Working our way down the table just three points separates 2nd place and 11th. In second place we have PRESTON NORTH END, a team who probably weren’t expected to be where they are but are really holding their own. Alex Neil is doing a fantastic job at the club and a huge asset they have is their home form. They’ve turned Deepdale into a fortress and haven’t lost there since April in the league. PNE are free flowing attacking side who are the highest scorers in the Championship, who if they can tighten up at the back will be in with a real chance.
Moving on we have the favourites for the league LEEDS UNITED, who in complete Leeds United style somehow managed to bottle promotion last season. Under Marcelo Bielsa they again look like the best team in the league but are having a torrid time in front of goal. They have the best defensive record in the league, create countless chances every game but striker Patrick Bamford looks like he’s got his boots on the wrong foot in front goal. Eddie Nketiah could be the man to change their fortune in front of goal should he get himself into the starting XI.
Below Leeds United we have SWANSEA CITY, SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY and BRISTOL CITY. The Swans started like a house on fire but have had a dip in form over the last month or so and my personal opinion is that they are overachieving and won’t be in contention for automatic promotion come the end of the season. Wednesday are looking like a real solid unit under new gaffer Garry Monk and if they manage to keep their key players fit they should fancy themselves for the play-offs. The Robins are a side who have proven themselves difficult to beat this season, forgetting their 3-1 defeat to Leeds on the opening day they’ve lost just one league game since. Their problem is proving to be turning draws into wins. Having drawn six times already this term, just converting a couple of those would see them in top spot.