(UPDATED) EFL Championship – Week 7 Slate

The Championship will see each team playing two matches this week, and we’ll try to keep this updated throughout the week as games complete, and the number in parenthesis before each team in their current spot in the Weekly Power Rankings, and we’ll probably publish an updated Power Rankings after the midweek games are completed as well.

Home teams are listed first, and winners will be indicated in bold. In the event of a draw, both teams will be placed in italics. Only one match per team this week, with one match on Friday night and the remainder on Saturday.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018
7:45pm BST/2:45pm EST
(10) Aston Villa 2-0 (14) Rotherham United
(7) Derby County 0-0 (16) Blackburn Rovers
(24) Ipswich Town 1-1 (2) Brentford
(1) Leeds United 3-0 (22) Preston North End
(12) Wigan Athletic 2-1 (18) Hull City
8:00pm BST/3:00pm EST
(20) Stoke City 1-0 (9) Swansea City
(6) West Bromwich Albion 4-2 (5) Bristol City **MATCH OF THE (MID-)WEEK**
Wednesday, 19 September 2018
7:45pm BST/2:45pm EST
(3) Middlesbrough 2-0 (8) Bolton Wanderers
(15) Nottingham Forest 2-1 (11) Sheffield Wednesday
(17) Queens Park Rangers 2-0 (19) Millwall
8:00pm BST/3:00pm EST
(4) Sheffield United 0-0 (23) Birmingham City
(21) Reading 1-2 (13) Norwich City
Note: I’ll update the Power Rankings below after the Wednesday matches are complete.

Friday, 21 September 2018
7:45pm BST/2:45pm EST
(9) Wigan Athletic 1-0 (7) Bristol City

Saturday, 12 September 2018
3:00pm BST/10:00am EST
(8) Aston Villa 1-2 (13) Sheffield Wednesday
(6) Derby County 3-1 (3) Brentford
(22) Ipswich Town 0-0 (10) Bolton Wanderers
(1) Leeds United 1-2 (21) Birmingham City
(2) Middlesbrough 0-0 (11) Swansea City
(14) Nottingham Forest 1-0 (17) Rotherham United
(23) Reading 3-0 (19) Hull City
(4) Sheffield United 3-2 (24) Preston North End
(18) Stoke City 2-3 (16) Blackburn Rovers
(5) West Bromwich Albion 2-0 (20) Millwall
5:30pm BST/12:30pm EST
(15) Queens Park Rangers 0-1 (12) Norwich City

The Match of the (Mid-)Week was a toss-up between West Brom and Bristol City and Middlesbrough and Bolton Wanderers. I chose the Bristol City matchup because they’ve won four matches in a row, but the road match will make it difficult to make it five. Nevertheless, if they come out of the week with at least 2 points, they can consider the week a success.

Ipswich Town will probably remain at the bottom of the table, and is still looking for their first win on the season. But matches against Brentford (ranked #2 pre-week) and Bolton (ranked #10 after a mid-week loss) will probably keep that zero in the first column. Birmingham City is also looking for their first win, and they face a tough road to that first win as well, with matches against Sheffield United (#4 pre-week) and Leeds United (#1). If either team climbs out of the cellar, it would be a huge surprise.

Until next time…
Last update: 23 September 2018, 4:00pm EST

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