Sky Bet Championship predictions: West Brom, Sunderland to push towards top six?

Blackpool v West BromTuesday 7.45pm – Live on Sky Sports Football Red Button

Blackpool gave themselves a slither of hope with that win against Wigan on Saturday, but they are probably looking at three wins out of their last four at least to have any chance of staying up.

And on Tuesday night they are up against a West Brom side still fighting to get into the play-offs, who possess a lot more quality in their side. away win

prediction: 1-2 (Skybet odds)

Sunderland v HuddersfieldTuesday 7.45pm – Live on Sky Sports Football Red Button

Amad Diallo celebrates after putting Sunderland 2-1 up against Birmingham

Two big wins in a row for Sunderland have given them a sniff of the play-offs again! Whatever happens now it’s been a fantastic return to the Championship for the Black Cats, but keep winning and you never know.

Huddersfield suffered a little bump at the weekend at Swansea, and may be starting to look over their shoulders again. But considering where they were a month or so ago, to be able to even do that is a luxury. I think they’ll bounce back and get a draw here.

prediction: 2-2 (Skybet odds)

Millwall v BirminghamTuesday 8pm – Live on Sky Sports Football

What a big win for Millwall that was at the weekend. After four games without a goal, to go up against an in-form Preston in a huge play-off tussle and come out on top showed the resilience of Gary Rowett’s side.

Birmingham are ticking along in mid-table now. They haven’t won in three but they know they are safe, which is a big achievement in itself for them. This should be a Millwall win.

prediction: 2-0 (Skybet odds)

Tuesday 18th April 7:30pm

Kickoff 8:00pm

Blackburn v CoventryWednesday 7.45pm – Live on Sky Sports Arena

What a huge game this is. Two sides vying for the playoffs, both punching above their weight to be where they are. At this stage of the season it is this type of game that can define who gets there.

Blackburn aren’t in great form. It is four without a win for them and they had a frustrating draw at home to Hull last time out. Coventry looked bang on song at QPR, and that should give them some confidence. I think the Sky Blues will sneak it.

prediction: 1-2 (Skybet odds)

Wednesday 19th April 7:40pm

Kickoff 7:45pm

Middlesbrough v HullWednesday 8pm – Live on Sky Sports Football

That was a big result for Middlesbrough against Norwich on Friday night. A fantastic performance, a return to form and they are all but assured of a top six spot now.

Hull keep digging in and frustrating sides who are pushing on for bigger things, which shows what a good job Liam Rosenior is doing there. But Boro should have a bit too much for them.

prediction: 2-1 (Skybet odds)

Wednesday 19th April 7:30pm

Kickoff 8:00pm

Reading v LutonWednesday 8pm – Live on Sky Sports Football Red Button

Reading took an unlikely point against Burnley on Saturday. They probably benefited from playing the champions after they’d got over the line, but they were still made to work for it.

Luton are a different beast right now. Pushing on and on. They will want to keep that going until the end of the season and possibly beyond. This should be an away win.

prediction: 1-3 (Skybet odds)

Other predictions

Rotherham v Burnley: 1-3

Sheffield United v Bristol City: 2-0

Stoke v Wigan: 3-1

QPR v Norwich: 0-2

Swansea v Preston: 1-1

Watford v Cardiff: 2-0