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A look ahead to the EFL weekend action!

18 November 2021

The Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League One and Sky Bet League Two are back in full force this weekend, with a complete schedule to look forward to.

Here are some of the standout fixtures to keep an eye out for...


Queens Park Rangers and Luton Town kick off the weekend on Friday evening. Two points and five League positions separate the Hoops and the Hatters, but victory away at QPR could put Nathan Jones’ side in contention for a top six berth.

Fulham take centre stage in our featured 3pm kick-off. The Cottagers host 23rd-placed Barnsley on Saturday afternoon, looking to make it seven wins on the spin against a Tykes side under the new management of former Sweden Under-21s coach Poya Asbaghi. Fulham, meanwhile, trail Bournemouth by just two points.

Elsewhere, with one win in five, Sheffield United prepare to face fourth-place Coventry City, who are striving for uniformity, having registered two wins, two draws and one defeat in the month of October.

And Huddersfield Town will be looking to bounce back from defeat to Cardiff City when they welcome West Bromwich Albion to the John Smith’s Stadium. The Terriers lie in eighth while the third-placed Baggies will be looking to make up ground on Bournemouth and Fulham, occupying first and second respectively.


In League One, will Charlton Athletic’s four-game unbeaten streak prove any match for League leaders Plymouth Argyle’s 16-game undefeated run? The Addicks entertain pace-setters Plymouth, with the hosts looking to kick on and push up the standings.

Meanwhile, this weekend sees a Sunderland side – coming into the encounter on the back of three straight defeats – lock horns with Ipswich Town. The Tractor Boys, who occupied 13th position this time last month, have climbed to eighth place, picking up 18 points in their last 10 outings.

Another team with a trio of losses trailing in their wake, Burton Albion will be hoping to make amends when the Brewers make the trip to a Milton Keynes Dons side looking to build on back-to-back triumphs.

And how will Oxford United’s four-game unbeaten slate hold up against second-place Wigan Athletic, just two points shy of the table topping Pilgrims?


Cross-city rivals Leyton Orient and Sutton United go head-to-head this weekend in League Two, as eighth takes on ninth. Kenny Jackett’s side are unbeaten in their last six – five of which are stalemates – although the O’s will be looking to get out of the habit of sharing the spoils.

And there’s another clash at the top in store, as Newport County entertain Swindon Town, with the two sides level on 26 points, but a seven-game unbeaten streak could give the Exiles the edge.

Returning to winning ways with a comfortable victory over Walsall last weekend, Harrogate Town move on to a Salford City side without a win in four. Simon Weaver’s men sit fifth in the League Two standings, having previously occupied the top spot on several occasions this season. Salford, on the other hand, slipped to 17th.

Back in action following the international interval, Forest Green Rovers hit the road to take on Hartlepool United. Forest Green are still sitting pretty at the top of the table, with a game in hand to the surrounding top seven.

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