An absolutely pivotal weekend of football is upon us as most EFL teams have just four games to play. With games on both Friday and Monday, there is no doubting this will prove to be do or die for a number of clubs. As ever the football league possesses some captivating stories and is tightly contested throughout so I’ve identified a key game from each division to look out for this Friday.
Championship – Leeds United (2nd) vs Wigan (21st)
A simply monumental game for Leeds United Football Club. The Premier League is within reach and the prospect of actually achieving promotion come Monday evening is an actual possibility. This is the Championship though and they will have to take care of business against Wigan at Elland Road who are also in desperate need of a win but for a completely different reason. This is why I have picked this game as Wigan sit just two points clear of the relegation zone. No win in four for the Latics means Rotherham will be breathing down their neck in these last four games. With the pressure firmly on the home side it should make it a fascinating match and Wigan will look to catch Leeds out. Either way this is the match to keep an eye on in the second tier this Friday.
League One – Walsall (23rd) vs Southend (22nd)
The term ‘6 pointer’ can get thrown around easily in football but this is the definition of ‘6 pointer’. While the fates of Walsall and Southend won’t be decided on Friday it’s a huge opportunity for both teams to get out of the relegation zone with them three and two points behind survival respectively. Both sides will arrive at the Bescot Stadium in dreadful form and a loss could see confidence plummet further along with the clubs League One status in the remaining 3 games.
League Two – Notts County (24th) vs MK Dons (4th)
Another huge game at both ends of the table. Notts County’s disastrous season could be revived with a win as they sit two points behind 22nd place Macclesfield. The away side also have pressure on them as MK Dons look to bounce back into League One at the first time of asking. They are part of a pack of five teams who are separated by just 3 points, all with automatic promotion as their goal with just four games left. In what is an expected win for the Dons, they will feel they have to take full advantage after suffering two defeats in their last two outings.
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