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EFL Play-offs 2019: Who, when and where to watch?

| 07.05.2019

Odds and info for the 2019 EFL Play-offs

With the regular EFL season done and dusted, it’s time for the Championship, League One and League Two play-offs.

In each league, we’ve got a pair of two-legged semi finals before Wembley Stadium plays host to three showpiece finals.

After 46 league matches, only three more stand between each play-off contender and their promotion dreams.

Ahead of a crucial week of play-off football, we’ve got all the odds and preview…


Who’s playing?

Martyn Waghorn Derby County

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Going into the final weekend of the Championship season, Leeds United, West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa had already booked their play-off spots.

Derby County claimed the last place with a 3-1 win over West Brom on the final day thanks to goals from Martyn Waghorn, Mason Bennett and Harry Wilson.

Leeds finished in third, which means they’ll face two legs against sixth-placed Derby, while there’s an East Midlands derby as fourth-placed West Brom tackle a tricky tie against Aston Villa.

Leeds remain favourites to clinch promotion at 9/5, though Villa (2/1) aren’t too far behind. West Brom and Derby come into the semi-finals as underdogs for promotion at 7/2 and 9/2 respectively.

When are they being played?

Saturday 11th May – Aston Villa v West Brom – Villa Park, 12:30pm

Saturday 11th May – Derby County v Leeds United – Pride Park, 5:15pm

Tuesday 14th May – West Brom v Aston Villa – The Hawthorns, 8:00pm

Wednesday 15th May – Leeds United v Derby County – Elland Road, 7:45pm

Monday 27th May – Championship play-off final – Wembley Stadium, 3:00pm

League One

Who’s playing?

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Charlton Athletic, Portsmouth and Sunderland had already booked their play-off spots prior to the final weekend, with sixth in the league up for debate between Doncaster Rovers and Peterborough United.

Doncaster beat Coventry City 2-0 on the final day to ensure they claimed sixth, despite Peterborough’s 3-1 win over Burton Albion.

Charlton face Doncaster in the semi’s after finishing third, with Portsmouth and Sunderland finishing fourth and fifth.

The Addicks are the favourites to claim a place in the Championship next season at 9/4, with Portsmouth and Sunderland joint second-favourites at 12/5. Doncaster are outsiders to go all the way at 4/1.

When are they being played?

Saturday 11th May – Sunderland v Portsmouth – Stadium of Light, 7:30pm

Sunday 12th May – Doncaster Rovers v Charlton Athletic – Keepmoat Stadium, 12:15pm

Thursday 16th May – Portsmouth v Sunderland – Fratton Park, 7:45pm

Friday 17th May – Charlton Athletic v Doncaster Rovers – The Valley, 7:45pm

Sunday 26th May – League One play-off final – Wembley Stadium, 3:00pm

League Two

Who’s playing?

Mansfield Town were made to settle for a play-off spot after defeat on the final day to their nearest challengers Milton Keynes Dons, with the Buckinghamshire club beating the Stags to the third automatic promotion spot.

Forest Green Rovers and Tranmere Rovers had already secured their play-off spots, but Newport County held on to the final place despite drawing their final league fixture away at Morecambe.

After holding on to seventh, Newport will face Mansfield over two legs, with Forest Green and Tranmere fighting for the second final spot.

Mansfield sit as favourites to claim promotion at 6/4, with Forest Green looking strong too at 5/2. Tranmere and Newport are outsiders to claim a League One spot next season at 11/4 and 4/1 respectively.

When are they being played?

Thursday 9th May – Newport County v Mansfield Town – Rodney Parade, 7:45pm

Friday 10th May – Tranmere Rovers v Forest Green Rovers – Prenton Park, 7:45pm

Sunday 12th May – Mansfield Town v Newport County – Field Mill, 6:00pm

Monday 13th May – Forest Green Rovers v Tranmere Rovers– The New Lawn, 7:45pm

Saturday 25th May – League Two play-off final – Wembley Stadium, 3:00pm

Where to watch?

You can catch all the Football League play-off action live on Sky Sports. You can stream the matches too via the Sky Go app.

View the latest EFL odds at Coral.

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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



Drew Goodsell

Drew is a journalism graduate who closely follows American sports, focussing on the NBA and NFL. He also has a keen interest in all things football, paying regular attention to the Premier League, Bundesliga and Ligue 1.