Where each Championship play-off winner finished in the past 10 years

Daniel Pudil celebrates with Gary Hooper after the striker scored against Cardiff
Daniel Pudil celebrates with Gary Hooper after the striker scored against Cardiff
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Sheffield Wednesday are preparing to upset the odds tonight and grab a vital advantage in the first leg of the Championship play-off semi-final against Brighton.

But is history on the Owls’ side? Do the team in 6th place go up more often, or is it usually 3rd that gets the upper hand?

Well, here are the stats - and they aren’t on Wednesday’s side. The 6th placed team has triumphed just once in the past decade, when Blackpool beat Cardiff in the final in 2010 - but history, as they say, is all in the past...

Here are the teams who triumphed in the Championship play-offs in each of the past 10 years - and where they finished:

2005-2006: 3rd Derby County

2006-07: 3rd Watford

2007-08: 3rd Hull

2008-09: 5th Burnley

2009-10: 6th Blackpool

2010-11 3rd Swansea

2011-12: 3rd West Ham

2012-13: 5th Crystal Palace

2013-14: 4th QPR

2014-15: 3rd Norwich

Do you think the Owls can do it?