The 2023 EFL Championship playoffs, has now entered into the final weeks, with just one promotion spot to the Premier League left, find out the fixtures, schedule and dates
So far, Vincent Kompany’s Burnley who won the league title, and Sheffield United have gained automatic promotions to the Premier League.
EFL Championship playoffs 2023: Schedule, dates, time, teams, fixtures list, format, odds
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The EFL Championship playoff will decide the third and final team that joins the Premier League next season.
EFL Championship playoffs teams
Currently, Luton Town and Michael Carrick’s Middlesbrough are the only teams to have secured a playoff spot. The other two teams will be decided over the course of the final week.
EFL Championship playoffs format
As things stand, teams ranked from third to sixth in the final table will enter into the playoffs round. While the third-placed team will face the sixth, the fourth will face against the fifth-placed team. As such, there will be two semifinal games, with the winners facing each other in the final match at Wembley.
EFL Championship playoffs 2022/23
Given below are the EFL Championship table standings as of April 30, 2023. So far, only Luton Town and Middlesbrough are confirmed as playoff qualifiers. The battle for the final two spots stretch down to Blackburn Rovers who are in 9th place.
|Position||Team||Points||Matches Played||Goals Scored||Goal Difference|
|1.||Burnley – Y||98||45||84||+49|
|2.||Sheffield United – Y||88||44||71||+34|
|3.||Luton Town – Z||78||44||56||+18|
|4.||Middlesbrough – Z||74||45||83||+28|
Y denotes teams that secured automatic promotion to Premier League
Z denotes teams that are assured of at least a playoff spot
Remaining fixtures for playoff teams
Given below are the remaining EFL Championship playoff fixtures:
|Fixture||Date||Kickoff Time (GMT/ET)|
|Blackburn Rovers vs. Luton Town||May. 1, 2023||17:30/12:30|
|Luton Town vs. Hull City||May. 8, 2023||15:00/10:00|
|Middlesbrough vs. Coventry City||May. 8, 2023||15:00/10:00|
|Millwall vs. Blackburn Rovers||May. 8, 2023||15:00/10:00|
|Swansea City vs. West Brom||May. 8, 2023||15:00/10:00|
|Preston North End vs. Sunderland||May. 8, 2023||15:00/10:00|
EFL Championship playoff final
The two-legged EFL Championship playoff semifinals will te place on May 13/14 and May 16/17. The two victorious teams will then off in a winner tes all final at the Wembley stadium on Saturday on May 27, 2023.
Besides winning a Premier League promotion, the playoff final winner will also receive a major financial boost. In fact, the game is regularly labelled as the ‘richest game in world football’ due to its importance. Based on last year’s data, the winner of the playoffs is estimated to win an extra £265m/$328m reward as they kickoff their Premier League campaign.
EFL Championship promotion via playoffs odds
Given below are the odds for teams to likely get promotion via playoffs:
|Team to get promoted via playoffs||Bet MGM (USA)||SkyBet (UK)|
EFL Championship teams promoted to Premier League in 2023
The EFL Championship has three automatic promotion spots with two of them already confirmed.
Given below are the teams already confirmed with a promotion:
|Premier League Promoted sides in 2023||Team||2022/23 EFL Championship position||No. of Premier League seasons||Last Premier League season|
|Sheffield United||2nd||5||2020/21||Sheffield United|