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The EFL weekend preview

7 October 2021

There is plenty of EFL action on the way this weekend, as the Sky Bet League One and Sky Bet League Two take centre stage.

Take a look at what’s on the agenda, with a full schedule of League Two fixtures, as the race at the top begins to heat up…


Two points separate Ipswich Town and Shrewsbury Town in League One, with the Tractor Boys and the Shrews both looking to return to winning ways this weekend. Ipswich have recorded three wins in four, including a 6-0 victory over Doncaster Rovers to end September on a high for the Suffolk Club.

A win for Plymouth Argyle this weekend could see Ryan Lowe’s mean break into the top two, with Wigan Athletic and Sunderland out of action. Argyle, who are unbeaten since the beginning of August after an initial opening day defeat, host ninth placed Burton Albion.

Elsewhere, Sheffield Wednesday welcome Bolton Wanderers to Hillsborough, with Ian Evatt’s men trailing Milton Keynes Dons in seventh, just a point outside the top six.

And Wycombe Wanderers could make headway this weekend when the Buckinghamshire-based side take on Gillingham in League One. Level on points with Plymouth and Rotherham United, could Wanderers make it three wins on the spin?


In League Two, Sutton United look to continue their impressive run of form in our featured game of the weekend, at home to Port Vale. After registering their first-ever EFL away win, the South Londoners return to the VBS Community Stadium, where they enjoyed an emphatic 4-0 win over Carlisle United last time out on home soil.

Second placed Harrogate Town host Scunthorpe United at the weekend in North Yorkshire, with the Iron sitting bottom of the EFL for the first time in almost 50 years, level on points with Oldham Athletic.

Meanwhile, table toppers Forest Green Rovers face a tough test against a fifth placed Swindon Town side. The Robins have accumulated 16 points so far this season, just two points adrift of Leyton Orient in third.

Two teams who have also set their sights on a top-half finish, Hartlepool United and Northampton Town are within reaching distance of the top seven, but who will come out on top this Saturday?

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