The latest League One 'supercomputer' predicts Wanderers will achieve a top-six finish in the third tier this season.

Ian Evatt’s men have had a promising start to the new campaign despite a tricky set of fixtures on paper.

The Whites are currently fifth in the table after nine games – four points behind early leaders Ipswich Town.

Their only league defeats came against Sheffield Wednesday and Plymouth Argyle either end of a frustrating week.

And Wanderers are predicted to maintain their place in the play-offs come the end of the season, according to football statistics website FiveThirtyEight.

Evatt’s men are expected to finish on 78 points at this early stage, which would be five more than last season’s total.

The predicted table claims that Ipswich will clinch the title, with Wednesday securing the other automatic promotion spot.

Portsmouth, Derby County and Barnsley are also expected to finish in the top six, with Plymouth narrowly missing out for the second season in a row.

At the other end of the table, Morecambe, Burton Albion, Forest Green Rovers and Bristol Rovers are all predicted for the drop.

Here is the latest 2022/23 predicted League One table in full

1. Ipswich (92 pts)

2. Sheff Wed (89 pts)

3. Portsmouth (83 pts)

4. Derby (80 pts)

5. Barnsley (79 pts)

6. Wanderers (78 pts)

7. Plymouth (76 pts)

8. Peterborough (69 pts)

9. Wycombe (67 pts)

10. MK Dons (66 pts)

11. Charlton (63 pts)

12. Lincoln (62 pts)

13. Oxford (61 pts)

14. Shrewsbury (60 pts)

15. Fleetwood (57 pts)

16. Port Vale (54 pts)

17. Cambridge (53 pts)

18. Exeter (52 pts)

19. Accrington (50 pts)

20. Cheltenham (50 pts)

21. Bristol Rovers (47 pts)

22. Forest Green (45 pts)

23. Burton (41 pts)

24. Morecambe (41 pts)

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