Welcome to the Prediction League of Ebbsfleet United for the 2017/2018 Vanarama National season.
This automated version of the prediction league is back for its 11th season in existence after previously being run manually through forum postings, with the original format and rules deriving from user FleetFanatic.
Over the course of the close season the league has undergone performance enhancements and bug fixes as well as some back end updates. The statistics engine is also back in action, results of which will be accessible after three games have been played.
Don't forget, even if you've previously registered on this system, you'll need to re-register yourself for this new season – your old login will not work.
Happy predicting and best of luck.
The aimTo accumulate as many points as possible over the course of an Ebbsfleet United season. This is done by predicting on different attributes of each first team game played over this duration. All competitions are included except friendly and Kent Senior Cup games.
ScoringFor each game, you predict on three constants:
- The score at the end of full time, including extra time where necessary
- Ebbsfleet United's first goal scorer, if any
- The amount of attendees
- 2 points if you picked the correct team to win, or you correctly predicted a draw
- 1 point for correctly predicting the amount of goals scored by a team, with an extra 1 point awarded if you got both and correctly predicted the exact score (therefore, maximum 3 points available)
- 2 points for correctly predicting Ebbsfleet United's first goal scorer, or you predicted there would not be one
- 3 points for guessing the attendance within 10, 2 points if between 11 and 50, and 1 point if you were between 51 and 100 away
Failure to predictAfter failing to predict for four games in a row you will receive an email reminding you to do so. If you then fail to predict for the next two games your account will be deactivated.
The winnerThe prediction league is just for fun, with the winner earning the eternal appreciation of their fellow fans and psychics alike :)
Hall of fame
2016-17 – Vanarama National League South (finished 2nd)Winner: Fleetscott31
178 points from 52 games (average of 3.42 points per game)
2015-16 – Vanarama National League South (finished 2nd)Winner: edmiller
171 points from 49 games (average of 3.49 points per game)
2014-15 – Vanarama Conference South (finished 8th)Winner: jcgnfc
161 points from 49 games (average of 3.29 points per game)
2013-14 – Skrill South (finished 4th)Winner: jcgnfc
195 points from 53 games (average of 3.68 points per game)
2012-13 – Blue Square Bet Premier (finished 23rd)Winner: fred
140 points from 49 games (average of 2.86 points per game)
2011-12 – Blue Square Bet Premier (finished 14th)Winner: stew
168 points from 50 games (average of 3.36 points per game)
2010-11 – Blue Square Bet South (finished 3rd)Winner: Smiffy45
170 points from 54 games (average of 3.15 points per game)
2009-10 – Blue Square Premier (finished 22nd)Winner: Hannah
160 points from 47 games (average of 3.4 points per game)
2008-09 – Blue Square Premier (finished 14th)Winner: Smiffy45
145 points from 60 games (average of 2.42 points per game)