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Battle for PL: Can Leeds or Leicester overhaul Ipswich at top?

There are now just six rounds of the Sky Bet Championship season remaining.

Just two points separate Ipswich, Leeds and Leicester as we head into the final run-in. Here, we take a look at the race for the Premier League…

Current standings

How the table has changed

Upcoming fixtures

1st – Ipswich, 87 points

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Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship clash between Ipswich and Southampton

Six games to go and three straight wins, including two back-to-back over Easter weekend, has taken Ipswich top of the Championship. They may have played a game more than Leicester in third but automatic promotion is in their hands.

Standing in their way next? Norwich City. A trip to their fierce rivals on Saturday at lunchtime, live on Sky Sports Football from 12pm.

2nd – Leeds, 86 points

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Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship clash between Leeds United and Hull City

Leeds are still unbeaten in 2024. A run of 13 wins and two draws has seen them move up to second spot. They were held by Watford on Friday, but overcame a battling Hull City at home on Easter Monday to jump back above Leicester.

They face a challenging trip to play-off chasing Coventry on Saturday at 3pm.

3rd – Leicester, 85 points

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Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Leicester City and Norwich City

It was a much, much-needed win for Leicester on Easter Monday against Norwich, to keep their own fate in their hands in the promotion race.

The Foxes sit third, but with a game in hand on their rivals they know a perfect end to the season will guarantee an immediate return to the Premier League. They have, arguably, Saturday’s kindest fixture of the trio as they host Birmingham. Although the Blues still have it all to do to avoid relegation.

Listen to the Championship Predictions podcast!

Sky Sports duo Simeon Gholam and David Prutton take a look ahead at Gameweek 41 in the Sky Bet Championship, predicting the results of every fixture; listen to the podcast below or via any of your regular podcast providers.

Who has the easiest run-in?

Leicester have the easiest run-in with their average opponent ranking in the bottom half of the table at 13.4, in addition to having a game in hand – while Ipswich (11.3) and Leeds (11.0) have tougher schedules.

Who else is in the mix?

Predicted final table

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