Vital Championship Preview - 25th-26th 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 18th August
Burton Albion 2-1 Birmingham City 19:45
Saturday 19th August
Sheffield United 1-0 Barnsley 12:15
Aston Villa 4-2 Norwich City 15:00
Bolton Wanderers 1-2 Derby County 15:00
Bristol City 0-0 Millwall 15:00
Fulham 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday 15:00
Ipswich Town 2-0 Brentford 15:00
Nottingham Forest 2-1 Middlesbrough 15:00
Preston North End 1-0 Reading 15:00
Queens Park Rangers 2-1 Hull City 15:00
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-2 Cardiff City 15:00
Sunderland 0-2 Leeds United 17:30
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.
Bristol City, who haven't won since the opening day of the campaign, host an Aston Villa side, recording a first win last time round, in the Friday evening game to get the fixtures underway.
Surprisingly, Birmingham and Reading have struggled so far. When these sides meet at St Andrew's they'll do so having each won just once so far, which is something Brentford haven't managed at all - the Bees welcome third place Wolves to Griffin Park bidding to break that duck.
Leaders Cardiff have made a dream start, recording a record breaking four from four wins to begin the Championship season. A fifth at the Cardiff City Stadium against QPR - beaten just once - would ensure the Bluebirds remain top of the pile.
Ipswich, second, are the only other side in the Championship with a perfect record. The Tractor Boys will look to defend this when Fulham visit Portman Road.
Having been promoted via the play-offs last season, Millwall are without a win in the Championship, which is something the Lions will hope to change against a Norwich side that have won only once heading to the Den.
Both Nottingham Forest and Leeds will be expected to be in the promotion mix this season - at this point that's the case and they'll meet at the City Ground in Saturday's evening game to finish the Championship fixtures.
Friday 25th August
Bristol City v Aston Villa 19:45
Saturday 26th August
Barnsley v Sunderland 15:00
Birmingham City v Reading 15:00
Brentford v Wolverhampton Wanderers 15:00
Burton Albion v Sheffield Wednesday 15:00
Cardiff City v Queens Park Rangers 15:00
Hull City v Bolton Wanderers 15:00
Ipswich Town v Fulham 15:00
Middlesbrough v Preston North End 15:00
Millwall v Norwich City 15:00
Sheffield United v Derby County 15:00
Nottingham Forest v Leeds United 17:30
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.