Sky Bet Championship 2023-24 – Good Friday Matches Tips, TV and Betting Preview

The Sky Bet Championship returns from the international break with a full fixture list on Good Friday, the first of two sets of matches over the Easter weekend, and one which is very important for a number of the sides in action.

We have three fixtures on the TV to enjoy on a bumper Good Friday in terms of televised action and the other games will all have the regular updates in the usual places on a day where plenty of football is being played in England.

Good Friday’s fixtures are as follows: (3pm unless stated; UK TV in brackets)

Bristol City v Leicester City (12.30pm – Sky Football)

Millwall v West Bromwich Albion (1pm)

Cardiff City v Sunderland

Huddersfield Town v Coventry City

Hull City v Stoke City

Norwich City v Plymouth Argyle

Preston North End v Rotherham United

Queens Park Rangers v Birmingham City

Sheffield Wednesday v Swansea City

Southampton v Middlesbrough

Blackburn Rovers v Ipswich Town (5.30pm – Sky Main Event & Sky Football)

Watford v Leeds United (8pm – Sky Main Event & Sky Football)

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Big Matches

The TV cameras are following the race for promotion on Good Friday with the top three in the table all in action. It is second placed Leicester City who get the first chance to show their credentials for the run-in. They head to Ashton Gate to take on Bristol City before Ipswich Town in third have a lengthy trip of their own as they take on relegation threatened Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park. We conclude as far as the TV action is concerned with the leaders Leeds United. They also have an away journey to navigate as they head to Vicarage Road to take on Watford.

Best of the Rest

Southampton won’t have given up the fight in the battle for the automatic promotion spots but they really need to beat Middlesbrough, who themselves are fighting hard to push into the top six at the death of the season. At the other end of the table the two teams immediately above the relegation zone meet at Loftus Road as QPR host a Birmingham City side now managed by Gary Rowett with the losers really looking over their shoulders. Sheffield Wednesday and Huddersfield Town could come out of the bottom three with positive results. They host Swansea City and Coventry City respectively. West Brom and Norwich City currently occupy places in the top six. West Brom head to Millwall while Norwich City host Plymouth Argyle.


I’ve been really impressed with Coventry City in recent weeks and I see no reason why they won’t take the confidence picked up from that incredible FA Cup win prior to the international break and see off a Huddersfield Town side whose new manager bounce has come to a grinding halt. While their match with Rotherham United last time out would be a derby it isn’t a good look that they couldn’t beat them and Coventry are one of the better teams in the division for me.

Huddersfield have just one win in their last six, and that was at a Watford side who were slumping under Valerien Ismael whereas Coventry have won four of their last seven in the league and won at Wolves in the cup. They are four points adrift of the play-off spots and have a game in hand so a win here could move them favourites to make the top six. Huddersfield are an average side and the FA Cup semi-final is far enough away for the Sky Blues’ minds to be on the league job and I expect a Coventry win, but as always after an international break I’ll have some draw cover on my side.


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