Bristol Rovers’ predicted finish in daunting verdict as Derby, Ipswich, Bolton and others also rated
There’s not much space to look down in Bristol Rovers’ predicted League One finish after an opening day defeat
Bristol Rovers and their supporters could only watch on as they failed to win on the opening day of the season for another year in a row.
Their opening day curse continued as not since 2011 have they tasted victory on the opening day of the campaign whilst not since August 2001 have they won their first game at home.
Newly promoted club Forest Green Rovers were victorious at the Memorial Stadium as they scored in the last few moments of regulation time after the Gas had got themselves back level into the game.
After Aaron Collins had cancelled out Jordan Moore-Taylor’s opener, they went in search of a winning goal but instead they could only watch on as Regan Hendry’s moment of brilliance gave FGR their first win at League One level.
Before a ball had been kicked, varying predictions had Joey Barton’s men as the side that would finish the highest out of the four promoted clubs.
But after a win for Ian Burchnall’s side, things have changed and despite it being only one game into the season, those from outside of the club aren’t expecting too much from the Gas.
Rovers have been given a 38% chance of being relegated to the fourth tier, the second highest in the division.
As there are still plenty of games to go and the chance to right the wrongs of last Saturday against Burton, this can be taken with a pinch of salt.
But for the teams like Derby County and Wycombe Wanderers who won on the opening day they will take this.
Here is what the 2022/23 League One table is predicted to look like after the first round of fixtures were played.