This Championship season is going down to the wire

Published on 6 May 2023 at 12:00


With the EFL Championship 2022/23 season coming to a close, the final round of fixtures is set to be
entertaining as per. Although Burnley and Sheffield United have already clinched their spots in the
Premier League for the upcoming season, Blackpool, Wigan, and Reading are bidding farewell to
their Championship tenures following their relegation to League 1. With it all still to play for in the
middle of the park, any team from fifth to ninth could secure a playoff spot.

With everything still to play for ninth placed Blackburn Rovers must travel to ‘The Den’ to face fifth
placed Millwall knowing they must better the results of eighth place West Brom who must face
Swansea City and seventh place Sunderland who go to Preston with the best goal difference out of
the four final candidates for the playoffs.

Coventry aren’t exactly guaranteed a Playoff spot just yet though, they travel to Middleborough on
the final day sat on 69 points which any the of the previously mentioned teams can still achieve. The
Sky Blues need just a point to have a playoff semi final spot, even if they don’t get to the 70 point
mark they do have the superior goal difference. Thus meaning for just Sunderland to catch them they
must better their result by at least 2 goals in favour of the Black Cats.

Championship Play off Possibilities


Coventry City 5th:
Middleborough (A) – Avoid defeat to guarantee a top six finish

Millwall 6th:
Blackburn Rovers (H) – Win to guarantee a top six finish, defeat guarantees that they drop out


Sunderland 7th:
Preston (A) – need to win and hope either Coventry lose or Millwall fail to beat Blackburn


West Brom 8th:
Swansea City (A) – Need to win and need Millwall to drop points. Also need to rely on goal difference
in the event of a Coventry loss or Sunderland win.


Blackburn Rovers 9th:
Millwall (A) – Need to win and need both Sunderland and West Brom to drop points.



Josh Lucas

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