The Championship is properly hotting up now and we are getting a clearer idea of who may be involved in the promotion push for the Premier League beyond Christmas and New Year.
Wolves lead the way at present which, given their spending, is no big surprise. Middlesbrough and Aston Villa were favourites for automatic promotion during the summer so their presence in the top six right now is again no shock. However, the rest of the top order has really come from nowhere.
The newly promoted Sheffield United have led the way briefly this term and after 16 games, they still sit second – a great achievement already. Cardiff City have also had their time at the top while their conquerors from last weekend, Bristol City, hold a place in the top 4 as well.
Leeds have faltered lately but have a good squad, so do Derby County. Here are the early predictions for the top four places in this division:
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