Vital Championship Preview - 12th-13th August 2017
The 2017-18 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend. This will see us among those involved with three points of course the aim.
Friday 4th August
Nottingham Forest 1-0 Millwall 19:45
Sunderland 1-1 Derby County 19:45
Saturday 5th August
Bristol City 3-1 Barnsley 15:00
Burton Albion 0-1 Cardiff City 15:00
Fulham 1-1 Norwich City 15:00
Ipswich Town 1-0 Birmingham City 15:00
Preston North End 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday 15:00
Queens Park Rangers 2-0 Reading 15:00
Sheffield United 1-0 Brentford 15:00
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 Middlesbrough 15:00
Aston Villa 1-1 Hull City 17:30
Sunday 6th August
Bolton Wanderers 2-3 Leeds United 16:30
What will happen in this one though? Cast your vote so we know if you think it'll be all smiles or disappointment come the full time whistle.
Ipswich, surprising opening day winners against Birmingham, who welcome a potential dark horse for promotion Bristol City this time round, look to add another victory to their account at Barnsley.
Expected to have a much better season this time round, a first full campaign under Mark Warburton, Nottingham Forest bid to make it two out of two at former club Brentford, themselves beaten Sheffield United to start.
Aston Villa had to be content with a point against Hull at Villa Park last Saturday, this weekend Villa travel to Cardiff, opening day winners.
It would be argued the biggest fixture of the weekend will come at the iPro Stadium when Derby play host to Wolves, both clubs expected to be in the promotion mix this season.
Millwall and Bolton, both beaten upon their Championship returns, meet in at the Den as they bid to get up and running whilst beaten play-off sides from the last campaign, Reading, losing in the final on penalties, host Fulham.
The weekend will be rounded off by a game on Sunday when Norwich and Sunderland, recently a Premier League fixture, meet at Carrow Road as both aim to collect a first three points after starting with draws.
Saturday 12th August
Barnsley v Ipswich Town 15:00
Birmingham City v Bristol City 15:00
Brentford v Nottingham Forest 15:00
Cardiff City v Aston Villa 15:00
Derby County v Wolverhampton Wanderers 15:00
Hull City v Burton Albion 15:00
Leeds United v Preston North End 15:00
Millwall v Bolton Wanderers 15:00
Reading v Fulham 15:00
Sheffield Wednesday v Queens Park Rangers 15:00
Middlesbrough v Sheffield United 17:30
Sunday 13th August
Norwich City v Sunderland 13:30
It goes without saying the expectation; most definitely the hope at least, will be for a positive result. But will this happen? We'll find out soon enough.
Ahead of the game we're looking for your views on what way you think it will go, which requires you to vote in the latest poll in one of the options you have been given.
However, don't just look also have a say. We don't just want your vote, which you can do to the right; we also want some thoughts and views ahead of the game as well so share these below.