Can Sheffield Wednesday spoil end of season carnival?

Ipswich Town's Manager Mick McCarthy
Ipswich Town's Manager Mick McCarthy
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Sheffield Wednesday go to Portman Road seeking to end the season on a high but will run into an Ipswich Town side that have thrown away the chance of playing play-off football with one point from their last three games.

Mick McCarthy’s men are even money favourites with the Owls an attractive 14/5 with BetVictor, the draw 13/5; can Stuart Gray’s side spoil the home side’s end of season swansong?

Sheffield United host Coventry City having finished the campaign in tremendous fashion and losing just one of their last 16 (to champions Wolves) at Bramall Lane in all competitions. Nigel Clough’s side are the 10/11 favourites with Bus, the Sky Blues 3/1 and the draw 13/5 and irrespective of the outcome it will be onwards and upwards towards next season for Clough to mastermind a return to the Championship.

Doncaster need to beat Champions Leicester City away to keep alive their faint hopes of survival.

Donny are 10/11 joint-favourites to go down with BetVictor in the final relegation spot with Birmingham in a direct battle between the two; Millwall and Blackpool all but safe after picking up vital wins in the past week.

Leicester are chasing breaking the 100-points barrier but only need a draw and with Birmingham heading to Bolton on the last day of the season it is hoped the Blues, rather than Rovers, will end up joining Barnsley and Yeovil in League One.

We make Leicester 13/20 favourites for Saturday’s grandstand finish, Rovers 21/5 and the draw 3/1 however a share of the spoils could ideally suit both sides, the Foxes taking their points tally to three figures, whilst hopefully keeping Paul Dickov’s side up.

If Donny are to survive then they need Chris Brown to be firing on all cylinders and he could be the catalyst to survival; 15/2 with BetVictor to score the opener, 23/10 to score anytime and 7/1 to score in a Rovers victory.

Barnsley can start to make amends to their fans by beating promotion chasing QPR to Oakwell.

With a wage bill bigger than that of Borussia Dortmund it is no surprise to see Rangers 5/4 favourites with BetVictor, Barnsley 12/5 and the draw 5/2 but the home side can nick at least a point and take some heart from what has been a disappointing season.

In League One, Rotherham should relish the prospect of facing Preston, Peterborough or Leyton Orient over two play off legs ; the Millers 5/2 joint-favourites along with Preston with BetVictor to be plying their trade in the Championship next season, the Posh & Orient 3/1 outsiders respectively.

Evans’ side bid to ensure the highest possible finish with the trip to Swindon on the final day of the regular season, the Robins losing to strugglers Notts County last week and presumably easy pickings with nothing else to play for – Rotherham an excellent price at 19/10 with BetVictor, the home side 31/20 and the draw 12/5.

Three points is a must with Preston Leyton Orient likely to leave with points when travelling to Crewe and Milton Keynes respectively, all three sides still in the running to steal third place before the agony and ecstasy of next week.

Chesterfield just need to beat Fleetwood Town at the weekend to be crowned champions of League Two, having already won promotion after the excellent 2-0 defeat of Burton Albion at the weekend.

Paul Cook described the ‘fantastic efforts’ of his players in returning the Spireites to League One but the job isn’t finished just yet and BetVictor make the lads 4/7 to finish top of the pile; Rochdale 3/1 and Scunthorpe 4/1 respectively.

They are 8/11 to end the season in style and turn over Fleetwood at the Proact Stadium on Saturday, the Cod Army 19/5 and the draw 11/4 with the home side taken to go up in style; fingers crossed and good luck lads!