Coventry City and Luton Town are set to go head to head in the EFL Championship playoff final for place in the Premier League.
Luton beat Tony Mowbray’s Sunderland in the semifinals while Coventry knocked out Middlesbrough and Michael Carrick as they look to return to the English top-flight for the first time since 2001.
The Hatters, on the other hand, have never been in the Premier League since its inception in 1992, but have made their way up the English football pyramid in remarkable fashion since 2017.
The Sporting News looks at the key details ahead of the Championship playoff final between Coventry and Luton.
What time does Coventry vs Luton kick off?
The playoff final at Wembley Stadium in London kicks off on Saturday, May 27 at 4.45pm local time.
Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:
|USA||Sun, May 28||11:45 a.m. ET|
|Canada||Sun, May 28||11:45 a.m. ET|
|UK||Sun, May 28||4:45 p.m. BST|
|Australia||Mon, May 29||1:45 a.m. AEST|
|India||Sun, May 28||9.15 p.m. IST|
|Hong Kong||Sun, May 28||11:45 p.m. HKT|
|Malaysia||Sun, May 28||11:45 p.m. MYT|
|Singapore||Sun, May 28||11:45 p.m. SGT|
|New Zealand||Mon, May 29||3:45 a.m. NZST|
Coventry vs Luton live stream, TV channel
|UK||Sky Sports Main Event||Sky GO|
|Australia||beIN Sports 2||Kayo Sports, beIN Sports Connect|
|Hong Kong||661 Sports Station||—|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport 7||beIN Sports Connect|
USA: This match will not be televised in the United States but can be streamed on ESPN+.
Canada: Canadian fans can stream with match on DAZN.
UK: This fixture will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and will be available to stream Sky GO.
Australia: Fans in Australia can watch on beIN Sports 2 and stream the game on beIN Sports Connect and Kayo Sports.
Coventry vs Luton predicted lineups
The key to Coventry’s nine match unbeaten run has been their utilisation of an effective 3-5-2 formation.
Callum O’Hare will miss out with a knee injury while Kasey Palmer is sidelined with a muscle injury. Fabio Tavares has been out since January with a leg problem.
Coventry (3-5-2, right to left): Wilson (GK) — McNally, McFadzean, Doyle — Norton-Cuffy, Allen, Kelly, Hamer, Bidwell — Gyokeres, Godden
- Injured: O’Hare, Palmer, Tavares
- Suspended: None
Luton are set to match Coventry with a 3-5-2 system of their own. They will also have an arguable advantage over their opponents as Rob Edwards boasts a fully fit squad to choose from.
Luton (3-5-2, right to left): Horvath (GK) — Osho, Lockyer, Bell — Drameh, Clark, Nakamba, Mpanzu, Doughty — Morris, Adebayo
- Injured: None
- Suspended: None
Coventry vs Luton prediction, odds
Luton are narrow favourites to win promotion to the Premier League in the final. Although both fixtures in the league ended as a draw this season, Coventry have not beaten their opponents since 2017 – when they were both in League Two. Luton finished third in the regular Championship campaign, with Coventry 10 points further back in fifth.
Sporting News Prediction: 3-1 to Luton
to score Y / N
|Over / Under
|+205||+141||-102 / -154||+146, -189|
|11/5||7/5||1/1 , 8/11||1/2 , 6/4|
|3.10||2.40||2.05 / 1.70||2.45 / 1.50|
|3.13||2.45||2.06 / 1.71||2.52 / 1.48|