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Saturday's Championship predictions including West Brom vs. Leicester

Sports Mole provides score predictions and previews for all of today's Championship fixtures, including West Brom vs. Leicester.

West Brom vs. Leicester (Saturday, 12.30pm)

Leicester City manager Enzo Maresca reacts on September 27, 2023© Reuters

Coming off the back of consecutive victories, West Bromwich Albion will give their promotion credentials the ultimate test when they welcome Leicester City to The Hawthorns on Saturday lunchtime in the Championship.

The Baggies produced a gritty performance to squeeze past Cardiff City in the week, whilst the Foxes were denied maximum points by a late Sheffield Wednesday equaliser at Hillsborough.

We say: West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Leicester City

West Brom have been enjoying a stellar run of form recently, however you feel that the visit of Leicester could halt the Baggies' momentum dead in its tracks.

The Foxes were disappointing in the draw at Sheffield Wednesday in midweek, although a similar result away at one of the division's in-form sides would be better received by supporters.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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Birmingham vs. Rotherham (Saturday, 3.00pm)

Birmingham City manager Wayne Rooney reacts on October 21, 2023© Reuters

Looking to record back-to-back home wins under the stewardship of Wayne Rooney, Birmingham City will host relegation-threatened Rotherham United at St Andrew's on Saturday afternoon in the Championship.

Blues are aiming to bounce back from a loss at Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday night, whereas the Millers suffered a 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Hull City a day earlier.

We say: Birmingham City 3-1 Rotherham United

Birmingham have been defensively weak since the arrival of Rooney last month, however you feel that the likes of Dembele and Miyoshi will be able to cause Rotherham enough problems to bail out the hosts' backline.

Rotherham have struggled massively away from home this season and we cannot envisage that changing at an expectant St Andrew's on Saturday afternoon.

Our tipster partners are predicting over 1.5 goals.

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Hull City vs. Watford (Saturday, 3.00pm)

Hull City manager Liam Rosenior after the match on October 25, 2023© Reuters

Hull City play host to Watford on Saturday afternoon looking for the win that will further strengthen their hold of a Championship playoff spot.

At a time when the Tigers sit in sixth position in the standings, Watford are in 13th, six points adrift of their upcoming hosts.

We say: Hull City 1-1 Watford

With both teams having built some momentum, this has all the makings of an entertaining contest. There are more vulnerabilities in the Watford ranks than within their hosts, yet we feel that the Hornets will do enough to earn a share of the spoils.

Our tipster partners are predicting over 1.5 goals.

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Ipswich vs. Coventry (Saturday, 3.00pm)

Ipswich Town manager Kieran McKenna looks dejected after the match on November 1, 2023© Reuters

With an opportunity to leapfrog Leicester City at the top of the Championship standings, Ipswich Town will welcome a resurgent Coventry City side to Portman Road on Saturday afternoon.

The Tractors Boys bounced back from an away defeat last weekend by breezing past Millwall in the week, while the Sky Blues recorded a narrow success over Plymouth Argyle on Tuesday.

We say: Ipswich Town 2-0 Coventry City

Ipswich could have scored four or five in the clash with Millwall last time out, showing that the Tractor Boys are back on track after their setback at The Hawthorns.

Coventry were unconvincing in the home victory against a Plymouth side who struggle massively on their travels, meaning we are expecting the Sky Blues to find it very difficult at Portman Road this weekend.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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Leeds vs. Middlesbrough (Saturday, 3.00pm)

Leeds United manager Daniel Farke celebrates after the match on September 13, 2023© Reuters

Leeds United play host to Middlesbrough on Saturday afternoon looking to extend their unbeaten run in the Championship to six matches.

At a time when the Yorkshire giants occupy third position in the standings, Boro sit three points adrift of the playoffs despite an inconsistent run of form.

We say: Leeds United 2-2 Middlesbrough

Many will argue that these are two of the best teams in the Championship and we are not going to argue. It leads us to predict a thrilling encounter, one which may go back and forth before they settle on a share of the spoils, a result that would suit neither team.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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Millwall vs. Sunderland (Saturday, 3.00pm)

Millwall manager Joe Edwards on November 29, 2023© Reuters

Millwall and Sunderland meet at The Den on Saturday afternoon with both teams having lost their last two fixtures in the Championship.

