Published By: Ritayan Basu
Last Updated: May 26, 2023, 15:07 IST
EFL Championship Play-Off Final: Coventry City vs Luton Town (Twitter)
Coventry City and Luton Town will faceoff in the EFL Championship Play-Off Final to get promoted to the Premier League
Coventry City and Luton Town might not be two of the biggest clubs in world football, but come Saturday all eyes will be on them when they take center stage at the Wembley stadium for the EFL Championship play-off final. The winner will be promoted to the Premier League, becoming the third team after Burnley and Sheffield United to secure promotion.
Besides promotion to the Premier League, the play-off final is considered to be the ‘richest’ game in football with the winner expected to receive a massive financial boost. According to financial firm Deloitte, this could be anywhere in the range of 135 million pounds to 265 million pounds in the next 3-5 years, depending on how the team performs in the top league.
Luton Town have worked their way up from non-league football and their home ground at Kenilworth Road would need to be refurbished to be made fit for the Premier League. Coventry City, on the other hand were the inaugural members when Premier League started in 1992/93, but after being relegated in the 2000/01 season, this is the closest they’ve been to returning to the top flight.
Both teams have experienced remarkable journeys, climbing their way up the football pyramid after intense battles in League Two during the 2017-18 season to now finding themselves on the cusp of achieving their Premier League dreams.
Road to the final
Luton Town finished third in the Championship and then came back to defeat Sunderland 3-2 on aggregate, after losing the first leg 2-1.
Coventry finished fifth in the league, and fought their way to a 1-0 aggregate win over Middlesbrough in the playoffs.
EFL Championship Final LIVE Streaming: When & Where to Watch in India
The EFL Championship final will be streamed LIVE in India on the FanCode app. The match will kick off at 9:15 PM IST on Saturday, May 27.
Football fans will be able to live stream the action exclusively on FanCode’s mobile app (Android, iOS), TV app available on Android TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Jio STB, Samsung TV, and www.fancode.com.
Ritayan BasuRitayan Basu, Senior Sub-Editor, Sports at News18.com, covers badminton and cricket but football remains his forte. Follow him at @ritayanbasu…Read More