Sky Bet Championship: Matchday 10 preview
Huddersfield Town can reclaim top spot in the Sky Bet Championship with a win at home to Rotherham United. After two defeats in three, David Wagner’s side will be looking for a return to form against the Millers who have won just one game this season.
Leeds United can make it five straight wins in all competitions for the first time since the 2009/2010 season, but to do so they’ll have to stop the in-form Tammy Abraham as they travel to Ashton Gate to face off with Bristol City. The on-loan Chelsea man is averaging a goal every 98 minutes of football this season.
On Wednesday night, current leaders Norwich City travel to Newcastle looking to complete their sixth consecutive win. The Canaries are the only EFL side with 20 points on the board, and can make a statement against the title-contending Magpies.
Sky Bet Championship – Matchday 10 fixtures
Tuesday 27th September 2016
Barnsley v Aston Villa
Birmingham City v Preston North End
Blackburn Rovers v Sheffield Wednesday
Brentford v Reading
Bristol City v Leeds United
Burton Albion v Queens Park Rangers
Cardiff City v Derby County
Huddersfield Town v Rotherham United
Ipswich Town v Brighton and Hove Albion
Nottingham Forest Forest v Fulham
Wigan Athletic v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Wednesday 28th September 2016
Newcastle United v Norwich City
1. In-form Bristol City are without a win against Leeds United since an EFL Cup game in January 1997. Their last home league win over the Yorkshire club came 20 years previous, in 1977.
2. Barnsley and Aston Villa meet for just the 12th time in an EFL fixture. The home team in this game has not scored or won in this match-up since 1990.
3. Fulham and Nottingham Forest’s last five meetings have involved a mammoth 26 goals.
4. Last year’s top-flight meeting at St James’ Park between Newcastle and Norwich City resulted in a 6-2 win for the Magpies.
5. Derby County are the lowest-scoring team in the country, with just three EFL goals so far this campaign.
From the dugout
— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) September 27, 2016
— Norwich City FC (@NorwichCityFC) September 27, 2016
— Derby County (@dcfcofficial) September 27, 2016
— QPR FC (@QPRFC) September 27, 2016
— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) September 27, 2016