Wolves have invested heavily over summer and it’s starting come to fruition. They have won 4 out of the last 5 games and are top of the Championship table. Preston are 5th in the league and are unbeaten in the last 5 games. They’ve drawn 3 times in that period and lack the flair and creativity to get those winning goals. Wolves are at home and high on confidence.
Bristol have a great home record this season and are facing a Leeds side who are yet to recover from their defeat against Millwall. Bristol are 4th in the table unbeaten in their last 5 fixtures. Leeds have lost 4 out of the last 5 and have put in some shocking performances. An away trip to Bristol looks a bridge too far for Leeds right now.
Stoke are coming off a 7-2 thrashing with a point to prove. They scored 2 goals against City but were undone by some phenominal play. They have a good home record generally but languish near the bottom of the table. Bournemouth are in the bottom 3 and haven’t been scoring enough goals. Their open style of play leaves them vulnerable at the back and if they are not creating chances they will struggle. Neither side is in good form but the home advantage should secure the win here.
Villa have finally turned it round under Bruce and have won 4 out of the last 5 fixtures. The money they’ve spent is also bearing fruit and they look a real force climbing up the table. Fulham are a tough side to predict with vastly differing performances. They have won 2 out of the last 5 with 2 draws and a defeat. The in form home side should get it done here.