Coventry City vs Luton Town live stream, match preview, team news and kick-off time for the Championship play-off final

Viktor Gyokeres of Coventry City applauds the fans after the Championship match between Coventry City and Rotherham United at the Coventry Building Society Arena on October 25, 2022 in Coventry, England.
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Coventry City vs Luton Town live stream and match preview, Saturday 27 May, 4.45pm BST

Coventry City vs Luton Town live stream and match preview

Looking for a Coventry City vs Luton Town live stream? We've got you covered. Coventry City vs Luton Town live stream is being shown in the UK by Sky Sports. Brit abroad? Use a VPN to watch with your subscription from anywhere.

A great footballing fairytale story will be written at Wembley as Coventry face Luton in the Championship play-off final – with the winner claiming the ultimate prize: a place in the Premier League.

It's a game which sums up the romance still made possible by the English football pyramid. Just five years ago, these two sides were promoted from League Two alongside Accrington Stanley and Wycombe Wanderers; next season, one of them will be rubbing shoulders with the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool.

For Coventry – who beat Middlesbrough in the semi-finals – victory would mark the end of a 22-year Premier League exile – during which the club have faced financial ruin and twice been booted out of their ground. Manager Mark Robins has taken the Sky Blues from League Two to the Championship; one more promotion and he'll make history as the first person ever to guide a team all the way up from the fourth tier to the top flight in one spell.

As for Luton – who defeated Sunderland to make it to Wembley – they've never been a Premier League club, having been relegated in the final season of the old First Division. The Hatters fell even lower than Coventry, spending five years in the wilderness of non-League after their financial problems caught up with them in 2009. In that sense, theirs is even more of an underdog story – and there's the added spice that the man aiming to take them to the promised land is Rob Edwards, former boss of Luton's arch-rivals Watford.

Kick-off is at 4.45pm BST.

Team news

Mark Robins has named the following Coventry starting 11: (3-5-1-1) Ben Wilson; Luke McNally, Kyle McFadzean, Callum Doyle; Brooke Norton-Cuffy, Gustavo Hamer, Liam Kelly (captain), Ben Sheaf, Jake Bidwell; Jamie Allen; Viktor Gyokeres

Rob Edwards has selected the following Luton starting 11: (3-5-2) Ethan Horvath; Gabriel Osho, Tom Lockyer (captain), Amari'i Bell; Cody Drameh, Jordan Clark, Marvelous Nakamba, Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu, Alfie Doughty; Carlton Morris, Elijah Adebayo


Coventry: WWDDW

Luton: WDDLW


Michael Oliver will be the referee for Coventry City vs Luton Town/.


Coventry City vs Luton Town will be played at the 90,000-capacity Wembley Stadium in London.

Kick-off and channel

Coventry City vs Luton Town kick-off is at 4.45pm BST on Saturday 27 May in the UK. The game is being shown in the UK on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football.

In the US, kick-off time is 11.45am ET / 8.45am PT. The match will be shown on ESPN+ in the US.

VPN guide

Use a VPN to watch Championship football from outside your country

If you’re out of the country for a Championship fixture, then you won't be able to watch on your domestic streaming service as usual. The broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!) and blocks you from watching it. You can use a VPN to get around that, though, without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs, creates a private connection between your device and t'internet, meaning the service can’t work out where you are and will let you watch. And all the info going between is entirely encrypted, anonymous and safe – and that's a result.

There are plenty of good-value options out there. For the Championship, FourFourTwo currently recommends:


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Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for The Analyst and When Saturday Comes, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...