Championship 2018-19: How did BBC Sport journalists fare with season's predictions?

Written by on May 29, 2019

Norwich City lift the Championship trophy
            </figure><p class="sp-story-body__introduction">At the start of the season, we gave you the opportunity to <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44700925">have a go at predicting the final Championship table.</a></p>

A group of 23 BBC Sport journalists who cover Championship football on a regular basis were asked to make their own predictions – and their forecasts were combined to make a final table.

So how did they fare?

Championship 2018-19
Team Final position BBC prediction
Norwich City 1 11 (+10)
Sheffield United 2 10 (+9)
Leeds United 3 6 (+3)
West Bromwich Albion 4 4 (=)
Aston Villa 5 8 (+3)
Derby County 6 3 (-3)
Middlesbrough 7 2 (-5)
Bristol City 8 14 (+6)
Nottingham Forest 9 5 (-4)
Swansea City 10 7 (-3)
Brentford 11 9 (-2)
Sheffield Wednesday 12 13 (+1)
Hull City 13 20 (+7)
Preston North End 14 12 (-2)
Blackburn Rovers 15 17 (+2)
Stoke City 16 1 (-15)
Birmingham City 17 18 (+1)
Wigan Athletic 18 19 (+1)
Queens Park Rangers 19 15 (-4)
Reading 20 21 (+1)
Millwall 21 16 (-5)
Rotherham United 22 24 (+2)
Bolton Wanderers 23 23 (=)
Ipswich Town 24 22 (-2)

In 2017-18, we failed to select a single club in their correct finishing position. We did slightly better in 2018-19, with two correct predictions (West Bromwich Albion and Bolton) and 13 other clubs finishing within three places of our initial forecast.

The less said about our choices for automatic promotion, the better, but we will touch on that later…

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From: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48282643


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