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The EFL weekend preview

12 August 2021

We're back for matchday two in the EFL, with loads of exciting fixtures on the way on Saturday afternoon.

Below, we take a look ahead at what's coming up across the three divisions...


After a captivating opening day, it's back to business in the Sky Bet Championship this weekend, with Peterborough United's first home game of the season - against Derby County - the early kick-off on Saturday (12:30pm). Both sides are looking for their first victories of the campaign.

Two sides who picked up maximum points at the first attempt, Birmingham City and Stoke City, meet in the Midlands, while Blackpool's first home game back at this level sees them entertain Cardiff City.

Elsewhere, table-topping Hull City host Queens Park Rangers, Luton Town travel to West Bromwich Albion and Swansea City take on Sheffield United in the late kick-off (8pm). Our featured game on social media comes from Millwall, who are up against Blackburn Rovers.


League One offered plenty of drama last weekend, and this weekend promises more of the same, with an all-Yorkshire clash between Sheffield Wednesday and Doncaster Rovers among the pick of the fixtures.

Morecambe's first-ever home match at League One level sees the Shrimps take on Shrewsbury Town, while Fratton Park will no doubt be bouncing when Portsmouth host Crewe Alexandra on the back of their opening-day win.

It's Rotherham United who top the table going into the weekend, and Paul Warne's side face a tough trip to Wigan Athletic, while MK Dons' clash with Sunderland AFC looks set to be an entertaining affair.


The opening weekend in League Two was largely a story of late drama, and it's set to serve up some more exciting action on Saturday. West meets East as Barrow take on newly promoted Hartlepool United, while there's also a North West clash between Port Vale and Tranmere Rovers to look forward to.

Two of those late winners from last weekend - Mansfield Town and Newport County - will look to keep their 100% records going when they go head-to-head, while leaders Swindon Town play host to Carlisle United. 

Elsewhere, Oldham Athletic fans will no doubt travel in their numbers when they make the 30 mile journey to Bradford City, and Forest Green Rovers will look to build on their good start when they face Walsall.

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