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Trick or treat yourself to the EFL weekend action!

28 October 2021

Another spook-tacular weekend is in store for our teams across the Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League One and Sky Bet League Two.

But will results go your team’s wicked way? We take a look at what you can sink your teeth into…


Queens Park Rangers and Nottingham Forest lock horns in the Friday night thriller. Two teams looking to return to winning ways, Forest’s six-game unbeaten streak under new boss Steve Cooper came to an end against Fulham last weekend, whilst Rangers occupy seventh, level on points with sixth-placed Middlesbrough.

Two teams in eerily impressive form, second takes on third in the Championship this weekend, as Fulham entertain West Bromwich Albion at Craven Cottage. A point separates the Whites and the Baggies, with Marco Silva’s men, who have lost just once on home soil this season, looking to make it four wins on the bounce.

Boro, who sit just inside the Play-Off places, face a Birmingham City side with one win in eight. Neil Warnock’s men continue to climb the Championship standings, having added nine points to their tally this month.

And how will table toppers Bournemouth fare against a 13th-placed Reading side coming into the clash on the back of back-to-back defeats?


In League One, top scorers Rotherham United across the three divisions host joint-second top scorers Sunderland at the AESSEAL New York Stadium. The Black Cats will be hoping to have more than a skeleton squad to choose from after a handful of players picked up knocks as Sunderland booked their place in the Carabao Cup Quarter-Finals in midweek.

Pace-setters Plymouth Argyle will pit their wits against an Ipswich Town side unbeaten in their last four. The Pilgrims, meanwhile, have registered three wins and two draws in October, undefeated since the opening day of the season.

Will it be witch-ful thinking for 21st-placed Fleetwood Town as they take on high-flyers Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday?

Haunted by a midweek defeat to Lincoln City, Wigan Athletic host Burton Albion. The Latics trail the top two of Plymouth and Wycombe by two points, with a game in hand on the League leaders.


Elsewhere, in our featured 3pm kick off, Mansfield Town take on Tranmere Rovers in League Two. Without a win in 12, the Stags take on a Tranmere team sitting just outside of the top seven, looking to lift their spirits following defeat to Northampton Town.

Sutton United’s midweek triumph over Colchester United saw Hartlepool United drop out of the Play-Off positions. The Pools make the journey to promotion rivals Leyton Orient this weekend. EFL debutants Sutton, on the other hand, host Walsall at the CVS Community Stadium.

Undefeated in October, Newport County will be full of confidence when they welcome Stevenage to Rodney Parade this weekend, in the wake of a gutsy 3-1 display over Bristol Rovers the last time out.

Five points clear at the summit of the standings, Forest Green Rovers’ squad ghouls are standing them in good stead this season, but how will the Gloucestershire side fare away to Bradford City? The Bantams sit level on points with Orient and Newport in 11th place, with 20 points to their name.

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