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MATCH 16: CHAMPIONSHIP RUNDOWN

4 November 2014


previews the runners and riders ahead of another round of the Sky Bet Championship.Tom Phillips


The Form Guys:. The Owls have hit a real dip in form, and starting with their defeat against Cardiff City at the end of September the Owls are without a win in seven games. Their record is poor against top half sides, winning just one in nine.Sheffield Wednesday, with Eddie Howe guiding the Cherries to five straight wins and second place in the table prior to Tuesday night. If they are to make it six they’ll have to do after a 235-mile trip to Hillsborough to face BournemouthThe current form team in the Championship are


Watford at Molineux. If Rowett could inspire his team to an unlikely win against the Hornets, it would be the Blues’ first victory since 30 September.Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday. With new manager Gary Rowett now in charge they’ve managed to end a three game losing run with an impressive point against Midlands rivals Birmingham Cityare the league’s current leaders and are also in a rich vein of form. The Hornets could stretch their unbeaten run to ten games with the right result away at


. After two consecutive losses the Rams have dropped to fifth, so Chris Powell’s team could be facing them at the right time.Derby County with five points from eight matches. Huddersfield now have twenty points and occupy fourteenth position and could even rise as high as ninth with a win Tuesday. To achieve this they’ll have to get past st. Many have suggested their turn in fortune can be credited to their on loan front man Grant Holt, as when he arrived the Terriers were languishing in 21Huddersfield TownThere are two teams in top form outside of the top six, the surprise package being


who could slip as low as twentieth if they lose to Gary Bowyer’s team.Millwall. Rovers are unbeaten in five, winning their last three matches. They now travel to London to face Blackburn RoversThe other in form team is seventh placed




Without a Win: to Elland Road, hoping he can inspire a change in form. Charlton have lost their last two away games, while Leeds haven’t won at home in their last three encounters.Charlton Athletic. Tuesday night signals Neil Redfearn’s first home game as full time manager, as Leeds welcome Leeds UnitedAfter defeat at Cardiff City Stadium it’s now no wins in seven for


Brighton and Hove Albion at the Falmer stadium this week, who are just three points above the Seagulls. The Latics are six games without defeat, but in that time have only won once, managing to draw a staggering five times in six games.Wigan Athletichaven’t won in the league since 23 August, a run that has lasted eleven games. Despite this they’ve not fallen into the drop zone, but are teetering on the edge, just one point above the bottom three. They play


visit on Wednesday night. The Bees could make it an East Midlands double if they beat Forest after dispatching their neighbours, Derby, 2-1 in Griffin Park on the weekend.Brentford’s. They had not lost a game when they faced City in October, but now they find themselves without a win in eight and with three defeats in their last four outings. Forest will be looking to rectify that with Nottingham ForestThe team with a real change in fortune is


Best of the Rest: . The two teams are vying for top spot with Boro’ just two points adrift and Norwich just three. Both enter the game with weekend wins and will be high on confidence. This will be their first league encounter since 2011 when the sides drew 1-1 at the Riverside. An equally tight affair wouldn’t be a shock on Tuesday night.Norwich City v MiddlesbroughThe standout game out of the remaining fixtures is


Full Championship Fixture List

19.45 unless stated


NovemberthTuesday 4

Birmingham v Watford

Brighton v Wigan

Derby v Huddersfield

Ipswich v Wolves

Leeds v Charlton

Middlesbrough v Norwich

Millwall v Blackburn

Sheffield Wednesday v Bournemouth

Bolton v Cardiff (20:00)

Reading v Rotherham (20:00)


NovemberthWednesday 5

Nottingham Forest v Brentford

Fulham v Blackpool (20:00)




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