The prospect of being promoted to the English Premier League makes the English Football League Championship one of the more keenly contested football seasons across Europe. Norwich City and Leeds United are the two teams with the best chances of gaining automatic promotion into the Premier League, but there are several teams hot on their tail and you can enjoy the action when streaming matches live using the information found in this guide to watching the EFL on Australian TV.
2018-19 EFL Championship Preview
The EFL Championship is the best football league in England behind the Premier League, and this year represents the third edition under its current name. Each side plays 46 games during the season – with the top two teams earning automatic promotion into the EPL, while the bottom three sides get relegated to the EFL League One. There are a stack of quality sides and plenty of high class players in the EFL, meaning it’s always great viewing, particularly towards the pointy end of the season. The next few weeks will have a big say in who will finish in the top two and get promoted to the Premier League, and with the potential financial gain well into the tens of millions of pounds and possibly more there is plenty on the line. As it stands heading into the home stretch, Norwich City and Leeds United are the two leading teams on the table, but Sheffield United are sitting just behind them in third.
Looking at the main four teams in contention for promotion, Norwich City is clearly in the box seat, and not just because they’re currently on top of the table. The run home, especially the next couple of weeks, reads well for their fans, with games against QPR, Reading and Wigan Athletic, none of whom are in contention for promotion or particularly likely to be relegated. Leeds United and Sheffield United are the two sides likely to battle it out for the second promotion spot, with both teams having pretty friendly runs for the remainder of the season. Sheffield United, however, have the kinder fixture of the two, with games against lowly ranked teams either close to relegation and/or out of form. In saying that, Leeds has plenty of winnable games coming up, in particular over the next couple of rounds – they’ll play matches against Birmingham and Preston, with both sides looking very beatable, and you won’t have to miss a minute using the mobile streaming options listed here.
EFL Championship Finals LIVE TV Fixtures (Sydney time)
|Monday 27 May||EFL Final Aston Villa v Derby County||11.55pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
*Shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. EFL TV replays available through-out the week on both Foxtel and Kayo. Currently EFL Championship free to air TV broadcasts are not available in Australia.
Stream the EFL Championship Live and Free
While you won’t find the EFL Championship on free to air in Australia, as seen in the fixtures above Fox Sports (Foxtel/Kayo) will televise several games live each week, while offering the opportunity to watch the matches online if you find it more convenient. In addition to this EFL Championship action, Foxtel and Kayo will also broadcast every match of the A League finals live with no ad-breaks during play.
So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to review the Kayo Sports free 14 day trial offer. With the Kayo trial you will have access to the exact same Foxtel broadcasts and can stream the EFL Championship final free and Live using eligible mobile devices. Kayo also have a Pause and Rewind option, ensuring you won’t have to miss a key minute of the televised EFL action should you need to take a break.
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Soccer on Aussie TV: May-June Highlights
In addition to the EFL Championship other key ‘soccer’ contests that can be found live across free to air TV, Foxtel and Kayo Sports here in April, May and June include:
The last 3 rounds of the Hyundai A League (ends May 12)
The A League Grand Final on SBS, Foxtel and Kayo (May 19)
The Bundesliga on Foxtel and Kayo (April – May 18)
Spanish La Liga on Foxtel and Kayo (April – May 26)
Women’s FIFA Football World Cup on SBS and Optus (June 7 – July 7)