Wolverhampton and Cardiff City earned automatic promotion to the Premier League next season, but there’s still one spot up for grabs, and it’ll be decided on Saturday at Wembley. It’s Fulham and Aston Villa in the Championship playoff final. 

Here’s how you can watch the match, what’s on the line and our prediction:

How to watch

When: Saturday at 12 p.m. ET
TV: None
Stream: ESPN+ (Subscription required)
Follow: CBS Sports App

What’s at stake?

Everything they’ve been fighting for over the last season — a spot in the Premier League for 2018-19. It’s a massive match that has not only financial implications on each team, but losing it can set a team back years as it hits the reset button on the attempt to reach the top flight. It’s 90 minutes, and potentially more and penalty kicks, to decide the winner.


Both teams have some quality players who are of the caliber needed for the Premier League, but Fulham was the stronger team over the season by five points and is filled with confidence, which is key. The team also has Aleksandar Mitrovic who has just been tearing it up since his move from Newcastle in February and should give John Terry problems. In the end, the Cottagers make it back to the top flight thanks to a special performance from rising star Ryan Sessegnon. Fulham 2, Aston Villa 1. 

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