After 46 games, we’re down to the final four in League One as Sunderland, Blackpool, Oxford, and Lincoln look to seal a Championship promotion spot through the play-offs.
In what’s sure to be another unmissable play-off dogfight, we’ve taken a closer look at all four sides and checked out those all-important betting odds.
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Sunderland – 2/1
Sunderland find themselves in the play-offs once again as they look to seal their return to the Championship following a three-year absence.
The Black Cats finished 4th, just three points behind Blackpool, having ended the season with just one win in their last nine games.
They face Lincoln City in their two-legged semi-final and look short in the betting to seal promotion on the back of their poor end to the season.
Blackpool – 11/4
The Seasiders ended the season in cracking form – winning their last four games – including a 1-0 win over promotion rivals Sunderland, at the Stadium of Light.
Those four wins also saw them keep four clean sheets and they’ll be full of confidence going into their semi-final against Oxford United.
Having finished 3rd, they’re also bound to be popular with punters looking for some value against Sunderland in what’s sure to be a tasty play-off battle.
Oxford United – 3/1
Oxford sealed their spot in the play-offs with a 4-0 win over Burton on Saturday, leapfrogging Portsmouth into 6th as they fell to a shock home defeat by Accrington.
Karl Robinson’s side won five of their last seven games – including the last three on the bounce – and will be hoping to go one better than last season when they lost to Wycombe in the play-off final.
First up though, is a tough semi-final against Blackpool, with a first-leg at the Kassam Stadium on Tuesday 18th May.
Lincoln City – 9/2
Like Sunderland, Lincoln stuttered over the finishing line this season, winning just one of their last five matches as they claimed 5th spot in the table.
The bookies aren’t overly impressed with their chances either, making them the outsiders of the four to make the jump into the Championship.
They’ve struggled at home this season – winning just nine from 22 – so Sunderland will be eyeing up a win in the first leg of the semi-final at Sincil Bank.
Please note that all odds are correct at time of publication and are subject to change.