Seeing as West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Mowbray will be able to select from a "hard core of players who could play in the Premier League" there should be little doubt about the result at Hillsborough tonight.
But nothing has proved predictable this season about the Coca-Cola Championship, currently led by Bristol City, which is why so many teams are still in the scramble for promotion or play-off places.
However, while the Baggies boss is confident that the bulk of his side would hold their own in the league above, he is cognisant of the threat posed by a Sheffield Wednesday team with an entirely different set of priorities.
"They are fighting for their lives and we know we will be playing against an extremely tough team," said Mowbray.
"This league has shown that anybody is capable of beating anybody, so if you look at the league table and think 'we should go there and win' and then not turn up, you are going to get beaten.
"If you have seen anything of Sheffield Wednesday recently they have some decent players."
Considering that several of those to play for Albion this season have either not been tried at the top level or failed to secure first team futures at Premier League clubs like Luke Moore (Aston Villa), James Morrison (Middlesbrough) and Ishmael Miller (Manchester City) it could be argued that Mowbray's claim about his players' ability to cope with the Premier League is a bold one.
He said: "There are areas of the team that will need addressing but, generally, we have got a hard core of players who could play in the Premier League.
"The proof of the pudding is in the eating, of course, but I think we have players with the technical ability to do well at that level."
Chris Brunt, who will tonight return to play against his old club where he was voted Player of the Year last season, is one such prospect who the manager believes falls into that category but the 25-year-old is another whose career started, before stalling, at Middlesbrough after he failed to break into the first team.
Mowbray, who signed Brunt from the Owls for £3 million, added: "The craft and power in his left foot is something that we can all stand back and admire but his quickness of feet and ball manipulation in tight areas is also very good.
"There are certain parts of his game that we have tried to work on and that he needs to improve but he is progressing fine. History will show that he will be money well spent.
"It has been frustrating for him at times because I think he was a stick-on at Sheffield Wednesday but he has come here and had to compete with our midfielders for his place.
"He is not your typical winger because he does not have to beat his man to get his cross in, which is a great asset to have, although most of his good work comes from out wide.
"He has not scored enough goals for my liking this year, especially with the power in his left foot, but that is just his game knowledge that has to improve."
The manager will not be short of options for tonight, particularly going forward given that Morrison and Kevin Phillips yesterday returned to training.
But even the division's top scorer, who on Sunday picked up the FourFourTwo magazine's Championship footballer of the year award after scoring 29 goals in 39 games in the past 12 months is not guaranteed a place tonight.
He is another with Premier League quality, according to Mowbray. The manager said: "I thought the two strikers who started on Saturday [Miller and Roman Bednar] were impressive. No defence would look forward to playing against two 6ft 3in fast, strong and technically-gifted footballers.
"Luke [Moore] is chomping at the bit to get involved as well but I thought the two that played at the weekend did well.
He added: "Obviously, I am delighted about Kevin's award. You cannot argue with his ratio of goals; I think most strikers would aim for one in two and not that many get there.
"Okay, you have to judge him on the league he is playing in but to score that number of goals in that many games is special.
"He works very hard in training, especially on his finishing, and he is a dedicated professional.
"Talks regarding his contract are ongoing and there are a lot of positives coming from those, regardless of the division we are playing in next season.
"I have got to back my judgment that Kevin Phillips will score goals in the Premier League, if that is where we end up, and I believe that if we create chances then he has the technical ability to finish them."