Leeds United face Wigan this afternoon in the 43rd match of a grueling Championship season and their battle for an automatic promotion spot looks set to go right down to the 46th.
But how will those final games play out? We’ve taken a look at Marcelo Bielsa’s side’s final four matches to see where the potential pitfalls lie on the road back to the promised land…
Wigan (H) – Win
Paul Cook’s side are battling for their lives down at the bottom of the table, but their away form isn’t the best.
A home game against a relegation battler at this stage of the season takes on an added difficulty due to the desperation of the opponents but Leeds should have enough to get the job done here.
Brentford (A) – Win
Brentford are always a threat because of their neat passing football and the presence of Neal Maupay up front but also represent the kind of mid-table opponent who are an ideal adversary at this stage of the season.
The Bees should already be on the beach and Leeds have the ability to pass them off the pitch, even on their own patch.
Aston Villa (H) – Draw
Aston Villa have been absolutely flying since the return of Jack Grealish and that momentum looks set to propel them into a play-off spot that looked unlikely earlier on in the season.
Both sides have goals in them and although Elland Road will be raucous to give their heroes one final push towards promotion in the season’s final home game, both sides sharing the spoils looks most likely here.
Ipswich (A) – Win
An encounter with Paul Lambert’s already relegated side is as gentle a final day assignment as Leeds could ask for.
If their fate is in their own hands by the 46th match, Leeds should feel supremely confident that they can get over the line against a side who have been awful all season and have nothing to play for, even in front of their own fans.