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A guide to the Championship data that matter, as Posh take a trip to Teesside
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Middlesbrough (15) v Peterborough (23)

Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock could be without seven first-team players.

Lee Peltier serves a one-game ban, fellow right-back Anfernee Dijksteel (hamstring) remains sidelined and central defenders Grant Hall and Dael Fry (both groin) face late fitness tests. Darnell Fisher, Marcus Browne, Sammy Ameobi (all knee) and Onel Hernandez (thigh) are long-term absentees.

Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson must watch from the stands after being handed a one-match ban.

Posh are without suspended striker Jonson Clarke-Harris and are also missing Jack Marriott (hamstring), Ricky-Jade Jones (knee) and Joel Randall (thigh).

Last season: No Corresponding fixture

Last five league matches: Middlesbrough W L L W L; Peterborough L W L D L

Top scorers: Uche Ikpeazu & Matt Crooks (Middlesbrough) 2; Sammie Szmodics, Harrison Burrows, Siriki Dembele & Jonson Clarke-Harris (Peterborough) 2

Match odds: H 4-5 D 13-5 A 17-5

Referee: John Busby (Oxfordshire)


Blackburn (8) v Coventry (3)

Blackburn left-back Harry Pickering is in danger of losing his ever-present record due to illness.

Midfielder Tyrhys Dolan is also suffering from tonsillitis and was unable to train this week while Ben Brereton Diaz (international duty) and Sam Gallagher (injury) are sidelined.

Coventry will be without suspended duo Matty Godden and Ian Maatsen.

The Sky Blues will check on striker Martyn Waghorn who is back from a 10-day isolation after testing positive for coronavirus.

Last season: Blackburn 1 Coventry 1, Coventry 0 Blackburn 4

Last five league matches: Blackburn W D W L L; Coventry W D W L W

Top scorers: Ben Brereton (Blackburn) 10; Viktor Gyokeres (Coventry) 9

Match odds: H 9-5 D 21-10 A 13-8

Referee: Matthew Donohue (Lancashire)


Bristol City (9) v Bournemouth (1)

Bristol City boss Nigel Pearson returns to the touchline after recovering from coronavirus.

Pearson has Nathan Baker and Jay Dasilva available again but is still without knee injury victims Robbie Cundy and Antoine Semenyo, while Tommy Conway continues to recover following ankle surgery.

Bournemouth will be without midfielder David Brooks, who has been diagnosed with stage two Hodgkin lymphoma.

Junior Stanislas could return from a hamstring injury while Lewis Cook is making progress from a long-term knee injury, but Jefferson Lerma may not be available following international duty.

Last season: Bristol City 1 Bournemouth 2, Bournemouth 1 Bristol City 0

Last five league matches: Bristol City D W D L W; Bournemouth W W W D W

Top scorers: Chris Martin & Andreas Weimann (Bristol City) 4; Dominic Solanke (Bournemouth) 8

Match odds: H 10-3 D 5-2 A 17-20

Referee: Gavin Ward (Surrey)


Fulham (5) v QPR (6)

Fulham have Tom Cairney available for the first time in almost a year following a knee injury.

Fabio Carvalho is expected to be available but Terence Kongolo and Kenny Tete are absent again as they recover from long-term injury problems.

QPR will check on Andre Gray after he returned from international duty with Jamaica on Friday.

Sam McCallum and Lee Wallace will also be assessed as they battle back from hamstring problems.

Last season: No Corresponding fixture

Last five league matches: Fulham W L D W L; QPR L L L W W

Top scorers: Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) 10; Lyndon Dykes, Ilias Chair & Rob Dickie (QPR) 4

Match odds: H 6-10 D 16-5 A 4-1

Referee: Oliver Langford (W Midlands)


Huddersfield (7) v Hull (21)

Huddersfield captain Jonathan Hogg (abdominal strain) and Levi Colwill (ankle) are back in contention.

Alex Vallejo (knee) is still out and West Ham loanee Mipo Odubeko is unlikely to feature after illness. Jordan Rhodes (back), Pipa (groin), Ryan Schofield (back) and Aaron Rowe (toe) remain long-term absentees.

Hull will be boosted by the return to contention of George Honeyman (ankle) and Tom Huddlestone (hamstring).

Lewie Coyle is available after serving a one-game ban but versatile defender Alfie Jones is out due to a hamstring strain.

Last season: No Corresponding fixture

Last five league matches: Huddersfield W L L W D; Hull L L L D W

Top scorers: Matty Pearson & Danny Ward (Huddersfield) 3; Keane Lewis-Potter (Hull) 3

Match odds: H 1-1 D 9-4 A 29-10

Referee: Robert Jones (Merseyside)


Millwall (11) v Luton (13)

Scott Malone (thigh) and George Saville (knee) are both injury doubts for Millwall.

Mason Bennett is closing in on his return from a back injury and winger Connor Mahoney (hamstring) could be pushing for a recall.

Luton boss Nathan Jones has no new injury concerns and almost a full-strength squad to choose from.

