E Ratings update: League 2, 11 Apr 2021
Here is how the model predicts the rest of the season will pan out. The rating system is explained here, but in a nutshell it’s based on the combined quality of chances that clubs create and allow, rather than their results. I’ve used each club’s current ratings and those of their remaining opponents to predict how the rest of the season will unfold. Each of the remaining fixtures has been simulated 10,000 times to generate probabilities for where each club will finish.
This graphic shows the cumulative probability of where each club could end up, in descending order of average predicted league finish. You can think of the ordering of the teams down the left hand side as a “best guess” of the final league table, with the coloured bars showing the relative likelihood of each club ending up in a certain section of the table:
Automatic promotion is looking very likely for both Cheltenham and Cambridge, with Bolton having a better than 50:50 chance of completing the top three. At the bottom it’s looking bleak for Southend and Grimsby, with Colchester the only side likely to get dragged into the relegation battle as things stand.