Middlesbrough vs Norwich City
Middlesbrough are expected to beat Norwich City in the final of the Championship play-offs due to their excellent record against the Canaries this season.Reuters

Norwich City and Middlesbrough face each other in the Championship playoffs final at Wembley Stadium as they look to join Bournemouth and Watford to next season's Premier League.

After getting relegated from the Premier League in the 2013/14 campaign, the Canaries have done well in the Championship this season, where they narrowly missed out on automatic promotion after finishing three points behind runners up Watford.

Now after managing to beat Ipswich Town in the Championship play offs semi-final, Middlesbrough are the only hurdle between them and the Premier League title.

And manager Alex Neil is confident that his side will not be disappointing at Wembley on Monday.

"We've got to go and give it everything we've got, and I'm more than confident that we'll do that," Neil Norwich City TV.

"It will be a special occasion for everyone involved, but you want to have the memories of a win. The last thing you want to do is go there and be disappointed. We'll try our very best to make sure that's the case."

With as many as 60,000 Norwich City supporters expected to turn up at Wembley on Monday, Neil says that his side are eager not to disappoint them.

"We're delighted that the supporters are turning up in their droves, and I hear that we could have sold 60,000. It just shows you the backing and the support that we've got, and hopefully we can give them a good day."

"It's going to be fantastic. It will be great for myself, the players and everybody involved with the club. We've not been to Wembley in 30 years, so it will be a special occasion but it's only special if you get across the line and win."

Middlesbrough, on the other hand, will also be keen to beat Norwich and return to the Premier League for the first time since the 2008/09 season.

Boro were right on course for automatic promotion until an unexpected defeat to Fulham and a draw against Brighton and Hove Albion saw them drop to fourth place in the Championship table.

However, they have done well since, recording a comfortable 5-1 (aggregate) victory over Brentford in the semi-final of the play-offs to book their spot in Wembley.

Considering the fact that they have managed to beat Norwich City in both the league fixtures this season, Boro are the favourites to triumph on Monday.

But manager Aitor Karanka does not feel that their record against the Canaries this season will give them an advantage on Monday.

"I don't think we're favourites," Karanka told the club's official website. "I don't think the two games in the league were a good reflection."

"At the beginning of the season, they weren't in a good way and in the game when we played there (at Carrow Road) they had chances and we were practically defending for 60 minutes."

"So I don't think we're favourites, especially if you look at their squad. They were playing the last three seasons in the Premier League and we were playing to save ourselves (in the Championship), so we're not favourites. But we are going to go there (Wembley) to fight against a very good team."

Expected Line-ups

Middlesbrough: Konstantopoulos; Whitehead, Ayala, Gibson, Friend; Clayton, Leadbitter; Adomah, Tomlin, Vossen; Kike.

Norwich City: Ruddy; Whittaker, Martin, Bassong, Olsson; Redmond, Howson, Tettey, Johnson; Hoolahan; Jerome.

Where to Watch Live

The game is scheduled to begin at 3pm BST (7:30pm IST, 10am ET), with live TV coverage in India on Ten Sports and Ten HD. The match can also be watched via live streaming online by viewers in India on Ten Sports Live.

Catch the action live in UK live on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Viewers can also watch the game online via live streaming on Sky GO. Catch the game live in the US, Canada and Australia on BeIN Sports USA, BeIN Sports Canada and BeIN Sports Australia respectively with an option to live stream on Bein Sports Connect.

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