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Sezon

Regular Season:
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Format:
19 teams, each plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 36 games each, over 38 game weeks.

Scoring points:
3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.

Table order:
1. points won; 2. points in head-to-head matches; 3. goal difference in hth matches; 4. goals scored in hth matches; 5. total goal difference; 6. total goals scored; 7. total away goals scored; 8. draw

Relegation to the league:
3 teams from Serie A

Promotion from the league:
1-2 place: promoted to Serie A
3-8 place: enter a Promotion Play-off for 1 place in Serie A

Relegation from the league:
15-16 place: enter a Relegation Play-out
17-19 place: relegated to Serie C

Promotion to the league:
4 teams from Serie C


Promotion Play-off:
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Format:
6 teams from the Regular Season contest one place in Serie A in a knockout format.

Gap between teams:
If at the end of the Regular Season the 3rd placed team is 10 points or more ahead of the 4th placed team, then no Promotion Play-off takes place and the 3rd placed team is directly promoted to Serie A.
If a Promotion Play-off is played, the teams placed 5th-8th may enter the play-off only if they are 14 points or less behind the 3rd placed team.
Any of the 5th-8th placed teams that are within that gap enter the play-off, and any teams outside that gap - do not.

Preliminary Round:
Teams are paired according to their Regular Season standings:
5th vs 8th (match A);
6th vs 7th (match B).
Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time if score is level after regular time. If score is still level after extra time, the higher placed team from the Regular Season is winner.
The higher placed teams from the Regular Season are hosts.
Match A isn't played if the 8th placed team doesn't participate in the play-offs.
Match B isn't played if the 7th placed team doesn't participate in the play-offs.

Semi-finals:
Teams are paired as follows:
3rd vs winner match B/6th (match C);
4th vs winner match A/5th (match D).
Winners are decided over two legs.
The higher placed teams from the Regular Season host the second legs.
Match C isn't played if the 6th placed team doesn't participate in the play-offs.
Match D isn't played if the 5th placed team doesn't participate in the play-offs.

Final:
The two Semi-finals winners meet each other with the winner becoming Promotion Play-off winner.
If match C wasn't played the 3rd placed team meets the winner of match D.
If both matches C and D weren't played, the 3rd placed team meets the 4th placed team.
Winner is decided over two legs.
The higher placed team from the Regular Season hosts the second leg.

Tie-breakers for the Promotion Play-off Semi-finals and Final:
1. aggregate score from the two legs, 2. higher Regular Season placing.

Promotion from the league:
winner: promoted to Serie A


Relegation Play-out:
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Format:
2 teams from the Regular Season contest one place in Serie B in a knockout format.

Final:
The two teams meet each other with the winner becoming Relegation Play-out winner.
Winner is decided over two legs.
The higher placed team from the Regular Season hosts the second leg.

Tie-breakers for the Relegation Play-out Final:
1. aggregate score from the two legs, 2. higher Regular Season placing.

Gap between 15th and 16th:
If at the end of the Regular Season the 15th placed team is 5 points or more ahead of the 16th placed team, then no Relegation Play-out takes place and the 16th placed team is directly relegated to Serie C.

Relegation from the league:
loser: relegated to Serie C