Due to the recent worldwide virus pandemic, the future of upcoming matches has been put in question. Every professional match that was slated to go ahead in 2020 has now been postponed. This means that pundits can only speculate how the season would have played out. In order to do this, it is worth analysing the results of matches that have already been played this season.
Due to the unpredictable nature of the sport, it is impossible to speculate for sure which teams would have made it to the semis and final. However, there are certain teams that did particularly well in recent games. It is very likely that if upcoming matches had gone ahead as scheduled these teams would have been on top form.
The best overall teams this season were Swindon and Crewe. It is highly likely that they would have gone head to head for the title. Plymouth would have also clashed with Exeter as they were both vying for the same league table spot. Cheltenham and Colchester were likely to compete against each other but it is unlikely that either would have made it to the finals.
Pundits can also make predictions for the postponed upcoming matches by looking at the performances of individual players on each team. So far the highest performing player was Swindon’s Doyle who had 25 goals so far.
If the season were allowed to continue he would have been the one to watch out for as he was a consistent scorer, leading with eleven more goals than his rivals. However, he was in danger of being outshined by Maynard from Mansfield who scored a total of 14 goals over the course of the season. This was by no means certain, however, as Bowman, Palmer and Yates were all closing the gap fast.