EFL Championship


Championship season 2021/22 has officially ended. Now, the teams that finish from 3rd to 6th will enter the playoffs for the final place to attend the 2022/23 Premier League. Accordingly, 4 teams will be divided into 2 pairs of semi-final kicks at home and away. The overall winner (where the away goals rule applies) will advance to the final at Wembley Stadium.

The first pair of semi-finals took place between Luton Town (6th) and Huddersfield (3rd). Luton is not a highly-rated team in the Championship when the number of times participating in this tournament is only counted on the fingers (even in the 2013/14 season, this team still had to compete in the 5th division). 

This is the first time in the history of existence, Luton is participating in the Premier League playoff round (ie in the Top 6 final in the Championship). Meanwhile, it can be seen that Huddersfield is the face with the most number of cheeks in the First Division when the 2018/19 season, Huddersfield is also included in the Premier League.

However, like Luton, the West Yorkshire team had a relatively successful 2021/22 season because last season, Huddersfield was close to being relegated (20th/24th overall). In the final phase of the English First Division this season, Luton did not play well when he won only the last 3/8. However, at home, coach Nathan Jones and his team are unbeaten in the last 5 matches. Further, Luton was only empty-handed in 1/15 of the recent reception.


On the other side of the front line, Huddersfield could not win a direct promotion ticket (Top 2) despite having the best sprint of the tournament because before in the first leg, they played too badly. But with what has been shown, coach Carlos Corberan's team shows the potential to win a ticket to the Premier League. 

It should be remembered that Huddersfield is on a 7-match unbeaten streak (won 6). Broadly, the last 18 matches in the Championship framework, Huddersfield only lost 2 while winning to 11.

In the first leg of the playoff semi-final tonight, with home advantage Luton Town is still in the upper door with a -1/4 handicap. But note in the Championship this season, Luton Town still accepts -1/2 when welcoming Huddersfield. In addition, the winning score on the away team is still very low (signaling the possibility that the ratio may move down to the 0: 0 mark), fearing that nothing good will happen to the home team in terms of handicap.