Weekend Predictions: 1st November

Here are this blog’s previews for the weekend’s games in all 4 English leagues. Click on the league you want to see match previews for, or for a full list of the predictions, go to the table at the bottom.

Premier League

The highlight of this weekend’s Premier League matches comes in the Manchester Derby, as City look to respond to 3 bad results with a win against a steadily improving Manchester United side. In Saturday’s early game, neutrals will hope Newcastle and Liverpool continue their tradition of epic clashes over the years. This blog covers a match between arguably 2 of the most entertaining teams in the league, Everton and Swansea, and 2 teams in Stoke and West Ham, who have evolved their play in recent times.

The Championship

In the Championship’s televised games this weekend, Norwich look to end their winless streak against a Bolton side starting well under Neil Lennon, while Gary Rowett starts his Birmingham career with a Midlands derby against high-flying Wolves. This blog covers the match between draw specialists Charlton and Sheffield Wednesday, while Huddersfield, unbeaten in 6, face a Nottingham Forest, who are without a win in 7.

League One

There will be 2 Yorkshire Derbies in League One on Saturday. Out-of-form sides Bradford and Doncaster go head-to-head at Valley Parade, while Sheffield United look to stay in the promotion mix with a win against Barnsley, who have improved after a tough start. This blog covers the task ahead for relegation strugglers Walsall and Scunthorpe, as they have a tough trip to Notts County and Peterborough respectively, both of whom sit inside the top 6.

League Two

The big game at the top of League Two this weekend comes at the Pirelli, as in-form Plymouth threaten to overtake managerless Burton in the promotion race. Bury can climb into the top 3 with a win against an unpredictable Cambridge side, so to can Shrewsbury if they win at a Dagenham & Redbridge, who often struggle at home. This blog covers the clash between 2 of last season’s relegated clubs, Tranmere and Stevenage, 2 of the in-form teams, Exeter and Luton, and 2 of the lower-scoring sides in the division, Hartlepool and Newport.


Fixture Prediction
Premier League
Newcastle v Liverpool Draw
Arsenal v Burnley Home win
Chelsea v QPR Home win
Everton v Swansea Home win
Hull v Southampton Draw
Leicester v West Brom Away win
Stoke v West Ham Draw
Man City v Man Utd Home win
Aston Villa v Tottenham Away win
Crystal Palace v Sunderland Home win
The Championship
Norwich v Bolton Away win
Wolves v Birmingham Draw
Blackburn v Reading Home win
Blackpool v Ipswich Away win
Brentford v Derby Away win
Cardiff v Leeds Home win
Charlton v Sheff Wed Draw
Huddersfield v Nottm Forest Home win
Rotherham v Middlesbrough Away win
Watford v Millwall Home win
Wigan v Fulham Home win
Bournemouth v Brighton Home win
League One
Bradford v Doncaster Draw
Bristol City v Oldham Draw
Chesterfield v Yeovil Home win
Colchester v Port Vale Home win
Crawley v Crewe Home win
Fleetwood v Gillingham Draw
Leyton Orient v Coventry Draw
MK Dons v Swindon Home win
Notts County v Walsall Draw
Peterborough v Scunthorpe Home win
Rochdale v Preston Away win
Sheff Utd v Barnsley Home win
League Two
Accrington v Morecambe Home win
Burton v Plymouth Draw
Bury v Cambridge Home win
Cheltenham v York Draw
Dag & Red v Shrewsbury Away win
Exeter v Luton Away win
Hartlepool v Newport Away win
Mansfield v Southend Away win
Northampton v AFC Wimbledon Home win
Oxford v Wycombe Home win
Portsmouth v Carlisle Draw
Tranmere v Stevenage Draw
Last week… 23 correct/46 predicted