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Preview: midweek EFL action

Plenty of floodlit fixtures to look forward to!

27 January 2020

There's more EFL action just around the corner! Below we've taken a look ahead to the latest round of fixtures, picking out just a few of the key clashes...

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The Sky Bet Championship continues to be as exciting and unpredictable as ever, and Tuesday's matches promise to be just that. 

One of the standout clashes will see fifth-placed Brentford host fourth-placed Nottingham Forest, in a game which could prove crucial in the battle for promotion. Both sides are in excellent form going into the game, and will be hoping to close the gap on the top two even further with victory here.

Speaking of the top two, whose form is in stark contrast to that of Brentford and Forest, current leaders West Bromwich Albion have a tricky trip to Cardiff City to navigate, while Leeds United face Millwall at Elland Road. Just a point separates Albion and Leeds ahead of kick-off.

Also in need of a win are Wigan Athletic and Luton Town, and both have midweek home games, against Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County respectively. They will be hoping for a favour from Hull City, who face 21st-placed Huddersfield Town.

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Moving on to Sky Bet League One, and things are equally tight, with the league standings changing all the time. Top of the tree after the weekend are Ipswich Town, and they'll be involved in arguably the standout fixture of the evening, as they head to fellow automatic promotion hopefuls Rotherham United.

Rotherham's last game, of course, saw them lose to Peterborough United, who will be full of confidence going into their clash with Accrington Stanley. The Posh have won two league games on the bounce, and currently sit fifth in the table, having played 28 games.

MK Dons are back on home soil in midweek; they face Rochdale, who are just four points above them as things stand. Victory for the hosts would drag their opponents right back into the mix at the bottom, while three points for Dale would certainly have them looking up.

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Last, but certainly not least, there's plenty to look forward to in Sky Bet League Two, including leaders Swindon Town's trip to fifth-placed Colchester United. Swindon have reacted well to losing the division's top scorer, Eoin Doyle, to parent club Bradford City, and have a two-point advantage at the top going into this one.

Bradford have slipped to seventh but remain in the Play-Off places following some indifferent form, and they'll be hoping to right some wrongs against the side directly below them, Cheltenham Town, who also head into midweek on the back of a defeat.

Things are getting interesting at the bottom, and each of the bottom four sides have away games on Tuesday. Stevenage head to Ian Holloway's Grimsby Town and, following an impressive victory at the weekend, Macclesfield Town travel to south Wales to face Newport County.

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