Barnsley v Middlesbrough

Barnsley prop up the Sky Bet Championship table and they entertain Middlesbrough on Saturday.

The Tykes have lost five of their last six and have collected just one three-pointer this term which came against Huddersfield Town in late August.

Travelling Boro, who sit 16th, only have two wins themselves with the other half of their 12 points, picked up from 11 games, coming from six draws.

Blackburn Rovers v Charlton Athletic

Lowly Charlton Athletic are yet to chalk up an away victory this term and they travel to Blackburn Rovers.

The 20th-placed Addicks have drawn two and lost the other three of their games on the road, while Blackburn have been defeated just once on home soil, against Nottingham Forest.

Chris Powell's Charlton came out on top over the two fixtures between these sides last term, collecting four points. The pair drew 1-1 in September's meeting, before the Addicks triumphed 2-1 at Ewood Park in January.

Blackpool v Wigan Athletic

The Sky Bet Championship schedule gets under way at midday on Saturday with Blackpool hosting Wigan Athletic in a live Sky Sports fixture.

The Seasiders started the season well and topped the table after six games but, since then, they have lost once and drawn their most recent four. Wigan have failed to build any consistency and, due to their European responsibilities, have only played nine matches to date, lying 12th.

The last time the two clubs met was during the 2010/11 Premier League season, and it was the away side that won on both occasions. Blackpool won 4-0 at the DW Stadium, while the Latics were 3-1 victors in the reverse fixture.

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Emmerson Boyce celebrates after netting the winner for Wigan in their last match, against Blackburn

Bolton Wanderers v Sheffield Wednesday

After winning for the first time this season in their last outing, Bolton Wanderers entertain struggling Sheffield Wednesday, who remain without a victory.

The Trotters' long-awaited success came at Birmingham City and that lifted them to 20th, above the Owls, who have drawn six and lost four of their 10 matches to date.

Wanderers have won five of the last six meetings against Wednesday since 1998 but it was Dave Jones' men who were victorious in the most recent clash, winning 1-0 at the Reebok last December.

Ipswich Town v Burnley

Leaders Burnley are on the road this weekend, to Ipswich Town.

The Clarets have notched five successive victories and that has seen them move to the summit, although they are level on points with second-placed Queens Park Rangers, who have played a game less.

Ipswich have lost just once in seven and have secured four wins from five at Portman Road. Burnley are the division's best travellers, though, with 12 points collected from five away matches.

Leeds United v Birmingham City

The second Championship match live on Sky Sports comes on Sunday at Elland Road, where Leeds United and Birmingham City meet at 1:15pm.

Leeds are 14th and have lost three of their last four outings, while Lee Clark's Blues are down in 19th with seven of their 11 games ending in defeat.

The two teams have met numerous times in recent years, including four occasions last term. Birmingham won both of the league meetings 1-0 but it was Leeds who advanced 2-1 in an FA Cup replay, after drawing the initial match 1-1.

Leicester City v Huddersfield Town

Third-placed Leicester City host mid-table Huddersfield Town.

The Foxes were flying after notching four wins in five but they lost at Doncaster Rovers in their last match to bring that successful streak to a stand-still. They have an impressive home record and a victory on Saturday would be their sixth in succession at all competitions at the King Power Stadium.

Mark Robins' Terriers were also defeated last time out, going down 2-1 to Watford, and that result came after three draws on the spin.

Millwall v Queens Park Rangers

Queens Park Rangers take their unbeaten run to Millwall on Saturday.

Harry Redknapp's men have eight wins and two draws to date, making them one of only two undefeated sides in The Football League, and they haven't conceded a goal in eight outings.

Millwall are 18th and have conceded nine in their last two matches, both of which ended in defeat - those results followed a three-game winning run.

Nottingham Forest v Bournemouth

Bournemouth were the most recent winners against Millwall and their next assignment is a trip to Nottingham Forest.

The Cherries overcame the Lions 5-2 at the Goldsands Stadium and that lifted them to eighth, six points behind fourth-placed Forest, who they beat 2-0 in the last meeting between the two sides in February 2008.

Billy Davies' men haven't lost in six and will have the wind in their sails following a 3-1 success at the Amex Stadium against Brighton and Hove Albion in their most recent game.

Reading v Doncaster Rovers

Reading sit just outside the Play-Off pack and welcome Paul Dickov's Doncaster Rovers.

The Royals are unbeaten at home with three wins and two draws coming from their five fixtures at the Madejski Stadium, while Doncaster have lost only once on the road, but they have only won once too, with their other two away games ending level.

The two clubs have met 42 times over the years and it's Reading who convincingly hold the upper hand, winning 28 times compared to Doncaster's five successes. Rovers haven't beat the Royals since a 1984 Division Three triumph.

Watford v Derby County

Watford and Derby County go head-to-head at Vicarage Road.

Steve McClaren's reign as Derby boss got off to the perfect start last time out as he masterminded a 10th successive County win against Leeds United.

Saturday's match at Watford will be a tough encounter, with the fifth-placed Hornets yet to lose on home soil this term.

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Derby players celebrate after scoring their third goal against Leeds in their last outing

Yeovil Town v Brighton and Hove Albion

Yeovil Town have lost all five of their home matches to date and host Brighton and Hove Albion.

The Glovers lie 23rd on five points, with all of those being collected away from Huish Park, which was the venue for the last clash between these two, when Brighton won 1-0 in a 2011 League 1 encounter.

The Seagulls have struggled to get going this term and sit 15th. They are without a win in three, losing two of those.

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