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EFL Midweek Preview: Championship summit in Burnley's sights

There are only two Championship fixtures taking place in midweek, but there is plenty to play for in the second tier, with Burnley hoping to move to the top of the table when they host Norwich City.

There are only two Championship fixtures taking place in midweek, but there is plenty to play for in the second tier, with Burnley hoping to move to the top of the table when they host Norwich City. 

Coventry welcome Rotherham to the Midlands in Tuesday's only other Championship tie, while there's also a full programme of fixtures to come from League One and League Two. 

Tough to look past Sky Blues

WhatCoventry v Rotherham
WhereThe Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry
When19:45, Tuesday 25th October 2022
How to watch N/A
OddsCoventry 7/10, Draw 5/2, Rotherham 9/2

Mark Robins' Coventry will hope to record their fourth successive victory in the Championship when the Sky Blues host Rotherham United. Although Coventry are in the relegation zone, they still have three games in hand on most of their rivals after a delayed start to the campaign. 

Robins' side have not let that bother them of late, though, winning three matches on the spin in the second tier. They kept clean sheets during wins over Cardiff City, Sheffield United and Stoke City, and that should give them confidence as they prepare to host a Rotherham side that lost 4-2 last time out to Hull City. 

Coventry have won their last two matches against the Millers, and Rotherham have usually struggled when visiting Coventry, having won just one of their previous nine away Football League meetings. 

Robins could recall Ben Sheaf to the starting XI after he served a suspension, while Millers boss Matt Taylor does not have any new injury worries to contend with. Taylor's side might have won two of their last three, but they have only one win on their travels this season, and a home win to nil appeals at 13/8

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Kompany's troops can add to Norwich's problems

WhatBurnley v Norwich
WhereTurf Moor, Burnley
When20:00, Tuesday 25th October 2022
How to watch Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Football
OddsBurnley 11/10, Draw 12/5, Norwich 5/2

Two of the pre-season promotion favourites meet at Turf Moor on Tuesday, with Burnley entertaining Norwich. The two sides are in the hunt for promotion, but the Canaries' recent poor form means they have dropped out of the playoffs. While Burnley are hoping to extend their unbeaten run to 15 matches on Tuesday, Dean Smith's Norwich are without a win in five games. 

Vincent Kompany's men have not lost any of their last seven matches at Turf Moor, and home comforts have also been a factor in Jay Rodriguez's recent form. The fan favourite has scored five goals in six home Championship matches for Burnley, and he is 9/4 to score anytime or 6/1 to score first. 

Familiar surroundings to aid Posh's chances

WhatPeterborough United v Accrington Stanley
WhereWest Homes Stadium, Peterborough
When19:45, Tuesday 25th October 2022
How to watch N/A
OddsPeterborough 8/11, Draw 3/1, Accrington 15/4

Peterborough United will aim to move closer to the automatic promotion spots in League One when they host Accrington Stanley. The Posh have only lost once at home in the league this season, while they have won six of their other seven matches at the West Homes Stadium. 

With Accrington winning just one of their last five on the road in League One, this should go the way of Grant McCann's side, who are 6/4 to win and for over 2.5 goals to be scored. Intense battle expected in South Yorkshire

WhatSheff Wed v Bristol Rovers
WhereHillsborough, Sheffield
When20:00, Wednesday 26th October 2022
How to watch Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Football
OddsSheff Wed 1/2, Draw 10/3, Bristol Rovers 11/2

An intense and close battle is expected at Hillsborough when Sheffield Wednesday host Bristol Rovers on Wednesday evening. 

The Owls are unbeaten in three matches in the third tier, while the Pirates have not lost any of their previous five in League One. 

Both managers are unlikely to make sweeping changes to their teams, and it's anyone's guess who comes out on top. Over 2.5 goals is something to consider at 4/6, while both teams to score is 4/5.

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