championship week preview – 22-28 october

09:29    22 Oct 2018

Ahmed Elmohamady
The EFL Championship kicks into overdrive this week, with two full sets of fixtures within the next six days – and four matches will be live on Fox Sports 1 this weekend.

First up is a midweek round of matches which sees high-flyers Sheffield United and Middlesbrough enjoy home matches on Tuesday night against Oghenekaro’s Stoke City and Semi Ajayi’s Rotherham United respectively.

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Wednesday sees Leeds United looking to shrug off their recent inconsistent form – including a loss to regional rivals Blackburn Rovers this past weekend – when they host Aristote Nsiala’s Ipswich Town, while Ahmed Hegazy’s West Bromwich Albion will be at home to Frank Lampard’s Derby County.

The weekend action begins on Friday night, with a feature game live on Fox Sports 1 from 20h40 CAT as Queens Park Rangers welcome Aston Villa to Loftus Road. The visitors will look to Africans Yannick Bolasie, Jonathan Kodjia, Ahmed Elmohamady and Albert Adomah for inspiration as they chase a second successive win under caretaker coach Kevin MacDonald.

Saturday sees 11 matches played in England’s second tier – three of which will be live on Fox Sports 1. Coverage begins at 13h25 CAT with Middlesbrough, who will look to DR Congo striker Britt Assombalonga for attacking power, at home to Derby County.

The feature afternoon game on Fox Sports 1 is Bolton Wanders v Hull City from 15h55 CAT. The former, which features Sammy Ameobi, is looking for an improvement on their form and will fancy their chances against Nouha Dikco’s Tigers, who last won a game in mid-September.

Fox Sports 1’s final live EFL Championship match of the weekend comes from Elland Road at 18h25 CAT as Leeds United welcome Adlene Guedioura’s Nottingham Forest for the late kick-off.

EFL Championship fixtures, 22-28 October

All times CAT

Tuesday 23 October

20:45: Middlesbrough v Rotherham United

20:45: Millwall v Wigan Athletic

20:45: Norwich City v Aston Villa

20:45: Queens Park Rangers v Sheffield Wednesday

20:45: Sheffield United v Stoke City

20:45: Swansea City v Blackburn Rovers

20:45: Birmingham City v Reading

Wednesday 24 October

20:45: Bristol City v Hull City

20:45: Leeds United v Ipswich Town

20:45: Preston North End v Brentford

20:45: Bolton Wanderers v Nottingham Forest

20:45: West Bromwich Albion v Derby County

Friday 26 October

20:45: Queens Park Rangers v Aston Villa – Live on Fox Sports 1

Saturday 27 October

13:30: Middlesbrough v Derby County – Live on Fox Sports 1

16:00: Birmingham City v Sheffield Wednesday

16:00: Bolton Wanderers v Hull City – Live on Fox Sports 1

16:00: Bristol City v Stoke City

16:00: Millwall v Ipswich Town

16:00: Norwich City v Brentford

16:00: Preston North End v Rotherham United

16:00: Sheffield Wednesday v Wigan Athletic

16:00: Swansea City v Reading

16:00: West Bromwich Albion v Blackburn Rovers

18:30: Leeds United v Nottingham Forest – Live on Fox Sports 1

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