A strange weekend of fixtures in the Championship but David Prutton has once again got his prayer mat out where Newcastle United are concerned.
The top three clubs all find themselves with home games against teams in the bottom four.
Andy Hinchcliffe said earlier in the week that the pressures at the end of the season make these games far more difficult but it was Brighton who he fancied could drop points, as they are up against Blackburn who haven’t lost in their last seven games.
David Prutton describes it as simply ‘out of character’ following Huddersfield’s 4-0 hammering at Bristol City before the international break, whilst with Brighton, Prutton thinks they will still have ‘too much firepower’ (Newcastle are comfortably top scorers in the Championship, seven more than Brighton and 23 more than Huddersfield) for Blackburn.
Wigan have four points and only two goals in their last six matches, yet David Prutton says their game at Newcastle has ‘banana skin written all over it’.
No guarantees of any team winning in the division but it is laughable how on no basis of reality he sees Newcastle as the one most likely to drop points.
David Prutton predicts Newcastle 1 Wigan 1:
“This has banana skin written all over it.
“Newcastle struggled at home to Blackburn, Bristol City and QPR, and you fancy Wigan will go to St James’ and be really up for it too.
“They are fighting for their lives down at the bottom and I’m sticking my neck on the line here, I think they’ll get a battling draw.”
All the David Prutton predictions for top six games this Saturday:
Barnsley 1 Sheff Wed 1 (12.30pm)
Brighton 1 Blackburn 0 (3pm)
Huddersfield 2 Burton 0 (3pm)
Newcastle 1 Wigan 1 (3pm)
Reading 2 Leeds 2 (5.30pm)