With Sky Bet League One and Two out of action this weekend albeit for one fixture in League Two, focus returns to the Championship and the fight for promotion and relegation continues.
Sky Bet Championship
The weekend’s action kicks off at the Liberty Stadium as Swansea City welcome Fulham, the hosts have won five of their last six league games, with this being the first clash between the two sides since January 2014.
Leeds United have a knack of scoring late goals in recent weeks and were at it again in midweek against Reading, they return to home soil on Saturday to take on a struggling Middlesbrough side.
The Boro are winless in their last eight away league games, meanwhile the Whites are unbeaten in their last six league meetings against Jonathan Woodgate’s side at Elland Road.
Sabri Lamouchi has enjoyed life in English football so far as his Nottingham Forest side find themselves fourth in the Sky Bet Championship table, Cardiff City are the visitors to the City Ground looking to kick on under new boss Neil Harris.
The hosts have only won once in their last 12 appearances against Cardiff, but the Bluebirds have won each of their last four away league game against Forest.
Elsewhere the league’s bottom club, Barnsley are at home to a Hull City side who have been impressive in recent weeks, Stoke City are just above them in the standings and host Blackburn Rovers at the bet365 Stadium.
Only two points separate Wigan Athletic in 22nd and Reading in 18th, the Royals have only won one of their last 13 away games in the Championship.
The last game of the weekend’s football in the Sky Bet Championship comes on Monday evening as league leaders West Bromwich Albion travel to Deepdale to take on Preston North End, the visitors have won on their last three occasions against the Lilywhites, scoring at least three goals in all three games.
Sky Bet League Two
There is just one solitary game in Sky Bet League Two this weekend, Macclesfield Town welcome Bradford City to Moss Rose, the visitors sit in the final Play-Off spot and three points will lift them to fourth in the league standings.