This is what the xG data says.

League One xG table: Where Sunderland, Sheffield Wednesday, Plymouth and Ipswich 'should' sit - according to experts

Lee Johnson’s Sunderland have enjoyed a decent start to the season as they attempt promotion at the fourth time of asking.

Tuesday, 12th October 2021, 6:15 pm

But in the age of statistics, what does the underlying data point towards?

Expected goals (xG) is a football metric, which allows you to correctly evaluate team and player performance.

Explanations believe that in a low-scoring game such as football, final match score does not provide a clear picture of performance.

Analysts say more and more sports analytics turn to advanced models like xG, which is a statistical measure of the quality of chances created and conceded.

The goal of xG was to create the most precise method for shot quality evaluation.

This is how the League One table should look according to the xG data:

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