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Sky Bet Championship preview: 8-10 March

7 March 2019

There are some huge games in the Sky Bet Championship this weekend! Here's what's coming up...


Top-of-the-table Norwich City kick the weekend’s action off by entertaining Swansea City at Carrow Road.

Canaries manager Daniel Farke has been nominated for Manger of the Month for February, and he will be hoping to get another solid month from his players as they challenge for the league title.

Norwich are unbeaten in five home league games against Swansea, since losing 3-2 back in 2008.

Swansea striker Oli McBurnie has been in red hot form this season which has seen him bag 16 goals so far, he is two off former player Michu’s record for most goals in a single league campaign.


Saturday afternoon continues with a tasty Yorkshire Derby between Sheffield United and Rotherham United.

Both sides are competing for two totally different things in the Sky Bet Championship, the Blades are trying to get themselves back into the Premier League, meanwhile the Millers are fighting to stay in the division.

Chris Wilder’s side have won their last four home league games against Rotherham, scoring eight goals and keeping a clean sheet in each of those games.

But Paul Warne’s outfit will not go down without a fight, his men are on a six-match unbeaten run in the league, however five of those games have ended in draws.


Leeds United have enjoyed playing Bristol City in recent years, the Whites have won on four of their last six visits to Ashton Gate.

Lee Johnson’s side have been one of the surprise packages of the season, finding themselves in sixth spot with 12 games of the season remaining.

Leeds’ Mateusz Klich has certainly enjoyed his time away from Elland Road, as six of his seven league goals have come on the road.


Sometimes games like these don’t need an introduction, but we’ll give it one anyway  Birmingham City host Aston Villa at St Andrew’s, with a win for either side potentially bringing significant movements in the league table.

A win for the Blues, depending on results everywhere could see them move to within one point of the last Play-Off spot, while a win for the Villa would see them leapfrog their rivals in the league standings.

St Andrew’s has been a happy hunting ground for Villa in recent years, with them being unbeaten in their last six visits.

A win for Birmingham would see them pick up only their second win in the last 16 fixtures against Villa in all competitions.


Saturday lunchtime sees a Lancashire derby take place at Ewood Park as Blackburn Rovers welcome Preston North End.

The Lilywhites were 4-1 winners back in November and a win for the visitors would see them complete a league double over Rovers for the first time since the 1978/79 season.

West Bromwich Albion will be looking to keep themselves within touching distance of the top two with a win over bottom club Ipswich Town.

Middlesbrough could overtake West Brom with a win over Brentford and if the baggies lose at home to Ipswich, meanwhile Frank Lampard’s Derby County will be hoping to take three points from Steve Bruce’s Sheffield Wednesday at Pride Park.

Hull City travel to Nottingham Forest with striker Jarrod Bowen in red-hot form, the 22-year-old has netted 18 so far this season and is two off becoming the first player to score 20+ in a single league campaign since Abel Hernández back in the 2015-16 season.

Down at the bottom end of the table, Queens Park Rangers welcome Stoke City to Loftus Road, Wigan Athletic travel to Reading and Bolton Wanderers entertain Millwall.

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