efl championship's weekend preview

07:30    11 Jan 2019

Millwall players during a huddle prior to kick-off
Match-day 27 of the 2018/19 English Football League (EFL) Championship will take place on Friday and Saturday.

The first game of the weekend will be between current log leaders Leeds United and a stubborn Derby County side at the Elland Road on Friday. Kick-off is at 21h45.

Ten games are scheduled to kick-off at 17h00 CAT with Birmingham City set to face an unpredictable Middlesborough side at the St Andrew's.

At the Griffin Park, Brentford will lock horns with Burundi international Saido Berahino's Stoke City, while Hull City will host Sheffield Wednesday at the KCOM Stadium.

Bolton Wanderers will travel to the Ashton Gate where they are scheduled to face Bristol City and Ipswich Town are set to face Rotherham United at Portman Road.

Ivorian striker Wilfried Bony and his Swansea City team-mates will take on Preston North End at Deepdale, while Reading will face off with Nottingham Forest at the Madejski Stadium.

Queens Park Rangers will be away to Sheffield United at Bramall Lane and West Bromwich Albion will lock horns with Norwich City at the Hawthorns.

Ghana international Albert Adomah's Aston Villa will travel to the DW Stadium where they are expected to square off with Wigan Athletic.

Lastly, Millwall, who have won their last three matches, will lock horns with an inconsistent Blackburn Rovers at The Den. Kick-off is at 19h30.

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