After nine months of thrills and spills for the 24 teams in the Coca-Cola Championship, the final weekend of the 2008/09 season takes place this weekend and two hugely significant and exciting fixtures will be televised.

At 1:15pm on Sunday afternoon mid-table Crystal Palace face Sheffield United, who stand a real chance of automatic promotion while arguably the most decisive game of the Championship season will take place at the Madejski Stadium between Reading and Birmingham City and both games are live on Sky Sports.

The Eagles poor form in 2009 continued last Saturday after they were defeated 2-0 by Doncaster Rovers in their final away match of the season - the club's 11th defeat since the turn of the New Year. Neil Warnock's side have only managed to win one of their last eight matches but will strive to give the Palace faithful something to cheer about with three points in their final match of the season.

The Blades are already guaranteed at least a fourth place finish in the Championship following a hugely impressive recent run of form. However, should they take all three points at Selhurst Park this Sunday and Birmingham City fail to beat Reading, the South Yorkshire club will be promoted to the Premier League.

A 1-0 defeat to Burnley two weeks ago was the first occasion Kevin Blackwell's side had lost away from Bramall Lane since October and former Manager Neil Warnock will be hoping his team can inflict a similar result on the Blades this weekend.

Steve Coppell's Reading side picked up their first back-to-back league wins since December with victory over both Derby County and Norwich City in their last two games. The Royals are assured of a place in the Play-Offs but still harbour hopes of automatic promotion, a scenario that will happen if they beat Birmingham on Sunday and the Blades fail to beat Crystal Palace.

However, the Madejski Stadium has not been a happy hunting ground for Reading lately, as the club bid to secure their first three points on home turf since January.

A point will be enough for the Blues to bounce back to the Premier League if Sheffield United fail to beat Palace. Alex McLeish won't wish to rely on the results of that match, though, and will set his players out to take maximum points in this all-or-nothing match.

Birmingham's nine match unbeaten streak was ended abruptly last weekend after a 2-1 defeat at home to Preston North End, a match also televised on Sky Sports. The Birmingham supporters will hope for better fortunes in front of the television cameras this Sunday, to finish the season inside the top two, earning a place in next season's Premier League.