Wolverhampton Wanderers takes on Newcastle United at Molineux in what should be an entertaining encounter.
Gary O’Neil’s men have managed two wins in their last five matches, having beaten AFC Bournemouth and Manchester City by 2-1 scorelines, while also earning 1-1 draws with Aston Villa and Luton Town. In the EFL Cup, Wolves were eliminated following a 3-2 defeat away to Ipswich Town.
Newcastle United’s strong run of form came to an end on Wednesday night as they suffered a 1-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund. In the run-up to that match, Eddie Howe’s men had beaten Crystal Palace 4-0 and PSG 4-1 on either side of a 2-2 draw with PSG, while also earning a 2-0 home victory over Burnley.
Ipswich Town hosts Plymouth Argyle at Portman Road on Saturday in a meeting between second and 18th in the Championship.
The Tractor Boys are in superb form, as following their 3-2 League Cup win over Wolves, they drew 1-1 at Huddersfield before earning 3-0, 4-2 and 1-0 victories over Hull City, Preston North End and Bristol City.
Plymouth managed to beat Sheffield Wednesday 3-0 at Home Park last time out, however, prior to this, Steven Schumacher’s men had drawn 0-0 and 1-1 with West Brom and Hull City on either side of 3-1 and 2-0 defeats to Swansea City and Millwall.
Middlesbrough will be looking to continue their hot streak of form when they face Stoke City at the Riverside Stadium on Saturday.
Michael Carrick’s men have won all of their last five Championship games, seeing them sit 9th in the table. The Boro have earned 3-2, 2-0, 4-0, 1-0 and 2-1 victories over Watford, Cardiff City, Sunderland, Birmingham City and Norwich City in their last five outings.
On the other hand, Stoke have managed impressive 1-0 and 2-1 wins over Leeds and Sunderland following 2-0 and 1-0 losses against Leicester City and Southampton after a 3-2 away victory at Bristol City.
Reading goes up against Portsmouth in a battle between 23rd and top of the table in League One.
The Royals’ only win in their last five matches came in the EFL Trophy as they thrashed Swindon Town 5-0. However, Reading’s league form is abysmal, as Ruben Selles’ men have fallen to 2-1 defeats against Fleetwood Town and Leyton Orient, while being comfortably beaten 4-0 by Charlton and 3-1 at Northampton.
Portsmouth could only draw 0-0 away at Cambridge United last time out, however, they had previously managed to beat Carlisle 1-0, Gillingham 5-1, Port Vale 2-0 and Wycombe Wanderers 2-1. At present, John Mousinho’s men are the only unbeaten side in League One.
Third-place Barnsley goes head to head with 22nd-placed Fleetwood Town on Saturday in what looks like a potential mismatch in League One.
The Tykes are on a four-game unbeaten run since their 1-0 home loss to Blackpool on 30th September, having managed to beat Cambridge United 4-0, as well as Exeter City 1-0 and Shrewsbury Town 3-0 on either side of a 1-1 draw with Leyton Orient.
Fleetwood’s only wins in their last five matches have came at the expense of fellow strugglers Reading and Cheltenham by 2-1 and 2-0 scorelines. The Cody Army’s other matches have resulted in 1-0 and 4-1 league defeats to Lincoln City and Wycombe Wanderers on either side of a 4-3 penalty shootout defeat to Wigan Athletic in the EFL Trophy following a 3-3 draw.
The final game on this boosted Smart Acca sees Accrington Stanley take on Colchester United at the Crown Ground.
Accrington are on a superb run of form of late, having won all of their last five matches against Forest Green Rovers 2-1, Harrogate Town 5-3, Grimsby Town 2-0, MK Dons 1-0 and AFC Wimbledon 4-2.
Meanwhile, Colchester have managed just one league win in their last four fixtures, this came last time out at the expense of Grimsby Town by a 3-2 scoreline. Prior to this, the U’s had been beaten 2-1, 5-0 and 3-1 by Harrogate Town, Forest Green Rovers and Morecambe.
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