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Preview the EFL weekend action

19 August 2021

As the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two rankings begin to take shape, the 2021/22 EFL season is hitting its stride.

We look ahead to an action-packed weekend, as the 72 battle it out for supremacy with another serving of EFL action heading your way.


After romping to a 4-0 victory over Sheffield United in midweek, West Bromwich Albion are sitting pretty at the top of the Championship, but how will they fare against a Blackburn Rovers side who saw off Nottingham Forest on Wednesday evening?

Bristol City and Swansea City will get the weekend proceedings underway live on Sky Sports Football on Friday, with the hosts coming into the fixture on the back of a 3-2 win over Reading earlier in the week.

Queens Park Rangers recorded an identical score-line against Middlesbrough on Wednesday evening as they prepare for the visit of Barnsley, whilst Bournemouth breezed past Birmingham City, putting the frighteners on weekend opponents Blackpool.

On the other hand, Cardiff City will be hoping to avoid any last gasp drama when they take on Millwall at the weekend, after the Welsh club left it late to snatch a point from Peterborough United’s grasp in midweek when Aden Flint struck deep into added time.


Michael Smith’s spectacular strike for Rotherham United sealed a midweek win over Morecambe, but local rivals Sheffield Wednesday await, who maintain a 100% record to date in south Yorkshire derbies this season, having already claimed the bragging rights against Doncaster Rovers.

Next up for League One top scorers Bolton Wanderers is a trip to Oxford United, following on from a slender 1-0 victory over Lincoln City on Tuesday evening, which promises to be a high scoring affair.

Elsewhere, Shrewsbury Town prepare to make the journey to Plymouth Argyle, and Fleetwood Town could claw their way out of the bottom four against Cheltenham Town.


Hot on the heels of table toppers Forest Green Rovers, Bradford City, who jumped up to second place in League Two courtesy of a triumphant display against Stevenage, which saw Andy Cook bag a hattrick for the west Yorkshire club, will travel to Mansfield Town on Saturday.

Colchester United are one of nine teams in League Two still without their first win of the campaign and a trip to Oldham Athletic could change that unwanted accolade, with the latter made to wait to put a point on the board.

Meanwhile, Harrogate Town return to action against Barrow, and Leyton Orient will look to preserve their unbeaten slate against Carlisle United on the road.

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