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Sky Bet Championship: Matchday 5 preview

26 August 2016

The Sky Bet Championship resumes following a busy week in the EFL Cup for most of the division's clubs.

Matchday 5 action kicks off on Friday evening when Burton Albion host Derby County in front of the cameras – a game which all Sky subscribers can watch on the new Sky Sports Mix channel.

Sky Sports Mix will bring the magic of live sport to millions more Sky TV customers:

— Sky Sports 📺 (@SkySports) August 24, 2016

On Saturday, Wolves and Huddersfield put their unbeaten records at stake as first takes on third, while Norwich, Fulham and Brighton are all on the road protecting their undefeated starts.

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

Sky Bet Championship – Matchday 5 fixtures (3pm kick-off unless stated)

Friday 26th August 2016

Burton Albion v Derby County (7:45pm live on Sky Sports)

Saturday 27th August 2016

Barnsley v Rotherham United
Birmingham City v Norwich City  
Blackburn Rovers v Fulham   
Brentford v Sheffield Wednesday   
Bristol City v Aston Villa     
Cardiff City v Reading 
Huddersfield Town v Wolverhampton Wanderers    
Ipswich Town v Preston North End    
Nottingham Forest v Leeds United  
Wigan Athletic v Queens Park Rangers
Newcastle United v Brighton and Hove Albion (5:30pm live on Sky Sports)

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

Five facts

1. Burton and Derby face each other for the first time in their history.

2. Aston Villa and Bristol City clash for the first time in 34 years. Their last meeting was in January 1982; Villa winning an FA Cup tie 1-0.

3. Leeds United’s clean sheet last weekend was their first for 14 league games. Should they keep another this weekend, it’ll be the first time they’ve kept two in a row in the league since November.

4. If Anthony Knockaert scores this weekend, he’ll have netted in four consecutive league games for the first time in his career.

5. Derby have scored the fewest amount of Championship goals this season. The Rams, along with Coventry and Oldham in League One, have only found the net once so far.

From the dugout

Social media

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— Bristol City FC (@bcfctweets) August 26, 2016

Matt Mills hopes #NFFC can continue their good start to the season with a win over Leeds.

— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) August 26, 2016

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