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Inspired by ClubELO.com, the ELO rating system is a method of calculating and comparing the relative strengths of teams in competition. For every match played, the ELO scores of the two teams are considered, and adjusted for other factors (such as home advantage), to calculate the likelihood of the match result. When the actual result of the game is known, the ELO score is adjusted accordingly, comparing the expected outcome of the game with the actual outcome - so a victory over Manchester United will be worth more points than one over Supermarine. The resulting ELO score can be used to compare the strengths of teams over time, and to project future results based on the current form of all teams.

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WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS
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A historical overview of Wolverhampton Wanderers's ELO scores.

 

A list of the top 15 Wolverhampton Wanderers sides in history, based on their ELO score.

  Year Date Recorded ELO Score  
  1959 Wednesday, August 26, 1959 4230.56  
  1958 Monday, April 21, 1958 4202.91  
  1960 Wednesday, September 7, 1960 4202.69  
  1939 Wednesday, March 8, 1939 4181.60  
  1947 Saturday, January 11, 1947 4179.32  
  1946 Thursday, December 26, 1946 4174.99  
  1961 Saturday, January 7, 1961 4163.27  
  1957 Saturday, December 21, 1957 4156.60  
  1953 Saturday, December 5, 1953 4135.95  
  1949 Saturday, October 8, 1949 4133.35  
  1954 Saturday, January 2, 1954 4130.17  
  1951 Saturday, January 6, 1951 4122.25  
  1950 Tuesday, December 26, 1950 4119.17  
  1938 Tuesday, December 27, 1938 4116.08  
  1955 Saturday, March 5, 1955 4115.65  
 
 

A list of the worst 15 Wolverhampton Wanderers sides in history, based on their ELO score.

  Year Date Recorded ELO Score  
  1987 Thursday, January 1, 1987 3393.65  
  1986 Saturday, December 27, 1986 3413.98  
  1985 Saturday, December 28, 1985 3499.55  
  1988 Tuesday, March 22, 1988 3598.96  
  1923 Saturday, March 31, 1923 3610.38  
  1922 Tuesday, December 26, 1922 3626.04  
  1920 Saturday, November 20, 1920 3642.53  
  1921 Saturday, November 19, 1921 3695.02  
  1927 Saturday, December 17, 1927 3700.51  
  1928 Saturday, February 4, 1928 3700.78  
  1984 Saturday, December 29, 1984 3703.40  
  1991 Saturday, November 23, 1991 3708.25  
  1989 Tuesday, September 12, 1989 3721.53  
  1929 Wednesday, September 4, 1929 3725.00  
  1919 Saturday, December 27, 1919 3726.76  
 
 

A listing of the 20 most significant victories in Wolverhampton Wanderers's history, based on the ELO points difference between the two teams.

  Match Diff. Win/Draw
Exp %
Score ELO Score Change
  Wolverhampton Wanderers (3901) vs. Manchester United (4289)
  Saturday, February 5, 2011
-338.8 12.5% 2-1 +17.5 
  Wolverhampton Wanderers (3902) vs. Manchester United (4268)
  Saturday, January 17, 2004
-306.6 14.6% 1-0 +17.1 
  Liverpool (4172) vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers (3827)
  Saturday, January 28, 2017
-382.0 10.0% 1-2 +9.0 
  Liverpool (4154) vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers (3812)
  Saturday, January 14, 1984
-434.7 7.6% 0-1 +18.5 
  Wolverhampton Wanderers (3906) vs. Chelsea (4231)
  Wednesday, January 5, 2011
-275.7 17.0% 1-0 +16.6 
  Everton (4042) vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers (3734)
  Saturday, March 5, 1921
-424.9 8.0% 0-1 +18.4 
  Manchester City (3881) vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers (3584)
  Tuesday, September 22, 1987
-386.4 9.8% 1-2 +18.0 
  Wolverhampton Wanderers (3966) vs. Liverpool (4249)
  Tuesday, February 26, 1980
-179.6 26.2% 1-0 +14.8 
  Wolverhampton Wanderers (3830) vs. Ipswich Town (4098)
  Saturday, February 27, 1982
-169.3 27.4% 2-1 +14.5 
  Arsenal (4145) vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers (3881)
  Saturday, March 18, 1933
-394.5 9.4% 1-2 +18.1 
  Wolverhampton Wanderers (3854) vs. Newcastle United (4104)
  Sunday, January 5, 2003
-185.8 25.5% 3-2 +7.4 
  Wolverhampton Wanderers (3802) vs. Aston Villa (4050)
  Saturday, March 31, 1906
-119.2 33.5% 4-1 +23.3 
  Wolverhampton Wanderers (3982) vs. Sunderland (4228)
  Monday, December 26, 1892
-129.7 32.2% 2-0 +20.4 
  Wolverhampton Wanderers (3815) vs. Newcastle United (4057)
  Saturday, April 25, 1908
-242.0 19.9% 3-1 +24.0 
  Wolverhampton Wanderers (3920) vs. Nottingham Forest (4162)
  Monday, April 30, 1979
-136.8 31.3% 1-0 +13.7 
  Wolverhampton Wanderers (3915) vs. Liverpool (4157)
  Tuesday, November 25, 1980
-141.9 30.6% 4-1 +24.3 
  Wolverhampton Wanderers (3882) vs. Tottenham Hotspur (4122)
  Wednesday, February 10, 2010
-191.8 24.9% 1-0 +15.0 
  Wolverhampton Wanderers (3809) vs. Nottingham Forest (4046)
  Saturday, March 3, 1984
-144.4 30.3% 1-0 +13.9 
  Aston Villa (4082) vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers (3845)
  Monday, December 26, 1932
-366.3 10.8% 1-3 +26.8 
  Wolverhampton Wanderers (3786) vs. Norwich City (4021)
  Saturday, December 31, 1983
-143.0 30.5% 2-0 +20.8 
 
 

A listing of the 20 most significant defeats in Wolverhampton Wanderers's history, based on the ELO points difference between the two teams.

