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The EFL weekend preview

17 September 2021

There’s plenty more EFL action on the way this weekend across the three divisions.

We take a look at what’s coming up this weekend in the Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League One and Sky Bet League Two.


With Sheffield United up and running in the Championship, Slaviša Jokanović’s side lock horns with Yorkshire rivals Hull City this weekend. The Blades have accumulated three points from their last two games, moving off the foot of the table and away from the bottom three.

Elsewhere, in a clash of the roses, Barnsley host Blackburn Rovers, who recorded a comfortable 2-0 victory over the Tigers in midweek.

Back to winning ways after seeing off Birmingham City in midweek, Fulham welcome Reading to Craven Cottage. The Royals have picked up of late, as the second-tier’s leading marksman John Swift bagged his seventh goal of the campaign against Peterborough United in midweek.

And West Bromwich Albion hit the road, taking on a Preston North End side unbeaten in their last four, whilst third placed AFC Bournemouth travel to Cardiff City.


In a rich vein of form, Wigan Athletic make the journey to Accrington Stanley on Saturday for our featured game of the weekend in League One. The Latics trail League leaders Sunderland by two points, looking to dislodge the Black Cats from their perch.

Hot on the Latics’ heels, Bolton Wanderers host a Rotherham United side striving for consistency in their start to the 2021/22 season.

Sheffield Wednesday look to bounce back, after registering back-to-back defeats against Morecambe and Plymouth Argyle. The Owls go head-to-head with League One strugglers Shrewsbury Town.

And after chalking up their second point of the season, Crewe Alexandra test themselves against a Burton Albion team without a win in four.


It’s tight at the top in League Two, as Forest Green Rovers pit their wits against Stevenage. Alex Revell’s men are without a win since mid-August, having started their campaign brightly with back-to-back wins.

Meanwhile, can Harrogate Town preserve their 100% away record against 11th placed Port Vale this weekend?

Having found their feet in the fourth-tier, putting their first three points on the board against Stevenage and following the result up with a point in midweek against Hartlepool United, Sutton United take on Exeter City this weekend. And the Grecians are a team on the up, just a point shy of the Play-Off places.

Rounding off the weekend’s League Two schedule, Oldham Athletic will play catch up against fifth place Hartlepool United. The Latics sit rock bottom of the division, three points adrift of Scunthorpe United in 23rd place.

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