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The EFL midweek preview

16 August 2021

As the evenings draw in and football returns under the floodlights, fans can look forward to even more EFL action on the horizon.

We preview this week’s midweek clashes from the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two…
Despite it being tight at the top, early pace-setters Fulham make the short journey to south London rivals Millwall on Tuesday evening, looking to build on an emphatic 5-1 victory over Huddersfield Town at the weekend.
At the reverse end of the Championship, Huddersfield Town and Preston North End will go head-to-head for a first win of the season, with the two sides sitting 22nd and 24th respectively.
Along with Preston, Nottingham Forest are still without a point, but they will have to overcome Blackburn Rovers, sitting just inside the Play-Off places, to break their duck.
Level pegging on points, Birmingham City welcome Bournemouth to the Midlands on Wednesday evening, as both teams look to kick on in the Championship.
Elsewhere, four teams have maintained a winning start in League One but one Club’s pristine form is at stake as Burton Albion host Sunderland on Tuesday evening, having defeated Ipswich Town on home soil at the weekend.
Also flying out of the blocks in League One, league leaders Wycombe Wanderers will test themselves against a Wigan Athletic side who recorded their first victory of the season in a slender win over Rotherham United on Saturday.
MK Dons manager Liam Manning, meanwhile, is looking for his first win at the helm against Charlton Athletic, having gone down to a 2-1 defeat against Sunderland in his first game in charge of the Club.
In League Two, Walsall and Scunthorpe United, who have inhabited the same division for a decade, will lock horns once again on Tuesday evening, with both sides in search of their first three points of the season.
Swindon Town could leapfrog Tranmere Rovers when the two League Two teams come face-to-face, whilst Barrow, Hartlepool United and Newport County are all looking to muscle in on the top seven during midweek, with three points each on the board.
Finally, Salford City will look to continue their unbeaten start to the season against a Crawley Town side yet to register their first point of the campaign, whilst the former has two stalemates to their name.

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