Sky Bet Championship fixtures 2017/18
Last Updated: 21/06/17 8:38pm
Sunderland open the Sky Bet EFL Championship season when they host Derby at the Stadium of Light, live on Sky Sports on Friday, August 4.
It is one of three matches live on Sky on the first weekend of the season, with Aston Villa v Hull City (Saturday, August 5) and Bolton v Leeds (Sunday, August 6) also chosen for live coverage.
Reading, who missed out on promotion when they lost to Huddersfield in the play-off final, resume their bid to reach the top flight away to Queens Park Rangers on the opening weekend, while Garry Monk will take his new Middlesbrough side to Wolves.
Promoted Sheffield United begin at home to Brentford but their fans will no doubt be looking forward to the first Sheffield derby too. That comes on September 23 when the Blades visit Hillsborough.
October throws up crunch clashes between Derby and Nottingham Forest, Ipswich and Norwich and Birmingham and Aston Villa, while Boro and Sunderland - both relegated from the Premier League last season - go head-to-head in the Tees-Wear derby at the Riverside on November 4.
Opening weekend fixtures:
Fri 4 Aug
Sunderland v Derby - 7.45pm, live on Sky Sports
Sat 5 Aug
Bristol City v Barnsley - 3pm
Burton Albion v Cardiff City - 3pm
Fulham v Norwich City - 3pm
Ipswich Town v Birmingham City - 3pm
Nottingham Forest v Millwall - 3pm
Preston North End v Sheffield Wednesday - 3pm
Queens Park Rangers v Reading - 3pm
Sheffield United v Brentford - 3pm
Wolves v Middlesbrough - 3pm
Aston Villa v Hull City - 5.30pm, live on Sky Sports
Sun 6 Aug
Bolton Wanderers v Leeds United - 4.30pm, live on Sky Sports
Final day fixtures:
Sun 6 May (all 12.30pm kos)
Birmingham City v Fulham
Bolton Wanderers v Nottingham Forest
Brentford v Hull City
Bristol City v Sheffield United
Cardiff City v Reading
Derby County v Barnsley
Ipswich Town v Middlesbrough
Leeds United v Queens Park Rangers
Millwall v Aston Villa
Preston North End v Burton Albion
Sheffield Wednesday v Norwich City
Sunderland v Wolves
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