Mark Beevers of Peterborough United in action at Sunderland earlier this season.

Final day drama looks inevitable in the race for automatic promotion from League One

Peterborough United skipper Mark Beevers hopes he’s wrong, but he believes the League One race for automatic promotion will go down to the final day of the season.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 10:45 am

Beevers said: “We know this promotion race will probably go down to the final day.

“I hope not obviously, but there is every chance that it will do.

“We just have to focus on ourselves and look after our own games. There will be plenty more twists and turns to come I am sure.”

It’s looking like a three-horse race for two automatic promotion places between current 1,2,3 Hull, Posh and Sunderland, but in-form Portsmouth and Blackpool are ready to pounce on any slip-ups.

Hull are two three points clear of Posh with a superior goal difference of 7. Posh have a game in hand. Sunderland are two points behind Posh with a superior goal difference of 1. They have one game in hand on Posh and two games in hand on Hull.

Portsmouth are fourth, seven points behind Sunderland from the same number of matches played. Blackpool are fifth, a further point back, with an extra game in hand.

The PT has analysed the strengths and weaknesses of the top three, while also looking at the matches and players that could make the difference between Championship football and the League One play-offs.

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