SkyBet Championship playoff final: Morris 2/1 to score

The SkyBet Championship playoff final.

Quite simply, the most lucrative game anywhere on Planet Football, worth an estimated £265million.

To the winner the spoils of the Premier League; to the loser, burning disappointment.

As Coventry City and Luton Town take their turn in the spotlight at Wembley, two sides look to end extensive periods of absence from the top-flight.

So will there be Sky Blue heaven or Mad Hatter mayhem this Saturday evening in North London?


Hatters looking at history


For Luton Town, for the top-flight now to be within reach for the first time in over three decades is somewhat surreal.

So to complete the job on Saturday and achieve promotion to the Premier League would be quite the fairytale.

Some might also say closure, after a rollercoaster period for the club.

Having dropped out of Division One in 1992 season, the Hatters bore the misfortune of missing out on being a Premier League original by some three months.


But that was a mere drop in the ocean for what was to come for the Bedfordshire outfit.

Having lurked in the Championship until 2006, the following years saw utter turmoil.

Luton dropped from the second to the fifth tier in two seasons after financial troubles.

With the club shipping money, The Hatters were then plunged into non-league football where they licked their wounds until 2014.

Victory on Saturday would be the ultimate sporting tale.

Indeed, Luton would become the first team in English football history to go from outside the Football League to the Premier League.


Coventry’s similar fable


The story for Coventry is not far off that of their opponents this weekend.

Having endured their own share of tribulations within the EFL pyramid, its was only six years ago that The Sky Blues were in League Two.

Having immediately bounced back from relegation however, Coventry have been on a run of momentum ever since and look primed to return to the Premier League after 22 years away.


Still under the guidance of former Manchester United midfielder, Mark Robins, some might suggest they are the form team of the moment in the Championship.

Luton will be a tough nut to crack built on their defence that saw them finish third in the standings, but Coventry might be the punters’ choice at 9/4 with BetUK.


Morris to net

In the scoring stakes, for Luton, Carlton Morris has been the club’s star forward this term.

Though its was Elijah Adebayo that fired them to the final, Morris netted in four of the last six league games this term and looks the big man for the part.


For Morris to score anytime, a price of 2/1 can be snapped up, or to score first as a 9/2 shot, both with William Hill.

For other options, there are a number of boosts to catch the eye, including for Luton to be leading at half-time with a price of 5/2 from 9/4 with BoyleSports.

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