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Sky Bet League 1: Matchday 19 preview

24 November 2015

After 39 goals on a scintillating Matchday 18 in Sky Bet League 1, there's another full schedule of action just around the corner, on Tuesday.

The division saw a change of hands at the top last Saturday, with Coventry City firing themselves to the summit courtesy of a 4-1 win over second-placed Gillingham, and the Sky Blues now face Bradford City.

Here are all the Sky Bet League 1 Matchday 19 fixtures at a glance (all games kick-off at 7.45pm):

Bradford City v Coventry City
Bury v Scunthorpe United
Colchester United v Crewe Alexandra
Doncaster Rovers v Chesterfield
Fleetwood Town v Millwall
Gillingham v Rochdale
Oldham Athletic v Southend United
Peterborough United v Barnsley
Port Vale v Blackpool
Sheffield United v Shrewsbury Town
Swindon Town v Walsall
Wigan Athletic v Burton Albion

If new leaders Coventry are to sustain their strong run of form and make it five wins from five, they will have to do so against one of Sky Bet League 1's strongest defences, possessed by Bradford City.

The Bantams cruised to a 2-0 win over Scunthorpe United at the weekend, and kept their sixth consecutive clean sheet in all competitions. In attack, Coventry are the league's second-highest goalscorers, with the two factors making for an intriguing clash at Valley Parade.

There's also a high-stakes game between fourth-placed Wigan Athletic and Burton Albion, who are fifth, at the DW Stadium. Wigan extended their 11-game unbeaten league run with victory over Shrewsbury Town last time around, and moved ahead of the Brewers after they were defeated by Bury.

Just above Wigan and Burton, in third, are Walsall, who were held to a 1-1 draw by Sheffield United on Matchday 18. They go to Swindon Town this week, with the Robins having been thrashed 5-1 by Fleetwood in their most recent outing.

Read more: Steven Pressley praises 'perfect' Fleetwood Town after Swindon Town rout

Gillingham's bid to bounce back from their top-of-the-table clash with Coventry sees them up against Rochdale, while Fleetwood and Millwall, who netted nine between them at the weekend, go toe-to-toe at Highbury.

Also among the goals on Saturday were Peterborough United, who became outright top scorers in The Football League with a penetrative 5-1 win at bottom club Crewe Alexandra, and Graham Westley's side are up against Barnsley in their midweek game, a side who ended a run of eight straight defeats last weekend.

Elsewhere, Sheffield United host Shrewsbury, Port Vale play a Blackpool side who've slumped to four successive defeats, Oldham Athletic entertain Southend United and Bury take on Scunthorpe.

Doncaster Rovers face Chesterfield, while Colchester United have the opportunity to stop their slide down the standings when they visit Crewe, who could hand a debut to the returning Ryan Lowe.

Read more: Ryan Lowe returns! Crewe Alexandra re-sign striker Ryan Lowe

Match officials

The match official appointments for the midweek Football League fixtures have been announced.

Click here to find out which officials are on Sky Bet League 1 duty this Tuesday

Don't miss it!

We'll be across every goal as it hits the back of the net on Tuesday, providing live updates on our official League 1 Twitter feed - @SkyBetLeague1.

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