Wanderers are predicted to finish eighth in League One this season, according to a supercomputer.
The Whites finished ninth last term following a strong run of form during the second half of the campaign.
And Ian Evatt has already made it clear that his aim for the upcoming season is to challenge for promotion to the Championship.
Wanderers are expected to narrowly miss out on a place in the play-offs, according to football statistics website FiveThirtyEight’s predicted table.
Derby County are tipped to clinch the league title following their recent takeover, while Sheffield Wednesday are expected to finish second.
Meanwhile, Ipswich Town, Barnsley, MK Dons and Portsmouth are all predicted to make the top six, with Wycombe Wanderers missing out on goal difference.
The likes of Oxford United, Peterborough United, Plymouth Argyle, Shrewsbury Town, Lincoln City, Charlton Athletic and Forest Green Rovers are all tipped for mid-table finishes.
Newly promoted Bristol Rovers and Port Vale are both predicted to narrowly beat the drop, along with Cheltenham Town.
And at the wrong end of the table, Morecambe, Exeter City, Accrington Stanley and Cambridge United are all tipped for relegation to League Two come the end of the season.
Here is the predicted 2022/23 League One table in full
1. Derby (89 pts)
2. Sheffield Wednesday (85 pts)
3. Ipswich (80 pts)
4. Barnsley (76 pts)
5. MK Dons (75 pts)
6. Portsmouth (72 pts)
7. Wycombe (72 pts)
8. Wanderers (71 pts)
9. Oxford (70 pts)
10. Peterborough (66 pts)
11. Plymouth (62 pts)
12. Shrewsbury (62 pts)
13. Lincoln (61 pts)
14. Charlton (61 pts)
15. Forest Green (55 pts)
16. Fleetwood (54 pts)
17. Burton (54 pts)
18. Cheltenham (54 pts)
19. Port Vale (51 pts)
20. Bristol Rovers (51 pts)
21. Cambridge (50 pts)
22. Accrington Stanley (50 pts)
23. Exeter (50 pts)
24. Morecambe (46 pts)
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