football predictions since 1979
WELCOME TO THE FPA 2022-2023 SEASON (38th)


FPA Leagues
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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 13-Aug22
Sat 20-Aug33
Tue 23-Aug1First Round
Sat 27-Aug44
Tue 30-Aug5Catch up w1
Sat 03-Sep65
Tue 06-Sep11
Sat 10-Sep76
Tue 13-Sep22
Sat 17-Sep87
Sat 01-Oct98
Tue 04-Oct33
Sat 08-Oct109
Tue 11-Oct44
Sat 15-Oct1110
Tue 18-Oct12Catch up w2
Sat 22-Oct1311
Tue 25-Oct55
Sat 29-Oct1412
Tue 01-Nov66EC Final + ESL w6
Sat 05-Nov1513
Tue 08-Nov2
Sat 12-Nov1614
Tue 20-Dec3
Mon 26-Dec17Catch up w3
Sat 31-Dec18154QF
Sun 01-Jan191Catch up w4
Sat 07-Jan2
Tue 10-Jan5Semi-Final
Sat 14-Jan20161
Sat 21-Jan2117
Wed 25-Jan6Final
Sat 28-Jan3
Sat 04-Feb22182
Sat 11-Feb23
Tue 14-Feb7
Sat 18-Feb2419
Tue 21-Feb8
Sat 25-Feb25203
Sat 04-Mar26214
Tue 07-Mar9
Sat 11-Mar272255QF
Tue 14-Mar10
Sat 18-Mar286Semi-Final
Sat 01-Apr29236
Sat 08-Apr30247QF
Tue 11-Apr11
Sat 15-Apr31258Semi-Final
Tue 18-Apr12
Sat 22-Apr327Final
Tue 25-Apr33Catch up w5
Sat 29-Apr34269Final
Sat 06-May3527
Tue 09-May13
Sat 13-May3628
Tue 16-May14
Sat 20-May3729
Sun 28-May3830Last week Last week
Wed 31-May15
Wed 07-Jun16
Sat 10-Jun17Final

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