Coventry vs. Luton Preview: Early Odds and information on the Championship Play-Off Final
A prized place in the Premier League is up for grabs when Coventry City and Luton Town fight it out in the Championship Play-Off Final.
Luton overcame Sunderland 3-2 on aggregate in their semi-final tie thanks to a 2-0 win in the second-leg, while Coventry held their nerve to edge past Middlesbrough 1-0 thanks to a strike from Gustavo Hamer at the Riverside.
Below we bring you everything you need to know about the crunch clash, including the early match odds from trusted online betting sites.
When is Coventry vs Luton?
The Championship Play-Off Final between Coventry and Luton will take place on Saturday 27th May, with kick-off scheduled for 4.45pm UK time.
Where is Coventry vs Luton?
The showpiece special will be hosted by Wembley Stadium in London, which has a capacity of 90,000. Both clubs are expected to receive 36,000 tickets.
Which TV Channel is Coventry vs Luton on?
The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football, and Sky Sports Ultra HDR.
What are the Coventry vs Luton Odds?
Luton are the 4/5 favourites to win promotion, with Coventry around the 11/10 mark.
Little separates the duo in the match market (90 minutes only) with Luton taking favoritism at 6/4 to claim the win that would rocket them into the Premier League for the first time ever.
Meanwhile Coventry, who have been absent from the top-flight since 2001, can be backed at 21/10.
Alternatively, you can find a draw at the end of normal time at 21/10.
Stay tuned for more markets such as anytime goalscorer, correct score, and both teams to score.
What have the managers said?
Coventry were remarkably rock-bottom of the Championship and without a win at the start of October. However, Mark Robins would go on to orchestrate a stunning transformation, leading his troops to a top-6 finish on the final day.
After beating Middlesbrough in the semi-finals, Robins told the BBC:
"People talk about journeys, where we've come from. It's one for the romantics. Luton have come from the National League. I remember it well; Mick Harford in charge, 30-point deductions, it's been a tough road for them but it's been a tough road for us and we've got our own tales of woe from over a number of years.
"Hopefully we can build into a game and have a really good go at getting back into the Premier League. We're one game away, they're one game away. To be part of that game is fantastic."
Robins will come up against Luton boss Rob Edwards who started the season at Watford, only to be ruthlessly sacked in September. He returned to the dugout in November after he was selected as the manager to replace Nathan Jones at Luton.
"We're one game away from the Premier League. It sounds special, it sounds surreal saying it," Edwards told BBC Sport after leading his side to Wembley.
"We are, it's a fact. And I'm really, really happy. The fans were great, and we needed them. They got the atmosphere going before kick-off. When the staff came in after the warm-up they said the atmosphere was really, really good.
Who are the most recent winners of the Championship Play-Off Final?
Nottingham Forest ended their lengthy 23-year absence from the Premier League last season after they beat Huddersfield in the Play-Off Final thanks to a Levi Colwill's own goal just before half-time.
Brentford booked their passage in 2021, while Fulham have gone up via the play-offs twice in recent times: in both 2020 and 2018.
Last Five Winners
- 2022: Nottingham Forest
- 2021: Brentford
- 2020: Fulham
- 2019: Aston Villa
- 2018: Fulham
What was the score in the last five Finals?
- 2022: Nottingham Forest 1-0 Huddersfield
- 2021: Brentford 2-0 Swansea
- 2020: Fulham 2-1 Brentford
- 2019: Aston Villa 2-1 Derby
- 2018: Fulham 1-0 Aston Villa