Saturday, 9 May 2020


EFL Set to Use Points-Per-Game System to Decide How League One & Two Will End

EFL Set to Use Points-Per-Game System to Decide How League One & Two Will End

Clubs in League One and League Two could be about to know where their immediate future lies as their seasons look set to be curtailed early next week, with a weighted points-per-game system ultimately determining how the 2019/20 campaign will end.
Despite the majority of clubs in the Premier League and Championship continuing to work towards a return to action, their third and fourth tier counterparts appear to have thrown in the towel as they look to navigate the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

It is being reported that the EFL are set to inform the forty-seven League One and Two clubs that their seasons are over before inviting them to vote upon which method will be used to decide the final standings, with no Play-Offs to take place.

A weighted points-per-game system, which takes in each club's remaining home and away fixtures along with the average home and away points there have been in the division so far this season, is believed to be the preferred model, however there will be other options on the table when voting takes place.

In League One, the current top three would remain, with Coventry City going up as champions swiftly followed by Rotherham United and Oxford United, whilst Tranmere Rovers, Southend United and Bolton Wanderers would join Walsall in League Two.

In the fourth tier, Swindon Town would overtake Crewe Alexandra to be named champions, with Plymouth Argyle and Cheltenham Town joining them in League One for the 2020/21 campaign.

Following a strong pre-lockdown spell of form Darrell Clarke's Saddlers would secure a top-half twelfth-placed finish whilst struggling Stevenage remain bottom of the pile despite Macclesfield Town recently picking up a seven-point penalty.

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