The championship weekend

Last updated : 09 November 2006 By Michael Morris
Leaders Cardiff are at home to Burnley in the Championship match of the day. This game will be the featured match on Sunday's morning ITV "The Championship" programme.

Second place Preston try to do what Man Utd couldn't do and get a result at Roots Hall. Hopefully the team propping up the table, Southend, don't go back to their poor league form, we could do with them beating Preston.

In 4th place are Birmingham City. The Blues have picked up a decent run of league form winning their last 4 games without conceding a goal. They look to have a home banker against Barnsley

West Brom are in 5th place. They are at home to Norwich. That could go either way. In their last two away games Norwich have beaten Birmingham at St Andrew's then went to Stoke and lost 5 - 0! You'd have to think though that both Preston and W.B.A. should be capable of getting wins in their games.

Colchester Utd, who beat City last weekend are away at Leeds Utd. Colchester and Leeds have only ever met twice before. A 4 - 0 win for Leeds in the League Cup whch is instantly forgettabe but the first ever meeting went down in FA Cup folklore with the 4th division minnows from Essex beating Don Revie's 1st division table topping team 3 - 2 at Layer Rd. This time around Colchester probably go to Elland Rd as favourites with Leeds in danger of hitting the bottom of the table if they lose.

Fixtures for Saturday November 11th.

C.PalacevStoke City15.00
Cardiff CityvBurnley15.00
Hull CityvWolves15.00
IpswichvSheff Weds15.00
Leeds UtdvColchester15.00
Luton TownvQPR15.00
SouthendvPreston NE15.00
West BromvNorwich15.00

1Cardiff City 1652015451315121033301633+14
2Preston North End 167201852321111952291632+13
3Burnley 165131510430114943261431+12
4Birmingham City 16421117513108934211530+6
5West Bromwich Albion 165201772341111754281826+10
6Wolverhampton Wanderers 16612127214311826151826-3
7Plymouth Argyle 16252131142196673221725+5
8Derby County 163321184131314745242225+2
9Colchester United 16602178134710736241824+6
10Southampton 16431832241214655201723+3
11Coventry City 16412843066107181414220
12Luton Town 164311711215617646232822-5
13Norwich City 16512149134818646222722-5
14Stoke City 164311241341011565221521+7
15Ipswich Town 1641316132241011637262421+2
16Leicester City 16422107143610565161721-1
17Sheffield Wednesday 164231312133510556182220-4
18Sunderland 16313973061116619202319-3
19Queens Park Rangers 1633316151331013466262818-2
20Crystal Palace 163148102241114538192418-5
21Barnsley 1623312132061019439223215-10
22Hull City 1612469225612349122113-9
23Leeds United 163057131169204111163313-17
24Southend United 1622412160263152410153110-16