talkSPORT pundit Ally McCoist has predicted that Leeds United and West Brom will go up in the automatic promotion spots, while Fulham will just miss out.
That means he sees the Championship staying as it is at the moment, with Fulham five points behind Leeds going into this weekend’s fixtures.
There are just 10 games left in the season now, with Fulham facing a tricky away trip to Bristol Cty on Saturday. Leeds play Huddersfield at Elland Road.
Talking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show (talkSPORT, Friday, 8am), McCoist was asked who he was tipping for promotion.
“I still think the top two will go through. I look below them and I think that Fulham are the biggest threat to West Brom and Leeds.
“I love the league, I really do, there are only five or six points between first, second and the play-off places, but I think the top two will do enough to get there.”
All the experts think that Leeds will get promoted this season but that won’t make things any easier for the fans.
Nate Silver’s prediction website FiveThirtyEight gives them a 97% chance of promotion, with just 5% of that being through the play-offs.
That’s a 91% chance of ending in the automatic promotion spots.
The bookies also think it’s a lock with odds as thin as 1/33 for Leeds to go up. To put that in real terms you would have to bet £33 to make £1 of profit if Leeds get promoted.
You won’t find any Leeds fans betting on these odds and you won’t find any Leeds fans thanking us for pointing all this out.
One game at a time is the refrain and it’s Huddersfield on Saturday next.
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