Live on TV this weekend is triple bill of npower Championship action that is guaranteed to be enthralling viewing.

Kicking things off on Saturday is a 12.30pm showdown between East London rivals West Ham United and Millwall.

Despite a historic and bitter rivalry dating back to the end of the 19th century, the latest encounter between both clubs ended in a drab goalless draw at the New Den. Although it may seem like a tedious result, the match was a truly bruising affair played at a high tempo which could well be the case in the return fixture at the Boleyn Ground.

The Hammers won't need too much motivation to perform after they were left licking their wounds earlier this week following a humiliating 5-1 defeat to Ipswich Town. Manager Sam Alladyce will no doubt have voiced his unhappiness about the result but will be pleased his side still top the table and have an opportunity to turn things round in front of their fans, which promises to be an electric atmosphere.

Millwall will also be looking for a better performance after losing 2-0 at home to Watford a result which has seem them fall to just above the relegation zone. The Lions do have a five point advantage over struggling Doncaster Rovers and Nottingham Forest but manager Kenny Jacket will be keen on picking up some points as the season begins to hit the final stretch.

Next up on TV is a Saturday evening kick-off in the Midlands as Birmingham City play host to Southampton at St Andrews.

The Blues will be hoping they can continue their fine form which has seen them fly up the npower Championship table to fourth. City are unbeaten in their last seven outings and have been scoring for fun, with striker Nikola Zigic bagging four himself in their latest 4-1 away win over Leeds United.

Manager Chris Hughton will be brimming with confidence as his side is yet to lose at St Andrews in the league so far this campaign - with nine wins and four draws. Sitting at the other end of the confidence spectrum is Southampton who have been in stuttering form of late.

The Saints have fallen from the top of the table following a run that has seen just three wins out of their last 10 games. Manager Nigel Adkins will be buoyed by the fact his side sits just two points off leaders West Ham and will be targeting a win to get the season back on track.

Earlier the season the Saints swept Birmingham aside with a blistering 4-1 victory at St Mary's but with form being very different now this could be a very interesting result.

Last up live on Sunday is an East Midlands derby kicking off at 12.15pm. Mid-table Derby County play host to struggling Nottingham Forest at Pride Park in front of the TV cameras. The Rams have been in solid form recently picking up 13 points from their last six games which has helped them push up the table to 12th - just four points off the Play-Offs.

Forest on the other hand are in all kinds of trouble, five points adrift of safety, as they languish within the relegation zone and looking at the stats it's clear to see why. Boss Steve Cotterill has seen his side pick up just three points out of a possible 18 - something that will need to change quickly if he is to guide Forest out of the danger zone.

The last time these clubs met, back in September, it ended in a tight 2-1 victory for Derby despite being reduced to 10 men. The hard fought encounter resulted in a nervy finish with both clubs having chances to score which made for some interesting viewing.

One thing for certain is that both sets of players will be up for the occasion come Sunday, as points are crucial at this time of the season for whatever the reason.

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