Wednesday, April 20, 2011

League Championship Weekend Results and New Projection

A little late on these but here is a recap of last weekend's games:

Norwich City 2 Nottingham Forest 1 (+30 pts)
This matches my prediction.

Bristol City 0 Ipswich Town 1 (-10 pts)

Coventry City 2 Millwall 1 (-10 pts)
Coventry is the hottest team in the Championship at the moment with 3 wins and 1 draw in their last four matches.

Leeds United 2 Watford 2 (+30 pts)

Cardiff City 3 Portsmouth 0 (+10 pts)

Middlesbrough 1 Barnsley 1 (-10 pts)

Crystal Palace 1 Scunthorpe United 2 (-10 pts)
Suddenly, relegation is a possibility for Palace who are only 3 points clear of Scunthorpe.  I project Palace will return to the Championship next season, but their safety margin is pretty thin right now.

Hull City 3 Doncaster Rovers 1 (+10 pts)

Reading 3 Leicester City 1 (+10 pts)

Burnley 2 Swansea City 1 (-10 pts)

Preston North End 3 Sheffield United 1 (-10 pts)

Queens Park Rangers 0 Derby County 0 (-10 pts)

Total score for the week:  +20 pts

My latest projections for the Championship after the jump:
Projected standings based on matches played through 4/19:
1Queens Park Rangers46251657131 4091
2Norwich City46231587957 2284
3Cardiff City462411117953 2683
4Reading46221688151 3082
5Swansea City46238156444 2077
6Millwall461914136247 1571
7Nottingham Forest4618171161491271
8Leeds United461816128475970
9Hull City461816125246670
12Leicester City461712177070063
13Ipswich Town461710196160161
15Bristol City461611195864-659
16Coventry City461511205659-356
19Derby County461312215866-851
20Doncaster Rovers461213215881-2349
21Crystal Palace461112234570-2545
22Preston North End46913245579 -2440
23Scunthorpe United46124304285 -4340
24Sheffield United4699283976 -3736

Burnley is the team that improved the most picking up 6 points and moving up two spots to 10th overall.  Middlesbrough dropped two spots to 18th and lost three points compared to last week's projection.  No change in the playoff matchups and I'm still projecting Reading to beat Cardiff City in the playoff final.

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