Huddersfield vs Reading Championship play-off final: Everything you need to know

Who will follow Hull City, who lifted the Championship play-off final trophy last year, to the Premiership? Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

Huddersfield face Reading in the Championship playoff final for a place in the Premier League on offer for the winner. Here, ESPN tells you everything you need to know ahead of kick-off.

When is it?

Today! Kick off is at 15:00 BST, 10:00 ET.

Where is it?


Where can I watch?

UK viewers can watch the match on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. In the US, beIN Sports will show the final on one of their subscription channels. Alternatively, you can follow all of the action right here on ESPN.co.uk.

How much is promotion worth?

The value of promotion to the Premier League this season for clubs that did not receive parachute payments will be at least £170 million and could reach a minimum £290m if they avoid relegation next year, according to Deloitte Sports Business Group.

How they got here:

Reading defeated Fulham 2-1 on aggregate, with Yann Kermorgant grabbing the only goal in the second leg of their playoff semifinal from the penalty spot.

There was a much more thrilling end to Huddersfield's playoff semifinal with the Terriers defeating Sheffield Wednesday 4-3 on penalties to reach Wembley.

Meet the managers:

Huddersfield Town's David Wagner

"We said at the beginning of the season that we'd like to play without a target, so we'd have no limits. We had a good start, then after the first half of the season, when we'd played each team once, I thought 'OK, we have a chance of making the playoffs."

Reading's Jaap Stam

"It is the start of my career as a manager and for the club, when we started, the ambition was to eventually go back into the Premier League. You need to have a certain structure in achieving that and that's what we spoke about at the start of the season."

What is a playoff final like?

Former Grimsby Town defender Gregor Robertson reveals the gut-wrenching joy and despair of playing in a playoff final at Wembley

What are the odds?

Huddersfield 4/6 Reading 6/5

Our prediction:

Huddersfield 2-1