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Leeds vs Southampton: Who will prevail in the Championship play-off final at Wembley? -Dlight News

How to watch, exclusive interviews, what is at stake & more in the Sky Bet Championship play-off final at Wembley.

The Championship play-off final: How to watch & follow on Sunday

On TV: Live on Sky Sports Football and Main Event from 2pm.


Sunday 26th May 2:00pm


Kick off 3:00pm


Online: Sky Customers can also watch on Sky Go or the Sky Sports app from 2pm.

How to follow: You will be able to follow our live blog from 2pm across our website and app, where we will have free in-game clips of all the goals and key moments, and free highlights shortly after full-time.

Leeds vs Southampton: Who will prevail?

VOTE: Who will win the final?

How Leeds reached Wembley

How Southampton reached Wembley

Season in stats & highlights

Thr £170m game

  • Victory is worth at least £170m even if the winners finish bottom in the Premier League next season.
  • Based on payments from previous seasons, the side that finishes bottom of the Premier League will receive around £95m in central revenue, though this figure can change depending on how often that team is shown live on UK TV.
  • Should the play-off winners be relegated they will receive just under £76m as a parachute payment – clubs who spend one season in the Premier League are only eligible for two seasons’ worth of parachute payments, which come to about £75.6m spread over two years. Teams relegated after more than one season get an extra £15m in the third year.
  • Premier League survival for one season would see this figure raise to over £285m – the side that finishes 17th will net around £100m in central payments and also qualify for the extra £15m in third year of parachute payments.

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EFL play-off records

Leeds were beaten in their most recent play-off attempt by Derby in the Championship semi-finals in 2019
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Leeds were beaten in their most recent play-off attempt by Derby in the Championship semi-finals in 2019

Leeds have appeared in the EFL play-offs five times and have failed to seal promotion on any occasion.

  • 1986/87 – lost in Division Two (now Championship) final over two legs to Charlton Athletic. This was before the final was played as a one-off a Wembley.
  • 2005/06 – lost in Championship final to Watford 3-0 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
  • 2007/08 – lost in League One final to Doncaster at Wembley.
  • 2008/09 – lost in League One semi-finals to Millwall.
  • 2018/19 – lost in Championship semi-finals to Derby County.
Southampton's only play-off excursion saw them beaten in the Championship semi-finals by Derby in 2007
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Southampton’s only play-off excursion saw them beaten in the Championship semi-finals by Derby in 2007

Southampton have just one EFL play-off appearance so far, losing to Derby County in the Championship semi-final in 2006/07.

Who wins through in the Championship play-offs?

Who has won promotion? Since 2004/05…

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  • 6th: ✅✅

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