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The final day of The Football League season – comparing 2013/14 with 2014/15

1 May 2015

Titles, promotions, relegations – there is still plenty to be settled as we approach the climax of the 2014/15 Football League season, so let's take a look at how it compares to a year ago...

Sky Bet Championship

We'll start with the Sky Bet Championship title race, where Watford and Bournemouth are both going into the final weekend looking to take the crown.

The Hornets hold the advantage and will take the honours should they overcome Sheffield Wednesday at Vicarage Road.

Leicester City, on the other hand, had their feet up this time last year. The Foxes clinched the crown with two games to spare, holding an unassailable seven-point advantage over second-placed Burnley.

The Play-Off race was still alive in 2014 though, with sixth spot still up for grabs, and that is the case yet again.

Ipswich Town and Derby County hold fifth and sixth going into the weekend, but Brentford have every chance of extending their season if results go their way.

At the other end of the table, four sides were facing the possibility of dropping to Sky Bet League 1 this time last year, but there will be no final-day nerves this time around as Rotherham United's midweek success ensured Millwall and Wigan Athletic would be joining Blackpool in the third tier next term.

Sky Bet League 1

The 2014/15 Sky Bet League 1 campaign has gone right down to the wire, but the only remaining issue going into the final weekend of last season was who would join Stevenage and Shrewsbury Town in the drop zone, with the last two relegation places undecided.

This time around, it's the bottom three spots which are yet to be confirmed, with six teams still facing the prospect of dropping into Sky Bet League 2.

Leyton Orient, Colchester United, Crawley Town, Notts County, Crewe Alexandra and Coventry City are all fighting for survival in what is sure to be a dramatic conclusion to the season.

And of course, there is the fight for automatic promotion. Preston North End and Milton Keynes Dons are both chasing that second spot on Sunday lunchtime, with the Lilywhites holding the advantage courtesy of an 18-match unbeaten run.

Sky Bet League 2

Three sides were competing for the Sky Bet League 2 title on the last day of the 2013/14 season, but it's a two-way shoot-out this year with Burton Albion and Shrewsbury Town in the running.

Three teams are vying for third spot, however, with Southend United currently holding the advantage over Bury and Wycombe Wanderers ahead of Saturday afternoon's schedule.

Four teams were looking to stave off relegation on the final day last term, but Hartlepool United completed the Great Escape to ensure survival with a game to spare, relegating Cheltenham Town and Tranmere Rovers out of The Football League in the process.

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