Cardiff City’s failure to pick up a point against already-relegated Fulham on Saturday means it is now solely between them and Brighton and Hove Albion to see who will join the Cottagers and Huddersfield Town in the Championship next season.
The Seagulls’ draw against Newcastle United at the Amex could prove to be a crucial point given it has left them with a four-point advantage over the Bluebirds with two games remaining – including a trip to Old Trafford on the final day.
Before that, Neil Warnock’s side come up against Albion’s arch-rivals Crystal Palace in the Welsh capital at the weekend, with some Eagles fans probably secretly hoping that their team slips up to keep the south coast outfit in the mire.
Brighton supporters on the North Stand Chat forum have been debating what they would do if the roles were reversed and they were in Palace’s shoes.
It certainly is and has clearly divided opinion among the fan-base.
While some would be happy for their side to roll over and gift their opposition the three points, others would expect their players to be professional and play to get a result.
With money, bonuses and records on the line, rivalries are often put to one side in the modern era and it would be no surprise if Palace put in another excellent display on the road, saving one of their biggest enemies as a result.