The EFL championship this season has been great so far.
Norwich and Sheffield United have secured promotion to the Premier League. And as usual, one team still has to be promoted to play in the PL games.
Aston Villa, West Bromwich, Derby County, and Leeds United qualified to compete at the play-offs.
This is where the Championship games get intense.
The goal in mind at this point is the Premier League
So, all teams will have to put in their best to ensure that they get the most coveted spot in the EFL Championship.
The first leg of the semifinal games has been played. After the second leg, which will be played on May 15th and 16th, we will know which teams will be competing in the play-off finals.
But before then, which of these teams stand a chance to play at the final?
Let’s take a look at their performances so far.
Aston Villa vs West Bromwich
The fact that these teams are competing in the semi-final play-offs is enough proof that they have done a good job.
Nevertheless, they are at a point where they must put in nothing but the best.
Looking at the result of the first leg of the play-off semi-final, Aston Villa have an edge over West Bromwich.
They finished the game with a win, despite the fact that West Bromwich scored the first goal in the game.
If a repeat of the first leg happens in their second game, then Aston Villa will go on to play in the final.
However, we would not be surprised if West Bromwich gives us a surprising comeback and change the current tone of the game.
It should also be noted that this is not the first time that Aston Villa and West Bromwich will be playing against each other in the Championship.
In all their 24 meetings, West Bromwich won five games while Aston Villa won nine games, with the rest ending in a draw.
Based on this, the chances of winning the second leg are higher for Aston Villa.
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Derby County vs Leeds United
The race to the finish line just got more intense for Derby County.
We can say they have done a good job so far – after all, they got qualified to play at the semi-final in the play-offs.
Still, Derby County have their work cut out for them.
Their last game against Leeds United didn’t end well for them. They finished the game without scoring a goal.
So, at this point, Derby County have to make sure that they at least, score goals in the next leg to be played.
If they really want to play at the play-off finals, they cannot settle for a draw. It must be a win.
This, however, doesn’t mean that hope is lost for them. They can still give us an outstanding performance and make it to the play-off finals.
Do you think that they can also win the second leg?
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The next two days promise to be exciting for lovers of the EFL championship games.
What do you think the outcome of the play-off semi-finals will be? Which teams will make it to the final?
Leave us a comment and let us know what you think.