Vital Preview - Championship - 12th-13th September 2017
The 2017-18 season continues with the latest round of games this midweek. This will see us among those involved with three points of course the aim.
Friday 8th September
Derby County 5-0 Hull City 19:45
Saturday 9th September
Aston Villa 0-0 Brentford 15:00
Bolton Wanderers 0-3 Middlesbrough 15:00
Fulham 1-1 Cardiff City 15:00
Leeds United 5-0 Burton Albion 15:00
Norwich City 1-0 Birmingham City 15:00
Preston North End 1-1 Barnsley 15:00
Queens Park Rangers 2-1 Ipswich Town 15:00
Reading 0-1 Bristol City 15:00
Sunderland 1-2 Sheffield United 15:00
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 Millwall 15:00
Sheffield Wednesday 3-1 Nottingham Forest 17:30
Similarly to the early part of last season, Aston Villa have struggled in the early weeks but will hope to turn fortunes around at Villa Park against Middlesbrough, who currently sit in a play-off place following Premier League relegation last term.
Leeds' thrashing of Burton took them up to second ahead of the hosting of Birmingham, surprisingly just above the bottom three following three successive losses.
Bidding to become the first side to beat Cardiff - after they dropped their first points in a weekend draw - Preston welcome the Championship pacesetting Bluebirds to Deepdale.
Meanwhile struggling Brentford and Sunderland face difficult meetings against Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest, respectively, as they bid to climb out of the bottom two - in the Bees' case - and the Black Cats remain above it.
Basement side Bolton face fellow League One promotion winners from last season, of course champions, Sheffield United at the Macron Stadium looking for a first win and end a three game losing run - the Blades have won their last three.
Wednesday evening will see one fixture as Hull hope to bounce back from their thrashing against Derby on Friday when travelling to Fulham.
What will happen in this one though? Cast your vote so we know if you think it'll be all smiles or disappointment come the full time whistle.
Tuesday 12th September
Aston Villa v Middlesbrough 19:45
Leeds United v Birmingham City 19:45
Norwich City v Burton Albion 19:45
Preston North End v Cardiff City 19:45
Queens Park Rangers v Millwall 19:45
Sheffield Wednesday v Brentford 19:45
Sunderland v Nottingham Forest 19:45
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Bristol City 19:45
Bolton Wanderers v Sheffield United 20:00
Wednesday 13th September
Fulham v Hull City 19:45
It goes without saying the expectation; most definitely the hope at least, will be for a positive result. But will this happen? We'll find out soon enough.
Ahead of the game we're looking for your views on what way you think it will go, which requires you to vote in the latest poll in one of the options you have been given.
However, don't just look also have a say. We don't just want your vote, which you can do to the right; we also want some thoughts and views ahead of the game as well so share these below.