Alan Campbell (ankle) and Admiral Muskwe (hamstring) could both return to contention, Tom Lockyer has recovered from the injury that forced him to withdraw from Wales’ squad and Fred Onyedinma (ankle) is also available.

Last season: Luton 1 Millwall 1, Millwall 2 Luton 0

Last five league matches: Millwall D D D W W; Luton D D L W D

Top scorers: Jed Wallace (Millwall) 4; Elijah Adebayo (Luton) 5

Match odds: H 7-5 D 21-10 A 21-10

Referee: Chris Kavanagh (Lancashire)


Nottm Forest (17) v Blackpool (12)

Nottingham Forest head coach Steve Cooper expects to have an unchanged squad.

Cooper, who has taken seven points from his three matches in charge, could be tempted to stick with the team that started the 3-0 win at Birmingham prior to the international break.

Blackpool are without first-choice goalkeeper Chris Maxwell and leading scorer Shayne Lavery due to injury. Stuart Moore will deputise between the posts in Maxwell’s absence.

Daniel Gretarsson will not be involved after sustaining a concussion during Iceland’s midweek win against Liechtenstein but Richard Keogh (groin) looks like he will be fit.

Last season: No Corresponding fixture

Last five league matches: Nottm Forest L W D W W; Blackpool L W W D W

Top scorers: Lewis Grabban (Nottm Forest) 4; Shayne Lavery (Blackpool) 7

Match odds: H 21-20 D 23-10 A 27-10

Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)


Preston (18) v Derby (24)

Preston will be without Ali McCann, who is sidelined with an ankle injury.

Sean Maguire and Patrick Bauer are hopeful of being fit but Matthew Olosunde (Achilles) and Ched Evans (foot) will miss out.

Derby defender Nathan Byrne serves a one-match ban.

Phil Jagielka and Sam Baldock have recovered from their respective knee and hamstring problems and are back in contention, but Colin Kazim-Richards (Achilles) remains out.

Last season: Preston 3 Derby 0, Derby 0 Preston 1

Last five league matches: Preston D D D D L; Derby D W L W D

Top scorers: Emil Jakobsen (Preston) 8; Curtis Davies (Derby) 2

Match odds: H 21-20 D 23-10 A 14-5

Referee: Josh Smith (Lincolnshire)


Reading (10) v Barnsley (22)

Reading hope to have Andy Rinomhota (ankle), Alen Halilovic (soft tissue), Dejan Tetek (ankle) and Andy Yiadom (foot) available.

Tom McIntyre (foot), Tom Holmes (ankle) and Femi Azeez (soft tissue) are not due back yet, while Yakou Meite (knee), Michael Morrison, Lucas Joao and Felipe Araruna remain long-term absentees.

Barnsley will check on the fitness of Mads Andersen and Carlton Morris.

But Obbi Oulare, Aapo Halme and Josh Benson are all sidelined through injury.

Last season: Barnsley 1 Reading 1, Reading 2 Barnsley 0

Last five league matches: Reading W W W L W; Barnsley D D L L L

Top scorers: John Swift (Reading) 7; Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley) 3

Match odds: H 23-20 D 23-10 A 12-5

Referee: Andy Davies (Hampshire)


Sheff Utd (14) v Stoke (4)

Sheffield United will check on George Baldock (hamstring).

Luke Freeman, Rhys Norrington-Davies and Oliver Burke are also facing fitness issues and are doubts, while Sander Berge (hamstring) remains a definite absentee.

Sam Clucas (suspension) and Romaine Sawyers (ineligible) both return to contention for Stoke.

Steven Fletcher is now fully fit after his ankle problem but Tyrese Campbell (knee) remains out.

Last season: No Corresponding fixture

Last five league matches: Sheff Utd D W W L L; Stoke D L W D W

Top scorers: Billy Sharp, Morgan Gibbs-White (Sheff Utd) 4; Nick Powell (Stoke) 6

Match odds: H 6-5 D 11-5 A 12-5

Referee: Keith Stroud (Hampshire)


Sunday, October 17

Swansea (19) v Cardiff (20)

Swansea boss Russell Martin has a full squad to choose from for the first time since his arrival in August.

Defender Ryan Bennett and striker Michael Obafemi are both available after missing the last four games, midfielder Olivier Ntcham has recovered from a hamstring injury and Ethan Laird and Ryan Manning have also shaken off knocks.

Cardiff captain Sean Morrison is set to return after a thigh strain.

Kieffer Moore has been declared fit after he was left with blurred vision during Wales’ World Cup qualifying victory in Estonia. Wing-back Tom Sang (toe) misses out again.

Last season: Swansea 0 Cardiff 1, Cardiff 0 Swansea 2

Last five league matches: Swansea D D W L D; Cardiff L L L L L

Top scorers: Joel Piroe (Swansea) 6; Aden Flint (Cardiff) 4

Match odds: H 29-20 D 21-10 A 2-1

Referee: James Linington (Isle of Wight)