League One 2013-14 Ante-Post Stats
Like your stats and trends? Then you’ll love these nuggets from Football League expert Mark O’Haire on League One…
No favourite has won the League 1 title in the past 18 seasons. But the favourite has finished 2nd in five of the last 13 seasons.
The League One favourite has been promoted in four of the last six seasons.
The average price of the League 1 winner in the past six seasons is 10/1. The proceeding four years featured 66/1, 50/1, 33/1 and 20/1 winners.
Three relegated Championship clubs have won the League One title in the past five seasons.
Five relegated Championship clubs have been promoted straight back from League One in the past five seasons – only seven though in past 12 seasons.
Nine relegated Championship clubs have finished in the League One top six during the past six seasons – but only 12 in the past 12 seasons.
Two sides have suffered back-to-back relegations from the Championship to League Two in the past three seasons – but only four suffered the same fate in the last 12 seasons. Two of the four did finish bottom of the table.
Since 2000-01, only Millwall have won the title after losing in the play-offs the previous year.
Six teams promoted from League Two have been relegated in their first season in League One, in the past five seasons.
Last season was first in the past five seasons that all four promoted League Two sides survived. But only 10 promoted League Two sides have been relegated in the past 12 seasons.
Only two promoted League Two sides have finished bottom of League One in the past 12 seasons.
Only Peterborough (2nd in 2008-09) have managed back-to-back promotions from League Two to the Championship in past seven seasons, although a promoted club has reached the top six in the past three seasons.
Only Southend (2005-06) and Brighton (2001-02) have won the League One title the year after winning promotion, in the past 12 seasons.
Only four promoted sides from League Two have won promotion in the past 12 seasons. But 11 promoted sides have finished in the top six, in the past 12 seasons.