The O'Moore County must win this weekend and hope for favours elsewhere.
Midlands 103 commentator Jack Nolan says that Laois need to improve on their previous performance against London.
The O'Moore County are in Tailteann Cup action this weekend as they face London for a second time this year.
Billy Sheehan's side were on the right end of the result between the two sides in the league earlier this year, but ultimately failed to secure promotion from Division 4.
Victory on Saturday, as well as defeat for Offaly against Cavan, means that it will come down to points difference as to who secures home advantage in the preliminary quarter finals.
Although they are expected to win, Nolan tells David Hollywood that Laois will need a little bit more to advance in the competition:
Throw in on Saturday from Parnell Park in Dublin is at 3:00pm.