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Sky Bet Championship: Matchday 2 preview

12 August 2016

Brighton & Hove Albion and Nottingham Forest kick-off a weekend of Sky Bet Championship action on Friday night when they lock horns at the Amex Stadium.

That is one of two live matches on Sky Sports this weekend, with Norwich City hosting Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday evening in front of the cameras.

TV Games: Click here to see a full list of TV games announced to date

Sky Bet Championship – Matchday 2 fixtures

Friday 12th August 2016

Brighton & Hove Albion v Nottingham Forest - live on Sky Sports

Saturday 13th August 2016

Aston Villa v Rotherham United
Barnsley v Derby County
Brentford v Ipswich Town
Burton Albion v Bristol City
Leeds United v Birmingham City
Newcastle United v Huddersfield Town
Preston North End v Fulham
Wigan Athletic v Blackburn Rovers
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Reading
Norwich City v Sheffield Wednesday - live on Sky Sports

Sunday 14th August 2016

Cardiff City v Queens Park Rangers

Match officials: Click here to see who's on duty this weekend

Five facts

1. Brentford have not beaten Ipswich Town at Griffin Park since November 1955.

2. Brighton & Hove Albion are celebrating five years at the Amex Stadium this weekend.

3. Burton Albion play Bristol City for the first ever time on Saturday, in the first ever Sky Bet Championship game at the Pirelli Stadium.

4. This weekend, Aston Villa meet Rotherham United for the first time in the league since 1972.

5. Leeds and Birmingham have played each other 100 times ahead of their weekend clash, with the head-to-head record currently standing at 37-37.

Read more: Five things to look our for in the EFL this weekend -

From the dugout

Social media

#BlackAndWhiteDay: @gallowgateflags are transforming the Gallowgate End into a sea of black and white tomorrow! 🏴🏳🏴🏳

— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) August 12, 2016

POLL: It's @OfficialBHAFC v @NFFC live on @SkySports tonight!

Who will take the points? Or will they be shared?

— Sky Bet Championship (@SkyBetChamp) August 12, 2016

INTERVIEW: Lee Tomlin believes #BristolCity’s performances will continue to improve #BURvBRC

— Bristol City FC (@bcfctweets) August 12, 2016

So here we have the first in our 2016/17 series: Wolves v

— Wolves (@OfficialWolves) August 11, 2016

We have to make Elland Road a fortress this season, starting with tomorrow's game.

— Garry Monk (@GarryMonk) August 12, 2016

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