There are two games live on TV this weekend which could turn out to be a real decider in the race for automatic promotion from the npower Championship.

First up on Saturday evening is a very interesting encounter as seventh-placed Middlesbrough play host to second in the table Southampton. And both sides will be hoping to pick up the three points with just two games remaining.

Boro have had a solid campaign but have faltered in recent weeks resulting in a slide down the table sitting four points outside the Play-Offs. It means Tony Mowbray's men need maximum points from their remaining fixtures if they are to have any hope of catching the teams above them.

Recent form hasn't been good for Middlesbrough as their last win at the Riverside Stadium was a 2-0 win over Barnsley on 6th March. To make matters worse, Boro face a Southampton side that could clinch promotion to the top flight with a win. The Saints will also be keen to stay on the toes of new league leaders Reading after losing to the Berkshire club at St Marys' last week.

The Royals ran out 3-1 winners in an exciting encounter which saw both sides go into the game level on 82 points at the summit of the npower Championship. Now a week later, the Saints will be hoping they can find an immediate response to keep pace.

Earlier in the season a Guly Do Prado brace helped leaders Southampton record a superb 3-0 home win over Boro which added real credibility to the south coast club's hopes of promotion. And with just two games left to go that dream is very close.

The second match live on TV is perhaps a game that could make frustrating or nerve-racking viewing for a number of different supporters. Monday night sees mid-table Leicester City take on automatic promotion hopefuls West Ham United.

The Tigers will no doubt offer meaningful opposition in front of their fans at the KC Stadium despite their end of season drift away from the Play-Offs. City boss Nicky Barmby will be looking for a big performance from his side as he looks ahead and begins building for next season.

But the Hammers could close in on the five point gap between second-placed Southampton if the Saints falter on their travels. That being said United need to win both games if they are to have any hope of making up the gap to reach automatic promotion.

The last time these sides met was a real enticing affair which ended in a thrilling 3-2 victory for the Hammers. Boss Sam Allardyce was proud of his players that day and will hoping they can do him proud in the final two matches plus rely on a bit of good fortune with other results if his side are to gain promotion automatically and avoid the Play-Offs.

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