EFL 2021 Play-offs: Preview, TV Channel, UK Start Time & Odds

EFL 2021 Play-offs: Preview, TV Channel, UK Start Time & Odds

When do the EFL Play-offs start? What TV channel is it on? What are the odds? oddschecker have all the key information ahead of the Play-offs.

The EFL semi-final play-offs begin on Monday and continue throughout the week, with a place at Wembley at stake for the winning teams.

Here at oddschecker we will provide you with the latest insights into the playoffs.

Championship

The Championship play-offs are among the most lucrative and exciting games in English football, with a coveted place in the Premier League on the line.

Brentford secured a third-place finish with Swansea, Barnsley, Bournemouth finishing behind them.

Due to the formatting of the playoffs this means that Brentford will take on sixth place Bournemouth, leaving fourth and fifth placed Swansea and Barnsley to do battle. 

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UK Start Time

The play-off semi-finals are due to begin on May 17, with Bournemouth vs Brentford taking place at 18:00 and Barnsley vs Swansea taking place at 20:15.

The second leg will be played a week later on May 22, with fixtures being reversed meaning it will be Brentford vs Bournemouth at an earlier kick off 12:30 and Swansea vs Barnsley at 18:30.

TV Channel

Sky Sports has exclusive broadcasting rights for the Championship and the play-offs will be shown live on Sky Sports Football. In terms of online streaming, Sky Go is the network's dedicated service.

Championship odds:

Brentford have been in this position before, after getting all the way to the final last year but losing out to Fulham. The bookies have put a high value on their experience and are currently 9/5.

Bournemouth will be looking to bounce back from their relegation they suffered last year but do not come into this in the best of form. They have lost three in a row but have home advantage for the first leg, leaving them with best odds of 20/11.

For the later kick off between Barnsley and Swansea, the bookies have put the surprise package of the year, the Tykes, as favourites to win at 6/5. However, if you fancy the Swans you can back them at 3/1.

League One

With Hull and Peterborough securing automatic promotion into the Championship, it has left four teams fighting out for the final place.

Blackpool finished third with Sunderland, Lincoln and Oxford finishing fourth, fifth and sixth respectively.

Blackpool will play Oxford, who secured their playoff place in dramatic fashion on the final day of season. This leaves Lincoln to face Sunderland for the final spot in the play-off final.

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UK Start Time

Oxford vs Blackpool will be the first game to take place on May 18 at 18:00. The reverse fixture will take place on Friday the 21st at 19:45.

Lincoln City will host Sunderland on May 19 at 18:00. The reverse fixture will see the The Imps take on the Black Cats at the Stadium of Light on May 22 at 15:30.

TV Channel

Sky Sports has exclusive broadcasting rights for league one and the play-offs will be shown live on Sky Sports Football. In terms of online streaming, Sky Go is the network's dedicated service.

League One Odds:

Despite only clinching their play-off place of place on the final day of the season Oxford will be feeling very confident going into this one with three successive wins, this has left them with best odds of 7/5.

Blackpool, however, are on a good run of form themselves with four wins out of five and having finishing third will fancy their chances. You can back The Seasiders at 2/1.

Sunderland are the favourites when they meet Lincoln on Wednesday with best odds of 8/5. However, if you fancy an upset you can back Lincoln at 2/1.

League Two

With three automatic places been taken by Cheltenham, Cambridge and Bolton, it leaves one final place to be battled out.

Morecambe finished fourth with 78 points and following behind them were Newport, Forest Green and Tranmere.

This leaves Newport vs Forest Green and Morecambe vs Tranmere.

UK Start Time

Newport vs Forest Green will be the first game League Two game to take place on May 18 at 20:15, with the reverse fixture taking place on May 23 at 18:30.

Tranmere will take on Morecambe on 20 May at 18:00 but will have the earlier kick off on May 23 at 12:30.

TV Channel

Sky Sports has exclusive broadcasting rights for league two and the play-offs will be shown live on Sky Sports Football. In terms of online streaming, Sky Go is the network's dedicated service.

League Two Odds:

Newport will have home advantage in their first game against Forest Green and the bookies believe this will pay off as they are currently 7/5. If you fancy Forest Green to cause an upset, you can back them at 9/4.

Despite Morecambe’s strong finish to the season the bookies have Tranmere as favourites to win the game at 7/5. Morecambe can be backed at 9/4.