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Sky Bet Championship: Matchday 14 preview

21 October 2016

Gary Rowett takes his in-form Birmingham City to former club Burton Albion to get the latest round of Sky Bet Championship fixtures under way on Friday night.

New table-toppers Newcastle United host Ipswich Town, Brentford contest their 4,000th EFL game at home to Barnsley and Nottingham Forest host Cardiff City live on Sky Sports to bring Matchday 14 to a close.

Sky Bet Championship: Matchday 14 fixtures (3pm kick-off unless stated)

Friday 21st October 2016

Burton Albion v Birmingham City (7.45pm - live on Sky Sports)

Saturday 22nd October 2016

Aston Villa v Fulham
Brentford v Barnsley
Bristol City v Blackburn Rovers
Huddersfield Town v Derby County
Newcastle United v Ipswich Town
Norwich City v Preston North End
Nottingham Forest v Cardiff City (5.30pm - live on Sky Sports)
Rotherham United v Reading
Sheffield Wednesday v Queens Park Rangers
Wigan Athletic v Brighton & Hove Albion
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Leeds United

Referees: Click here to see the match officials on duty

Five facts

1. Aston Villa are unbeaten at home this season, Fulham unbeaten away, and they lock horns at Villa Park with the head-to-head record tied at 21 wins apiece, with 22 draws.

2. Reading haven't won at Rotherham since 2000, but the Millers have lost their last six Sky Bet Championship outings.

3. Ipswich haven't beaten Newcastle since 2001, and haven't come away from St James' Park with maximum points since 1978.

4. Nottingham Forest are the only team in the division not to keep a clean sheet, but have scored in each of their last 10 games.

5. Neither Wolves nor Leeds have found the net in the opening quarter of an hour this term, but have conceded nine goals between them in that period. They meet for the 93rd time this weekend.

From the dugout

Social media

ON THIS DAY in 1996 (20 years ago!), Philippe Albert scored this magnificent chip to seal a 5-0 win over @ManUtd at St. James' Park.

— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) October 20, 2016

VIDEO: Luke Freeman takes on Frank Fielding in the latest Head2Head, but who will be victorious? #BristolCity

— Bristol City FC (@bcfctweets) October 20, 2016

📹 | Leon Best has admitted he's looking forward to facing his former side, @nufc, this weekend and playing in front of the Toon Army again

— Ipswich Town FC (@Official_ITFC) October 20, 2016

👋💡 Ruddy takes on @camjerome33 in the FitLight Challenge

— Norwich City FC (@NorwichCityFC) October 20, 2016

Congrats @cotterill_david 👍 #BCFC

— Birmingham City FC (@BCFC) October 20, 2016

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