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Ups and downs: EFL State of Play - matchday permutations

Posted: Sun 16 Apr 2017
Author: Alex Butcher
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Anthony Knockaert

Image by: Martin Ricketts/PA Wire

So far in 2016/17, we've seen two teams go up, and two teams go down.

On Easter Monday, we could see our first Sky Bet Championship promotion of the campaign. Here are all the permutations...

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They may have to wait a little longer after the full-time whistle, but Brighton & Hove Albion could seal promotion from the Sky Bet Championship on Easter Monday.

The Seagulls host Wigan Athletic at 3pm, but it’s the fixture between Derby County and Huddersfield Town at 5pm which will have the final say.

Should the Terriers fail to match Brighton’s result, promotion will be confirmed for Chris Hughton and his men.

1604 - Championship - promotion race

Relegated: Rotherham United


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Anything other than victory for Chesterfield away at Scunthorpe United will see them relegated from Sky Bet League One.

Even if the Spireites are triumphant, wins for Port Vale and Swindon Town would send them down, as would a point for Bury, who are in action on Tuesday night.

1604 - League One - Survival

That game affects the other end of the table, too. Bolton Wanderers are the Shakers’ opponents, and three points could see the Trotters promoted.

However, they would require Monday defeats for Fleetwood Town and Bradford City, as well as hoping Scunthorpe drop points.

1604 - League One promotion race

Champions: Sheffield United
Relegated: Coventry City


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Plymouth Argyle require just one point to secure promotion from Sky Bet League Two when they host Newport County on Easter Monday. If Luton Town fail to beat Mansfield Town, then the Pilgrims will be up regardless of their result.

They could be joined by Portsmouth, who have to do their bit first by winning at Notts County. Once again, should the fourth-placed Hatters then drop points at Field Mill, then Pompey would be up.

1604 - League Two promotion race

Down at the bottom, Leyton Orient face 22nd-placed Hartlepool United, who they trail by 10 points with four games remaining.

Therefore, anything other than three points will see the O’s relegated.

1604 - League Two promotion race 

Promoted: Doncaster Rovers