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Season


Regular Season:

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Format:

18 teams, each plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 34 games each, over 34 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. play-off (only for deciding promotion or relegation); 3. total goal difference; 4. total goals scored; 5. points in head-to-head matches; 6. goal difference in hth matches; 7. goals scored in hth matches.



Relegation to the league:

0-6 teams from Prim B Nacional



Promotion from the league:

1 place: promoted to Prim B Nacional

2-9 place *: enter Promotion Play-off

* - if any of the qualified teams is also to be relegated at the end of the season, it cannot play in the Promotion Play-off, and the best placed team, not already qualified, enters the play-off instead.



Relegation from the league:

Each team's points from participation in the 2015, 2016, 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 Prim B Metro are summed, and that total is divided by the number of games played during that period.

Teams are ranked in a Promedio table, based on the resulting average score.

18 place in the Promedio table: relegated to Primera C



Promedio table order:

1. average points score; 2. play-off.



Promotion to the league:

2 teams from Primera C





Promotion Play-off:

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Format:

8 teams from the Regular Season contest one place in Prim B Nacional in a knockout format.

Teams are ranked 1st-8th according to their Regular Season standings.



Quarter-finals:

Teams are paired according to their ranking:

1st vs 8th;

2nd vs 7th;

3rd vs 6th;

4th vs 5th.

Winners are decided over one leg, with the higher ranked teams qualifying if score is level after regular time.

The higher ranked teams are hosts.



Semi-finals:

Teams are ranked 1st-4th according to their Regular Season standings and are paired as follows:

1st vs 4th;

2nd vs 3rd.

Winners are decided over two legs

The higher placed teams from the Regular Season host the second legs.



Final:

The two Semi-finals winners meet each other with the winner becoming Promotion Play-off winner.

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 ties over two legs:

1. aggregate score from the two legs, 2. penalties.



Promotion from the league:

winner: promoted to Prim B Nacional