After a credible draw last week against Nottingham Forest a gap started to appear at the bottom of the table. However a midweek win for Sheffield Wednesday against Millwall, and Barnsley grabbing a very late point at Cardiff things have tightened up again at the bottom of the table.
With our 51 points we are still 3 places above the relegation zone where Blackburn have 47 points in the last relegation spot. Rovers are the only team around the foot of the table with a game in hand, but have the worst form in the league with no wins in the last 11 Championship games.
With more revelations this week about finances / internal power struggle at the club Rovers are in free fall and favorites to drop a division again.
However looking at the odds, some bookmakers don’t have Rovers as odds on to go down, currently Bristol, Peterborough and Huddersfield (one place above Rovers) are odds on for the drop. If you fancy a bet see freebets for a guide on using Coral’s online services.
This weekend it’s another big fixture list, 7 games involve teams in and around the relegation zone.
Sheffield have a trip to manager-less Leeds which kicks off ahead of the rest of the games at 12:30. Barnsley face Charlton at home, Barnsley along with Wolves are the form sides at the bottom. Wolves face Peterborough away.
Bristol City could be pretty much down and out this weekend if they lose to Watford. They are now 7 points adrift of Peterborough and 8 from safety, there would be 12 points left to play for after this weekends match.
We have a big Lancashire derby against Burnley at home who’s season is pretty much over being 8 points from the play-offs.
Amazingly, but somewhat unsurprisingly for the Championship a win for us this weekend could propel us to 54 points and 10th in the league if results went for us. There are 9 teams within three points of each other.