Although these clubs are separated by eight positions in the standings, Millwall sit just six points adrift of the 11th-placed visitors.

We say: Millwall 2-2 Sunderland

With both teams having been poor since the return from the international break, this is a difficult one to call. Sunderland are always a threat in the final third, yet we feel that Millwall will take advantage of their growing uncertainty at the back to claim a point.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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Plymouth vs. Stoke (Saturday, 3.00pm)

Plymouth Argyle manager Steven Schumacher on September 16, 2023© Reuters

Both looking to bounce back from controversial away defeats in midweek, Plymouth Argyle and Stoke City will clash at Home Park in the Championship on Saturday afternoon.

The Pilgrims were unable to earn any points from a hard-fought contest with Coventry City, while the Potters helped Queens Park Rangers to a rare success at Loftus Road.

We say: Plymouth Argyle 2-1 Stoke City

Plymouth are continuing to lean on their home form significantly to keep them out of trouble in the Championship, and we are expecting another strong performance from the Pilgrims at Home Park this weekend.

Stoke were hit with questionable refereeing decisions and a load of suspensions to key players at QPR last time out, meaning we cannot envisage the Potters earning coming out on top in Devon.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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Sheff Weds vs. Blackburn (Saturday, 3.00pm)

Sheffield Wednesday manager Danny Rohl before the match on October 29, 2023© Reuters

Both aiming to build on positive midweek results, Sheffield Wednesday and Blackburn Rovers will square off at Hillsborough on Saturday.

The hosts earned a creditable point at home to leaders Leicester City on Wednesday but remain at the foot of the Championship table, while their visitors only trail the playoff places by two points after back-to-back wins.

We say: Sheffield Wednesday 1-3 Blackburn Rovers

Sheffield Wednesday can certainly take some confidence from their midweek draw with the league leaders and will hope to turn that into a victory when they host Blackburn at Hillsborough at the weekend, but the visitors are in fine fettle, particularly going forward, and we can only envisage Tomasson's side making it three straight Championship wins.

Our tipster partners are predicting over 2.5 goals.

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Southampton vs. Cardiff (Saturday, 3.00pm)

Southampton manager Russell Martin during the match on September 2, 2023© Reuters

Southampton will be looking to further extend their prolonged undefeated streak when they play host to Cardiff City on Saturday afternoon.

At a time when the Saints are sitting in fourth position in the Championship standings, Cardiff have recently dropped down to ninth spot.

We say: Southampton 2-1 Cardiff City

Bulut will have his side motivated to hit back from their controversial defeat to West Brom earlier this week and we expect them to push Southampton all the way. Nevertheless, the Saints look like a team who can still be a factor in the automatic promotion race and we are backing another home victory here.

Our tipster partners are predicting a home win.

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Swansea vs. Huddersfield (Saturday, 3.00pm)

Swansea manager Michael Duff on August 29, 2023© Reuters

Swansea City head into Saturday's Championship fixture with Huddersfield Town looking to end a four-match run without a victory.

At the same time, the visitors have collected four valuable points behind them, leaving just a one-point gap between these teams in the standings.

We say: Swansea City 1-1 Huddersfield Town

Huddersfield will fancy their chances of increasing the pressure on Duff when they take to the pitch in South Wales. However, we feel that the Swans will do enough to earn a share of the spoils, even if it will not boost Duff's hopes of retaining his job in the long run.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 2.5 goals.

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3Ipswich TownIpswich34219468452372
5West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom341681049321756
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7Norwich CityNorwich34157125951852
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9Coventry CityCoventry341312951401151
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15Plymouth ArgylePlymouth341010145357-440
16Blackburn RoversBlackburn34116174860-1239
17Swansea CitySwansea34109154355-1239
18Birmingham CityBirmingham33108153851-1338
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield34813134055-1537
21Queens Park RangersQPR3498173245-1335
22Stoke CityStoke3498173148-1735
23Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds3495202853-2532
24Rotherham UnitedRotherham34310213066-3619

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