Vital Preview - Championship - 23rd-24th September 2017
The 2017-18 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend. This will see us among those involved with three points of course the aim.
Saturday 16th September
Birmingham City 1-3 Preston North End 15:00
Brentford 1-1 Reading 15:00
Bristol City 4-1 Derby County 15:00
Burton Albion 2-1 Fulham 15:00
Cardiff City 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday 15:00
Hull City 1-1 Sunderland 15:00
Ipswich Town 2-0 Bolton Wanderers 15:00
Middlesbrough 3-2 Queens Park Rangers 15:00
Millwall 1-0 Leeds United 15:00
Nottingham Forest 1-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 15:00
Sheffield United 0-1 Norwich City 15:00
Barnsley 0-3 Aston Villa 17:30
Both Bolton and Brentford are without a win this season - the Trotters could move off the bottom of the table if they win at the Macron Stadium whereas the Bees would move out of the bottom three with victory.
Second bottom Birmingham - who parted with Harry Redknapp after defeat a week ago - head to Derby looking for a turnaround in fortunes.
Despite a defeat last time round, Leeds retained top spot but could have this challenged, in fact probably would, if they lose again - it'll be unlikely but if Ipswich win at Elland Road they could become the side to replace the Whites.
Preston's impressive start could see them end the weekend in top spot if they can see off Millwall - fresh from a win over Leeds - at Deepdale.
Both Reading and Hull would have been expected at the top end but find themselves nearer the bottom when they go head-to-head at the Madejski Stadium bidding to finally get their campaigns up and running.
Sunderland are just above the bottom three, currently looking at the prospect of successive relegations, when they host Cardiff, who are well placed in third after just the one defeat so far compared to the Black Cats' solitary win.
The late kick off will be at Villa Park when Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest - currently below par of expectations for the season - meet with the schedule completed on Sunday with a Sheffield derby at Hillsborough when Wednesday host United.
What will happen in this one though? Cast your vote so we know if you think it'll be all smiles or disappointment come the full time whistle.
Saturday 23rd September
Bolton Wanderers v Brentford 15:00
Derby County v Birmingham City 15:00
Fulham v Middlesbrough 15:00
Leeds United v Ipswich Town 15:00
Norwich City v Bristol City 15:00
Preston North End v Millwall 15:00
Queens Park Rangers v Burton Albion 15:00
Reading v Hull City 15:00
Sunderland v Cardiff City 15:00
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Barnsley 15:00
Aston Villa v Nottingham Forest 17:30
Sunday 24th September
Sheffield Wednesday v Sheffield United 13:15
It goes without saying the expectation; most definitely the hope at least, will be for a positive result. But will this happen? We'll find out soon enough.
Ahead of the game we're looking for your views on what way you think it will go, which requires you to vote in the latest poll in one of the options you have been given.
However, don't just look also have a say. We don't just want your vote, which you can do to the right; we also want some thoughts and views ahead of the game as well so share these below.