efl championship weekend preview

09:31    19 Oct 2018

Rudy Gestede
The 2018/19 English Football League (EFL) Championship action will resume this weekend following the international FIFA break.

The first game of match-day 13 will be between Sheffield Wednesday and Benin international Rudy Gestede's Middlesbrough at the Hillsborough Stadium on Friday. Kick-off is at 20h45.

Eleven matches are scheduled to be played on Saturday. Ten games to kick-off at 16h00 CAT.

Blackburn Rovers will welcome Leeds United at the Ewood Park, while Ghanaian winger Albert Adomah's Aston Villa are to face Swansea City at the Villa Park and Hull City will host Preston North End at the KCOM Stadium.

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South Africa international Kamohelo Mokotjo will look to help Brentford overcome Bristol City at the Griffin Park and Ipswich Town are expected to welcome Queens Park Rangers (QPR) at the Portman Road.

At the City Ground, Nottingham Forest are scheduled to face Norwich City, while Reading will lock horns with Millwall at the Madejski Stadium and Rotherham United will host Bolton Wanderers at the New York Stadium.

Former English Premier League (EPL) side Stoke City will square off with Birmingham City at the bet365 Stadium and Wigan Athletic will welcome West Bromwich Albion at the DW Stadium.

Lastly, Sheffield United will be hoping to maintain their lead at the top of the league standings when they face Derby County at the Pride Park Stadium. Kick-off is at 18h30.

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