Sunday, May 07, 2023

The late-season unpredictability of the Swiss Super League in men’s football

The men's football league in Switzerland, the Super League, has ten teams. Each team plays four matches against each other, with two at each club's stadium, for a total of 36 matches per season. Young Boys from Bern already clinched this season's title last week; with four matches remaining, they are nineteen points ahead. The other nine teams are separated by 17 points from second to last place. My local team, FC Basel, is in fifth place, six points from second and eleven from last place. I used an online calculator for the rest of the season and determined that, theoretically, they could still finish anywhere from second to last place. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 7 May 2023)

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