All to play for as exciting season reaches a climax

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A dramatic weekend for both our clubs on and off the field has seen new life breathed into a fascinating promotion battle with the gap now only one point between the great rivals.

Without talisman Ched Evans to lead the attack, the Blades were toothless and with the Dons hitting the woodwork twice the scoreline arguably flattered the visitors.

United are back in front of the Bramall Lane faithful on Saturday for a tea time encounter with play-off chasing Stevenage, in front of the live Sky Sports cameras.Boro have been a revelation this term after promotion last season as they were heavily backed for an immediate return to League Two. They are in the driving seat for a top six finish holding a two point lead over Notts County who are currently seventh and will provide stern opponents.

With United knowing two wins will guarantee automatic promotion, events are very much in their own hands and they are 19/20 to beat Stevenage. Boro are 10/3 with the draw 5/2. With a huge goal advantage over their play-off rivals Stevenage might be content with a point and United may have to show considerable patience in front of a highly expectant crowd. Fewer than 2.5 goals at 10/11 makes plenty of appeal in a game that will be both tight and cagey.

The final weekend of the season will see United visiting the West Country where opponents Exeter will, in all likelihood, have already been relegated. Exeter officials will no doubt be looking forward to welcoming a big away following on their last game in League One.

Meanwhile Sheffield Wednesday left it until injury time before securing victory over Carlisle although they would have been furious to have only drawn after dominating the Cumbrians.

They visit Griffin Park with hosts Brentford left to rue two missed penalties at Stevenage last week realistically ruling them out of the play-offs.

The Bee’s have been on the play-off fringes most of the season and will still prove tough opposition.

They are 5/2 to end the season on a high with the draw 12/5 and the Owls a tempting 6/5. I would suspect BetVictor will be seeing plenty of business at their odds against quote with Wednesday likely to be odds on come kick off time.

Both Sheffield clubs are still odds on for promotion with United 1/3 and Wednesday 8/11 with whoever misses out likely to be around 13/8 favourites in the play-offs.

Chesterfield kept their mathematical chances of avoiding the drop alive with a 2-1 victory over Rochdale making it three wins on the bounce. They will certainly have to win both their final fixtures and hope for a miracle elsewhere to survive.

They visit Yeovil on Saturday as 17/10 shots with the hosts 13/8 and the draw 5/2.

If they finally succumb to the drop I for one will be eagerly awaiting Bookmaker quotes for next term as the excellent late form shown gives them hope for a quick return to League One.

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