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Live on Sky Sports: Saturday's Sky Bet Championship double bill

30 October 2015

There will be two live screenings of Sky Bet Championship football on Saturday, as Birmingham City host Wolverhampton Wanderers in a local derby, and Preston North End take on Bolton Wanderers.

Both matches are set to provide compelling drama, with local bragging rights and crucial points at the bottom up for grabs.

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Birmingham City v Wolverhampton Wanderers

The Saturday Football League action begins at St Andrew's, as Birmingham play rivals Wolves.

The fixture was played on the exact same weekend last season - live on Sky Sports - and ended in a 0-0 draw at Molineux.

Most importantly, it was Blues' boss Gary Rowett's first game in charge. A former City player, he took the reigns following the club's 8-0 defeat to Bournemouth, and has fronted a significant turnaround in the 365 days since his first match at Wolves.

Quite an impact...

— Sky Bet Championship (@SkyBetChamp) October 27, 2015

That rise from the relegation zone to a 10th-place finish last term has continued into this season, and Rowett's men lie sixth in the Sky Bet Championship table, just five points adrift of top spot.

Wolves, on the other hand, are struggling for the form that so nearly led them to the Sky Bet Championship Play-Offs in 2014/15, and they sit 15th having lost in all of their latest three outings.

Preston North End v Bolton Wanderers

The second part of Saturday's Sky Bet Championship double helping comes from Deepdale, as Preston lock horns with Bolton in a bottom-six clash.

Home side Preston have struggled of late, winning just once in their last 10 League encounters, and they've won just twice all season to sit 19th in the standings.

Three points behind them and propping up the table are Bolton, who have just one victory to their name after 13 games this term.

Neil Lennon's men have taken just three points from the last 21 available to them, but a win this weekend could lift them out of the relegation zone should results go in their favour.

Birmingham City v Wolverhampton Wanderers (12:30pm) and Preston North End v Bolton Wanderers (6pm) are both live on Sky Sports, and you can also keep up-to-date via our live Twitter feed, @SkyBetChamp.


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