This is where Sky Bet pundits think Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday will finish this season

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Sky Bet asked Ali Maxwell and George Elek of the Not The Top 20 podcast how they think the Championship will finish this season and it's not great viewing for football fans in Sheffield.

Both clubs fell short of promotion in their ranking, with Sheffield United finishing higher in 10th place and Sheffield Wednesday in 17th place.

The pundits put Stoke to win the title, with Middlebrough scooping the other automatic promotion spot and Brentford, Derby, Preston and Nottingham Forest making up the pay-off places.

According to the pair, another top place finish would be great for Chris Wilder's side.

They said: "The first half of last season showed us what they can do and Chris Wilder guarantees some stability at the very least. We do not think they have hugely strengthened but they have managed to get rid of a lot of the deadwood in their squad."

After last season's disappointment, the pundits did not think Sheffield Wednesday would improve on 17th place, saying: "Sheffield Wednesday have done no business whatsoever and there will be very little positivity after such a dire campaign last season. They have still got some class in their team with Fernando Forestieri, who should be one of the class players in the league, but it still feels like they are in a downward spiral."

Here's the full table:

1. Stoke City

2. Middlesbrough

3. Brentford

4. Derby County

5. Preston North End

6. Nottingham Forest

7. Bristol City

8. Leeds United

9. Aston Villa

10. Sheffield United

11. West Bromwich Albion

12. Swansea City

13. Milwall

14. Norwich City

15. Ipswich Town

16. Wigan Athletic

17. Sheffield Wednesday

18. Birmingham City

19. Blackburn Rovers

20. Rotherham United

21. Queens Park Rangers

22. Hull City

23. Reading

24. Bolton Wanderers