Sean Dyche’s Burnley sit at the top of the Championship after the last round of fixtures, and will be hoping to maintain their lead at the summit when they make the trip to Huddersfield on Saturday.
The Clarets won 3-2 away to Fulham on Tuesday night, extending their lead at the top of the division to four points thanks to a Sam Vokes double. They travel to a Terriers side plagued by inconsistency – a defeat for the hosts this weekend could see them slip into the relegation battle as they currently sit seven points clear of the drop zone.
Second-placed Middlesbrough travel to struggling Charlton this weekend – and both sides need the three points for very different reasons.
Boro suffered a 1-0 defeat in midweek against another of the league’s strugglers – Rotherham – meaning they slipped four points behind Burnley in the race for the title. The defeat was Aitor Karanka’s side’s second in three games, adding extra significance to Sunday’s game.
Charlton, who drew 0-0 with MK Dons on Tuesday, will be without striker Yaya Sanogo after he was sent off in the last minute of the game for an off-the-ball incident, and sit 23rd in the league – seven points from safety.
Sunday’s lunchtime kick-off sees play-off chasers Birmingham City make the short Midlands trip to Molineux to face bitter rivals Wolves.
City lost ground on the other play-off hopefuls on Tuesday after their 2-0 defeat to Blackburn, and are now winless in their last four away matches.
Wolves are eight points further back than their neighbours, but go into Sunday’s clash high on confidence after their last-gasp 2-1 victory against Bristol City on Tuesday night.
An inconsistent February, coupled with a 1-0 defeat to Birmingham in their last league game, has left Hull City off the pace when it comes to automatic promotion – meaning it could be an ideal time for Steve Bruce’s side to play struggling MK Dons this weekend.
The Tigers, fresh off the back of their FA Cup exit at the hands of Arsenal, are three points behind second-placed Middlesbrough, whereas MK Dons are just one point from safety after their 0-0 draw with Charlton.
Another side who aren’t quite safe yet are Bristol City, who take on Fulham this weekend following two straight defeats which has left them just two points away from the bottom three.
Slavisa Jokanovic’s men are only above the Robins on goal difference following four games without a win.
Elsewhere in the Championship, Ipswich and Cardiff face off in south Wales with both sides just one point from the play-offs, Brentford travel to QPR in a West London derby, and Rotherham can climb out of the drop zone with a win at home to faltering Derby.
Sheffield Wednesday will be trying to cement their play-off position away to mid-table Nottingham Forest, Leeds travel to Lancashire to face Blackburn, and in-form Preston visit bottom-of-the-table Bolton.
Saturday (3pm, unless stated)
Blackburn Rovers vs Leeds United (12:30pm)
Bolton Wanderers vs Preston North End
Cardiff City vs Ipswich Town
Fulham vs Bristol City
Huddersfield Town vs Burnley
Hull City vs MK Dons
Nottingham Forest vs Sheffield Wednesday
QPR vs Brentford
Rotherham United vs Derby County
Wolves vs Birmingham City (13:15pm)
Charlton Athletic vs Middlesbrough (15:30pm)