Third tier giants Sunderland visit the Weston Homes Stadium on Easter Monday (April 5, 3pm kick off) for what promises to be a decisive battle in the race for automatic promotion.
The Wearsiders have been transformed by the arrival of former Bristol City manager Lee Johnson and they’ve already secured one prize by lifting the Papa John’s Trophy at Wembley earlier this month. They celebrated that triumph - a 1-0 win over League Two side Tranmere Rovers - like a side who hadn’t won much for 48 years and they’re now hungry to complete a famous double by securing promotion back to the Championship.
The big game will be televised live on Sky Sports.
Posh have 10 League One matches remaining and crucially six are at home, including four of the last six. Posh still have other promotion rivals, Doncaster (twice), Lincoln, Gillingham and Charlton to play, but given the current form of the first two, they might be less significant matches when they arrive on the calendar.
Posh boss Darren Ferguson must also prepare his side for matches against relegation-battlers Swindon and Northampton next month.
The remaining fixtures of of all the promotion contenders are listed here. Portsmouth and Ipswich Town, who are both under new managers look to have the easiest run-ins, along with Oxford United.
Posh and Sunderland arguably have the hardest, putting even more emphasis on the Easter Monday showdown.
Here’s how we think the final table will look...
DONCASTER ROVERS: Current position: 5th. Current points: 57. Games remaining: 12. v MK Dons (away) L v Charlton (home) D v Bristol R (away) W v Wigan (home) W v Burton (home) D v Shrewsbury (away) L v Accrington (away) W v Fleetwood (home) W v Posh (away) L v Rochdale (away) W v Blackpool (away) L v Posh (home) W. Predicted points: 77. Predicted position: 8th. Too many away games for a team on the slide.
IPSWICH TOWN: Current position: 10th. Current points: 54. Games remaining: 11. v Wigan (away) L v Bristol R (home) W v Rochdale (away) W v MK Dons (home) D v AFC Wimbledon (away) W v Charlton (away) L v Northampton (away) W v Wimbledon (home) W v Swindon (away) W v Shrewsbury (away) D v Fleetwood (home) W. Predicted points: 77. Predicted position: 7th. A simple-looking run-in, but are they good enough to take advantage?
LINCOLN CITY: Current position: 4th. Current points: 62. Games remaining: 10. v Oxford (away) D v MK Dons (home) W v Charlton (away) D v Blackpool (home) D v Bristol R (away) W v Burton (away) D v Hull (home) D v Shrewsbury (away) D v Posh (away) L v Wimbledon (home) W. Predicted points: 77. Predicted position: 6th. The Imps are out of form at a bad time and they have a run of tricky fixtures. Poor home form has cost them an automatic promotion place.
PORTSMOUTH: Current position: 8th. Current points: 55. Games remaining: 11. v Shrewsbury (away) D v Rochdale (home) W v Wigan (away) D v Burton (home) W v Crewe (away) W v MK Dons (away) L v Swindon (away) W v Bristol R (home) W v Accrington (away) D v Wimbledon (away) W v Accrington (home) W. Predicted points: 79. Predicted position: 5th. The easiest run in of all for new manager Danny Cowley to get his teeth into.