The final English Football League promotion and relegation places will be decided this week, while Manchester City have the first chance to wrap up the Premier League title.
Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at what is at stake in this weekend’s fixtures, highlighted by a relegation battle in League One.
A tense title race could be settled this weekend, but only ifLiverpoolsuffer a shock defeat at Newcastle on Saturday.Manchester Citywould then have the chance to seal the deal by beating Leicester on Monday.
Cardiffneed a win over Crystal Palace on Saturday to stand any chance of avoiding relegation. They would be relegated regardless of their result wereBrightonto beat Arsenal.
WithNorwichandSheffield Unitedpromoted andIpswich,BoltonandRotherhamrelegated, only the play-offs remain to be sorted.
Leeds,West BromandAston Villaare confirmed in the top six, with Leeds needing a point to secure third place ahead of the Baggies while Villa will definitely finish fifth.
Derbyare in pole position for the final place as they go into their game against West Brom ahead ofMiddlesbroughby a point. Boro face Rotherham on Sunday, while Bristol Cityare still in with an outside chance but will need to win at Hull and for results elsewhere to go their way.
Defeats forPortsmouthandSunderlandon Tuesday sawLutonandBarnsleypromoted. They will battle for the title on Saturday, with the Tykes at Bristol Rovers while Luton host Oxford.
Charltonare secure in the play-offs while Doncasterlie sixth. Should Rovers drop points against Coventry,Peterboroughcan take advantage by beating Burton.
Bradford are down butScunthorpe,Walsall,PlymouthandSouthendare separated by only a point – Argyle and the Iron meet in a key fixture.AFC Wimbledonare still not mathematically safe if three of those four teams win.
With Lincoln and Bury promoted, attention shifts to the winner-takes-all clash betweenMK DonsandMansfield. The winners will be promoted, while the draw benefits Mansfield due to their superior goal difference.
The unsuccessful team will joinForest GreenandTranmerein the play-offs, with Newport occupying the final spot after Tuesday’s win over Oldham. They must still win at Morecambe to avoid opening the door forExeter, a point behind ahead of their clash with Forest Green.
Colchester,CarlisleandStevenageretain an outside chance should both slip up.
Yeovilare relegated andNotts Countywill join them unless they beat Swindon andMacclesfieldlose to Cambridge – a draw for Sol Campbell’s men would leave County needing at least an eight-goal win.