Championship Playoff Final: Coventry vs Luton Prediction, Preview, and Odds (May 27)
- A place in next season’s Premier League will be up for grabs at Wembley on Saturday, May 27
- Coventry and Luton are the unlikely sides that will be competing in the richest game in English soccer
There are few more exciting events on the English soccer calendar than the playoffs. The Championship Playoffs will reach their conclusion at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, May 27, as Luton Town and Coventry City clash. The winning side will be playing their soccer in the Premier League next term.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday, May 27, 2023, at 11:45 a.m ET
- Where: Wembley Stadium, London
- How To Watch: ESPN+
One of the biggest games in English soccer will take place at Wembley Stadium on May 27, as two of the pre-season favorites for relegation lock horns for a place in the Premier League. Luton Town will be the narrow favorites in the betting, as they avenged their playoff heartbreak last season by going one step further this term.
They showed all their battling qualities across the two legs against Sunderland in the semi-finals, as they came back from a 2-1 disadvantage in the first meeting to claim a 2-0 success at Kenilworth Road earlier this week. Both of their efforts in that success were netted in the opening half, with Gabriel Osho and Tom Lockyer finding the net. Defensively, they were excellent as they restricted Sunderland to just a single shot on target.
Coventry’s rise to the brink of the Premier League is a heroic tale. Mark Robins has been with the Sky Blues since their League Two promotion-winning campaign, and they could now achieve an unlikely return to the Premier League for the first time since 2000-01. Robins has been the mastermind behind the operation, as he has ensured that players have maintained focus despite off-field issues revolving around the CBS Arena and the ownership of the club.
Coventry finished two places below Luton in the final Championship standings, as their place in the playoffs was assured following a 1-1 draw against Middlesbrough on the final day. They then later eliminated the same team in the semi-finals of the playoffs, with the only goal across the 180 minutes being netted by Gustavo Hamer at the Riverside on Wednesday.
Coventry vs Luton Prediction
It is amazing to think that Luton vs Coventry was a League 1 fixture back in 2018, and now they will be battling for a place in the Premier League. Both the previous meetings between the sides ended level this term. However, the big Wembley pitch could firmly play into Coventry’s hands, who boast a better quality with the ball on the ground. A close match is likely, but we see the Sky Blues landing a historic 1-0 win.