Playoffs England/Scotland.if,but,maybe....

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Playoffs England/Scotland.if,but,maybe....

Post by shots1965 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:14 am

CHAMPIONSHIP
The top two teams will be promoted to the Premier League, with the next four entering the play-offs. Title rivals Wolves, Fulham and Cardiff are assured of at least a play-off place, with Aston Villa close to joining them.

Wolves can seal promotion as early as this weekend - a victory over Birmingham at Molineux on Saturday will take them up, although it could be confirmed a day earlier if Fulham fail to beat Brentford. Wolves need four points to clinch the title.

The bottom three teams will be relegated to League One. Burton will be relegated this weekend if they lose and other results go against them, while Sunderland are also precariously placed.

LEAGUE ONE
The top two teams will be promoted to the Championship, with the next four entering the play-offs. Blackburn, Shrewsbury and Wigan are all assured of at least a play-off place.

The bottom four teams will be relegated to League Two. Bury are 15 points adrift with five games left, and could be relegated this weekend if they lose to Northampton and Oldham beat Gillingham.

LEAGUE TWO
The top three teams will be promoted to League One, with the next four entering the play-offs. Title rivals Accrington and Luton are assured of at least a play-off place (with Wycombe close to joining them) - and Accrington can clinch promotion on Saturday, 14 April if they beat Exeter.

The bottom two teams will be relegated to the National League.

NATIONAL LEAGUE
The National League champions will be promoted to League Two, with the next six teams entering the play-offs. Leaders Macclesfield are assured of at least a play-off place, and will be promoted on Saturday if they better Tranmere's result.

The fourth and seventh-placed teams will meet in the first round of the play-offs, with the winners facing the second-placed side. Also in the first round, the fifth and sixth-placed teams play off for the right to face the third-placed side in the semi-finals. The two semi-final winners meet in the final, with the winners of that game promoted to the EFL.

The bottom four teams will be relegated, and replaced by the champions and play-off winners of the National League North and South divisions.

Chester were the first team in England's top five divisions to be relegated when they lost 2-0 to Tranmere on 7 April. Guiseley and Torquay can both join them on Saturday if they fail to win and other results go against them.

SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP
The Premiership splits after the 33rd round of games, with the top six and the bottom six playing the other teams in their 'half' for a fourth and final time.

Celtic require a maximum of three points from their last five games to win the title - a figure which will decrease should Rangers and Aberdeen fail to take maximum points.

The champions will enter the Champions League at the first qualifying round. The second and third-placed sides will qualify for the Europa League first qualifying round, with the Scottish Cup winners joining at the second qualifying round. Celtic are assured of a European place.

The bottom side will be relegated to the Scottish Championship, while the 11th-placed side will face the winners of the Championship play-offs over two legs, with the losers condemned to a place in the second tier next season.

SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP
The champions will be promoted to the Premiership. This will be St Mirren, unless they lose all their remaining games and Livingston win all theirs.

St Mirren will clinch the title if they avoid defeat against Livingston on Saturday.

The third and fourth-placed teams will meet in the first round of the play-offs, with the winners playing the division's second-placed team. Whoever emerges victorious from that two-legged encounter will face the second bottom side in the Premiership - again on a home and away basis - with a spot in the top flight the prize. Livingston are close to making sure of a play-off place.

Bottom club Brechin City, without a win all season, had their relegation to League One confirmed on 24 March. The ninth-placed team will enter a play-off with three League One sides - this is looking likely to be Dumbarton.

SCOTTISH LEAGUE ONE
The champions will be promoted to the Championship, while teams finishing second, third and fourth will enter a play-off with the ninth-placed Championship team.

The title is between Ayr United and Raith Rovers, who are both assured of at least a play-off place. Ayr will be promoted as champions if they beat Stranraer on Saturday and Raith fail to win (though goal difference means a draw is probably enough for Ayr if Raith lose).

Alloa and Arbroath are close to securing the other play-off places - which they can do on Saturday if they better Stranraer's result.

The bottom club will be relegated to League Two, while the ninth-placed team will enter a play-off with three League Two sides. Queen's Park and Albion Rovers look likely to fill the bottom two slots - and this can be confirmed on Saturday if they fail to take maximum points, or if Forfar win.

SCOTTISH LEAGUE TWO
The champions will be promoted to League One, while teams finishing second, third and fourth will enter a play-off with the ninth-placed League One team.

The title is between Peterhead and Montrose, who are both assured of at least a play-off place. Stirling Albion are close to joining them in the play-offs.

The team finishing bottom - looking likely to be Cowdenbeath - will enter a play-off against a candidate club (the winner of a play-off between the Highland and Lowland League champions, or another eligible club nominated by the Scottish Football Association) for the final place in next season's League Two.

Courtesy of the BBC

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Re: Playoffs England/Scotland.if,but,maybe....

Post by team from clanmell » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:52 pm

Fantastic info, though personally not worried about Scotland.


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