TV details for tonight’s Championship play-off first legs and betting odds

The Championship play-offs begin tonight – kick-starting a week of action in the EFL's end-of-season lottery.

Bournemouth, Brentford, Barnsley and Swansea City qualified for the play-offs in the second tier and all four are in action this evening.

They are fighting it out for the right to join Norwich City and Watford, who have already booked their spots in the Premier League for next season. Brentford and Swansea fell short in the play-offs last year, whilst Bournemouth are looking to make it a clean sweep in terms of sides bouncing straight back after relegation.

Barnsley are the surprise package of the quartet, having enjoyed a fabulous season after only clinching survival on the final day last year.

Ahead of both first leg clashes, here's how you can watch them.

What time do the games kick-off?

Bournemouth against Brentford is first up. The game at the Vitality Stadium kicks off at 6pm.

Barnsley welcome Swansea to Oakwell after, at 8.15pm.

Both games will have home supporters present, with 2,000 at Bournemouth and 4,500 at Barnsley. Away goals do not count in the play-offs, with aggregate score determining the winners and extra time and penalties used, if necessary, following the conclusion of the second legs.

What channel are they on?

Both matches are being shown back-to-back on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football.

Coverage begins at 5.30pm.

What are the bookies saying?

The Cherries are chalked up at 17/10 with thepools.com to seal first-leg advantage tonight.

Brentford are 7/4 to get the win, whilst a stalemate is priced at 21/10.

In the other tie, Barnsley are 5/4 favourites to get the win tonight. Swansea have odds of 11/4, whilst the draw is 2/1.

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