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Playoffs-Final: Exeter vs NTFC

Exeter 19:30 Northampton

This is the promotion play-off final of League Two, the fourth place in England this season. The team that wins this match will follow in the footsteps of Crewe Alexandra, Swindon and Plymouth Argyle to play in League One, the English 3rd place next season. This match will be held at the prestigious Wembley Stadium but unfortunately due to the COVID-19 translation, there was no audience. This will also significantly affect the morale and motivation of the two teams.

At the end of the group stage, Exeter City finished 4th with 18 wins, 11 draws and 8 losses. Meanwhile, Northampton finished 7th with 17 wins, 7 draws and 11 losses. In the semi-finals, Exeter had a hard time to overcome Colchester United. Specifically, they lost 0-1 away away and won 2-1 in the second leg then won 3-1 in extra time. Meanwhile, Northampton also had unbelievable upstream. They lost 0-2 at home to Cheltenham but then won 3-0 away to reach the final.

In two matches this season, Exeter won 3-2 at home and lost 0-2 at Northampton. Calculated broadly, in the past 4 seasons, Northampton has been more dominant when winning 5, drawing 2 and losing only 1 to Exeter. In general, the parameters and performances of the two teams in the past two semi-finals show that this is a balanced match. Given the importance of this match, it is also difficult to require two attacking teams as they encounter in the group stage. Still should believe the high excitement after the impressive upstream will help Northampton take advantage in this battle.