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6 May 2015 is the place to bet ahead of this season's play-offs, with every bet you place helping the Iron financially.

The Championship play-offs this year have thrown up two excellent ties. The pick of them sees an East Anglian Derby which promises to be full of drama.

Ipswich Town, who managed to scrape sixth place despite an away defeat to Blackburn Rovers on the final day, will host bitter rivals Norwich City in the first leg on Saturday.

The Canaries narrowly missed out on automatic promotion but go into the tie on a run of just three defeats in 22 matches since Alex Neil took over in January.

Sky Bet have Norwich at 1/2 to qualify overall for Wembley with Ipswich at 8/5.

Meanwhile, Brentford host Middlesbrough in an intriguing clash at Griffin Park on Friday evening.

Outgoing manager Mark Warburton has managed to prolong his stay in West London by guiding the Bees to the play-offs this year.

His side face a wounded Middlesbrough who ended up finishing fourth after being in the top two for the majority of the season.

Aitor Karanka will be hoping that Championship Player of the Year Patrick Bamford (11/8 with Sky Bet to score anytime) can fire Boro to the Premier League.

Middlesborough are slight favourites to qualify for the final with odds of 4/7 but Brentford can be backed at a decent price of 5/4.

In League One, it was a devastating final day for Preston North End, whose defeat at Colchester United meant they missed out on automatic promotion.

Instead, the Lilywhites will play Chesterfield on Thursday evening, who have enjoyed a successful season back in League Two after their promotion last year.

The Spireites, having finished in sixth, are the underdogs betting wise at odds of 13/8 to qualify for the final, whereas Preston are 4/9 to reach Wembley.

Another enticing match up sees Sheffield United face Swindon Town with both sides having known their fate for some time.

Both finished comfortably in the play-offs, with Swindon challenging for automatic promotion at one point.

Despite a good run in the Capital One Cup, Sheffield United have struggled of late and their stuttering form could hinder them.

Sky Bet has the Blades as slight favourites to qualify at 4/5 with Swindon at evens.

In League Two, Stevenage will be looking to bounce straight back to League One after relegation last year when they face Southend United on Sunday.

Southend managed to lose 3-1 to Morecambe on the final day, which meant they missed out on automatic promotion to Bury.

However, the Shrimpers finished 12 points ahead of Stevenage and with that in mind, Southend are at 4/7 to qualify for the final at Wembley.

In the other tie, Wycombe will need to pick themselves up from their final day disappointment when they travel to Plymouth on Sunday.

The Chairboys spent most of the season inside the top three but were edged out by Bury with a few games to spare.

Plymouth, on the other hand, finished the season with back to back wins, seeing them creep into the play off fold at the expense of Luton Town.

Sky Bet has the teams at neck and neck in the betting to qualify for Wembley at 5/6.

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