Championship Tips: Derby day in South Yorkshire and Wales; Promotion contenders all at home

The Championship has another packed schedule to follow throughout Saturday, with almost every team now within 10 matches of the season’s end. It’s getting towards crunch time.

Twenty-two out of the Championship's 24 teams are in action on Saturday, with the form book becoming re-written all the time in arguably the most competitive league in Europe.

In an unexpected fixture quirk, each of the top six teams in the Championship have home matches. Brentford host Nottingham Forest in the early kick-off and a Welsh derby between Swansea City and Cardiff City in the evening. But as we know in this division - anything can happen.

We've taken a look at the 3pm kick-offs and compiled our acca for the day - while also looking at the best bets from around the division.

Remember, you can follow the action as it happens on our live score centre.

Planet Sport Acca

Barnsley win - Barnsley vs Sheffield Wednesday: The South Yorkshire derby on show sees the teams at either end of the table. Barnsley have been the Championship's movers in recent weeks, climbing from mid-table into genuine promotion hopefuls. Wednesday will have been buoyed by a draw in midweek but, sitting nine points from safety as the table stands, it's getting towards their last chance to mount a survival challenge. We foresee a Barnsley win.

Norwich City win - Norwich City vs Blackburn Rovers: The Championship's table-toppers are steamrolling towards the league title and, playing an out-of-sorts Blackburn side, they should have enough to see Rovers off on the day.

Watford win - Watford vs Birmingham City: Birmingham, now under the management of club legend Lee Bowyer, gained an unexpected win against play-off chasers Reading in midweek, after just two days following Bowyer's arrival. Blues are still in the thick of the relegation battle, but Watford are looking to solidify their place in the automatic places and have four wins in a row under their belts.

Draw - Millwall vs Middlesbrough: These two sides are close to each other in the table and are edging back from a play-off challenge. A win for either side may re-ignite faint hopes of breaking into the top six, but the action at The Den may see the teams unable to be separated.

A threefold accumulator with these selections pays out around 10/1 with Paddy Power.

Planet Sport Picks

Swansea City vs Cardiff City (5.30pm kick-off GMT): Sheyi Ojo is priced at 3/1 with Paddy Power to score anytime.

Reading vs Queens Park Rangers (3pm kick-off GMT): Reading to win and both teams to score has been boosted to 9/2 with Sky Bet.

Stoke City vs Derby County (3pm kick-off GMT): Derby County to win, both teams to score, under 12 match corners and under 50 match booking points is a RequestABet Special on Sky Bet at 12/1.

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