Preston vs Leeds, 12.30pm – Stay on Sky Sports activities Soccer
It has been a irritating spell for Preston. They’re in a superb place within the desk, however as a result of they began the season so properly it at all times feels troublesome when it turns somewhat.
Leeds might be feeling improbable after their win over Ipswich. They’ll shut the hole to 4 factors, and know that Ipswich must face Leicester later within the day. Issues might get very attention-grabbing. Away win, and strain on the Tractor Boys.
Prediction: 0-2 (Sky Bet odds)
Hull vs Sunderland, 3pm
Hull have been glorious at some phases this season. At others they throw in irritating performances and find yourself with outcomes like those at Bristol Metropolis. However they’ve plenty of younger gamers, so there might be some inconsistency.
Michael Beale mentioned his debut might have hardly gone worse, and he’s not totally fallacious. The consequence in opposition to Coventry on Saturday was a catastrophe. He wants his facet to hit again shortly, however I feel they are going to be overwhelmed once more on Boxing Day.
Prediction: 2-1 (Sky Bet odds)
Southampton vs Swansea, 3pm
Southampton claimed a hard-fought win at QPR on Saturday, and might be feeling fairly good as they appear up at Ipswich, who’re simply seven factors forward of them now. They’ll need to sustain with Leeds in placing that strain on.
Swansea took a dramatic late win over Preston of their final sport earlier than Christmas. However it’s a large ask for them to get something from St Mary’s. House win.
Prediction: 1-0 (Sky Bet odds)
West Brom vs Norwich, 3pm
West Brom have simply dipped somewhat by way of efficiency of their final couple of video games. Carlos Corberan admitted his facet deserved to be overwhelmed at Middlesbrough on Saturday, and they should up their stage.
Norwich have climbed up the desk once more, and the disaster seems to be over underneath David Wagner. A win right here could be an actual assertion, however I feel the spoils might be shared at The Hawthorns.
Prediction: 1-1 (Sky Bet odds)
Birmingham vs Stoke, 5.15pm – Stay on Sky Sports activities Soccer
Birmingham might be so pissed off that they have been unable to carry on at Plymouth, however they have been right down to 10 gamers at House Park, which is a tricky sufficient place to play with 11 at instances.
Steven Schumacher started life at Stoke with a comparatively drab draw in opposition to Millwall, and would in all probability take one other of these at St Andrew’s on Boxing Day. However I’ve seen sufficient from Birmingham just lately to assume they need to edge this one.
Prediction: 1-0 (Sky Bet odds)
Ipswich vs Leicester, 7.45pm – Stay on Sky Sports activities Soccer
This can be a large, large sport. It has turn into extra vital for Ipswich after that consequence at Leeds. The hole might properly be 4 factors over them and Southampton by kick-off. Which feels very slender in comparison with what it was earlier than.
Leicester might be taking part in with much less strain. They’re sprinting away and I count on them to be champions this season. However I feel Ipswich can bounce again right here and take a draw.
Prediction: 2-2 (Sky Bet odds)
Remaining Championship predictions (3pm on Boxing Day until said)
Millwall vs QPR (1pm): 1-1
Cardiff vs Plymouth: 2-1
Coventry vs Sheffield Wednesday: 1-0
Huddersfield vs Blackburn: 1-2
Rotherham vs Middlesbrough: 0-2
Watford vs Bristol Metropolis: 2-1