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Sky Bet Championship: Matchday 43 preview

19 April 2016

There's a full schedule of matches taking place on Tuesday evening, with the division's top two sides clashing on Matchday 43.

Sky Bet Championship leaders Middlesbrough travel to Turf Moor to take on a Burnley side who haven't lost a Sky Bet Championship fixture in 2016.

A win for the Clarets would see them leapfrog Boro at the top of the division, but if three points go the other way Aitor Karanka's men would go five points clear of their opponents.

Read more: The tussle between the Sky Bet Championship's top two

Whatever the result in Lancashire, third-placed Brighton & Hove Albion can pounce by beating Queens Park Rangers at the Amex Stadium.

Here's the full list of games taking place in the Sky Bet Championship on Matchday 43. All are 7.45pm kick-offs unless stated otherwise:

Tuesday 19th April 2016

Birmingham City v Preston North End
Brentford v Cardiff City
Brighton & Hove Albion v Queens Park Rangers
Bristol City v Derby County
Burnley v Middlesbrough
Ipswich Town v Fulham
Leeds United v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Nottingham Forest v Blackburn Rovers
Rotherham United v Huddersfield Town
Sheffield Wednesday v Milton Keynes Dons
Bolton Wanderers v Charlton Athletic (8pm)
Reading v Hull City (8pm)

Below the leading trio are Hull and Derby, who are tied on 73 points, with the former holding the edge due to a superior goal difference. The Tigers take on Reading at the Madejski Stadium, while Derby travel to Bristol City.

Sheffield Wednesday are sixth - the lowest Play-Off place - and hold a commanding five-point advantage over nearest challengers Cardiff. The Bluebirds go to a Brentford side who have won three of their last four, while the Owls host struggling MK Dons.

It is possible for the Dons to be relegated if they fail to pick up a point at Hillsborough, while Charlton's Sky Bet Championship status is also under threat as they travel to already-relegated Bolton.

Read more: The state of play in The Football League

Also towards the bottom, Nottingham Forest and Blackburn are both on poor runs of form and meet at the City Ground, while Rotherham and Huddersfield lock horns.

Read more: Britt Assombalonga set for long-awaited Nottingham Forest comeback

The Terriers would secure their Championship status with three points, and Fulham can all but secure safety should they overcome Ipswich at Portman Road.

Elsewhere, Birmingham City play Preston at St Andrew's, while Leeds and Wolves go head-to-head at Elland Road.

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