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|Why Leeds United have a vested interest in who wins this weekend's Championship play-off final
| sbo bz sbobet Although it was only a couple of weeks ago, it feels an age since Leeds United ended their Championship season with a low-octane 2-0 win over QPR at Elland Road. The manner of the team's 2018 collapse from play-off hopefuls to one of the division's most out-of-form sides meant most fans wanted the campaign over and forgotten about as soon as possible and that's before they even went over to Myanmar. While plenty has gone on at Elland Road since the start of May, the season is just reaching its climax for two sides.
Aston Villa and Fulham lock horns at Wembley on Saturday tea-time in the Richest Match in the World TM, the Championship play-off final which, depending on who you believe, is worth anything north of £200million. Leeds fans will no doubt be watching on enviously at the action under the arch this weekend, after their side put in a campaign that fell well short of the standard required for a top six finish. But while Leeds get to work this summer on strengthening their squad that finished 15 points adrift of the play-off spots, they will have a vested interest in who wins at Wembley - as it could have a huge affect on next seasons' Championship campaign. sbo bz sbobet
Since January Fulham were almost unstoppable, going on an unbeaten run which only ended on the final day of the regular season, when they lost 3-1 to relegation-threatened Birmingham - a result which ended up costing them automatic promotion. Aston Villa overcame a poor start to the season, but came good as seasoned promotion specialist Steve Bruce and one of the division's strongest squads easily sealed a play-off spot by the end of the campaign. The bookies have Fulham as the slight favourites, but Leeds fans should be hoping that Aston Villa are the ones celebrating come 7pm on Saturday evening.
Should Villa fail to win then they will start next season's campaign as one of the favorites to win promotion as they will fancy their chances of being able to keep the nucleus of their squad together, especially as with their bank account flush from a £40million parachute payment from the Premier League and another one on the way. If Villa do enjoy their day in the sun and condemn Fulham to another season in the second tier, then there will likely be big changes at Craven Cottage next season. Their success this season has come on the back of a key trio Ryan Sessegnon, Tom Cairney and loan star Aleksandar Mitrovic, all of whom they could be without next season. sbo bz sbobet