The Own Goal – Final Full Weekend of The Football Edition

Just one full round of Football League games left, so soak it up while you can. Here's the briefest of summaries so you don't have to waste too much time catching up.

For the last time this season the 72 Football League teams play, and some will be moving on for bigger and better, some will drop into the abyss of the National League, the others in between. Some with stories of yet another season of mediocrity, some with near misses of relegation, and others with tales of what could have been with just a win or two more.

Conveniently each division has their time in the sun this weekend, with the Championship first up on Saturday evening at 9:30pm with all their games at once, making following a 12 leg multi a tough but rewarding endeavour. Next up at midnight is the entirety of League Two and the next night with League One at 9:30pm.

Who needs the EPL with all that going on and Leicester already winning the title.

 

CHAMPIONSHIP

What’s left to decide?

The biggest decider – one automatic promotion place between Middlesbrough and Brighton. Apparently worth 170M GBP these days. Same points but goal difference favours Middlesbrough by 2 goals, so it is a must win for Brighton. Fans with BeIn Sports have the game live at 9:30pm on Saturday night. The winner gets all the riches and dreams of Foxes in the EPL, the loser gets the playoffs and a second chance for the riches.

Playoff teams decided and relegated teams too.

CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL DAY ULTIMATE FENCE SITTING MULTI

All games kicks off @ 9:30pm Saturday night.

BLACKBURN or DRAW v Reading
CARDIFF or DRAW v Birmingham
BURNLEY to beat Charlton
DERBY to beat Ipswich
BOLTON to beat Fulham
BRENTFORD or DRAW v Huddersfield
NO DRAW – Hull v Rotherham
MIDDLESBROUGH or DRAW v Brighton
NOTTINGHAM FOREST or DRAW v Milton Keynes
LEEDS or DRAW v Preston
QPR to beat Bristol City
SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY or DRAW v Wolves

$1 “pays” $390

 

LEAGUE ONE

What’s left to decide?

Like the division above it is the second automatic playoff spot up for grabs, and between two teams that looked unlikely to be featuring at the top at this time of the year – Burton Albion and Walsall. Walsall need to win and Burton lose with a three goal turn around. Burton are away to already relegated Doncaster and Walsall travel up the road to midfield Port Vale.

There’s also the final playoff spot between three sides Barnsley (6th – 71pts +13)  Scunthorpe (7th – 71 pts +11) and Gillingham (8th – 69 pts +16). Gillingham have seemingly thrown away a good chance to join the playoffs as they 23rd in last 6 form after being in the top 6 for a large chunk of the season. Barnsley’s season has been one of runs with a winning run of 7 straight wins at one stage coming after 8 straight losses. Scunthorpe meanwhile have flown home and are 1st in the last 6 form.

At the bottom the relegation is between two teams who could barely be closer – Blackpool and Fleetwood – who are just 7 miles apart. Fleetwood losing and Blackpool winning is the only formula for survival for Blackpool who are trying to avoid a second straight relegation.

LEAGUE ONE  FINAL DAY ULTIMATE FENCE SITTING MULTI

All games kick off @ 9:30pm Sunday night.

BRADFORD to beat Chesterfield
BURY or DRAW v Southend
ROCHDALE or DRAW v Colchester
BURTON to beat Doncaster
FLEETWOOD to beat Crewe
GILLINGHAM or DRAW v Millwall
OLDHAM or DRAW v Coventry
PETERBOROUGH to beat Blackpool
WALSALL or DRAW v Port Vale
SCUNTHORPE or DRAW v Sheffield Utd
SHREWSBURY or DRAW v Swindon
WIGAN or DRAW v Barnsley

$1 “pays” $99

 

LEAGUE TWO

What’s left to decide?

the second and third automatic promotion spots is a battle between 3. Two will go up and join Northampton in League One, whilst the other heads to the playoffs.

Accrington Stanley are in the box seat with 84 pts (GD +26), but Oxford (83 pts +40) and Bristol Rovers (82pts +30) will argue against and all have a realistic chance of filling second and third. Oxford have the hardest game v 10th placed Wycombe, whilst the other two play lowly or already relegated teams.

Everything else is sorted, and we say go Wimbledon, and enjoy the third division with your “old mates” Milton Keynes.

LEAGUE TWO FINAL DAY ULTIMATE FENCE SITTING MULTI

All games @ Midnight Sunday / Sat night

ACCRINGTON STANLEY to beat Stevenage
WIMBLEDON to beat Newport
BRISTOL ROVERS to beat Dagenham & Redbridge
CRAWLEY or DRAW v Barnet
EXETER or DRAW v Luton
MANSFIELD or DRAW v Cambridge
MORECAMBE or DRAW v York
CARLISLE or DRAW v Notts Co.
OXFORD or DRAW v Wycombe
HARTLEPOOL or DRAW v Plymouth
PORTSMOUTH or DRAW v Northampton
YEOVIL or DRAW v Leyton Orient

$1 “pays” $53

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Born and raised on the banks of Yebri Creek, Theydon Bois has always been obsessed by sport.
A stellar career of Underage B sides, RSL Social Golf, C Grade Warehouse and D Grade Indoor Cricket didn’t showcase much talent, but provided a window into the love for any game, any time.
Theydon follows as much as he can and will provide opinion, ideas, and best tips and bets for most sports*.
A particular interest in English Football sees Theydon Bois up every Saturday night until 2am with two laptops, smartphones, IPad and a radio feed of Soccer Saturday.
A lifelong fan of underperforming, mediocre, disappointing teams will not sway his enthusiasm for sport.
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