

The hosts are in contention for automatic promotion, albeit with their top-two hopes no longer in their own hands, while Barnsley are still alive in the race to beat the drop.

We say: Brentford 2-0 Barnsley


Missing out on automatic promotion would be massively cruel on Brentford, but all they can do is get the job done against Barnsley and hope for the best. The visitors picked up a huge win at the weekend and will be in high spirits here, but the Bees are unbeaten at Griffin Park since January and we cannot see that changing.


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Bristol City vs. Preston (Wednesday, 7.30pm)

Bristol City's Jamie Paterson celebrates scoring against Hull City in the Championship on July 8, 2020© Reuters

Bristol City and Preston North End will bring down the curtain on Championship campaigns that fizzled out when they face off at Ashton Gate on Wednesday evening.

Both teams were in strong contention for a playoff spot before the three-month interruption, but neither can make the top six heading into this final game of the season.

We say: Bristol City 0-1 Preston North End


Both teams have struggled in the second half of the campaign and will wonder what might have been with a little bit more consistency. Preston did at least pick up a morale-boosting victory last time out and boast an imperious record, so we are tipping them to pick all three points.


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Cardiff vs. Hull City (Wednesday, 7.30pm)

Cardiff manager Neil Harris licks his lips on February 15, 2020© Reuters

Cardiff City head into their final-day clash with League One-bound Hull City knowing that their Championship playoff fate is in their own hands.

The Bluebirds need a point to guarantee a top-six finish, while Hull are also in need of all three points - plus a helping hand from elsewhere - to have any hope of avoiding relegation.

We say: Cardiff City 2-0 Hull City


The pressure is still on Cardiff heading into this final regular season fixture, knowing that a shock defeat will open the door for Swansea to pounce. The Bluebirds have been in good form since last month's restart, though, while Hull have won just twice in 2020, so we can only see this game finishing one way.


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Leeds vs. Charlton (Wednesday, 7.30pm)

Leeds United players celebrate winning promotion to the Premier League in July 2020© Reuters

Champions Leeds United will end a 2019-20 campaign which will live long in the memory when they host Charlton Athletic on the final day of the regular Championship season on Wednesday.

Marcelo Bielsa's side have already secured promotion to the Premier League after a 16-year absence heading into the contest at Elland Road, but it is still all to play for as far as relegation-threatened Charlton are concerned.

We say: Leeds 2-2 Charlton


The league table and the form book both point firmly to a home win in this match, and at any other stage of the season this would be a relatively straightforward prediction, with no team having lost fewer home games than Leeds this term and no team having won fewer than Charlton.

However, the final day is notorious for throwing up unexpected results and, with Charlton knowing that victory keeps them in the division, they are in much greater need of the points than the hosts. Nevertheless, Leeds will want to finish their season in style, so we can see those two elements cancelling each other out in an entertaining draw.

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Luton vs. Blackburn (Wednesday, 7.30pm)

Luton manager Nathan Jones pictured on June 27, 2020© Reuters

Luton Town play host to Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday evening knowing that victory could be enough to see the club avoid relegation from the Championship.

While Rovers make the trip to Kenilworth Road with little to play for, Tony Mowbray's side can still finish as high as eighth position in the standings.

We say: Luton Town 1-2 Blackburn Rovers


While Luton have home advantage and something to play for, that may only increase the chances of Blackburn inflicting a defeat on their hosts. However, with much dependent on how Charlton are faring against Leeds, it is difficult to predict the final outcome with any great deal of confidence.


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Millwall vs. Huddersfield (Wednesday, 7.30pm)

Millwall boss Gary Rowett on February 15, 2020© Reuters

Millwall and Huddersfield Town head into their season-ending encounter in the Championship with little to play for apart from pride.

The home side can still finish as high as seventh in the table if they prevail at the Den on Wednesday evening, while the visitors, although not mathematically safe, know that another three points will ensure that they end the campaign no lower than 18th position.

We say: Millwall 3-1 Huddersfield Town


With Huddersfield lacking a permanent manager and players likely to be contemplating their futures, everything points to Millwall taking advantage in an open game of football in East London.


