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Play-Off final fever hits Wembley Stadium this weekend

20 May 2015

Sky Bet are offering some fantastic odds

Championship

Middlesbrough and Norwich City will meet at Wembley in the Championship Play-off final on Monday for a place in the Barclays Premier League.

Norwich, who finished the regular season in third position, will be hoping for a return to the top-flight under Alex Neil after the Canaries got the better of East Anglian Rivals Ipswich Town in the semi-final.

And with just one defeat in their last ten outings, the Norfolk outfit are 2/5 with Sky Bet to celebrate promotion.

Middlesbrough come into the showpiece looking to secure promotion back to England’s top-tier after a six-year absence.

Having secured a fourth placed finish in the regular season, manager Aitor Karanka will be looking to top scorer Patrick Bamford to lead the Teesside club to promotion.

League One

The League One Play-Off final will see Preston North End and Swindon Town lock horns at Wembley on Sunday.

North End suffered heartbreak on the final day of the league season having missed out on automatic promotion, but overcame Chesterfield over two legs to set up a date with Swindon.

Simon Grayson’s Lilywhites will be hoping to avenge their Play-Off hoodoo, which stands at nine attempts without promotion.

The Deepdale outfit will be looking to Joe Garner to deliver the goods, having already netted 26 times this season.

Swindon will be hoping for a return to the second tier after a 15 year hiatus, having come through an incredible semi final against Sheffield United.

Mark Cooper’s man travel to the capital after finishing a solitary place behind their opponents in the league standings.

Town will be hoping that Andy Williams can add to his 21 goals this term to secure them promotion.

League Two

Wycombe Wanderers and Southend United will play out the League Two Play-Off final on Saturday.

Both sides finished level on 84 points just outside the automatic promotion spots, with Wycombe fourth and Southend fifth in the fourth-tier.

Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth has turned the Chairboys’ fortunes around completely since taking over last season, with the Buckinghamshire side on the brink of a return to League One.

The club were on the verge of dropping out of the league altogether last term, but this campaign has been a completely different story.

Standing in their way however are Phil Brown’s Southend United side, who beat Stevenage to reach the final.

This is the second successive Play-Off campaign for the Roots Hall outfit, and Brown will be hoping to lead his side to promotion this term having succumbed to a defeat to Burton Albion in the semi-final a year ago.

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