The English Football League One (EFL League One), is the second-highest division of the English Football League, making the league the third overall in English Football.
The regular season has finished, with Wigan Athletic being crowned champions and being promoted to the Championship. They were joined on the final day by Rotherham United, who return to the second tier at the first time of asking.
The final promotion place is still up for grabs however, and the playoff final is now set up following the semi-finals this week. Wycombe were able to beat MK Dons in the first semi-final, coming out on top by an aggregate score of 2-1.
Sunderland were able to overcome Sheffield Wednesday in the other semi-final match, with a late second leg goal from Patrick Roberts giving them a 2-1 aggregate win and setting up a mouth watering tie with Wycombe at Wembley.
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Who are the favourites to win the playoffs this season?
This marks the end of the fourth season that Sunderland have spent in League One, a long time for a club the size of the Black Cats. The enter the playoffs as the form side, ending the season on a 13 game unbeaten streak and, although they face a tough test by coming up against Sheffield Wednesday, they know the beat the Owls 5-0 earlier this season and will be looking to replicate that result as they look to book their place at Wembley.
Sunderland have finished in the playoff places in three of their four seasons in League One, losing out in the semi-final last year.
Wycombe Wanderers enter the playoffs following a run of 12 games without a loss, snatching sixth place from Plymouth, who failed to win any of their last five games. Wycombe are the outsiders of the playoffs but that is a position the side are used to and it’s unlikely it will phase Gareth Ainsworth or his players. Sam Vokes has been key to their success this season with 16 goals, although he has ended the season with just four goals in his last 10 matches.
Wycombe were relegated from the Championship last season, succumbing to the drop on the final day and they will be desperate to return to the second tier and prove they belong.
When is the playoff final?
Sunday May 21, 2022
Sunderland vs Wycombe Wanderers (16:30 UK time)