Crucial games live on Sky

Sky Sports have announced that Reading v Burnley and Nottingham Forest v Brighton will both be shown live this Saturday.

Last Updated: 01/05/14 at 11:36 Post Comment

Nigel Adkins and Oscar Garcia: Chasing play-off spots

Nigel Adkins and Oscar Garcia: Chasing play-off spots

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

This weekend is the final round of matches in the Sky Bet Championship and the two matches selected are amongst the most crucial.

Following Wigan's win over Birmingham on Tuesday, there is now just one play-off spot up for grabs - and Nigel Adkins' Reading and Oscar Garcia's Brighton are two of the teams in contention.

The Royals currently occupy the all-important sixth place in the table - but any slip-up could let in Albion, who are just one point outside the play-off frame.

Blackburn also have an outside chance of securing sixth spot, but they must thrash Wigan at Ewood Park and hope other results go their way in order to join the Latics in extending their campaign.

Elsewhere, Birmingham travel to 14th-placed Bolton knowing that even a victory at the Reebok Stadium may not be enough to avoid the drop into League One.

Lee Clark's Blues are a point behind 21st-placed Doncaster, although Paul Dickov's Rovers team also have a tough away day to contemplate against champions Leicester.

Millwall and Blackpool are still sweating on survival too. Ian Holloway's Lions play host to Bournemouth knowing a home win at the Den would definitely keep them up, while the Seasiders need just a point against Charlton at Bloomfield Road to be sure of staying in the second tier for another season.

Derby will aim to enter the play-offs on the back of a three-point haul at Leeds, while there are mid-table encounters to end the season at Portman Road, where Ipswich take on Sheffield Wednesday, and at Vicarage Road, as Watford face Huddersfield.

Already-relegated Barnsley and Yeovil both have home games, against QPR and Middlesbrough respectively.

All 12 fixtures in the final round of the regular Championship campaign kick off at 12.15pm.

You can watch either - or both - Reading v Burnley and Nottingham Forest v Brighton live on Sky Sports 1HD and 2HD on Saturday May 3 from midday.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

H

ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

feed the bear
Rodgers: I'll go if owners want

Footer 365

Sepp Blatter lies low as David Cameron joins opposition to FIFA president's re-election

Sepp Blatter held an emergency meeting in Zurich on Thursday morning as David Cameron joined those calling for his head.

David Cameron says that Sepp Blatter should quit FIFA

Prime Minister David Cameron has supported calls for FIFA president Sepp Blatter to quit.

Greg Dyke: Prince Ali can beat Sepp Blatter in FIFA vote

Greg Dyke has told Sky Sports News HQ Sepp Blatter can be beaten if FIFA's presidential election goes ahead on Friday.

Mail Box

Time To Step Up, Mr Platini...

UEFA should step up and extend the Euros to replace FIFA's tarnished World Cup, say a couple of mailboxers. Also: all hail Carlo, King of the Kop, and plenty more Budget XIs...

Vidic Is Part Of United's 'Budget XI'

We have post-2000 budget XIs on behalf of Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs. Plus gaelic football, FIFA, more awards and the majesty of Il Fenomeno...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company