Championship: How to watch, predictions & things you need to know

A huge live game, how to view free highlights, predictions, fixtures, league tables and more; here is everything you need to know about how to watch and follow all the Sky Bet Championship action this weekend with Sky Sports

A Lancashire derby with eyes on the top six

Two Lancashire rivals punching above their weight in the Championship meet at Ewood Park on Friday night.

Jon Dahl Tomasson has created an attacking, vibrant young Blackburn side that is inconsistent and exciting in equal spells, and they took apart Norwich at times last weekend.

Preston, meanwhile, returned to winning ways for the first time in eight games as they beat Coventry, and are hanging on to sixth in the table heading into the weekend. It is a spot Blackburn, currently 10th, would take with victory.

Live on Sky Sports Football from 7.30pm on Friday; Kick-off 8pm.

Can Rooney get that first win at the Stadium of Light?

There was a lot to like about Birmingham’s performance against Ipswich last weekend, as Wayne Rooney’s side came so close to a first win since he took charge. In the end they had to settle for a point, but it was a positive step against one of the best sides in the Championship after three straight defeats.

Can they build on that at the Stadium of Light? It will be a tough ask. Sunderland, at their best, can carve anyone apart, although they did fail to do so at 10-player Swansea last time out.

Championship Predictions

Sky Sports duo Simeon Gholam and David Prutton take a look ahead at Gameweek 16 in the Sky Bet Championship, predicting the results of every fixture; listen to the podcast below or via any of your regular podcast providers.

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