There's a wide variety of live action over the Christmas period, with two games apiece from both the npower Championship and League 1.

Weather permitting the action kicks off at lunchtime on Boxing Day when Coventry City host league leaders Queens Park Rangers.

The Sky Blues go into the game in sixth place, after just one defeat in their last five matches. The loss came last weekend when they went down 2-1 at home to Norwich City.

They sit just seven points behind Rangers who have had a bit of a wobble in recent weeks with back to back defeats against Watford and Leeds United bringing an end to their unbeaten run.

Rangers have failed to beat Coventry at the last six attempts, with three matches ending all square and the other three ending in victory for the Sky Blues.

The second live match comes from Vicarage Road on New Year's Day, when Watford host Portsmouth at 5.20pm.

The Hornets are unbeaten in their last four matches, with the last two earning them a maximum six point haul. The first win came at home to Leicester City, before they travelled to QPR and won 3-1 at Loftus Road.

Pompey have also won their last two, starting with a 2-1 win at Swansea City before following it up with a 2-0 win over Norwich at Carrow Road. Greg Halford was on target in both matches and he'd love to continue where he left off over the festive period.

At the time of writing two points and five places separate the two sides, with Watford sitting in 10th place, just four points off the top six.

When the two sides met earlier in the season Portsmouth came back from a goal down, with 20 minutes to go, to win 3-2, thanks to late goals from Dave Kitson and Michael Brown.

The last meeting at Vicarage Road came in the Premier League back in 2007 when the home side ran out 4-2 winners with Hameur Bouazza scoring twice.

Monday 3rd January sees two live matches from League 1, starting at 12.15pm with a Yorkshire Derby, when Huddersfield Town host Sheffield Wednesday, in what is sure to be a sell-out match.

One point and one place currently separates the two sides in the npower League 1 table, with Wednesday having the slight advantage, although they have played two more matches.

The Owls were involved in the only fixture to survive the weather last weekend, when they played Exeter City and in hindsight will wish they hadn't bothered after going down 5-1 at St James Park.

When the sides met earlier in the season it was the Terriers who came out on top winning 2-0 at Hillsborough, thanks to goals from Graham Carey and Anthony Pilkington.

The last match at the Galpharm Stadium took place in March 2005 when the home side secured a 1-0 win. Jonathan Worthington scored after just seven minutes and the Owls were forced to play the whole of the second half with just 10 men after Alex Bruce was sent off.

The fourth and final match kicks off at 5.05pm when Charlton Athletic and Swindon Town go head to head at The Valley.

The fixture is a repeat of last season's Play-Off semi-finals, when the Robins went through on penalties after both sides won their respective home matches 2-1.

This season the Addicks have already got one over Danny Wilson's side after they won 3-0 at the County Ground, back in November.

So far the two sides have enjoyed very different fortunes with Charlton currently sitting fourth, while Swindon are 17th in the table.

Phil Parkinson's side have lost just one of their last seven league matches, dating back to October 16th. That defeat came as a shock as they went down to the divisions then bottom side Walsall 1-0.

Swindon on the hand have won just two of their last eight league matches and both came at home against Colchester United and Sheffield Wednesday.

They have won just once away from home all season, in the league, that coming at Walsall back in September when they won 2-1.

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