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Nott'm Forest vs. Stoke (Wednesday, 7.30pm)

Nottingham Forest boss Sabri Lamouchi on February 1, 2020© Reuters

Nottingham Forest take on Stoke City on Wednesday evening still requiring a point to guarantee their spot in the Championship playoffs.

Meanwhile, the Potters make the short trip to the City Ground having secured their place in the second tier for another 10 months with victory over promotion-chasing Brentford at the weekend.

We say: Nottingham Forest 1-1 Stoke City


With survival having already been secured, Stoke may relish the chance to play with freedom on Wednesday night. However, Forest will be motivated to ensure that they do not waste a prolonged period in the top six, leading us to predict a competitive draw.


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Reading vs. Swansea (Wednesday, 7.30pm)

Rhian Brewster in action for Swansea City on January 12, 2020© Reuters

Swansea City make the trip to Reading on Wednesday evening knowing that they require three points to give themselves a chance of claiming a place in the Championship playoffs.

The Royals welcome the Swans to the Madejski Stadium sitting in 15th position after suffering defeats in their last two matches.

We say: Reading 1-3 Swansea City


With the mentality that only three points will do, we expect Swansea to battle their way to victory over Reading, who may struggle to cope in defence if the visitors find their stride.


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Sheff Weds vs. Middlesbrough (Wednesday, 7.30pm)

Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock pictured on June 27, 2020© Reuters

Sheffield Wednesday will be looking to end their 2019-20 Championship campaign on a high when they play host to Middlesbrough this Wednesday for the final round of fixtures.

Middlesbrough are still at risk of relegation with just one game left to go, but it seems highly unlikely that Boro will go down at this very late stage.

We say: Sheffield Wednesday 1-2 Middlesbrough


Warnock has done well to lift Boro further up the table and the Teesiders should not suffer relegation now. Wednesday do not inspire much confidence at home, so we are backing Boro to secure their safety with a slender victory on the final day.

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West Brom vs. QPR (Wednesday, 7.30pm)

West Bromwich Albion players celebrate Ahmed Hegazi's goal against Hull on July 5, 2020© Reuters

West Bromwich Albion can ensure automatic promotion back to the Premier League with victory over Queens Park Rangers on the final day of the Championship this Wednesday.

West Brom currently sit one point above third-placed Brentford after 45 matches, while QPR sit 14th and realistically have little to play for on the final day.

We say: West Bromwich Albion 2-0 Queens Park Rangers


West Brom know what is at stake here - anything other than a win and their hopes of automatic promotion could be scuppered. However, they are facing a QPR side with a poor record away from home, so we are backing the Baggies to secure a route back to the Premier League with a routine victory on the final day.

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Wigan vs. Fulham (Wednesday, 7.30pm)

Wigan Athletic players celebrate their opening goal of the 8-0 hammering of Hull on July 14, 2020© Reuters

Fulham will endeavour to keep their slim hopes of automatic promotion alive when they travel to Wigan Athletic on the final day of the Championship season.

Meanwhile, Wigan looked to have secured their safety in the second tier of English football, but the threat of relegation is looming following internal issues at the club.

We say: Wigan 3-2 Fulham


This is a difficult game to call. Both teams are in good spells of form and are in desperate need of a final three points for completely different reasons.

A win for either side may not make a difference to their promotion or relegation prospects depending on happenings on and off the pitch, but we are backing Wigan to scrape a narrow victory and leave their Championship status out of their own hands heading into the summer.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CLeeds UnitedLeeds46289977354293
3Brentford462491380384281
5Cardiff CityCardiff4619161168581073
6Swansea CitySwansea461816126253970
7Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest461816125850870
8Millwall461717125751668
9Preston North EndPreston461812165954566
10Bristol City471812176366-366
11Derby CountyDerby461713166264-264
12Blackburn RoversBlackburn461712176663363
13Queens Park RangersQPR461610206776-958
14Reading461511205958156
15Stoke CityStoke46168226268-656
16Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds461511205866-856
17Middlesbrough471314204964-1553
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield461312215270-1851
19Luton TownLuton46149235482-2851
20Birmingham CityBirmingham461214205475-2150
21Barnsley461213214969-2049
RCharlton AthleticCharlton461212225065-1548
RWigan AthleticWigan461514175756147
RHull City46129255787-3045

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