Championship: The things you need to know this weekend | Football News

Championship: The things you need to know this weekend | Football News

A Red Button Special on Friday night

Friday night sees a cheeky slice of Championship action as West Brom take on Coventry live on Sky Sports Football Red Button and Sky Sports App.

The Baggies are 10th but a win would move them up to fifth – it’s that close – while Coventry are three points and three places down. A win would put them in the top half.

It’s live and kicks off at 7.45pm.

Double your luck on Saturday lunchtime

Norwich City vs Burnley

Is this the toughest test yet for Burnley’s promotion credentials? Vincent Kompany – fresh from eight straight wins in the Championship – joins his side to get Norwich on form.

Saturday, February 4th at 11:30 am

Kick-off 12:30 p.m

The Canary Islands have rejuvenated under David Wagner, scoring eight goals in two impressive away wins in the league so far since he took charge. This is his first league home game and he’ll want to start it off with a bang.

It’s live Sky Sports Football from 11.30 a.m. on Saturday. Kick-off is at 12:30 p.m.

If you prefer your action more from Yorkshire you can press the red button or go to the Sky Sports app to watch Rotherham take on Sheffield United. It’s live at the same time, starting at 12:30 p.m.

Sky Bet Championship table

Watch Free Championship Highlights

Should you miss your team play or just want to catch up, remember that we have free match highlights from all Sky Bet Championship fixtures available for you just after the full-time whistle. Every Saturday there is a kick-off at 3:00 p.m. from 5:15 p.m.

Championship Predictions

Sky Sports Duo Simeon Gholam and David Prutton take a look at the weekend’s games and predict the outcome of each game to find out who will win, lose or tie

Listen and subscribe to the Championship Predictions Podcast at: APPLE | CAST BOX | SPOTIFY | YOUR PERMANENT SUPPLIER

You can listen below or read here

Champion Team of the Month

Players from Burnley, Norwich City, Preston North End, Sheffield United, Swansea City, Rotherham United and Wigan Athletic will all be there as runs its Sky Bet Championship Team of the Month for January.

Which players are out of contract this summer?

Sky Sports takes a look at the Sky Bet Championship players who are currently on contract in the summer of 2023.

More managers through the door including one on Monday night football

Shaun Maloney will referee his first Wigan game

Three – yes three – new managers have come through the championship door in the past few weeks.

An extremely familiar face in Mick McCarthy is slated for his first league game as Blackpool manager this weekend – having started with a defeat in the FA Cup last Saturday. He begins their fight for survival on Saturday at 3pm in Middlesbrough.

Monday, February 6, 7:30 p.m

Kick-off 8:00 p.m

At the same time, Sabri Lamouchi – previously at Nottingham Forest – is scheduled for his second game as Cardiff manager. You may have missed that he began his tenure with a 1-0 loss at Luton midweek.

And finally, there’s Shaun Maloney. He has become Wigan’s third permanent manager of the season after replacing Kolo Toure. His first game in charge of the club takes place at Blackburn on Monday night, live on Sky Sports cameras.

The Lancashire clash can be seen live on Sky Sports Football on Monday night from 7.30pm. Kick-off is at 8 p.m.

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