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We Predict the First Six: Chris

Time to get mystical, Meg

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In this first of a series predicting the opening six fixtures of the Championship season, it's up to me to go first. Call it editor's privilege, call it arrogance or call it bullshit - I don't mind.

The idea is that the entire LOV team will put down their predictions, and one of us (if we can remember) will tally the scores and see who was right once the opening half dozen games have been played out.

So, without further ado, let's go:

1) Bolton Wanderers 1 v 2 Derby County

A tough opener against moneybags Derby with their new boss Paul Clement having a wealth of options at his disposal including Andreas Weimann, Darren Bent and Tom Ince who, if reports are correct, earn over £100,000 between them.

2) Middlesbrough 3 v 1 Bolton Wanderers

Another toughie sees Wanderers travel north to Winterfell....I mean Middlesbrough where they will face last season's promotion hopefuls. A hard game and one that I cannot see us taking much from, other than relief at being able to return home afterwards.

3) MK Dons 0 v 2 Bolton Wanderers

The first ever meeting of these two clubs will see Wanderers return home with their first win of the season. Neil Lennon will surprise us all by throwing Rob Hall into the mix, and the ex-Don will score both goals in a comfortable victory.

4) Bolton Wanderers 2 v 1 Nottingham Forest

Dougie Freedman's return to the Reebok will be one that he will want to forget. Matt Mills will be given the frosty welcome that he deserves, and the home side will take advantage of the chaos caused by Freedman's particular brand of tactical play to take home the win.

5) Blackburn Rovers 2 v 2 Bolton Wanderers

A tough local derby at Ewok Park will see the two clubs sharing the spoils. It[ll most likely happen in the vein of us going two up before chucking it all away late on.

6) Bolton Wanderers 3 v 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

I think that our recent good form over Wolves will continue in this sixth game of the new season. Wolves will probably score first, with that Benik Afobe chap getting his name on the scoresheet - before Wanderers roar back to claim all three points.