Date: 21st February 2017 at 4:22pm
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Time for the new special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final Championship positions for 2016/17.

Last season the Octopus feature was a regular feature for the Premier League, but whilst it might be a late arrival for the Championship – well better late than never – it might have been having its tentacles given a Brazilian I don’t know.

Then again I still don’t know why I call a number crunching supercomputer an Octopus but some things are probably best left unasked.

In any event here are the updated Championship predictions for the season of 2016/17 after most sides have played at least 32 games of the campaign.

Who goes down?! Who is the current favourite to lift the title this year?

Well you don’t have to guess.

With most playing 32 games in the Championship in the season of 2016/17, the current favourite to lift the title is Newcastle United but Brighton push them close finishing in second place only seven points behind them.

The Play Off spots are also pretty nailed on if the predictions are to be believed – Sheffield Wednesday, Huddersfield Town, Leeds United and Reading take their places in the hopes for Wembley success – with only Barnsley close, missing out by three points.

At the other end of the table Wigan Athletic, Blackburn Rovers and Rotherham United are set for life in League One in 2017/18 with but Queens Park Rangers only escape by two points.

The one thing that can’t be denied now we’ve past the half way point of the season is a number of clubs will now be very disappointed with where they find themselves (if they put any stock in predictions) and will be looking for a speedy change in form as the second half of the season progresses.

Prediction wise there are a number in midtable who will be delighted with their finish if it plays out like this, but clearly others will be horrified with how they are expected to fall off the pace come May.

But predictions are a reflection on the season so far, and absolutely nothing more.