This dramatic campaign is set to end after as many as eight team's fought it out to finish in a promotion position. We are now left with a battle for the play-offs after Watford and Bournemouth confirmed there promotion to the premier league. The Cherries secured it with a 3-o win over Bolton at The Goldsands stadium on Monday night after Watford already claimed top spot.
The likes of Norwich and Middlesbrough are condemned to the play-offs with Ipswich Town and Derby County currently occupying the two remaining places, but Brentford and Wolverhampton Wanderers lie only two point's off of Derby and three point's away from Ipswich.
The Run In
Ipswich Town have more or less secured there place in the play-offs as they only need to take a point away from their last game of the season away to Blackburn Rovers. Derby County are in a similar position to Ipswich as they also need to take just a point away from their last game of the season at home to a struggling Reading side, who have had a season to forget.
Brentford on the other hand face a tough task in stealing the last play-off place away from Derby as they face a visit from a Wigan Athletic side, who know a win and a loss for both Millwall and Rotherham will see them escape relegation by the skin of their teeth.
Wolves too face a tricky opponent as Kenny Jackett's former team, Millwall, pay a trip to Molineux, knowing that a win and a loss for Rotherham will secure their safety in the championship.
With Brentford and Wolves facing tough games, the play-offs look set to host the four team's who currently occupy the current places. Norwich and Derby can still better there positions by bettering Ipswich and Norwich's result to finish as high as they can.
Everyone believes that form doesn't mean anything when you go into the play-offs but Norwich City will be the favourites to be promoted as they will head into the play-offs in the best form only losing one of their last ten games. Derby will go into the play-offs with the worst form only winning two of their last ten games.
Personally, I think Ipswich will go into the play-offs with the best chance of being promoted as they have a manager who has won promotion to the premier league twice with Sunderland and Wolverhampton Wanderers respectively. #Football