Which National League promotion and play-off contender has the hardest run-in? Hartlepool United, Sutton, Torquay, Notts County, Stockport Wrexham, Chesterfield, Bromley and Halifax Town fixtures analysed and ranked

It’s the business end of the 2020-21 National League season and the promotion race is hotting up.

It’s tight at the top and even tighter at the bottom of the play-off picture with several sides fighting for a top seven place.

Torquay United’s last minute equaliser against Notts County sent them ahead of Hartlepool United to the top of the table.

The top nine sides in the National League have between six and nine games remaining this season so we’ve analysed each side’s run-in to assess who has the toughest remaining fixtures from a statistical standpoint.

We’ve calculated every opponents’ points per game totals to work out the average total for each side’s remaining fixtures.

Points per game totals are weighted to whether the opposing side is at home or away. For example, Hartlepool’s PPG at home is 2.17 while away it is 1.56 so match difficulty will be weighted accordingly.

Scroll down and click through the pages to see each side’s run-in ranked from easiest to hardest…

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