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Five games to watch out for in midweek action!

25 January 2021

More midweek action to come, and we've picked out five of the biggest games to watch out for across Tuesday and Wednesday night!

Portsmouth v Lincoln City

It is fourth v second in Sky Bet League One on Tuesday night as Lincoln City travel to Portsmouth looking to keep the pressure on current league-leaders Hull City.

The Imps were 2-1 winners at the weekend against Northampton Town, as Portsmouth found themselves on the wrong end of a 4-0 scoreline against Grant McCann’s side.

Both teams are where they probably expected to be by this point in the season, and a big second half push will no doubt be on the agenda for both, as they fight it out for Sky Bet Championship football.


Ipswich Town v Sunderland AFC

Ipswich Town and Sunderland are two more sides fighting for a place in the Championship next season and will have their attention on the race for the Play-Off places.

Both teams currently sit outside of Play-Offs as it stands, but both have games in hand over Charlton Athletic, who sit just above them.

The Tractor Boys were defeated by Peterborough United at the weekend, meanwhile Sunderland got back to winning ways with a 1-0 win over Shrewsbury Town last time out.


Newport County v Carlisle United

It is third v fourth and things could not be any closer in Sky Bet League Two, as five points separate Cambridge United in first and Cheltenham Town in seventh spot.

Newport County are on a run of eight games without a win in all competitions, and are hanging onto that final automatic promotion spot by the skin of their teeth.

Carlisle United are hot on their tail, and after an enforced break will be chomping at the bit to get back playing.

They have four games in hand over all, and are only three points off top spot - Chris Beech will be keen to ensure his players take full advantage of those games when they come around.


Salford City v Cambridge United

Cambridge United have seemingly hit some form in recent weeks and are unbeaten in their last five games in Sky Bet League Two.

They are also back in control of the table and sit top of the league by a point to Forest Green Rovers, who do have a game in hand over their opponents.

Salford on the other hand are fifth, but just four points off top spot and are unbeaten in their last three games. Being on home soil on Tuesday night could give them that extra boost that they need to secure all three points.


Swansea City v Brentford

The Bees entertained Premier League Leicester City at the Brentford Community Stadium in the FA Cup at the weekend, but were on the end of a 3-1 loss to the top-fight side.

However they have been more than impressive in league action once again this season, and are currently on a run of four wins in a row, most recently a 1-0 victory over Luton Town.

Swansea have also been bang in form of late and have also won four of their last five games in all competitions, a 5-1 victory over Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup at the weekend a particular highlight.

The Swans are in second place, but are seven points adrift of league leaders Norwich City.

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