Burnley and Huddersfield Town will kick off the EFL season.
The curtain is about to be lifted on yet another Championship season.
Burnley and Huddersfield will kick off the 2022/2023 season under the lights of John Smith’s Stadium.
Both teams will have new managers in the dugout tonight (July 29).
Former Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany is Burnley’s new manager after their
Danny Schofield is the head coach of Huddersfield Town, following the sudden departure of Carlos Corberán during the summer.
The Terriers reached the play-off final in May losing to Nottingham Forrest at Wembley.
It will be the first game of the EFL season and it is expected to be shown on TV.
Here’s everything you need to know:
How to watch Huddersfield Town v Burnley?
The game will be shown live on Sky Sports.
It will be available on Sky Sports Main Event / Main Event HD as well as Sky Sports Football.
What time is kick-off?
Kick-off is scheduled for 8 p.m.
What time does coverage start?
Sky Sports coverage of the match will begin at 7pm on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football.
Is the game available for streaming?
If you don’t have a Sky Sports subscription, you can watch the match on Now TV.
A one-day sports pass is available for £11.99 or a monthly pass will cost £33.99.
What is the news of the team before the match?
Dwight McNeil completed his move to Everton from Burnley this week, just days before the start of the season.
Striker Matej Vydra is currently injured and being treated at Turf Moor, Maxwell Cornet will not feature either.
But Taylor Harwood-Bellis and Scott Twine seem to have shaken the blows.
Luke McNally, CJ Egan-Riley, Samuel Bastien, Josh Cullen, Ian Maatsen, Arijanet Muric and Vitinho are among those who have signed and are hoping to debut.
Matty Pearson is a doubt for Huddersfield after picking up a knock in pre-season.
Tino Anjorin is back at the club on a second loan from Chelsea and is hoping to get the green light.
It has been a summer of change at the West Yorkshire club following their play-off final loss to Nottingham Forest, with Will Boyle, David Kasumu, Connor Mahoney, Kyle Hudlin, Jack Rudoni and Yuta Nakayama all joining the club.
What did the managers say?
Burnley boss Vincent Kompany is desperate to maintain balance in his squad ahead of the Sky Bet Championship opener at Huddersfield on Friday.
He said: “Everyone has been very proud of Burnley’s health in the past, and we’ve probably overshot that a bit.
“If we want to get healthy again, we have to make the right decisions for that.
“We’re going to have to circle around the team a bit and find the balance.
“I’m really happy with the seniors in the squad now, that’s why we did what we did to keep them at the club, and that’s just to strike the right balance.”
Speaking about Vydra’s future, Kompany said: “He’s getting treatment here right now.
“The club offered him to stay, then I have to see where he is between games.”
Kompany promised to change the style of play, which was known to be direct under Dyche.
Huddersfield boss Danny Schofield, taking charge of his first game following his surprise summer appointment, knows to expect something different.
“There is definitely a difference in their style of play and it will be a different Burnley side to what we have seen before,” he said in his pre-match press conference.
“They’ve had a lot of changes in their squad and the centre-backs in particular. It’s something we are aware of and we’ll see how it goes.
“Obviously we’ve watched all the pre-season games and prepared as much as possible, but our focus is more on ourselves and what we can do.”