Boro travel to Preston North End on Saturday knowing they must win and hope results elsewhere go in their favour if they are to secure a top six finish.
Back-to-back wins against Cardiff City and Stoke City for Chris Wilder’s side have given them a chance of reaching the playoffs, but it is set to be a very tense final-day in the Championship.
But what will the table look like come Saturday afternoon? Will Middlesbrough have realised their playoff dreams, or will they be facing yet another season in the second-flight?
Here, using data provided by FiveThirtyEight, we take a look at how the 2021/22 Championship table is forecast to finish: