EFL Championship - Ipswich Town

EFL Championship Scenarios Leading into the Last Matchday of the Season: Ipswich Eye Automatic Promotion

EFL Championship qualification scenarios on knife-edge as Ipswich and Leeds eye automatic promotion

The EFL Championship has been set ablaze before the last matchday of its 2023-2024 season. While Leicester City have already won the Championship title and secured the automatic promotion back to the Premier League, Ipswich Town and Leeds United both play on the final matchday of the campaign to secure the last automatic promotion spot.

What’s enthralling is that Ipswich Town needs only a point in their last match of the season against Huddersfield Town. On the other hand, Leeds United will need a win against Southampton to have any chance of sealing that second promotion berth, considering that Ipswich loses their match against Huddersfield on the final day.

Ipswich Town currently stands at the second spot in this season’s EFL Championship table with 93 points to their name. While Leeds United stands at the third spot with 90 points to their tally with one game to go for each of these teams. It can surely be prescribed that nerves could kick in final match-day of the season for Ipswich and Leeds.

Leeds United faced a heavy 4-0 defeat against QPR in their previous outing in the campaign putting the honors on Ipswich to gain an advantage before they played Coventry City in their previous league outing. Kieran Mckenna’s side obliged as they registered a closely fought 1-2 win over Coventry to put themselves in just a need for a draw moving into their final game of the campaign.

West Bromwich Albion and Hull City to battle it out for that final playoff spot

Hull City Players
Fabio Carvalho has been instrumental for Hull City in the EFL Championship | Image Credit: Hull Live

Southampton and Norwich City are guaranteed a spot in the EFL Championship playoffs considering their points tally moving into the final matchday of the league. West Bromwich Albion and Hull City are set to battle it out for the final play-off spot when they play their respectable fixtures on Sunday, May 5. West Brom currently sits in sixth spot with 72 points, and Hull holds the seventh with 70 points.

Either a win or a draw for the Baggies in their final fixture against Preston North End will secure a play-off spot for them, considering they are much above on goal difference from Hull City as of now. However, for the Tigers, they would need a win against Plymouth Argyle in their final match of the season to have any chance of qualifying for the playoffs, taking into equation that West Brom loses their match against Preston.

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