Championship predictions for 2018/19 season

The most competitive league in the country gets going again this weekend.

Every year, the Championship throws up some of the weirdest results and crazy stories – and the same is expected again this year.

Stoke, Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest are the early bookmakers’ favourites, but there are plenty of others expected to be in the mix.

Leeds have made big changes, Aston Villa are desperate to go back up and Derby have renewed optimism under Frank Lampard.

We got our writers and editors to predict the unpredictable and give us their ups, downs and ones to watch ahead of the new season.


Alex Richards

Who will win promotion

Stoke, Derby, Middlesbrough

Who will be relegated

Bolton, Rotherham, Ipswich

Player to watch

Ollie Watkins (Brentford)

Liam Prenderville

Promoted

Stoke, Swansea, Nottingham Forest

Relegated

Bolton, Rotherham, Bristol City

Player to watch

Mason Mount (Derby)


Aaron Flanagan

Who will win promotion

Stoke, Derby, Sheffield Utd

Who will be relegated

Bolton, Rotherham, Hull

Player to watch

Mason Mount (Derby)

Neil McLeman

Who will win promotion

Nottingham Forest, Stoke, Middlesbrough

Who will be relegated

Bolton, QPR, Rotherham

Player to watch

Lewis Grabban (Nottingham Forest)


Jacob Murtagh

Who will win promotion

Stoke, West Brom, Middlesbrough

Who will be relegated

Rotherham, Ipswich, Bolton

Player to watch

Ryan Woods (Brentford)

Mike Allen

Who will win promotion

Stoke, Nottingham Forest, Middlesbrough

Who will be relegated

Rotherham, Bolton, Reading

Player to watch

Jack Grealish (Aston Villa)

Jon Livesey

Who will win promotion

Swansea, Stoke, Preston

Who will be relegated

Bolton, QPR, Rotherham

Player to watch

Sean Maguire (Preston)

Who will win the Championship title?

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