There's a Football League double-header hitting Sky Sports this weekend and the Capital One Cup returns in midweek for what is likely to be another round of enthralling matches.

The live action kicks off on Friday night as npower Championship leaders Cardiff City travel to Ewood Park to take on Blackburn Rovers.

The Bluebirds have a one-point advantage over second-placed Crystal Palace at the summit so they will be keen to stretch that ahead of Saturday's fixtures.

Ninth-placed Blackburn, meanwhile, will be wanting to close the gap between themselves and the Play-Off places, which currently stands at four points.

When Saturday's 3.00pm kick-offs draw to a close, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Birmingham City will be preparing to do battle at the Molineux.

Both sides would have had ambitions of earning promotion to the Premier League before the season started but they have so far failed to live up to expectations and reside in the bottom half of the division coming into this weekend's fixture.

The Blues sit 19th, just a point behind 17th-placed Wolves, so three points could change their current standing in the division.

There's then more action in midweek as the Capital One Cup returns, in the form of Round 5, and the televised fixture sees npower League 2 side Bradford City host Arsenal on Tuesday night.

The Bantams are yet to lose in a cup competition this season and they will put that undefeated record on the line against the Premier League club, who have struggled of late.

The Gunners sit 10th in the Premier League and recently lost to Swansea City as well as Olympiakos, and come into the match with the Bantams off the back of a tough tie against West Bromwich Albion.

Despite their recent sticky patch, Arsene Wenger's men will be expected to win Tuesday's Capital One Cup tie but a trip to Valley Parade is a totally different proposition to what they are used to.

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