Greenwich Gull

A League 2 blog with an overwhelmingly pro-Torquay United bias

Championship: who has the easiest run in?

The table below ranks each Championship side according to the ease of their remaining fixtures on 3 measures: the average points tally of their remaining opponents, the number of games they have left to play and the proportion of these which are at home. It’s fairly rudimentary stuff but instructive nonetheless, as long as viewed alongside the latest league table:

I’m not much of an expert outside of League 2, but what this tells me is that Reading have a much better chance of making the playoffs than Forest, and that Leeds might drop out of the reckoning altogether at the expense of Millwall. Also Cardiff have a decent chance of catching Norwich, who have a much tougher end to the season, in the automatic promotion race. A playoff push may well be beyond Watford, while at the scary end of the table, Derby are in danger of getting sucked into the relegation battle and things look quite bleak for Scunthorpe.


2 comments on “Championship: who has the easiest run in?

  1. Lanterne Rouge
    April 5, 2011

    As a Reading fan, this is pleasing reading although away encounters at Forest and Leds won’t be easy and I think tonight’s home game v Preston will be harder than it might have been a few weeks ago.

    • greenwichgull
      April 5, 2011

      It’s true that the picture often changes when you do a bit of digging! If I get the chance before the weekend, I’ll see how it would look if I factored in home and away points totals.

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