No easy games for play off hopefuls. Division 1 preview

Last updated : 09 April 2004 By Michael Morris
The Division 1 play off / promotion race faces an interesting weekend.

Leaders Norwich could prepare themselves for automatic promotion by beating Wigan today. That would be a boost for City and also today Sunderland, who still have an outside hope for automatic will virtually confirm their play off place if the can beat Sheff Utd (at time of writing Sunderland are winning 1 - 0). That would also be a boost for City with United in free fall.

Millwall are away at Coventry and that's not easy. West Ham face struggling Derby, a team fighting for their Division 1 existence. That game is live on Sky on Saturday lunchtime.

Reading are away at doomed Bradford and Ipswich are away at Rotherham. The Millers needing points to make sure they avoid the last relegation spot.

Cardiff have to focus on their own game and try to get three points. Of the play off hopefuls some are going to lose points.

League table before any games on Easter weekend.

Last game played on
Wednesday 7th April 2004
1Norwich City 3915323413775292122107633476+29
2West Bromwich Albion 39125331141054272022107583476+24
3Sunderland 3811712813847272519118553868+17
4Wigan Athletic 4010642515785302517149554065+15
5Millwall 3910722511767252517139503664+14
6West Ham United 4010643620695222316159584363+15
7Sheffield United 4010553422848242518913584763+11
8Reading 4010552723848242918913515263-1
9Ipswich Town 4011274633767293318814756662+9
10Cardiff City 4095637227672527161113624959+13
11Crystal Palace 397752824929323216914605657+4
12Coventry City 4078527207582725141313544555+9
13Preston North End 401145362246102031151015565355+3
14Stoke City 391063311954112031151014515055+1
15Nottingham Forest 40776302355102230121216525348-1
16Crewe Alexandra 40103727193611213613918485548-7
17Walsall 40776262755101625121216425248-10
18Rotherham United 40776262346101730111316435346-10
19Watford 39785272543121732111117445744-13
20Burnley 3976631273892240101415536744-14
21Gillingham 40911022273710183112820405844-18
22Derby County 40857293027111432101218436242-19
23Bradford City 4053121929431313289625325733-25
24[R] Wimbledon 3923151635401515426330317721-46