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Promotion Race In Focus As EFL Fixtures Selected For Sky Sports Coverage

1 February 2019

The Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two all feature during a busy month of football on Sky Sports, with 12 EFL fixtures announced across March.

The Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two all feature during a busy month of football on Sky Sports, with 12 EFL fixtures announced across March.

 

The race for promotion heats up in all three divisions, with current Championship leaders Leeds United welcoming high-flying Sheffield United to Elland Road on Saturday 16 March. The battle between two of the top three will get underway at 12:30pm.

 

In League One, Portsmouth face a trip to South London against Charlton Athletic at the Valley on Saturday 9 March, while League Two table toppers Lincoln City are in action against Mansfield Town on Monday 18 March at the One Call Stadium.

 

Local rivalries and bragging rights also take centre stage throughout the month, kicking off with the Second City derby as Midlands’ rivals Birmingham City and Aston Villa clash at St Andrews on Sunday 10 March in a midday start.

 

Grant McCann’s Doncaster Rovers host Barnsley in the South-Yorkshire derby in League One in the Friday Night football offering on 15 March, while a return to the Midlands later in the month sees Garry Monk’s Birmingham City side in action once more, this time against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns on Friday 29 March.

 

The full list of games selected for live coverage are as follows:

 

Saturday 2 March

Southend United v Barnsley

12.30pm

 

 

 

Friday 8 March                             

Norwich City v Swansea City

19.45pm

Saturday 9 March                 

Charlton Athletic v Portsmouth

17.30pm

Sunday 10 March

Birmingham City v Aston Villa

12.00pm

 

 

 

Tuesday 12 March

Bristol City v Ipswich Town

19.45pm

Wednesday 13 March

Norwich City v Hull City

19.45pm

 

 

 

Friday 15 March

Doncaster Rovers v Barnsley

19.45pm

Saturday 16 March

Leeds United v Sheffield United

12.30pm

Monday 18 March

Mansfield Town v Lincoln City

19.45pm

 

 

 

Saturday 23 March

Walsall v Barnsley

12.00pm

 

 

 

Friday 29 March

West Bromwich Albion v Birmingham City

20.00pm

Saturday 30 March

Middlesbrough v Norwich City

17.30pm

The race for promotion heats up in all three divisions, with current Championship leaders Leeds United welcoming high-flying Sheffield United to Elland Road on Saturday 16 March. The battle between two of the top three will get underway at 12:30pm. In League One, Portsmouth face a trip to South London against Charlton Athletic at the Valley on Saturday 9 March, while League Two table toppers Lincoln City are in action against Mansfield Town on Monday 18 March at the One Call Stadium. Local rivalries and bragging rights also take centre stage throughout the month, kicking off with the Second City derby as Midlands’ rivals Birmingham City and Aston Villa clash at St Andrews on Sunday 10 March in a midday start. Grant McCann’s Doncaster Rovers host Barnsley in the South-Yorkshire derby in League One in the Friday Night football offering on 15 March, while a return to the Midlands later in the month sees Garry Monk’s Birmingham City side in action once more, this time against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns on Friday 29 March. The full list of games selected for live coverage are as follows: Saturday 2 March Southend United v Barnsley 12.30pm Friday 8 March Norwich City v Swansea City 19.45pm

IMPORTANT NOTE
The EFL and broadcast partner Sky Sports have committed to giving Clubs and supporters at least five weeks’ notice ahead of any EFL League matches being selected for live television coverage. 

The EFL has outlined the dates when any changes will be announced to the public via the EFL’s digital and social channels.

A minimum of three weeks’ notice is in place for the penultimate weekend of the season in order to ensure the most appropriate matches are picked for broadcast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TV SELECTION DATES 2018/19 (Illustrative but subject to a five-week minimum notice commitment)

 

  • Selections for 6 April and 10 April by 1 March.
  • Selections for 13 April by 8 March.
  • Selections for 19 April to 22 April by 15 March.
  • Selections for 27 April by 5 April.

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