Vital Football

Latest Derby County News

Derby's Automatic Promotion Hopes Fading?

Derby's Automatic Promotion Hopes Fading?

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

Last season the Octopus feature was a late arrival for the Championship - 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 Championship predictions for the season of 2017/18 after all sides have played 33 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 some playing 34 games in the Championship in the season of 2017/18, the current favourite to lift the title are Wolverhampton Wanderers with 99 points. Cardiff City sit in second place on 87.

The Play Off spots are also pretty nailed on if the predictions are to be believed - Aston Villa, Derby County, Fulham and Bristol City. Middlesbrough lose out by two points.

At the other end of the table it's also pretty nailed on with Burton Albion, Birmingham City and Sunderland all predicted for the drop. Barnsley in 21st place escape by four points.

The one thing that can't be ignored though is there is a hell of a lot of football still to be played even though we find ourselves almost in March and sides that have started well may fade away and others could 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 day could cause wholescale changes to the table.

For Derby County specifically, last month the Octopus had them sitting in second place with 92 points, but this month Derby slip to fourth place and are now predicted to finish the season on only 84 points.

Fans will no doubt be concerned about that form going into the Play Offs especially with heartbreak in a number of previous seasons for the Rams.

And the live by the match predictions, how do we stand now?


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

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Wednesday February 28 2018
Time: 3:00PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Derby County Articles

Derby Player Learns Why You Don't Annoy The Referee

Derby County's Tom Huddlestone will be out of action this week as he serves an automatic suspension.

Men In Charge - Derby v Cardiff

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Derby County and Cardiff City this Sunday.

Who Makes Giggs' First Welsh Squad?

New Wales manager Ryan Giggs has now announced his first selection since taking the job on.

Rams In Derby Stalemate

Despite having the better of the chances Derby County failed to take advantage and were held to a 0-0 draw with Nottingham Forest at the City Ground. After a tight first half Costel Pantilimon made sa

Derby County Archived Articles

Vital Rams articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email

Current Poll (see more polls)

MotM v. Forest
Suggested By: MikeC
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Derby County Results (view all)

Derby County Fixtures

The Vital Football Members League