Fans can enjoy six fixtures in as many days in the Sky Bet EFL after the latest Sky Sports selections were confirmed.
A key fixture in the battle for automatic promotion from the Sky Bet Championship kicks off the latest selections, with Cardiff City travelling to Villa Park in a 7:45pm start on Tuesday 10th April. As things stand, Steve Bruce’s Aston Villa side sit four points behind the Bluebirds as we enter the business end of the campaign.
Current leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers feature the following evening looking to extend their six-point advantage at the top of the standings. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side welcome Derby County, who themselves are hoping to consolidate their position in the Play-Offs.
Thursday 12th April sees a switch to Sky Bet League One, with second-placed Shrewsbury Town travelling to the Northern Commercials Stadium to face Simon Grayson’s Bradford City in a 7:45pm start.
Aston Villa host Leeds United in the Friday night football offering on 13th April, before attention turns to Craven Cottage the following day. Fulham, one of the form teams in the Championship, winning seven of their previous 10 fixtures, face Brentford in a 5:30pm kick off.
A West Midlands derby rounds off the latest TV selections when Birmingham City travel to Molineux to square off against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday 15th April in a midday start.
The list of games selected for live coverage are as follows:
Throughout the course of the 2017/18 season, Sky Sports will exclusively show 127 live matches from the Sky Bet EFL season - including the Play-Offs - as well as 15 matches from the Carabao Cup and at least three from the Checkatrade Trophy.
As with 2016/17, the EFL and broadcast partner Sky Sports have again committed to give clubs and supporters at least five weeks’ notice ahead of any EFL League matches being selected for live television coverage.
As part of the agreement, the EFL will publicly announce any fixture changes within three working days of their selection (following club consideration) in order to give EFL supporters as much time as is possible to allow for any alterations to travel plans that may be required.
If both the EFL and Sky Sports are unable to meet this timeframe then the clubs involved have the ability to choose not to be broadcast live on television. However, if both clubs mutually agree to the rescheduling of the fixture within this five-week period then the game will be televised on the new date.
TV SELECTION DATES 2017/18 (Illustrative but subject to a five-week minimum notice commitment)
- Following 23 February, a minimum five-week rolling selection is in place for matches up to and including the penultimate weekend;
- Clubs notified of selections for the final day made following the completion of the penultimate round of matches.
NB: The EFL has committed to publicly announcing any fixture changes within three working days in order to give EFL supporters as much time as is possible to allow for any alterations to travel plans that may be required.