English Championship side Sheffield Wednesday look the likelier team to make it to the 2016 Championship playoff final later this month as they have a two-goal advantage over Brighton, going into their second-leg semi-final match on Monday. Only one of the four teams remaining in the competition will earn a promotion to the Premier League next season.
Middlesbrough and Burnley have already sealed the promotion to the EPL next season, and only one team will now join them. Sheffield Wednesday, Brighton, Hull City and Derby County remain in contention.
Sheffield Wednesday, one of the oldest football clubs in the world, won their first-leg Championship playoff game against Brighton 2-0 at home. This time, however, they have to be wary of a possible turnaround from Brighton in front of home fans.
"As far as we are concerned, the score is 0-0 when we kick off on Monday. Brighton are a dangerous opponent, and they know what they must do," Sheffield Wednesday coach Carlos Carvalhal was quoted as saying by the BBC. "But we do also. And we are feeling good, feeling fresh mentally and physically.
"We will prepare for this game exactly the same as every game we have played this season. There is no other way. I do not even think about the final. I think 100 percent about the second leg and we are going to Brighton to give our absolute best."
Brighton, who stood third in the Championship this season, and lost out to Middlesbrough only on goal difference to seal an automatic qualification to the EPL next season, are confident as ever going into the tie.
"We've got nothing to lose now and the pressure is completely on them [Sheffield]," said Brighton forward Sam Baldock. "We're positive and we're going to go for it. We've got 90 minutes for them to come to the Amex with a full stadium, with screaming fans egging us on."
Where to watch live
Championship playoff second leg: Brighton vs Sheffield Wednesday is scheduled to kick off at the Amex Stadium at 7:45 p.m. BST (12:15 a.m. IST, 2:45 p.m. EST).
In India, the match will be broadcast on Ten 1.
In the UK and Ireland, viewers can catch the game on Sky Sports 1/HD UK and Now TV UK. Online streaming will be available on Sky Go UK. Radio commentary is available on BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio Sheffield and BBC Radio Sussex.
In the US, viewers can catch the game on beIN Sports USA, beIN Sports en Espanol and Fubo TV. Online streaming will be available on beIN Sports Connect.