Weekly permutations: League 1, 7 Dec 2019

These graphics break down how much the league table can change during the next round of fixtures as follows:

  • Down the left is the current order if league table, with each club’s current league position also indicated by a shaded square in their row.
  • Across each club’s row is a hollow colour-coded strip showing how they are mathematically capable of moving after the next round of fixtures is over, regardless of how crazy the combination of scorelines would need to be.
  • To differentiate between the probable and the possible, inside the strip is a little minimalist column chart showing the relative chance of them ending up in each position based on my ratings model.

Wycombe aren’t in action this weekend but their five-point cushion means that Ipswich can’t catch up to them at the moment. The Tractor Boys are likewise immobile but below them the play-off zone is a virtual melee with eight clubs vying for four spots. There aren’t likely to be any major plot developments in the relegation battle as MK Dons would need to end an 11-match winless run with an away victory – and have other results go their way – to stand any chance of leaving the bottom three on Saturday.