Data experts predict Championship play-off outcomes for West Brom, Sunderland, Hull City, Coventry, Norwich, Middlesbrough and rivals

An updated prediction of how the Sky Bet Championship will finish at the end of the 2023/24 season – including the result of the play-off battle.

The 2023/24 Sky Bet Championship campaign is now officially over two-thirds of the way through and we're starting to get a better idea of how things could conclude.

Leicester City are charging away at the top of the standings, with 12 points the gap to second-placed Leeds United and a 14-point buffer to third. The Foxes look likely to beat the all-time Championship record of 106 points set by Reading in 2005/06, with a maximum of 120 still possible if all 14 games remaining are won.

Leeds, as mentioned, are the other club set for automatic promotion as things stand but Southampton are just two points behind and have a game in hand. Ipswich Town, meanwhile, have dropped their pace but are still in the fight. Unless something catastrophic happens, the Tractor Boys will still have a chance of reaching the Premier League via the play-offs.

Speaking of the top six, the fifth and sixth spots are the two most up for grabs. West Bromwich Albion are in the driving seat with a four-point cushion to seventh but the likes of Norwich City, Hull City, Coventry City, Sunderland, Preston North End and Bristol City could all realistically qualify.

Rotherham United look destined for relegation at the foot of the standings and Sheffield Wednesday are in big trouble, too. The final spot in the drop zone is very up in the air, however, with Queens Park Rangers, Huddersfield Town, Stoke City and Millwall all within four points of one another.

As often is the case, the play-off fight is more enticing than the relegation battle this season. Four points separating sixth and 11th means it could go down to the wire, just as it did last campaign. But who are the current likeliest to achieve play-off football? And how will the rest of the table finish? Here's an updated prediction courtesy of Sky Bet.

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