We’re back in the Championship this weekend, siding with a surprise playoff contender, a side playing incredibly well defensively and a team that have perhaps been a little fortunate recently, but keep finding a way to win.
- Luton to beat Derby
- Coventry to beat Preston
- Sheffield United win to nil v Millwall
Luton to beat Derby
Just when we thought the playoff contenders had emerged in the Championship, up step Luton Town, and boy do they deserve credit for how they are playing right now. Four wins from their last five, including victories over West Brom, Stoke and Swansea, and it is fair to say The Hatters are flying.
They start the weekend two points off the playoffs, and host Derby, who come here on the back of a disappointing home loss to Millwall during midweek. On top of that, although The Rams are showing some fight, they are desperately struggling away from home, and this looks like another away day that will end with 0 points on the board.
Coventry to beat Preston
Having watched Coventry struggle to another victory last weekend, and then seen them do something similar in midweek, my view of them has completely changed. At one point, they were the best team I’d seen play in the division, now, a team that keeps finding ways to win, despite not playing particularly well.
Any Blues fan will tell you they have been a little fortunate recently, but three wins from their last four games has kept them moving forward, and we fancy them to do something similar again here. I’m not expecting a huge turnaround, and to beat Preston, they probably don’t need one, just a little more luck along the way.
Sheffield United win to nil v Millwall
We round off the Saturday acca with Sheffield United to win to nil against Millwall. The Blades have been excellent defensively in recent games, keeping five clean sheets in a row and coming into this game having conceded just one goal in the month of February.
The Blades are in the playoffs, but have a whole host of clubs trying to chase them down and they know every single point is vital. They’ll come here to once again keep a clean sheet, which I think they will, and on top of that, somehow, I think they’ll nick a win from the game to take three points back to South Yorkshire.