Who is David Prutton towards victory in the Sky Bet Championship in midweek? Find out here …
Fulham vs Cardiff, Wednesday 7.45pm – Live on Sky Sports Football Red Button
I mentioned last week that inconsistency had crept into Fulham’s play recently, but barely had I said that they responded with a resounding 4-1 win over QPR to get back on West’s heels. Brom and Bournemouth.
You can’t help but think that anything less than victory will be enough for Mick McCarthy here. Sunday’s loss to rivals Swansea means his team have lost six on the spin and have only scored once in those games. It just might be an emphatic home win.
Prutton predicts: 3-0 (Sky Bet odds)
Hull vs Peterborough, Wednesday 7:45 p.m. – Live on Sky Sports Football Red Button
It’s still far too early to qualify that as six points, but whoever comes out on top in this one will receive a welcome boost near the low at this point in the season.
Hull has only scored four goals in the last 11 games, while Peterborough has been in the last three for over a month now and has lost all six of its away games. I think this race could extend to seven here.
Prutton predicts: 2-1 (Sky Bet odds)
Swansea vs West Brom, Wednesday 7:45 p.m. – Live on Sky Sports Football
Swansea’s victory over Cardiff in the South Wales derby was huge for morale under Russell Martin. A few more performances like that and they could be a much higher challenge in the leaderboard.
West Brom were frustrated for long stretches against Birmingham on Friday night and it looked like they could get nothing out of the game at times. However, they struck late for the victory, which is a sure sign of a team capable of fighting for promotion.
Prutton predicts: 2-2 (Sky Bet odds)
Prutton’s other predictions
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Huddersfield vs Birmingham (Wednesday 7:45 p.m.): 2-1 (Sky Bet odds)
Middlesbrough vs Barnsley (Wednesday 7:45 p.m.): 2-1 (Sky Bet odds)
Preston vs Coventry (Wednesday 7:45 p.m.): 1-2 (Sky Bet odds)
Reading vs Blackpool (Wednesday 8pm): 1-0 (Sky Bet odds)