The English Football League’s Championship Play-offs final takes place at Wembley on the 27th May, at Wembley Stadium in London. It will decide which is the third team to be promoted from the Championship to the Premier League and gain the subsequent financial benefits.
Fixture: Derby vs Aston Villa – 27th May 2019; 3pm at Wembley Stadium
One of the most keenly contested and rewarding games in the football calendar in England is the Championship play-off final. The prestige and financial benefit of gaining that place in the Top Flight is what makes the game so important. It is the richest game of football in the world.
Aston Villa have secured their place in the Play-off final after beating West Brom on penalties for the second successive season. Trailing 2-1 from Saturday’s first leg, Albion levelled the tie when Craig Dawson flicked home a near-post header from a long throw. West Brom who were down to 10 men held on for the penalty shoot out. Villa will meet in the second leg of their semi-final at Elland Road on Wednesday, with Leeds 1-0 up from the first leg.
Derby were the second Championship team to secure their place in the Play-Off final. Frank Lampard, the former England and Chelsea player’s side fought back from 2-0 down on aggregate to beat Leeds United 4-3 over two legs and reach Wembley. Their 4-2 victory at Elland Road meant Derby became the first team to recover from losing the first leg of a Championship play-off semi-final at home to reach the final.
West Bromwich Albion, Aston Villa, Leeds United and Derby County finished third to sixth in the Championship this season and after playing in the semi-finals it’s just two teams left in the race for that golden promotion.
Norwich City and Sheffield United secured promotion after being the top two teams in the league.
What is the Championship Play-Off Final?
Three teams from the Championship get promoted to the Premier league, the top two teams in the league get promoted automatically, but the third place is determined by a series of games called the play-offs. The teams that compete for this place are those who finish the season in third, fourth, fifth and sixth. These teams play two semi-finals, which are played in two-legs, with a home and an away tie. Winners of the semi-finals then progress to the play-off final, which is a winner-takes-all tie.
Which Team’s Made the 2019 Final?
Aston Villa and Derby have booked their place in the final! – See above for details.
It was looking like a final between Villa and Leeds United, but as it has been with many matches at the end of this season, there was a shock come back from Derby.
Leeds are the bookies 8/13 favourites to be promoted, with priced at Derby 13/10 – Odds available at bet365 – Correct at the time of writing (16th May 2019)
Derby are 12/5 to win the match, with Villa priced at 6/5 and the draw is 11/5.
Over 2.5 goals is 1/1 and under 2.5 is priced at 4/5
Both teams to score is 4/6 and both teams keeping a clean sheet is 11/10.
When is the 2019 Championship play-off Final?
The match will be held on Bank Holiday Monday, 27th May, kicking off at 3pm (GMT).
Where is the 2019 Championship play-off Final?
The final is taking place at the Wembley Stadium, in London. The New Stadium Opened on 9 March 2007 and has been the home of the final match ever since.
Wembley’s capacity is 90,000 and Championship play-off deciders regularly draw in bumper crowds, with the 2018 final between Aston Villa and Fulham attracting 85,243 spectators.
Watching the Championship play-off Final
Sky Sports has exclusive broadcasting rights for the Championship in the UK and so the games will be shown live on Sky Sports Football. Sky Go is the channel’s online streaming service.
Who won last year’s Championship play-offs?
Last season saw Fulham play Aston Villa in a highly anticipated match. This was the first time in 43 years that Fulham had played at Wembley. Fulham won 1-0 in a thrilling and tightly fought contest, thanks to a goal from captain Tom Cairney midway through the first half.
Where Can I Bet on the Final?
As the richest game of football in the world, and one which is set to be extremely exciting to watch it will attract a huge amount of betting interest. The bookies will have a plethora of betting offers available in addition to their new customer offers. There are a plethora of on-going promotions that have been available throughout the seasonbut we expect that there will be some special offers very shortly released for this very memorial match.
If you’re undecided on a bookmaker take a look at bet365, they are one of our favourite bookies. They have a superb betting and online site.