  Match Diff. Win/Draw
Exp %
Score ELO Score Change
  Wolverhampton Wanderers (3806) vs. Mansfield Town (3213)
  Saturday, January 12, 1929
+722.2 98.5% 0-1 -19.7 
  Wolverhampton Wanderers (4094) vs. Queens Park Rangers (3596)
  Wednesday, January 31, 1900
+627.8 97.4% 0-1 -19.5 
  Wolverhampton Wanderers (4080) vs. Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic (3667)
  Saturday, January 26, 1957
+520.6 95.2% 0-1 -19.0 
  Huddersfield Town (3772) vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers (4163)
  Wednesday, January 11, 1961
+287.2 83.9% 2-1 -16.8 
  Wolverhampton Wanderers (3891) vs. Northampton Town (3510)
  Tuesday, August 12, 2014
+426.5 92.1% 2-3 -9.2 
  Chorley (3111) vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers (3465)
  Monday, November 24, 1986
+266.4 82.3% 3-0 -28.8 
  Wolverhampton Wanderers (3854) vs. Morecambe (3507)
  Tuesday, August 28, 2007
+400.8 90.9% 1-3 -13.6 
  Wolverhampton Wanderers (3886) vs. Oxford United (3542)
  Tuesday, August 22, 2000
+409.6 91.4% 0-1 -9.1 
  Luton Town (3437) vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers (3779)
  Saturday, January 5, 2013
+295.7 84.6% 1-0 -8.5 
  Barnet (3503) vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers (3841)
  Tuesday, August 11, 1998
+271.5 82.7% 2-1 -8.3 
  Wolverhampton Wanderers (3936) vs. Sheffield Wednesday (3598)
  Tuesday, August 31, 1976
+442.2 92.7% 1-2 -18.5 
  Reading (3567) vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers (3893)
  Wednesday, August 30, 1978
+220.5 78.1% 1-0 -15.6 
  Mansfield Town (3620) vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers (3928)
  Wednesday, November 12, 1975
+204.5 76.4% 1-0 -15.3 
  Wolverhampton Wanderers (4174) vs. Leicester City (3874)
  Saturday, December 12, 1959
+403.3 91.1% 0-3 -31.9 
  Sheffield Wednesday (3902) vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers (4203)
  Saturday, April 26, 1958
+194.3 75.4% 2-1 -15.1 
  Brentford (3884) vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers (4179)
  Saturday, January 18, 1947
+171.2 72.8% 4-1 -25.5 
  Morecambe (3466) vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers (3749)
  Tuesday, August 6, 2013
+237.4 79.7% 1-0 -8.0 
  Birmingham City (3900) vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers (4182)
  Saturday, March 11, 1939
+151.4 70.5% 3-2 -14.1 
  Fulham (3945) vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers (4226)
  Wednesday, September 9, 1959
+179.1 73.7% 3-1 -22.1 
  Burton United (3543) vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers (3816)
  Saturday, March 2, 1907
+146.9 70.0% 4-1 -24.5 
 
   

The twenty teams that Wolverhampton Wanderers are most successful against, based on the average ELO points won in games against them (minimum ten games played).

  Team Games Avg. Score
+/-
  Gateshead 16 +6.91 
  Port Vale 47 +4.51 
  Colchester United 12 +4.43 
  Glossop North End 20 +2.85 
  Bristol City 64 +2.57 
  Norwich City 57 +2.29 
  Accrington 11 +2.27 
  Lincoln City 28 +2.04 
  Notts County 79 +1.95 
  Burnley 127 +1.95 
  Millwall 42 +1.91 
  Darlington 1883 14 +1.89 
  Rotherham United 30 +1.65 
  Charlton Athletic 84 +1.63 
  Tranmere Rovers 32 +1.55 
  Gainsborough Trinity 12 +1.43 
  Birmingham City 138 +1.34 
  Nottingham Forest 129 +1.30 
  Fulham 88 +1.13 
  Carlisle United 18 +1.12 

The twenty teams that Wolverhampton Wanderers are least successful against, based on the average ELO points won in games against them (minimum ten games played).

  Team Games Avg. Score
+/-
  Cambridge United 15 -5.57 
  Brighton and Hove Albion 30 -5.25 
  Leeds City 20 -2.74 
  Coventry City 65 -2.67 
  Luton Town 32 -2.52 
  West Ham United 61 -2.38 
  Huddersfield Town 82 -2.23 
  Middlesbrough 93 -2.22 
  Peterborough United 12 -1.74 
  Oxford United 21 -1.57 
  Brentford 25 -1.50 
  Tottenham Hotspur 91 -1.50 
  Oldham Athletic 47 -1.41 
  Hull City 65 -1.24 
  Leicester City 109 -1.22 
  Wigan Athletic 18 -1.20 
  Southampton 63 -1.11 
  Watford 44 -1.07 
  Queens Park Rangers 49 -0.93 
  Bradford Park Avenue 26 -0.89