ESPN+ to cover wild EFL Championship promotion race

The EFL Championship promotion is race rapidly intensifying as most sides have just six games remaining. Fortunately for viewers in the United States, ESPN+ will have coverage of many of the games as three teams fight for two automatic promotion spots. Then, there are a host of teams looking to sneak into the promotion playoffs.

Currently, Norwich City is in sixth in the Championship table, which is the last spot available for the playoff phase. Yet, having played 40 games this season, many of the teams trailing the Canaries have played one fewer. Four teams are within six points of Norwich, including three that have played 39 games. If those teams, namely Coventry City, Preston North End and Hull City, can win in their games in hand, the promotion race only heats up further.

Certain clubs have easier run-ins to the end of the season than others. Yet, there are some consistent opponents for teams that will be crucial in determining how the table shakes out. Each of the following games in the EFL Championship TV schedule is available on ESPN+.

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Norwich City vs. Ipswich Town — Saturday, April 6

The East Anglia Derby between Norwich and Ipswich waited four seasons to reignite as Ipswich and Norwich divided between divisions in the English Football League. Now, these two play one of the most important editions of their derby this coming Saturday. Norwich is clinging to sixth in the league table, but Ipswich Town has been dominant of late. In its last 10 games, Ipswich has picked up 27 points to climb into the automatic promotion spots.

Southampton vs. Preston North End — Tuesday, April 16

One club has the biggest say over the remainder of the season. Southampton, looking to get back to the Premier League at the first time of trying, is comfortably inside the promotion playoff places. Even though the…


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