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What's coming up this weekend?

Take a look ahead to the next round of fixtures as we prepare for matchday two...

8 August 2019

After a memorable opening weekend across the EFL's three divisions, excitement is building ahead of matchday two!

Below, we've taken a look at what's coming up in the Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League One and Sky Bet League Two respectively...

Following an eye-catching victory at fellow promotion hopefuls Bristol City last time out, Leeds United lead the way in the early standings and will begin matchday two in Saturday's early kick-off against Nottingham Forest.

Elsewhere, recently relegated Cardiff City will be looking to bounce back from opening-day defeat with victory over newly promoted Luton Town, who were involved in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Middlesbrough in the first game of 2019/20. 

Derby County and Swansea City both secured 2-1 wins on the opening day and go head-to-head at Pride Park, while there's also North West derby between Preston North End and Wigan Athletic, and an all-Yorkshire clash between Sheffield Wednesday and Barnsley.


Fleetwood Town set the tone on the opening day by impressively beating Peterborough United away from home, and this weekend sees the Cod Army back on home soil against AFC Wimbledon.

Much attention though will be focused on Portman Road, where Ipswich Town take on Sunderland AFC, with both sides hoping for promotion this season. 

Last season's Play-Off Semi-Finalists Portsmouth will be looking for their first win of the campaign as they welcome Tranmere Rovers to Fratton Park, and Rotherham United and Lincoln City - two sides who picked up maximum points last weekend - meet at the AESSEAL New York Stadium.

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League Two returned with some excellent fixtures last weekend, and matchday two is no different. The early kick-off sees Grimsby Town - currently second in the standings - take on Bradford City, who will be among the promotion favourites this season.

Meanwhile, early pace-setters Plymouth Argyle host Colchester United, looking to maintain their 100% record, and third-placed Salford City head to Crawley Town.

Carlisle United also won on the opening day and face a long trip to Swindon Town, while Crewe Alexandra face a much shorter journey to Oldham Athletic, with both sides hoping for a first win in 2019/20.


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