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Birmingham v Huddersfield The Preview The Prediction

With all 12 Championship matches taking place today, it promises to be a busy afternoon of action. Here we preview one of the key games as the Championship enters its tenth round of fixtures..

Lee Clark takes on Huddersfield Town for the first time since his departure from the Galpharm last February.  His appointment to Birmingham hasn’t quite gone according to plan so far, but competitive displays at both Brighton and Cardiff in the last two fixtures has gone some way in atoning the embarrassment against Barnsley.

Still, Birmingham languish down in 19th place, closer to the relegation zone than the promotion places and the pressure on Clark is already beginning to build.  In contrast, Huddersfield have gone from strength to strength under Simon Grayson, finally achieving promotion out of League One in May and making a thoroughly decent start at the higher level.

Back to back defeats, however, has calmed optimism, but they signed well in the transfer window and it won’t be long before they return to winning ways.  Prediction ; 1-1

Elsewhere…

Blackpool v Charlton 2-0

Derby v Brighton 1-2

Leicester v Bristol City 3-0

Millwall v Bolton 0-0

Peterborough v Nottingham Forest 2-3

Sheffield Wednesday v Hull 2-2

Watford v Middlesbrough 1-0

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