Championship Play Off Trends
Since 1997-1998 only two teams who finished fourth in the Championship have been promoted via the play off final so Hull at 9/4 does not appeal although I would not rule them out completely .
If we look at the table below then I have added the points total of the play off teams in their last 4 league games before the play offs and we see that the average total points of the teams that were promoted ( last 4 league games ) was 7.57 so the profile of a promoted team via the play off would not be a team that had a storming last 4 games picking up all 12 points or a team that struggled to pick up points in the last 4 games.
Brighton ( 5/2 ) tick all the boxes , Derby / Sheffield Wednesday getting promoted would certainly buck the last 4 league games points trend .
Brighton to be promoted @5/2
Hull to be promoted @9/4
I would not rule Hull out because of their points total in the last 4 games which fits the profile of a promoted team.
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