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The thirty eighth Championship play-off last to resolve which membership joins Leicester City and Ipswich Town within the Premier League for the 2024-25 season and substitute Sheffield United, Burnley and Luton Town is the ultimate match of the home season in England.

Who is collaborating?

Leeds United, who completed third within the 46-game Championship season, are taking part in Southampton, who ended one place behind them in fourth. Both sides have been relegated from the Premier League in 2023 in nineteenth and twentieth locations respectively.

When is the Championship play-off last?

The 2024 Championship play-off last will happen on Sunday, May 26 at 3pm, kicking off 24 hours after the FA Cup last between Manchester City and Manchester United on the identical venue.

Where is it being held?

Wembley Stadium in London will host the match.

The play-off last moved to Wembley in 1990, the fourth 12 months it was held. Originally a two-legged affair performed residence and away, it turned a single match for Swindon Town’s victory over Sunderland in 1990. Sadly for Swindon, pleasure was short-lived, a long-running investigation into their monetary conduct introduced its findings shortly afterwards and the Football League promoted Sunderland of their stead.

What TV channel is the FA Cup last on within the UK?

Sly Sports has the rights to the Football League and shall be displaying the ultimate on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football.

The highlights shall be proven on ITV4 at 10pm and once more on ITV1 at 11.20pm

TalkSport has the unique nationwide radio rights for the match and begins its protection at 1.30pm.

What occurred within the semi-finals?

Leeds United performed the sixth-placed membership, Norwich City, drawing 0-0 with them at Carrow Road within the first leg earlier than hammering them 4-0 at Elland Road in a return to kind after their finish of season wobble.

Southampton additionally drew the primary leg away from residence, leaving West Bromwich with a 0-0 draw, after which beat Albion 3-1 at St Mary’s when Adam Armstrong continued his wealthy vein of kind with two targets.

What occurred between the 2 earlier within the season?

Southampton triumphed in each video games, beginning emphatically with a 3-1 residence victory which started a club-record unbeaten run of 25 matches. Saints additionally gained at Elland Road on the final day of the season correct, going into the play-off semi-finals with a 2-1 victory and making them favourites for the match, if not with the bookies.

What are their information in play-off finals?

Leeds have misplaced thrice at this stage of the season – defeated by Charlton in 1987, Watford in 2006 and Doncaster in 2008 in a League One last.

This is Southampton’s first play-off last.

Can I nonetheless get tickets for the ultimate?

No. Athough tickets went on sale solely on Saturday, each golf equipment had bought out their 35,000+ allocations fully to season ticketholders and members, leaving none for common sale.

Latest damage updates

Leeds United have a serious doubt about Patrick Bamford who has missed the final 4 video games after injuring a patella tendon through the victory over Middlesbrough. Pascal Struijk, who captained the aspect earlier than Christmas, has been out with a groin damage because the flip of the 12 months, and Sam Byram missed the second leg in opposition to Norwich with a hip damage.

Southampton’s first alternative goalkeeper, Gavin Bazunu, has been dominated out till 2025 after rupturing his achilles tendon in April and the previous Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong is recovering from a quad damage. The Scotland worldwide has been named within the provisional squad for Euro 2024 however won’t be able to return till subsequent month.

Who is the referee?

John Brooks is the person with the Acme Thunderer, a Premier League official who was the referee for Manchetsre City’s victory over West Ham which confirmed them as champions for a fourth season in succession. Brooks’ solely different Championship match this season was Saints’ 3-1 victory over Leeds final September.

What is the prize?

Various estimates have been made in regards to the gross worth of successful promotion by way of the play-offs from TV revenue and sponsorship, starting from the conservative £135 million to virtually double that determine in line with Deloitte

What are the newest odds?

  • Leeds United 13/10
  • Southampton 11/5

Odds appropriate as of May 22