Norwich Metropolis’s return to the Premier League could possibly be confirmed this weekend, because the EFL Championship-leading Canaries look to wrap up in type their first (and solely) season again within the second division.
Norwich’s magic quantity – 2
The match couldn’t be anymore easy for Norwich: win this weekend, and so they’re again within the Premier League. In actual fact, Saturday could possibly be even less complicated for them: Swansea and Brentford each dropping factors (at 7:30 am ET) would seal a top-two place for Norwich earlier than they kick off towards Fifth-place Bournemouth at 3 pm ET.
It’s merely a matter of when, not if, Norwich might be promoted. Saturday appears set for celebratory scenes at Carrow Street, and Daniel Farke’s aspect richly deserves the rewards. Solely 4 extra photographs after that, ought to they fail on Saturday.
Swansea, Brentford battling for Third
Watford seem locked into 2nd place (8 factors again of Norwich, however 7 forward of Third), which leaves Swansea, Brentford, Bournemouth and Barnsley in an all-out scrap that includes 4 groups separated by 4 factors from Third to sixth, respectively.
Swansea (75) went again above Brentford with a victory over Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday, that means the Bees (73) now have a recreation in hand, which they now should win, to reclaim Third. The back-and-forth battle between in arguably the Third- and 4th-best sides within the league has been, in a phrase, enthralling. Brentford triumphed in a head-to-head battle within the promotion playoff semifinals final season, and the edges performed to a pair of 1-1 attracts within the league this season.
A month in the past, Bournemouth appeared set to overlook the playoffs altogether as they had been mired in an atrocious run of outcomes and shortly sinking towards mid-table, solely to rattle off 5 straight wins forward of the weekend and insert themselves into the higher-stakes recreation of contending for promotion. The ultimate 4 weeks of the season might reveal the Cherries as this season’s “scorching on the proper time” crew because the playoffs method in simply over a month.
After which there’s red-scorching
Daryl Dike Barnsley in sixth. The Tykes are charming the minds of impartial on-lookers and profitable over hearts because the out-of-nowhere underdog of the promotion battle.
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EFL Championship schedule
Rotherham United v Coventry Metropolis — 2 pm ET
Studying v Cardiff Metropolis — 1 pm ET
Blackburn Rover v Derby County — 1 pm ET
Luton City v Watford — 7:30 am ET
Swansea Metropolis v Wycombe Wanderers — 7:30 am ET
Brentford v Millwall — 7:30 am ET
Stoke Metropolis v Preston North Finish — 7:30 am ET
Sheffield Wednesday v Bristol Metropolis — 7:30 am ET
Nottingham Forest v Huddersfield City — 7:30 am ET
Middlesbrough v Queens Park Rangers — 7:30 am ET
Norwich Metropolis v Bournemouth — 3 pm ET
Rotherham United v Birmingham Metropolis — 7 am ET
Coventry Metropolis v Barnsley — 10 am ET
Championship Focus: Will Norwich clinch promotion this weekend? initially appeared on NBCSports.com