While much of the focus on Sunday will be on the top-four battle between Arsenal and Tottenham, there is an equally crucial tussle in store a couple of hours earlier at Wembley as Brentford and Yeovil Town collide in the League One play-off final.
These occasions at the national stadium, and the concept of the play-offs as a whole, have often been criticised as a slightly unfair way of deciding who claims the final promotion spot.
More often than not, the team who finishes third does not come through and triumph, despite technically being the third-best side in the division over the course of the regular season.
Fortunately, this particular final is a clash between the sides who secured third and fourth in the final standings and only two points separated Brentford and Yeovil over the 46-match campaign.
Brentford, of course, entered the play-offs feeling aggrieved that they were not going up as League One runners-up.
I won’t dwell on what happened at Griffin Park on the final day of the season for too long here as I am certain Brentford fans will want to put that to the back of their minds and concentrate on Sunday’s huge contest at the home of football.
But it should be said that there were plenty of critics who suggested that missing the 90th-minute penalty that would have secured Championship football next term would sap all the life out of the Bees going into the play-offs.
How wrong those people were, though, as Uwe Rosler’s side showed immense resolve in overcoming Swindon Town in their two-legged semi-final, partially exorcising the ghost of Marcello Trotta’s fluffed effort against Doncaster by seeing off the Robins in a shoot-out.
Penalties were eventually required after Swindon had equalised with the last kick of the game in normal time at Griffin Park and judging by the evidence of the past few weeks, Brentford certainly like to do things the hard way.
But after bouncing back in tremendous fashion, bwin has the Bees priced as 11/10 favourites to finally secure the promotion that they thought they would be celebrating three weeks ago with a victory in normal time (they are 3/5 to go up by any means required).
Due to Brentford’s favouritism and the amazing story of how they reached this final, very few people are mentioning Yeovil and nobody seems to be giving them a prayer – but boss Gary Johnson and his players wouldn’t have it any other way.
All season, Yeovil have been quietly going about their business and steadily climbing the league table unnoticed.
Starting the campaign as second favourites for relegation to League Two, even when the Glovers put a run together of six consecutive league victories during January and February, nobody actually believed that they would finish in the top six, let alone make it to Wembley.
Having finished fourth – a remarkable achievement on such a shoestring budget – Yeovil were paired with Sheffield United in the semi-finals and most presumed it was the end of the road for the side from Somerset.
However, the plucky Glovers, after unluckily losing the first leg 1-0 at Bramall Lane, produced a magnificent display to overturn that deficit and reach Sunday’s final.
And yet for all their impressive exploits, Yeovil are outsiders again at 11/5 for the victory in 90 minutes and I am quite happy to stick with the underdog (as I did in the semi-final) and back Yeovil to see off one more favourite this season.
For neutrals, a draw (also priced at 11/5 in normal time) is always a favoured outcome when there is a chance of a penalty shoot-out and in some ways it would be a fitting end to Brentford’s season if a spot-kick was to decide their fate.
But recent meetings between these sides suggest a Yeovil triumph is more likely, as the Glovers have had the upper hand over the Bees this season – Johnson’s men picked up six points from their encounters with Rosler’s side and have scored three goals on both occasions.
A 3-1 win at Griffin Park in August was followed up by a 3-0 victory at Huish Park and for punters who fancy a repeat of one of those scorelines, big prices are on offer. The former is available at odds of 25/1, while the latter is a massive 40/1.
I am not for one minute saying that I sense Yeovil will demolish Brentford for a third time this season, but given the fact that they have beaten them twice already and are outsiders to win, backing the Glovers to go up is surely the value call.
If steaming into the Yeovil win in 90 minutes feels too risky and, like me, you can see it going into extra-time and possibly all the way to penalties, then just have a go on the underdogs to be promoted at the shorter price of 6/5.