Derby v QPR live streaming : Watch Championship playoff final online from Wembley
Its the Championship Playoff Final with QPR v Derby live streaming to watch online from Wembley, with a prize in the top flight up for grabs for one lucky side.
One of the biggest games in world football takes place shortly when QPR and Derby meet at Wembley with a place in the Premier League and a £130 million in earnings up for grabs.
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In a year of World Cups and a Madrid derby Champions league final the Championship play-off game remains the single most lucrative one-off fixture in the whole of global sport.
The winner will be guaranteed a minimum of £62 million even if they finish bottom of the table plus four years of subsequent ‘parachute’ payments totalling a further £70m at least and if they manage a Crystal Palace and survive against the odds, the incentives are even greater.
Both teams have been in the Promised Land before of course. Derby were relegated in 2008 and have been trying to get back since while QPR were an EPL side 12 months ago.
Derby keeper Lee Grant was a member of the Rams side that won the play-off in 2007 but was not part of a side that suffered the Premier League’s earliest ever relegation and lowest ever points tally.
Following spells with Sheffield Wednesday and Burnley the 31 year old returned to Pride Park last summer and after a stunning season that saw him play every game he believe he made the right decision.
“When you come back to a club there is a bit of trepidation – are things going to be as good as they were when you first arrived as a young player? Is it going to be the right decision football wise?” he said.
“The way things have turned out it was the right decision.
“There’s this big prize in front of all of us. It would be lovely to spend the summer thinking about, and preparing, for a Premier League campaign. That is the aim.”
Grant helped his side to a 1-0 win when they met in February having lost 2-1 earlier in the season and he believes that keeping 20 goal striker Charlie Austin quiet is key to Derby’s hopes.
“We know we’ve got to keep an eye on Charlie at all times,” said Grant.
“Goalscorers can be out of the game and then pop up with the winner and grab all the headlines.
“From the first minute to the last minute, he commands respect but, hopefully, we will keep him quiet.”
While Austin has caught the eye with 5 goals in his last five games, including a brace against Wigan in the semi-final the form of Niko Kranjcar has also been impressive.
The Croatian star, in for Ravel Morrison for the clash with the Latics, turned in a strong performance and he is likely to keep his place after overcoming a hamstring problem suffered in the game.
Midfielder Alejandro Faurlin is also fit after a lengthy lay off but the 27 year old is unlikely to play while Harry Redknapp is hoping he receives confirmation from the Korea Football Association that Yun Suk-young will be allowed to play.