Blackburn Rovers v Nottingham Forest
Nottingham Forest have opened the new campaign with two wins and will be aiming to continue that on Saturday when they meet Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.
Forest registered a 1-0 win over Huddersfield Town last weekend and then recorded a 3-1 midweek Capital One Cup victory over Hartlepool United to start the season in the best possible fashion. If they continue their good form and claim a win at Ewood Park, it will be the first time they have done so since 1999.
Blackburn, on the other hand, failed to reach top gear in their opening two fixtures. An 89th-minute Leon Best goal saved Gary Bowyer's men from defeat in their first league fixture and they were knocked out in the First Round of the Capital One Cup, falling to League 1 outfit Carlisle United in a penalty shoot-out following a thrilling 3-3 draw after extra-time.
Blackpool v Barnsley
The heaviest defeat in the Sky Bet Championship last weekend was handed out to Barnsley and they return to league action at Bloomfield Road against Paul Ince's Blackpool.
The Tykes were beaten 4-0 by Wigan Athletic a week ago but reacted well to overcome Scunthorpe United in the Capital One Cup 5-4 on penalties after the game finished 0-0, and will want to carry that form into their League football.
Blackpool marked the start of their 2013/14 campaign with a 3-1 success against Doncaster Rovers courtesy of two late goals, but will go in to their first home game of the season without influential attacker Tom Ince, who is suspended.
Bolton Wanderers v Reading
It is an early encounter of two promotion hopefuls at the Reebok Stadium where Bolton Wanderers entertain Reading.
The Trotters finished last season with a flourish, losing just one of their final seven games, and in the first match of the 2013/14 season Dougie Freedman's side earned a 1-1 draw against Burnley. They followed that up by beating Shrewsbury Town 3-1 in the cup on Tuesday.
Many experts have picked Reading to make a speedy return to the Premier League and they showed the fight required last Saturday by coming from behind to beat Ipswich Town 2-1.
Reading's Adam Le Fondre celebrates scoring the Royals' first against Ipswich Town with team-mate Gareht McCleary
Brighton and Hove Albion v Derby County
Brighton and Hove Albion boss Oscar Garcia will be searching for his first win as Seagulls manager when Derby County make the trip south to the Amex Stadium on Saturday.
Garcia's men have taken the lead in both of their opening games but were defeated 3-1 after extra-time by Football League new boys Newport County in the Capital One Cup, and 2-1 in the season's opener against Leeds United.
Derby also lost a lead last Saturday, drawing 1-1 with Blackburn Rovers, but they followed that result with a 1-0 cup win against League 1 Oldham Athletic on Tuesday courtesy of Michael Jacobs' 20th-minute strike.
Charlton Athletic v Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough were beaten on the opening day of the season despite taking an early lead but will be aiming to register their first win when they are hosted by Charlton Athletic.
The Teesside outfit finished last season with a whimper, winning just two of their final 16 matches, to miss out on promotion, so will be desperate to get a victory and end their bad run, which continued with last weekend's defeat to the Leicester City.
Tony Mowbray's side can take confidence in their recent record at The Valley - they have won three of their last four visits, scoring 10 goals.
Meanwhile, Charlton also struggled on the season's opening day, falling 2-1 against Championship new boys Bournemouth, and were reduced to 10-men following Bradley Pritchard's red card.
Huddersfield Town v Queens Park Rangers
Queens Park Rangers were another team to come from behind to win last weekend, and they are entertained by Huddersfield Town in their next fixture.
Rangers' first game back in The League saw them beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 and Harry Redknapp's men were also victorious in the Capital One Cup First Round, beating Exeter City 2-0.
Huddersfield also won in The League Cup, but lost on the opening Saturday of the season to Nottingham Forest, so will strive to get off the mark in front of a home crowd at the John Smith's Stadium.
Ipswich Town v Millwall
Two sides that lost their first outing of the season by a single goal meet at Portman Road where Ipswich Town face Millwall.
The Tractor Boys struggled last season, finishing 14th, but showed more signs of promise against Reading despite being on the wrong end of a 2-1 scoreline. Club captain Carlos Edwards insisted that spirits remain high amongst the squad following that defeat.
Millwall also felt the threat of relegation last term, ending just two points above the drop zone, and they went down 1-0 to newly-promoted Yeovil Town last Saturday.
Leicester City v Leeds United
In Sunday's only Sky Bet Championship fixture, Leicester City entertain Leeds United in a match live on Sky Sports.
The Foxes and the Whites head into the 4:30pm kick-off having won their respective opening two games 2-1. Last Saturday, Nigel Pearson's men came from behind to beat Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium, while Leeds overcame Brighton and Hove Albion by the same scoreline.
Results were repeated again in midweek cup action when Leicester dispatched League 2 Wycombe Wanderers away from home and Leeds United got the better of Chesterfield at Elland Road.
Sean St. Ledger scored Leicester City's winning goal against Wycombe Wanderers in the Capital One Cup
Sheffield Wednesday v Burnley
Danny Ings will be aiming to make it seven consecutive scoring games when Burnley travel to Hillsborough to meet Sheffield Wednesday in their first away league game of the season.
The 21-year-old's scoring prowess started in pre-season and he has maintained his form in front of goal to help the Clarets open the campaign with a 1-1 draw against Bolton Wanderers and a 4-0 cup victory against York City.
Meanwhile, Wednesday have lost their opening two games of the term 2-1. Dave Jones' side went down at Loftus Road despite taking the lead, and by the same scoreline against League 1 Rotherham United in the First Round of the Capital One Cup.
Watford v Bournemouth
After winning their first game back in the second tier, Bournemouth travel to Vicarage Road to meet last season's Championship Play-Off finalists Watford.
Lewis Grabban bagged a brace for the newly-promoted Cherries last Saturday in their 2-1 home success over Charlton Athletic. In his pre-match press conference, Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe explained he is anticipating a difficult game against a strong Watford team.
Gianfranco Zola's Hornets reacted well to last season's Play-Off Final heartache by beating Birmingham City 1-0 at St Andrews on the opening day - Troy Deeney's early strike securing the victory. The Hornets will be favourites to continue their winning start, particularly as they have overcome Bournemouth in the three matches between the two clubs since 1997.
Yeovil Town v Birmingham City
Huish Park will host its first ever second tier game on Saturday when Yeovil Town take on Birmingham City.
The Glovers opened the new season at the Den against Millwall with an 88th-minute Ed Upson goal giving Gary Johnson's men a momentous victory.
Birmingham finished last season with just one defeat in six games to keep them seven points clear of danger but Lee Clark's side were beaten 1-0 by Watford on their first outing of the 2013/14 season. They responded well, however, to overcome a defiant League 2 Plymouth Argyle 3-2 in the Capital One Cup Round 1, giving them something to build on.
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