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What’s extra thrilling than the playoffs? Really. It simply has all the things and tonight we have now the primary of Championship semi-final second legs as Norwich City journey north to face Leeds United at Elland Road – the best floor within the nation for this kind of conflict, I might posit.

The ambiance for this similar fixture in 2019 – when Leeds finally fell to Derby County – was really electrical and whereas the house followers will probably be with out the torment of a 16-year top-flight absence weighing them down this time, comparable will be anticipated tonight.

That stated, the primary leg of this tie did not ship the kind of pleasure with which the playoffs are normally related. A colorless 0-0 draw at Carrow Road noticed simply 13 complete pictures in complete, resulting in an xG of 0.76 – solely 4 Championship matches this season have ranked decrease on that statistic.

Daniel Farke will certainly be the happier of the managers going into this tie, understanding he has Elland Road on his aspect, however Leeds’ type of late should be a fear. His aspect have solely gained as soon as of their final eight, a run which finally ended their hopes of computerized promotion.

Norwich deliver an analogous run into this one, having gained simply twice of their final eight and David Wagner is not going to be buoyed by his aspect’s latest historical past towards Leeds which quantities to only two wins in 12.

The strain cooker will undoubtedly be cranked as much as the max this night however allow us to all hope for a match that correctly befits the event. The 2019 semi-final second leg was one of the vital thrilling matches of that decade – fingers crossed tonight will be the identical.