Friday, 17 June 2011

English Football Fixture Lists 2011/2012 Released

So at last, it seems so long since we had any fixtures to look at! The English football calendar is now in front of us! The homework starts today as we look for those games where we can collect some money off the bookies!

I will be adding the fixtures into my stats database so that i can start analysing the first games as soon as possible. Clearly current form will pay no part of the early season games so I will be looking at previous seasons and early season trends.

Having reviewed league 1 and league 2 already I thought I would highlight those teams I have tipped to go well next term and quickly look at their early season fixtures.

In League 2 Bristol Rovers will start away at AFC Wimbledon - this is an interesting game as these teams could not have finished further apart last season. Bristol Rovers were relegated and Wimbledon promoted via the play offs! It will be an interesting contest and will show whether the promoted club has strengthened and whether Rovers can start on a high note after a poor season last term. The people who create the fixture lists have maybe been a little unkind serving up Wimbledon with 3 of the relegated clubs in their opening 3 fixtures!

My other team to watch in league 2 are Southend United, they start at home to Hereford who had a dreadful start to last seasons campaign. In the event Hereford finished comfortably in mid table. Southend did beat Hereford in March 4-0 so probably feel it should be a good start for them.

In League 1 my tips are Preston and Scunthorpe, both relegated from the championship last time around. Preston will play Colchester and Scunthorpe will play newly promoted Wycombe.

A more detailed look at the fixtures will come in good time for the new season, now the hard work begins!

To see the reviews for the leagues click on the links below
League 1
League 2

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