I decided to get in on the act of writing match previews. Here goes...
All games kick off at 8:00 GMT
Burnley V Crewe:
Can Burnley make it 4 wins on the trot? It seems likely against bottom 3 club Crewe. However, the Clarets only have 2 (average) centre forwards in the whole squad and will therefore be looking to the midfield for goals.
Derby V Ipswich:
An easy win for Derby here, against 8th-placed Ipswich. The Tractor Boys are low on confidence having lost to the magnificent Coventry City, where Ipswich played with left back Paul Robinson in goal! Plus with top players Kevin Horlock and Alan Lee out through suspension and injury respectively, it should be a stroll for the Rams.
Leeds V Hull:
Unmanaged Hull's strikeforce is that of a 3rd division side, so it's suprising how they are not in the bottom three. Leeds have both Stephen Crainey and Sean Gregan out via injury, but I can't see Hull getting anything from this fixture...
Leicester V Preston:
Preston's new manager Paul Kenyon has a baptism of fire tonight when they play the formidable, 2nd-placed Foxes. However, with Patrick Kluivert hungry for goals, and a solid, not outstanding, but solid, midfield, Kenyon's team could, and should, steal a point against an out-of-form team.
Q.P.R V Wolves:
Bottom 3 club Q.P.R are looking to spring another suprise after a great win at Southampton last week. However, Wolves are in good form, with a maximum 9 points from their last 3 games. Given the form that both these teams are in, it could be close. But I think it Wolves will just shade it in the last 15 mins.
Reading V Coventry:
Sky Blues manager Lee Bradbury will be hoping that his latest signing Theo Walcott keeps his 100% goalscoring record for the club (1 goal, 1 game). Reading look average in defence and midfield, with only 3 good strikers to really shout about. But with a strong defence built around signing Lorenzo D'Anna, Coventry will only get better with the new gaffer.
Sheff Utd. V C.Palace:
It's 4th versus 5th in what should be one of the games of the day. However, Sheffield's manager is a cheater, so I want Palace to win.
Prediction:Cheater loses, then probably quits club.
Sheff Weds. V Norwich:
League leaders Norwich will win, because of 3 reasons. 1-Wednesday's strikeforce is poor. 2-Their manager is a cheater. 3-He's called Tony Blair.
Stoke V Millwall:
A comfortable win for Stoke against the bottom club. Their squad is one of the most underrated in the league, and will prove themselves here.
Watford V Southampton:
Tonight's final fixture sees an out-of-form Saints side play draw specialists Watford. Although Saints have a much better side, Watford's manager is highly experienced and will get a point.
I will post on this thread again with the results, but I doubt I will have time to review them, sorry:o.