A spot within the Premier League is up for grabs on Wednesday, with three groups within the chase for the second computerized promotion spot from the English Football League Championship on the final day of the second-tier season.
Leeds United has already secured a return to the highest flight after a 16-year absence as second-placed West Bromwich Albion’s loss at Huddersfield Town assured a top-two end and Marcelo Bielsa’s facet now has an unassailable five-point lead with a recreation in hand.
The third promotion place is set by way of a four-team playoff, with these slots additionally to be finalized by Wednesday’s motion.
Adding to the drama, all three relegation locations have but to be confirmed with Hull City, a Premier League membership three years in the past, at the moment backside.
West Brom is a favourite to be holding a socially distanced promotion occasion, with Slaven Bilic’s facet at the moment occupying second place.
The Baggies know that victory at dwelling to 14th-placed Queens Park Rangers will assure them a return to the elite after a two-year absence.
But if the West Midlands facet slip up, then the door is open for one of many two London golf equipment to sneak in on the final day.
Brentford could be again within the prime flight for the primary time since 1947 in the event that they beat Barnsley at dwelling and West Brom fails to win.
Should neither West Brom nor Brentford win then Fulham, who dropped out of the Premier League final season, could be again if they will win at Wigan Athletic.
The comfort for the 2 groups that miss out on Wednesday shall be a second probability by way of the playoff.
Nottingham Forest and Cardiff City are at the moment fifth and sixth however should win on Wednesday to verify of their place within the two-legged playoff semi-final, and doubtlessly the final itself at Wembley on July 29.
Seventh-placed Swansea is lingering and nonetheless in with a slim probability of creating it. A win for the Swans at Reading would solely be sufficient if Cardiff loses at dwelling to backside membership Hull.
Fifth-placed Forest, who’s at dwelling to Stoke, has one of the best aim distinction however shall be eager to get not less than some extent to verify of its place.
Two-time European Cup winner Forest has not been within the prime flight since 1999.
Seven groups nonetheless have a mathematical probability of being relegated. Barnsley and Luton are at the moment within the drop-zone together with Hull, whereas Charlton Athletic, Birmingham City, Middlesbrough and Huddersfield are nonetheless not protected.