David Prutton’s Sky Bet Championship predictions

Who is David Prutton tipping for victory in the Sky Bet Championship this weekend? Find out here…

Birmingham vs Huddersfield, Friday 7.45pm

Troy Deeney is closed down by Allan Campbell

Birmingham had a solid start under John Eustace last weekend and kept a clean sheet against Luton – one of last season’s play-off semi-finalists – which is no mean feat. Strikers Troy Deeney and Scott Hogan did not register a single shot between them, but that is perhaps indicative of Luton’s defensive strength rather than anything else at this point.

For Huddersfield, it was a tough return to action. They faced a new-look Burnley side determined to pass their opponents off the park and struggled to muster any real chances of note. They are still in transition after Carlos Corberan’s surprise departure, but won’t be able to use that as a mitigating factor for too long, you’d imagine. I’m going for a draw to start the weekend.

Prutton predicts: 1-1 (Sky Bet odds)

Norwich vs Wigan, Saturday 12.30pm – Live on Sky Sports Football

Jamilu Collins and Josh Sargent battle for the ball

Norwich boss Dean Smith bemoaned his side’s lack of quality in the final third following the opening defeat to Cardiff, which was a feisty affair, by all accounts, with a late red card for either side. The Canaries created chances and forced plenty corners, but were unable to make the breakthrough. In fairness, with their opponents having made so many summer signings, they were something of an unknown entity.

Wigan have signed just one first team player this summer and remain one of the early favourites to go straight back down from the Championship to League One. But they looked a real threat in their goalless draw with Preston and racked up 20 attempts without scoring, five of which were on target. Norwich should edge this one, though.

Prutton predicts: 2-1 (Sky Bet odds)


Title: David Prutton’s Sky Bet Championship predictions
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Published Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2022 14:50:00 BST

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