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Down to the wire

5 May 2021

After 45 games of the 2020/21 Sky Bet Championship campaign, it will all come down to the season finale in terms of finalising the relegation picture.

A quick glance at the league table tells you everything you need to know on the importance of Saturday’s final round of fixtures.

The permutations have been calculated and from an Owls’ perspective it’s clear what has to be done at Derby on the final day.

Darren Moore’s side must pick up a victory at Pride Park in order to stand a chance of a dramatic last day survival.

The stakes could not be higher for both the Owls and the Rams as defeat for either would mean certain relegation to League One.

But that’s not the only issue this weekend as a keen eye will also be kept on developments between Cardiff and Rotherham in the Welsh capital.

A Millers victory over the Bluebirds would relegate Wednesday, as Rotherham head into the weekend one point ahead following their goalless draw at Luton on Tuesday night.

Here’s how the table stands with one to play.

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It will perhaps go down as one of the most unique and tense finishes to a Championship campaign in history.

Given Wycombe’s goal difference, it looks highly unlikely the Chairboys can avoid the drop to the third tier.

But for Derby, Wednesday and Rotherham, an incredibly nervy Saturday is on the cards.

Here’s what could happen;


A win would see the Owls safe IF Rotherham fail to beat Cardiff.
A win would not be enough for the Owls IF Rotherham beat Cardiff.
A draw or defeat would see the Owls relegated.


A win would see the Rams safe and Wednesday and Rotherham relegated.
A draw would see Derby safe IF Rotherham fail to beat Cardiff.
A draw would see Derby relegated IF Rotherham win at Cardiff.
A defeat would see Derby relegated.


A win would see Rotherham safe IF Derby fail to beat Wednesday.
A draw or defeat at Cardiff would see Rotherham relegated.

So Wednesday and Rotherham must win. For Derby, a draw might not be enough.

Strap yourself in.

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