Sky Sports pundit David Prutton was pleased with himself after his predictions for Wednesday night.
Prutton saying that he ‘almost did a knee slide’ when Ciaran Clark scored a last minute own goal.
The former Forest player had predicted Newcastle to draw and Leeds to win at Blackburn, that result also decided very late on with Leeds scoring an 89th minute winner.
Prutton’s midweek predictions were the following (actual results in brackets):
David Prutton predicted scores:
Tuesday 31 January
Birmingham 0 Reading 2 (Birmingham 0 Reading 1)
Bristol City 0 Sheffield Wednesday 2 (Bristol City 2 Sheffield Wednesday 2)
Wednesday 1 February
Blackburn 1 Leeds 2 (Blackburn 1 Leeds 2)
Newcastle 1 QPR 1 (Newcastle 2 QPR 2)
As you can see, Reading also won in line with his forecast, although Sheff Wed only managed a draw, not a win.
David Prutton has now turned his eye to the next set of matches in the Premier League, saying this about Newcastle v Derby.
David Prutton speaking to Sky Sports:
“I predicted Newcastle to draw on Wednesday and I almost did a knee slide down the corridor when QPR equalised so I could get a full-house on the night!
“It’s tough for Newcastle. Teams go to St James Park and have a certain way of playing. Derby went to Ipswich and turned them over, so I think this will be close.
“Newcastle might assume Derby will want more of the ball but I can’t see it being anything other than another tough game.
“The expectation levels are there for Newcastle, who started really well against QPR but sloppy play and ponderous possession brought the mood down.
“If Derby attack the game like QPR did then they can get something out of it too.”
Prutton thinks it will be another 2-2 draw at St James Park and leave Newcastle’s automatic promotion hopes stuttering, meanwhile, as you see below he thinks Brighton will pick up four points in the next few days to go that number of points clear of Newcastle (current league table also below).
David Prutton predicted scored:
Thursday 2 February
7.45pm Huddersfield 1 Brighton 1
Friday 3 February
7.45pm Wigan 1 Sheffield Wednesday 2
Saturday 4 February
Sunday 5 February
12 noon Huddersfield 1 Leeds 1
3pm Brentford 0 Brighton 1
Current Championship Top Six:
60 Brighton (+25) – Played 27
59 Newcastle (+33) – Played 28
55 Reading (+5) – Played 29
54 Leeds (+13) – Played 29
49 Huddersfield (+2) – Played 27
46 Derby (+9) – Played 28