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Preview: The Final Day

There's still plenty of drama to come!

4 May 2019

We are all set for what promises to be an unforgettable final day across the EFL, with Clubs battling for league titles and Play-Off places, as well as against relegation.

Below, we take a look at a few of the key games and explain the permutations going into matchday 46...

Promoted:

Norwich City, Sheffield United.

Relegated:

Rotherham United, Bolton Wanderers, Ipswich Town.

Play-Offs:

Leeds United, Aston Villa, West Bromwich Albion.

State of play:

With automatic promotion and relegated already settled, there are still a couple of important outcomes to decide in the Sky Bet Championship. Norwich, whose promotion was confirmed last weekend, lead the way by three points to second-placed Sheffield United, who have also secured their place in the Premier League. The Canaries travel to Aston Villa while the Blades head to Stoke City, with both still in with a shout of winning the league on the final day. The battle for the final Play-Off spot, meanwhile, is a three-horse race between Derby County, Middlesbrough and Bristol City.

Promoted:

Luton Town, Barnsley.

Relegated:

Bradford City.

Play-Offs:

Sunderland, Portsmouth, Charlton.

State of play:

Luton and Barnsley's promotion was confirmed in midweek as Portsmouth and Sunderland both suffered defeats; the top two are level on points going into the final day, meaning the title is still up for grabs here. The final Play-Off spot will be occupied by either Doncaster Rovers or Peterborough United, who are separated by just a point and face Coventry City and Burton Albion respectively. At the bottom, it's anyone's guess, with just four points between six sides. AFC Wimbledon can complete their great escape by winning at already-relegated Bradford City, while Plymouth Argyle v Scunthorpe United is arguably the standout fixture.

 

Champions:

Lincoln City.

Promoted: 

Bury.

Relegated:

Yeovil Town.

Play-Offs:

Forest Green Rovers, Tranmere Rovers.

State of play:

League leaders Lincoln's fate has been clear for some time now, but Tuesday evening saw Bury join them in being promoted. Just below them, the third and final automatic promotion spot will be taken by either Mansfield Town or MK Dons, who go head-to-head at Stadium:MK on the final day. The battle for the final Play-Off spot is equally intriguing, with five teams - including in-form Newport County and Stevenage - still hoping to secure seventh position. At the bottom, one of Macclesfield Town or Notts County will join Yeovil in being relegated from the EFL; just two points separate the sides going into the weekend. 

 


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