Championship Final Day: Promotion and Relegation Battles to be Decided

Championship Final Day Promotion and Relegation Battles to be Decided

The Championship season’s final day is here, with much still at stake at both ends of the table.

Leicester secured promotion to the Premier League as league winners after beating Preston 3-0. One automatic spot remains.

Ipswich or Leeds will claim second place. Ipswich currently holds the last automatic position and needs a point against struggling Huddersfield to earn promotion. Leeds must win against Southampton and hope Ipswich loses to join Leicester in the top two.

In the play-off race, Southampton is secure in fourth. Norwich, in fifth, needs a point against Birmingham to guarantee a top six position. West Brom occupies the final play-off spot and a win over Preston secures their place. A defeat could open the door for Hull if they win against Plymouth.

Eleven teams, along with promoted Portsmouth, Derby, and Sheffield United, are safe in the Championship next season. These teams cannot be promoted or relegated this weekend.

In the relegation battle, Rotherham is already relegated. Huddersfield needs a miracle to stay up, requiring a win and specific results from Birmingham and Plymouth.

Birmingham, in third-bottom, hosts Norwich and needs a victory to have any chance of survival. They require one of three outcomes: Plymouth losing to Hull, Sheffield Wednesday losing at Sunderland, or Blackburn losing at Leicester.

Blackburn and Sheffield Wednesday need just a point in their respective matches to ensure their spot in the Championship next season. Plymouth, sitting in 21st place, needs a win to guarantee safety.

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