Our football writers are back with more predictions ahead of this weekend's round of Championship fixtures.

The lucky supporter pitting his wits against the sports desk this week is Thomas Woollard, who has a 30-point gap to try and overcome to send the fans to the top of the table.

Hoping that won't happen is Doug Thomson who sits well ahead on the leaderboard and Blake Welton, Mel Booth and Rory Benson will be praying they can close the gap with this week's predictions.

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Booth will have to wait to redeem himself later however as he's headed off on holiday - so Pete Barrow will be stepping in for him this week.

This weekend brings with it some interesting matches including Reading v Huddersfield, Sheffield Wednesday v Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa v Newcastle.

Predictions table

Our predictions for this week are below, and if you want to get involved in next week's test just fill out the JotForm beneath the predictions table with your name and predictions.

Good luck!

Matchweek 9 Pete Barrow Doug Thomson Blake Welton Rory Benson Fans
Preston v Wigan

2-2

2-0

1-1

1-2

1-1

Wolves v Brentford

1-0

3-1

1-2

2-2

2-1

Derby v Blackburn

2-0

2-0

0-0

2-0

3-0

Fulham v Bristol City

3-1

1-1

1-1

1-3

2-2

QPR v Birmingham

1-1

0-1

0-2

0-2

1-1

Brighton v Barnsley

2-0

3-0

2-1

1-0

2-0

Norwich v Burton

3-0

4-1

4-1

2-0

1-1

Reading v Huddersfield

1-1

1-1

1-1

1-2

3-1

Rotherham v Cardiff

0-0

0-1

1-0

0-1

2-1

Leeds v Ipswich

0-2

2-0

2-2

0-3

1-1

Wednesday v Forest

2-1

3-1

2-0

2-2

2-1

Aston Villa v Newcastle

0-0

2-2

1-1

0-4

2-2