EFL 2017/18: Sky Sports live games in August & September

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Nine further Sky Bet EFL matches having been chosen for live coverage on Sky Sports in the opening weeks of the 2017/18 season.

The first fixture of the latest round of matches, covering August and early September, will see two teams returning to the Sky Bet Championship go head-to-head, as Sheffield United make the journey north to Middlesbrough in a 5.30pm kick-off on Saturday, 12 August.

Next will be Burton Albion’s home encounter with Birmingham City will take place at 7.45pm on Friday, 18 August, kicking off a weekend which sees Sunderland’s new manager Simon Grayson take on a former team, as his current side host Leeds United at the Stadium of Light on Saturday evening.

September gets under way with the international break and Sky Sports will showcase three live games from Sky Bet League One in the month’s opening weekend.

First up is an encounter between Bradford City and Bristol Rovers on 2 September, ahead of a double-header on the Sunday, as Fleetwood Town travel to Blackburn Rovers for a lunchtime kick-off, followed by Portsmouth hosting Rotherham United.

The final games to be confirmed for September to date are Derby County’s clash with Hull City and Nottingham Forest’s visit to Sheffield Wednesday.

These nine newly selected EFL fixtures add to the three opening weekend matches already confirmed for live broadcast on Sky Sports in early August.

As with 2016/17, the EFL and Sky Sports have again committed to give clubs and supporters at least five weeks notice ahead of any EFL matches being selected for live TV coverage.

The EFL will publicly announce any fixture changes within three working days of their selection in order to give EFL supporters as much time as is possible to allow for any alterations to travel plans that may be required.

Gary Hughes, Head of Football at Sky Sports, said:

“There are big names and big clubs right across the EFL and Sky Sports will tell the whole story this season. The first six weeks of the season are impossible to predict, so expect dramatic matches and great moments that will set the tone.”

Throughout the course of the 2017/18 season, Sky Sports will exclusively show 127 live matches from the Sky Bet EFL season – including the Play-Offs – as well as 15 matches from the Carabao Cup and at least three from the Checkatrade Trophy.

Scroll down below to see the confirmed live 2017/18 EFL games so far on Sky Sports.

FRIDAY 4th AUGUST

Sunderland v Derby County
Sky Bet Championship

19:45

SATURDAY 5th AUGUST

Aston Villa v Hull City
Sky Bet Championship

17:30

SUNDAY 6th AUGUST

Bolton Wanderers v Leeds Utd
Sky Bet Championship

16:30

SATURDAY 12th AUGUST

Middlesbrough v Sheffield Utd
Sky Bet Championship

17:30

FRIDAY 18th AUGUST

Burton Albion v Birmingham City
Sky Bet Championship

19:45

SATURDAY 19th AUGUST

Sunderland v Leeds Utd
Sky Bet Championship

17:30

FRIDAY 25th AUGUST

Bristol City v Aston Villa
Sky Bet Championship

19:45

SATURDAY 26th AUGUST

Nottingham Forest v Leeds Utd
Sky Bet Championship

17:30

SATURDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER

Bradford City v Bristol Rovers
Sky Bet League 1

12:30

SUNDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER

Blackburn Rovers v Fleetwood Town
Sky Bet League 1

12:15

Portsmouth v Rotherham Utd
Sky Bet League 1

14:30

FRIDAY 8th SEPTEMBER

Derby County v Hull City
Sky Bet Championship

19:45

SATURDAY 9th SEPTEMBER

Sheffield Wednesday v Nottingham Forest
Sky Bet Championship

17:30

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