On Saturday 13th May, the Championship play-off semi-finals kicks off as Sunderland faces Luton Town at the Stadium of Light at 5:30 pm.
In order to qualify for the Championship play-offs, you have to finish between third and sixth in the standings, with third place facing sixth in the semi-finals, while fourth and fifth also go head to head. During these semi-finals, there are two legs, with the aggregate winner progressing through to a one-legged final at Wembley - it must be noted that there are no away goal rules in the semi-finals.
In terms of league standings, Burnley and Sheffield United were automatically promoted, while Luton finished third on 80 points, five points clear of fourth-placed Middlesbrough. On the final day of the regular 46-game season, Coventry City confirmed their spot in fifth place on 70 points, ahead of Sunderland who narrowly sneaked in via a 3-0 win away at Preston after Blackburn Rovers’ dramatic 4-3 win over Millwall.