The battle for automatic promotion from the Championship between Hull City and Watford will go to the final day, while Crystal Palace, Bolton Wanderers, Nottingham Forest and Leicester City will battle it out for the two remaining spots in the play-offs.
Hull missed the chance to secure their return to the Premier League on Saturday as they lost 2-0 to lowly Barnsley at Oakwell.
The Tigers are now without a win, or even a goal, in their last three matches but they will clinch second place with a home win over champions Cardiff City on Saturday.
That slip-up for Hull allowed Watford to keep up the pressure on Steve Bruce’s men by taking all three points against Leicester City on Friday evening.
After securing back-to-back wins for the first time since mid-February, the Hornets now sit just a point behind Hull and they will be promoted if they beat Leeds United at Vicarage Road and the Tigers fail to defeat Cardiff.
The Hornets, who could also go up with a draw if the Bluebirds win at the KC Stadium, are 5/6 second favourites to be playing Premier League football next term, with Hull remaining odds-on at 4/11.
Brighton are next in line at 5/2 after extending their unbeaten run to eight games and securing a play-off spot with victory at Leeds, while the Seagulls’ fierce rivals Crystal Palace, who can ensure a top-six finish if they win their game in hand at Millwall on Tuesday evening, are a 4/1 chance.
Gus Poyet’s men finish the season by hosting relegation-threatened Wolverhampton Wanderers, while Palace, who are now without a win in eight following Saturday’s draw with Blackburn Rovers, welcome a Peterborough United side equally desperate for the points at Selhurst Park.
Bolton, who managed a draw at Cardiff last time out, currently occupy the final play-off place on goal difference from Nottingham Forest and are also 4/1 to bounce back to the top flight at the first time of asking.
The Trotters will almost certainly be in the play-offs with victory over Blackpool at the weekend, while the game of the day will arguably take place at the City Ground when seventh-placed Forest face a Leicester side one place and two points below them.
The winner of the east Midlands derby will be sure of a top-six place if Bolton fail to win, while either could also displace Palace depending on their return in their last two games.
Forest are an 8/1 shot to be promoted ahead of the Foxes, who can be backed at 16/1.
But whoever is left celebrating or commiserating, it promises to be a nail-biting finale to another enthralling regular season in the Championship.