Writing in his prediction column for Sky Sports, David Prutton expects Newcastle United to return to the top of the Sky Bet Championship by recording a victory over Burton Albion this evening.
Prutton is predicting a tight game at St James’ Park, with Dwight Gayle scoring the winner in a 1-0 victory for Rafa Benitez’s side.
Brighton and Hove Albion returned to the top of the Championship table last night following their 3-1 victory over Birmingham City, and now hold a two-point advantage over the Magpies.
Three-points will see Benitez’s side return to the top of the Championship table, but anything less will hand Brighton an advantage in the race for the title.
Benitez’s side currently hold an eight-point lead over third-placed Reading, which they will be looking to extend this evening.
Burton are fighting to retain their Championship status, and will go to St James’ Park full of confidence, following their 1-0 victory over promotion chasing Huddersfield Town on Saturday.
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