Vital Football

More Reliable Than A League 2 Octopus? (20/9/17)

More Reliable Than A League 2 Octopus? (20/9/17)

Time for the special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final League Two positions for the season of 2017/18.

Last season the Octopus feature was a late arrival for League Two - it was off having its tentacles given a Brazilian for all I know.

Then again I still don't know why I call a number crunching supercomputer an Octopus but some things are probably best left unasked.

In any event here are the updated League 2 predictions for the season of 2017/18 after most sides have played at least eight games of the campaign.

Who goes down?! Who is the current favourite to lift the title this year?

Well you don't have to guess.

With most playing eight games in League 2 in the season of 2017/18, the current favourite to lift the title are Exeter City, and they are followed by Notts County and Mansfield Town, however Notts County are 14 points behind them in the table.

The Play Off spots are also pretty nailed on if the predictions are to be believed - Lincoln City, Accrington Stanley, Newport County and Luton Town all sneak in. Lincoln are predicted to be level on points with Manfield, and Luton are a point ahead of Barnet in eight place however.

At the other end of the table it also pretty nailed on with Chesterfield and Port Vale predicted to go down, and Chesterfield are three points shy of Crawley in the safety spots.

The one thing that can't be ignored though is there is a hell of a lot of football still to be played and sides start well and fade away and others find form as the months tick by, but this is a bit of fun - I wouldn't bet your house on it!

The predictions are a reflection on the season so far, and absolutely nothing more, and in most cases the next fixture weekend could cause wholescale changes to the table give how tight the predicted points are.


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Wednesday September 20 2017
Time: 9:00AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Frampton Fight Upgraded

Recent Accrington Stanley Articles

Hard Work Vital To What We've Done In February

The Sky Bet Manager of the Month winners for February 2018 are in - this has seen John Coleman land the top honour in League 2.

Could L1 & L2 Get A Much Needed Cash Boost?

The EFL have crunched the full attendance numbers for the season of 2016/17 and their...

Help Accrington Star Lift February's PFA Award

Following his performances over the month of February in League Two, Accrington Stanley's Kayden Jackson finds himself shortlisted this time around.

February PotM Nomination - Dunne (Accrington)

The February nominations for the Sky Bet League Two Player of the Month Award are in.

Accrington Stanley Social Media

Accrington Stanley Archived Articles

Vital Stanley articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Stanley
Write For Vital Stanley
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Play-off second leg - Accrington v Wimbledon
Suggested By:
Accrington win30%
Wimbledon win45%
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Accrington Stanley Results (view all)

Accrington Stanley Fixtures

The Vital Football Members League