Vital Championship Preview - 15th-16th August 2017
The 2017-18 season continues with the latest round of games this midweek. This will see us among those involved with three points of course the aim.
Saturday 12th August
Barnsley 1-2 Ipswich Town 15:00
Birmingham City 2-1 Bristol City 15:00
Brentford 3-4 Nottingham Forest 15:00
Cardiff City 3-0 Aston Villa 15:00
Derby County 0-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 15:00
Hull City 4-1 Burton Albion 15:00
Leeds United 0-0 Preston North End 15:00
Millwall 1-1 Bolton Wanderers 15:00
Reading 1-1 Fulham 15:00
Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Queens Park Rangers 15:00
Middlesbrough 1-0 Sheffield United 17:30
Sunday 13th August
Norwich City 1-3 Sunderland 13:30
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.
Barnsley and Nottingham Forest meet at Oakwell with contrasting 100% records. The Tykes have lost both whereas Forest have won their opening two - even at this early stage it could be an important fixture at Oakwell.
Having also lost both games so far, Brentford will want to get some first points on the board against a Bristol City that are seen as some people's dark horses for a potential top-six push.
Cardiff, fresh from hammering Aston Villa at the weekend, bid to retain the position at the top of the Championship when hosting Sheffield United - the Blades are looking to recover from a first defeat back in the second tier.
Other clubs fancied to challenge for promotion this season are Hull and Wolves along with Leeds and Fulham, these meetings offer up an early taster of what they might be able to achieve.
Reading and Aston Villa have made disappointing starts as each only have a point on the board, albeit it from only two games. They meet at the Madejski Stadium in Tuesday's slightly later kick off.
A couple of fixtures rollover into Wednesday as winless Norwich play host to unbeaten QPR and Sheffield Wednesday aim to secure a first victory against visiting Sunderland, who head to Hillsborough off the back of a win on Sunday.
Tuesday 15th August
Barnsley v Nottingham Forest 19:45
Birmingham City v Bolton Wanderers 19:45
Brentford v Bristol City 19:45
Cardiff City v Sheffield United 19:45
Derby County v Preston North End 19:45
Hull City v Wolverhampton Wanderers 19:45
Leeds United v Fulham 19:45
Middlesbrough v Burton Albion
Millwall v Ipswich Town 19:45
Reading v Aston Villa 20:00
Wednesday 16th August
Norwich City v Queens Park Rangers 19:45
Sheffield Wednesday v Sunderland 19:45
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.