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Vital Preview - Championship, 14th February 2017

Vital Preview - Championship, 14th February 2017

The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of games this midweek. This will see us among those involved with three points of course the aim.

Previous results

Friday 10th February 2017 - CHAMPIONSHIP
Sheffield Wednesday 3-0 Birmingham City 19:45

Saturday 11th February 2017 - CHAMPIONSHIP
Aston Villa 0-1 Ipswich Town 15:00
Brighton & Hove Albion 4-1 Burton Albion 15:00
Derby County 3-3 Bristol City 15:00
Fulham 3-2 Wigan Athletic 15:00
Leeds United 0-2 Cardiff City 15:00
Norwich City 5-1 Nottingham Forest 15:00
Preston North End 4-2 Brentford 15:00
Queens Park Rangers 1-2 Huddersfield Town 15:00
Reading 0-0 Barnsley 15:00
Rotherham United 1-1 Blackburn Rovers 15:00
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-1 Newcastle United 17:30

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 14th February 2017 - CHAMPIONSHIP
Aston Villa v Barnsley 19:45
Brighton & Hove Albion v Ipswich Town 19:45
Derby County v Cardiff City 19:45
Fulham v Nottingham Forest 19:45
Leeds United v Bristol City 19:45
Norwich City v Newcastle United 19:45
Preston North End v Birmingham City 19:45
Rotherham United v Huddersfield Town 19:45
Sheffield Wednesday v Blackburn Rovers 19:45
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Wigan Athletic 19:45
Reading v Brentford 20:00

Norwich are one of the most in-form sides in the Championship at the moment and they'll become the next side to face leaders Newcastle. A fifth win is six could take the Canaries into the top six whereas a Magpies win would ensure they continue to lead the way.

Any dropped points from Newcastle and Brighton have the chance to return to the summit. However, to do this Albion will have to beat Ipswich who are looking to extend an unbeaten run to three.

Defeat for Aston Villa on Saturday against Ipswich was a third in a row and fifth in the last six. If Villa can't end this run against Barnsley - who are still pushing for a play-off place - they could get sucked into a relegation battle.

Having battled back from three down at half time against Bristol City to earn a point Derby will be looking for a first win in three to get back into play-off contention. If Cardiff could collect a third win in four the Bluebirds could climb into the top half of the table.

Six points separate Fulham from the play-offs after a weekend win. The visitors to Craven Cottage will be Nottingham Forest who will be after a reaction to a 5-1 thrashing against Norwich on Saturday.

Automatic promotion chances have been dealt a blow recently with Leeds suffering back-to-back defeats that have left the Whites 10 points off the top two as a result. Bristol City threw away a three nil lead against Derby on Saturday in a game that was eventually drawn but are now three unbeaten to sit three above the bottom three.

If Preston are to remain in play-off contention a win at Deepdale against Birmingham is needed. The Blues have lost three of their last four to sit a place - but five points - behind North End in 12th.

Rotherham aren't that likely to stay in the Championship as they're 14 points away from safety. Huddersfield head to the New York Stadium looking to record a fifth straight win that could close the six points between Town and automatic promotion.

Sheffield Wednesday currently hold a two point advantage over Norwich in the final play-off place but can't afford a slip against Blackburn or that top six place could be lost. Rovers on the other hand know if the unbeaten run is extended to three with a win at Hillsborough they may move out of the relegation zone.

A run of three defeats in the last four Championship games has seen Wolves drawn back into a relegation battle. If another loss is suffered against Wigan - who are five points from safety and without a win in the last three - at Molineux Paul Lambert will become increasingly concerned.

Reading's unbeaten run of six - which included back-to-back draw - will come under threat from Brentford. The Bees will be looking to react to a weekend defeat when they head to the Madejski Stadium.

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.


Writer:Site Staff
Date:Tuesday February 14 2017
Time: 9:00AM

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# Team P W D L Pts. GD
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2 Brighton 32 20 8 4 68 28
3 Huddersfield 32 20 4 8 64 8
4 Reading 33 18 6 9 60 5
5 Leeds Utd 33 18 4 11 58 11
6 Sheff Wed 33 17 7 9 58 10
7 Norwich 33 15 6 12 51 11
8 Fulham 31 13 10 8 49 15
9 Barnsley 33 14 7 12 49 4
10 Preston 33 13 10 10 49 4
11 Derby County 32 13 9 10 48 7
12 Cardiff 33 13 6 14 45 -2
13 Ipswich 33 10 11 12 41 -7
14 Brentford 32 11 7 14 40 0
15 Q.P.R. 33 11 7 15 40 -10
16 Birmingham 33 10 10 13 40 -14
17 Aston Villa 32 8 12 12 36 -8
18 Forest 33 10 6 17 36 -12
19 Wolves 31 9 8 14 35 -4
20 Burton 33 9 8 16 35 -13
21 Bristol City 31 9 5 17 32 -4
22 Wigan 33 7 9 17 30 -10
23 Blackburn 31 7 8 16 29 -13
24 Rotherham 33 4 5 24 17 -43
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