With the regular season now finished in League One, all eyes turn to the first legs of the play-offs which get underway with Stevenage hosting Sheffield United on Friday night.
Stevenage have had yet another fantastic campaign and are now looking to secure a remarkable third promotion in a row.
Gary Smith’s side made it into the top six on goal difference, they managed to hold their nerve on the final day to comfortably beat Bury 3-0 on home soil.
Smith’s men ended the season strongly, remaining unbeaten in their last six encounters. They will be looking to take this confidence into the tie.
Stevenage will also look to use their experience in the play-offs to their advantage, they managed to make it League One in this format last year.
As for Sheffield United, they will be looking to bounce back after missing out on automatic promotion to bitter rivals Sheffield Wednesday on the final day.
Danny Wilson’s side had looked like the red hot favourites to take second place, however a recent run of three games without a win has seen The Blades having to settle for the lottery of the play-offs.
Wilson will know that his team will have to get back to their best form if they are to progress against a Stevenage side that is flying at the moment.
Before their recent poor run, United had been achieved six straight victories so know that they are capable of making it to the final if they play to anything like their full potential.
At the start of the season, promotion back to The Championship was a must for Sheffield United, nothing has changed going into the play-offs, failure to secure a return to the second tier would not go down well at Bramall Lane.
Stevenage know that home advantage and recent form makes them slight favourites to win the first leg. You can back them at 2.60 (8/5) with BoyleSports.
Sheffield United’s recent poor form makes them underdogs to be victorious on the night. They are available at 2.80 (9/5) with Betvictor. A draw is being offered at 3.30 (23/10) with SkyBet.
Patrick Agyemang looks to be the favourite to get the scoring underway at The Lamex Stadium, his odds are 7.00 (6/1) with betvictor.
Sheffield United’s Chris Porter looks to be his team’s best hopes of breaking the deadlock. You can back Porter at 7.50 (13.2) with Bet365.
The two sides played out a 2-2 draw last month. A repeat result is being offered at 17.00 (16/1) with William Hill.