Vital Preview - Championship - 8th-9th September 2017
The 2017-18 season resumes, following the international break, with the latest round of games this weekend. This will see us among those involved with three points of course the aim.
Friday 25th August
Bristol City 1-1 Aston Villa 19:45
Hull City 4-0 Bolton Wanderers 15:00
Saturday 26th August
Barnsley 3-0 Sunderland 15:00
Birmingham City 0-2 Reading 15:00
Brentford 0-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 15:00
Burton Albion 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday 15:00
Cardiff City 2-1 Queens Park Rangers 15:00
Ipswich Town 0-2 Fulham 15:00
Middlesbrough 0-0 Preston North End 15:00
Millwall 4-0 Norwich City15:00
Sheffield United 3-1 Derby County 15:00
Nottingham Forest 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.
Hull and Derby meet on Friday with a chance to put pressure on the top-six having made starts a below what would have been expected - the same applies to Aston Villa and Brentford when the pair meet at Villa Park, both at the wrong end of the table.
With five wins out of five Cardiff head to Craven Cottage knowing whatever the result at Fulham the Bluebirds should remain top of the Championship, but Neil Warnock would hope for another three point return to go along with his Manager of the Month award.
Norwich and Birmingham meet at Carrow Road with Canaries second-bottom and Blues sitting just above the relegation zone - a far cry from what would have been expected from both in August... there's still a long way to go though.
Having lost for a first time before the break, Ipswich bid to return to winning way at QPR, which is something Sunderland also want when Sheffield United go to the Stadium of Light - the Black Cats have lost the last two.
Rounding off the games on Saturday, in the evening kick off, Sheffield Wednesday will look for a first win in five, failing to do so since the opening day of the season, against a Nottingham Forest side that go to Hillsborough having lost two of their last three, including the most recent fixtures.
Friday 8th September
Derby County v Hull City 19:45
Saturday 9th September
Aston Villa v Brentford 15:00
Bolton Wanderers v Middlesbrough 15:00
Fulham v Cardiff City 15:00
Leeds United v Burton Albion 15:00
Norwich City v Birmingham City 15:00
Preston North End v Barnsley 15:00
Queens Park Rangers v Ipswich Town 15:00
Reading v Bristol City 15:00
Sunderland v Sheffield United 15:00
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Millwall 15:00
Sheffield Wednesday v Nottingham Forest 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.