football predictions since 1979
WELCOME TO THE FPA 2021-2022 SEASON (37th)

What is FPA?
The FPA is a collection of amateur football fans forecasting or 'predicting' games from English Premier League, English Championship, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa league, English FA Cup, English League Cup and a team local to where the FPA began, Gillingham FC, in Kent, England (English League One).

It began with one league for a trial period in 1979-1980, before any predicting or 'tipping' leagues existed, to our knowledge. So it is possibly the oldest and longest running football predictions competition in Britain, and possibly the world.

Over the years it has developed into four main leagues - three domestic and one UEFA; four cup competitions; and the inclusion of professional forecasters from the world of newspaper pools tipsters and TV football pundits. Since its start, many have tried to win the predictions leagues and cups, with the best part of one hundred having taken part at one time or another.

When we started back then there was no Internet; now, everyone it seems is an online tipster. You can get online predictions from football betting sites, join predictions competitions for money or just for fun, and use 'Tipping' forecasts or software promising to win you much on football betting. But apart from the fact we at FPA have been doing it longer than anyone else, year in year out our best have been better than all the rest. We consistently beat the professional newspaper pundits; we have beaten prediction software; online tipsters; and the BBC's own expert Mark 'Lawro' Lawrensen. Why? We don't have a magic formula, but we do know and love football - and we know how to predict successfully.

Since we introduced professional tipsters to go up against, in our 'Results League', we have had 33 seasons. Of those, professionals have won over our amateurs 6 seasons, and if we take off a season when a professional winner tied with one of our amateurs, professionals have only won outright 5 seasons.

6 seasons means professionals have won only 15% of all seasons and lost to us 85% of the other seasons, or only a 1 in 7 win rate
5 seasons means professionals have won only 12% of all seasons and lost to us 88% of the other seasons, or only a 1 in 8 win rate

The following is a list of those professionals who have taken on the FPA members over the years. Winners in bold (some were shared titles):

Ceefax (UK TV)
Crossfire (UK TV)
Daily Express (UK newspaper)
Daily Mail (UK newspaper)
Daily Mirror (UK newspaper)
Evening Standard (UK newspaper) (Online)
Guardian (UK newspaper)
Independent (UK newspaper)
Kent Evening Post (UK newspaper)
Kent Today (UK newspaper)
Mail on Sunday (UK newspaper)
Mark 'Lawro' Lawrenson (UK TV)
News of the World (UK newspaper)
Oracle (UK TV) (Online) (Online)
Sun (UK newspaper)
Sunday Express (UK newspaper)
Sunday Mirror (UK newspaper)
Sunday People (UK newspaper)
Sunday Telegraph (UK newspaper)
Sunday Times (UK newspaper)
Telegraph (UK newspaper)
Times (UK newspaper)
Today (UK newspaper)

We may be able to provide a predictions service from our best predictors of English Premier League, English domestic cups and UEFA Champions and Europa League games. This is something we are looking into. Please see the Contact page.

For a full history, see HISTORY.
For past seasons' records, see RECORDS.

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Calendar for remainder of season (week num)
Sat 05-Feb3Quarter-final
Tue 08-Feb23Catch-up week 4
Sat 12-Feb24193Group Game 3
Tue 15-Feb7
Sat 19-Feb25204Group Game 4
Wed 23-Feb8
Sat 26-Feb26215Group Game 5
Wed 02-Mar4Semi-final
Sat 05-Mar27226Quarter-final
Tue 08-Mar9
Sat 12-Mar2823
Tue 15-Mar10
Sat 19-Mar295Final
Sat 02-Apr30247Semi-final
Tue 05-Apr11
Sat 09-Apr3125
Tue 12-Apr12
Sat 16-Apr326Final Replay
Sat 23-Apr33268Final
Tue 26-Apr13
Sat 30-Apr3427
Tue 03-May14
Sat 07-May3528
Tue 10-May15
Sun 15-May3629
Tue 17-May16
Sun 22-May3730Last week Last week
Thu 26-May17Last week

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