Sky Sports have today confirmed the five Sky Bet EFL matches that will form part of their television coverage for the Easter Weekend. A total of five matches have been selected by the broadcaster, with four from Sky Bet Championship and another from the top of Sky Bet League One.
As seems to be the norm, Leeds United have again had another of their games televised by Sky. Their trip to Newcastle United will now take place on Friday April 14th, with a 7.45pm kick off at St James’ Park.
Going into this weekend, Newcastle sit top of the table following their dramatic victory over title rivals Brighton & Hove Albion, meaning the clash with Leeds could be very important in a few weeks time. Leeds themselves sit in a play off place and will be keen to rack up some more points in the build-up to an attractive clash with the Magpies.
Earlier on the same say (14th April), Wolverhampton Wanderers welcome Brighton to Molineux for a 5pm kick off. Paul Lambert’s side will be looking to improve upon their poor form and put a dent into Brighton’s promotion push.
There is then a three-game marathon staged on Bank Holiday Monday. First up, at 12.15pm, there is a mouth-watering Yorkshire derby involving Sheffield United and Bradford City. Both sides are firmly chasing promotion out of League Two into the second tier of English football and three points here would be a big step forward to achieving that.
At 2.45pm, Aston Villa travel to Craven Cottage to take on Fulham. Villa have improved in recent weeks to ease any relegation fears, but Fulham are in need of points to keep their top six aspirations alive. Finally, Derby County, in terrible form themselves, face David Wagner’s Huddersfield Town, who can seemingly do nothing wrong in the league at this moment. This should be an entertaining clash to round off the 2017 Easter schedule.