Super-computer Championship predictions gloomy for Huddersfield Town and Hull City but positive for Sheffield United and Middlesbrough as Rotherham United tipped to collapse

Data experts are tipping Hull City and Huddersfield Town to be this season's Championship bottom two, and Rotherham United to survive relegation by a point despite going into the international break in eighth.

The number-crunchers have Middlesbrough finishing sixth despite currently being in the relegation zone.

Position Team Points
19th Rotherham United 55
20th Coventry City 55
21st Birmingham City 54
22nd Blackpool 54
23rd Hull City 52
24th Huddersfield Town 50
DIFFERING FORTUNES: The super-computer has Sheffield United and Hull City leaving the Championship by different routesDIFFERING FORTUNES: The super-computer has Sheffield United and Hull City leaving the Championship by different routes
DIFFERING FORTUNES: The super-computer has Sheffield United and Hull City leaving the Championship by different routes
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Under Danny Schofield Huddersfield picked up just four points from their first eight Championship matches but a good or bad appointment as his replacement will have a big bearing on their chances of staying in the division.

The super-computer predicts the Terriers will finish bottom with 50 points, which would be a record high in the three-points-for-a-win era.

It has Hull two points above in 23rd.

The super-computer seems to think Rotherham's start to the season is a bit of a fluke. They are a point outside the play-off places with a game in hand.

It expects them to beat Wigan Athletic then pick up just 38 more from their last 36 games, finishing 19th, but momentum can take teams a long way, as Huddersfield and Barnsley showed by reaching the last two play-offs.

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Middlesbrough and Sheffield United supporters will be hoping it is on the money.

Position Team Points
1st Sheffield United 88
2nd Norwich City 84
3rd Burnley 76
4th Watford 74
5th West Bromwich Albion 71
6th Middlesbrough 65

It has tipped Boro to finish sixth with 65 points and Sheffield United as title favourites (38 per cent).