THE EFL has reached its business end as teams look to secure those promotion places.
And as every year, in each of the three divisions – Championship, League One and League Two – four teams compete in the play-offs with only one earning promotion in the Wembley finals.
Brentford were last year’s Championship play-off winners after a comfortable 2-0 victory over Swansea at Wembley.
When are the EFL play-off finals?
The dates for each of the EFL play-off finals have been confirmed and will take place across two weeks.
The League One final will be played a week before the League Two and Championship finals as Wembley is unavailable on the Bank Holiday Monday of May 30.
The reason for this is the Uefa-Conmebol Finalissima, which will see European Champions Italy take on Copa America winners Argentina at the national stadium on Wednesday, June 1.
EFL play-off final dates
- Wycombe vs Sunderland (3pm) – Saturday, May 21
- Huddersfield vs Nottingham Forest (4.30pm) – Sunday, May 29
When are the EFL play-off semi-finals?
Dates for the EFL play-off semi-finals are as follows:
- Wycombe 2-0 MK Dons
- MK Dons 1-0 Wycombe (1-2 agg)
- Mansfield 2-1 Northampton
- Northampton vs Mansfield (7.45pm) – Wednesday, May 18
- Swindon 2-1 Port Vale
- Port Vale vs Swindon (7.45pm) – Thursday, May 19
Do the EFL play-offs have away goals?
The EFL play-offs do NOT have away goals.
The rule was scrapped in 1999 after third placed side Ipswich were beaten by sixth placed Bolton on away goals.