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Leeds vs. Southampton 2024 Championship Final Odds, Time, and Prediction

The 2024 EFL Championship Play-Off Final is on the program on Sunday, May 16, at Wembley Stadium in London. The two teams competing for the last available spot in the Premier League in the 2024-25 season are Leeds and Southampton

Both Leeds and Southampton played in the Premier League two seasons ago and one of them will get back there next season. We’ll find out which team will qualify for the Prem in the 2024 EFL Championship Play-Off Final at Wembley.

Betting odds favor Leeds but only slightly, suggesting that Southampton definitely stands a chance of winning the May 26 game. This goes especially given that the Saints won both games with the Peacocks in the regular season.

Leeds vs. Southampton Odds

MoneylineOdds
Leeds+141
Draw+240
Southampton+193
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When, Where, and How to Watch?

  • Place: Wembley Stadium in London, England
  • Date: Sunday, May 26, 2024
  • Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • How to Watch: ESPN+

Leeds Encouraged by the Big Win in the Semifinal

Leeds qualified for the 2024 Championship Final after beating Norwich 4-0 in the previous stage of the Play-Offs. After 0-0 in Norfolk, the boys from Yorkshire destroyed the Canaries at home in what was one of their best performances of the year.

However, before the Play-Offs started, Leeds lost the final two games of the regular season, thus failing to get a direct ticket to the Premier League. One of those two losses happened to Southampton.

The game in question was played in Leeds and the hosts did okay. They were unlucky to concede two goals from the opposition’s four shots on goal.

Is Southampton Premier League Material?

Many of the players who played for Southampton during this team’s Premier League days are still on the roster – Adam Armstrong, Che Adams, Stuart Armstrong, etc. What this suggests is that the Saints’s plan after relegation was to get back to the Prem quickly.

This is why it’s kind of surprising that they failed to finish in one of the two top spots and book a direct ticket to the English top flight. Instead, they finished fourth.

One of the reasons for that is that their defense hasn’t been great this entire campaign. They conceded 63 goals in the regular portion of the season, which is 20 more than Leeds, for example.

Leeds vs. Southampton Championship Final Prediction

Our Leeds vs. Southampton prediction is that the 2024 Championship Final will see plenty of goals, probably on both ends. Over 2.5 looks like a certainty, but which of these two will score more?

We think it might be Southampton. The main reason is that the Saints have plenty of experienced players on the roster, who know how to perform in big games like the one scheduled for May 26 at Wembley.

Pick: Southampton & over 2.5 Goals

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