Reading and Derby County will battle it out at the Madejski Stadium in the opening game of the 2018/19 Championship season.
The match will also mark the managerial debut for Chelsea legend Frank Lampard, who is in the Derby County dugout.
The Rams midfielder Tom Huddlestone is likely to be available for Lampard to select following a groin injury.
While Reading could give a debut to striker Sam Baldock, but centre-back Liam Moore is unlikely to be included after handing in a transfer request.
Speaking ahead of the big game, Lampard said: “There’s excitement and I’m pleased with that in the build-up to a season, as hopefully there’s a feel-good factor around this club.
“But we all know that once things get started, it’s going to be all about results and that will be the important thing.
“The work we’ve been doing on the training ground has translated out to the pitch in pre-season, which is a nice place to be, but I still think there’s more room for improvement.”
While Reading boss Paul Clement added: “I’m really excited for the game. As soon as the fixtures came out, I was looking forward to it.
“It’s an exciting fixture for many reasons. We’re opening up the Championship, it’s televised and I’m looking forward to putting pre-season aside and getting on with what it’s really about.
“That’s competitive games where there’s three points to play for every week, not no points as we’ve had in the past few weeks.”
So, if you want to watch all the action from the first game of the new Championship season then here’s how to tune in online.
How to Watch Reading vs Derby County online
Coverage of today’s Championship game between Reading and Derby County will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event (Sky channel 401, Sky HD 855, Virgin channel 511) and Sky Sports Football (Sky channel 403, Sky HD 857, Virgin channel 513).
The pre-match build-up starts at 7pm on Sky Sports Football and on Sky Sports Main Event before kick-off at 8pm.
This means that all the action can be followed on your desktop or laptop via the Sky Go app, which if you’re an existing customer, is also available on iOS and Android smartphone and tablet devices.
Sky Go is also available on a number of platforms including Amazon Fire devices, iPad, Mac computers and laptops, Playstation 3, PS4 and Xbox One.
The Sky Sports app, available to download on iOS and Android devices, will also be providing live text coverage and updates.
If you’re not currently a Sky Sports customer but can’t stand to miss out on the action, you can add the channels to your box via a NOW TV subscription.
Day passes, which let you add Sky Sports channels for 24 hours, cost £7.99 a day, with a weekly pass priced at £12.99 and no locking into a contract.
NOW TV doesn’t even require a typical television to use, as it is also available on a NOW TV Box, Chromecast, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Roku, LG Smart TV, PC or Mac, and selected mobile and tablet devices.
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