The Championship is one of the most relentless leagues in Europe, given the impressive depth to the promotion and relegation battles. With 72 games coming in just 22 days in the Festive period, there’s some huge head to head battles to come.
With the festive schedule in full flow, we are now in the busiest period of the season for players. That’s proving a treat for fans, with so much live football to follow. Below we have the details for all of the live Championship coverage, beginning with six live games on Boxing Day.
Where to Watch Live Championship Football
Fans of top-level football know how hard it is to keep track of TV games these days. After all, the big 5 European leagues are spread across four subscription services.
However, the Championship is quite straightforward. Featured games are on the main Sky Sports channels, while additional games can be found via the red button or Sky Sports app. Every round of games is followed up by a highlights show on Quest.
Our Live Football Schedule has all the latest football TV listings this Christmas.
Latest Championship Tips
It’s a busy month in the Championship, but we have everything covered so that you don’t miss a thing. For a game by game predictions across the second tier this Festive season, our Championship match predictions have everything you need.
FST Football Predictions
Christmas is a busy time for many leagues – not just the Championship. With a slew of games coming your way over the Festive period, we have them covered. FST is your go-to for the latest TV coverage information, match analysis and free football tips.
Just check out our match predictions section for our daily football tips.
Boxing Day Live Championship Games
Brentford vs Swansea (3pm) Sky Sports Main Event
Cardiff vs Millwall (3pm) Sky Sports Red Button
Charlton vs Bristol City (3pm) Sky Sports Red Button
Luton vs Fulham (3pm) Sky Sports Red Button
Leeds United vs Preston North End (5:15 pm) Sky Sports Main Event
Reading vs QPR (7:30pm) Sky Sports Main Event
Highlights of the Round
The first half of a bumper offering of live games comes on Thursday, as Sky have six live games from the second tier. They are covering four of the 10 3pm kick-offs, starting with Brentford’s meeting with Swansea. Those two sides are chasing a playoff spot, as are Cardiff, Bristol City and Fulham – who each feature in live games on the red button service at 3pm.
There’s a double helping of Championship action to along with your Turkey leftovers that evening, with Leeds hosting Preston and QPR making the trip to Reading, rounding off the day’s full round of matches from the second tier.
29th & 30th December Live Championship Games
Birmingham vs Leeds (Sunday 29th, 3pm) Sky Sports Red Button
Bristol City vs Luton (Sunday 29th, 3pm) Sky Sports Red Button
Fulham vs Stoke (Sunday 29th, 3pm) Sky Sports Red Button
Huddersfield vs Blackburn (Sunday 29th, 3pm) Sky Sports Red Button
Nottingham Forest vs Wigan (Sunday 29th, 3pm) Sky Sports Red Button
QPR vs Hull (Sunday 29th, 3pm) Sky Sports Red Button
Derby vs Charlton (Monday 30th, 7:45pm) Sky Sports Football
Highlights of the Round
Sky Sports are topping up their six live Boxing Day games with another six on Sunday. There are 11 matches from the second tier kicking off at 3pm on Sunday, with over half of those available via the red button. Those games include a clash between Birmingham and Leeds, Nottingham Forest seeking revenge against Wigan and Fulham taking on Stoke.
One more game has been held back for Monday night, as Charlton are back on TV in a clash with Derby County. The Addicks terrible run of form comes as they continue a triple-header of live matches on Sky. As for Derby, they’re aiming to continue some good home form as Wayne Rooney nears his Rams debut.
1st & 2nd January Live Championship Games
Six 3pm Games – Sky Sports Red Button
West Brom vs Leeds (Wednesday 1st, 5:15 pm) Sky Sports Football
Derby vs Barnsley (Thursday 2nd, 7:45 pm) Sky Sports Football
Swansea vs Charlton (Thursday 2nd, 7:45 pm) Sky Sports Red Button
Highlights of the Round
The first Championship action of the New Year comes at The Den, which sees Millwall aiming for three points against struggling Luton. After that, it’s easier to just tell you who won’t feature on TV this week. Both Preston vs Middlesbrough and Sheffield Wednesday vs Hull aren’t live on Sky, but the other six games starting at 3 o’clock are all on the red button.
However, the highlight of the day’s action comes at the Hawthorns, as the current top two go head to head. Both West Brom and Leeds are flying towards promotion, with Marcelo Bielsa’s men winning the clash at Elland Road. The rematch is sure to be huge in the promotion fight, while it’s the pick of the Festive action.
There are two more live games on Thursday, including Rooney’s likely debut for Derby. The former England captain signed in August, but he’s had to wait until January to complete the move. His first start at Pride Park comes against relegation strugglers Barnsley under the Sky cameras on Thursday night.
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