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Where to watch Championship playoff final live stream, TV channel, lineups, prediction for Leeds vs. Southampton | Sporting News United Kingdom

The final Premier League promotion spot will be decided on May 26 as Leeds United take on Southampton in the EFL Championship playoff final.

Daniel Farke’s Leeds eventually missed out on automatic promotion but they stormed past Norwich City in the playoff semifinals to clinch a place in the Wembley showdown.

Southampton are also relying on the playoffs to bring them back into the Premier League with Russell Martin’s side knocking out West Brom in the semifinals.

This clash has the potential to go all the way to extra time and penalties if needed with the eventual winner securing the golden ticket of a Premier League return for next season.

The Sporting News looks at the key details ahead of this game, including how to watch it across the world, kickoff times and the latest lineup news.

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What time does Leeds United vs. Southampton kick off?

This Championship playoff final clash takes place at Wembley Stadium in London, UK and kicks off on Sunday, May 26 at 3:00 p.m. local time (BST).

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Date Kickoff time
USA Sun, May 26 10:00 a.m. ET
Canada Sun, May 26 10:00 a.m. ET
UK Sun, May 26 3:00 p.m. BST
Australia Mon, May 27 12:00 a.m. AEST
India Sun, May 26 7:30 p.m. IST

Leeds United vs. Southampton live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this Championship playoff final match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

Region TV Streaming
USA ESPN+
Canada

DAZN Canada

UK Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football Sky GO, Now TV
Australia beIN SPORTS 3 beIN Sports Connect


USA: This game is available for live broadcast on ESPN+. You can also listen on radio station SiriusXM FC.

Canada: This game can be streamed live on DAZN Canada.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream the match live on beIN SPORTS 3 and beIN Sports Connect.

UK: This match is available for live broadcast on Sky Sports with streaming access on Sky GO and Now TV.

If Leeds vs. Southampton is not available to watch live in your location or if you’re traveling abroad, you can use a Virtual Private Network (VPN). VPNs offer a secure and private online connection, allowing you to bypass geographical restrictions to access your favourite streaming services from any device anywhere in the world.

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Leeds vs. Southampton lineups, team news

Farke has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the playoff final with Patrick Bamford and Pascal Struijk still sidelined for Leeds. A 4-0 semifinal second-leg win over Norwich is likely to mean an unchanged starting XI for Leeds.

Leeds predicted XI (4-3-3, right to left): Meslier (GK) —  Gray, Rodon, Ampadu, Firpo —  Gruev, Kamara —  Gnonto, Rutter, Summerville — Piroe.

Leeds subs (9): TBC

Southampton will be without first-choice goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu until the start of 2025 with back up stopper Alex McCarthy set to cover. Stuart Armstrong is unlikely to be risked, as he recovers from a hamstring injury, ahead of joining up with Scotland for Euro 2024.

Southampton predicted XI (4-3-3 right to left): McCarthy (GK) — Walker-Peters, Harwood-Bellis, Bednarek, Manning — Smallbone, Downes, Aribo —  Books, A. Armstrong, Fraser.

Southampton subs (9): TBC

Leeds vs. Southampton prediction

Both sides stepped up to secure semifinal second-leg wins after drawing their first-leg games 0-0. Leeds have the firepower to cause Southampton real problems, but Saints won home and away against Leeds in the regular season, with Adam Armstrong and Will Smallbone on target in both matches.

Prediction: Leeds United 1-2 Southampton