Right now, League One is a rather precarious place to be. As some clubs struggle financially in the current climate, the English third tier is also home to a handful of former Premier League clubs that have dropped from the big-time and are desperate to return as quickly as possible. Indeed, in the likes of Wigan Athletic and Charlton Athletic, there are even some clubs that fit into both of those categories.
However, in terms of entertainment on the pitch, it couldn’t be much higher. Every week appears to pit huge clubs with Premier League resources such as Sunderland against smaller, traditional lower-league clubs such as Accrington Stanley – but the difference in quality on the pitch might not be as large as you think, creating an intriguing division with upsets occurring on a near-weekly basis.
As shown by Wycombe Wanderers last season, it’s not always the traditionally bigger clubs worth backing either. The Chairboys were expected to finish in the bottom three and be relegated last season – instead, they won the play-offs and managed to reach the Championship. If that doesn’t indicate just how exciting League One can be then what will?
And whether it’s another plucky underdog chasing an unexpected promotion, or perhaps a former Premier League club fighting against the embarrassment of dropping into the fourth tier, the Squawka Bet tipping experts will be here every step of the way to bring you the latest betting news, offers, tips and more.
When do you release your League One Predictions?
As with our tips from other leagues, we look to release our League One predictions approximately 48 hours ahead of kick-off in the league’s fixtures. Of course, this is subject to change due to fixture congestion and that could be particularly prevalent this season with clubs looking to squeeze 46 games into a condensed schedule.
We are packed with EFL expertise at Squawka Bet, so you can guarantee that our tips and predictions have been meticulously researched and we’re not afraid to dive into more obscure markets than you might not expect from a tipping service. We look to bring a stats-driven slant to our betting content using the numbers to back-up our selections.
Today’s League One betting tips
Looking for tips on League One action taking place today? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered right here at Squawka Bet with our betting tips for every League One fixture – plus specially curated match previews for the biggest games.
Our League One betting tips are powered by Opta data and our own expertise and come from a huge variety of different markets from your straight Win-Draw-Win tips right through to the more obscure markets, including player stats bets (when they are available).
League One Inplay betting tips
It used to be so difficult to partake in League One InPlay betting and odds were only available on a very limited number of matches. Now, there are hundreds of games across the world every single week that are available to bet on InPlay and the Sky Bet League One is absolutely no different with the options it has available.
Odds will react to live events unfolding out of the pitch, so if you’re watching the game you might spy one team coming closer to an equaliser and take advantage of the inplay price on that team to score the next goal, or even to get the draw or go on to grab the win. These bets become easier to place if you’re watching the game and some firms in certain countries allow League One live streaming so that’s something you may be able to take advantage of too.
Full Time Results
The most popular way of betting on a match is simply betting on the outcome. This market is often known as the full-time result market, although it is also called Win-Draw-Win with bookmakers. With these bets, it’s worth checking the league table and form as well as which players are missing for both teams.
This is different from a correct score bet, when you bet on the final scoreline of a match rather than simply the result. You can also bet on the result at different points of the game, with markets such as the Half Time result.
Both Teams to Score
After the full-time result market, the next most-popular is both teams to score. This is particularly popular within the English lower leagues as with a whole host of matches taking place at the same time across the Championship and Leagues One and Two, it offers ample opportunity for matches to place on your accumulator.
The bet itself is as simple as it sounds – you’re just betting on both teams to find the net over 90 minutes! One team to look out for when it comes to your League One BTTS bet is Peterborough United – they scored 68 goals in just 35 matches last term.
BTTS & Win
Of course, you can even combine your both teams to score bet with a full-time result bet and this market is referred to as BTTS & Win, or Match Result and BTTS with other bookmakers. You may want to look at which high-flying teams concede plenty of goals, or which teams towards the bottom of the table still manage to get on the scoresheet fairly often as good indicators of teams to back on this market.
BTTS in Both Halves
And to take both teams to score betting themes one step further, you can even bet on both teams to find the net in both halves, and these bets offer great value – although perhaps don’t combine them for multiples if you’re hoping for the win! For these bets, you need to make sure that not only do both teams within the game possess quality attackers but that they’re also liable to conceding goals too.
Over 2.5 Goals
Another highly popular betting strategy within lower-league punters is to stick to the Unders and Overs bets. You can change the parameters so that instead of 2.5 you’re backing Over 1.5 or perhaps Under 3.5, but the premise is simple – if Over or Under 2.5 goals are scored in the match, your bet is a winner if you’ve backed the right one. This is another market that’s great for long-form accumulators on a Saturday afternoon of EFL fixtures.
Got your eye on the top scoring players in League One? Then perhaps an anytime goalscorer bet is the way to go, as you can now bet on a player to score first, last, or any time within the game. Ivan Toney was the top scorer in League One last term but has since moved to Championship side Brentford whilst Fleetwood Town’s Paddy Madden was second with 15.
With certain bookmakers, you can not only back certain players to score goals, but you can also back certain players to pick up bookings within the match – or you can back match cards bets, where you place bets based on how many cards you think will be shown in the game or which team will be shown more cards. Oxford’s Spanish midfielder Alex Rodriguez was shown 14 yellows last season, more than any other player in the league.
Corners, much like cards, have become a key component of match bets in the last few years as some bookmakers allow punters to combine bets from these two markets along with others for a specially created match multiple. You can bet on how many corners will be taken in the match, or which team will win more corners over the course of 90 minutes.
League One Odds
Looking for the best possible value odds on your League One bet today? Look no further than our Odds Comparison tool just below!
This tool allows you to find the best possible odds on whatever bet you’re looking for – not just in League One, but in any available market across the world of football. You can filter the matches by day or by competition, meaning that you can find all the games taking place today – or you can find of the games taking place in League One or any other league across the next few days.
Click the ‘1×2’ box to bring up other markets such as Over/Under 2.5 goals and Double Chance, select the market you’re looking for and the bet you’re interested in backing and then all of the available odds will be shown, meaning you can choose one of our tips below then use the odds comparison tool to find the best available odds. Remember, these odds also update in real time too, so whenever you’re placing your bet you’re getting the best odds available on the tool.
By clicking the odds you’re hoping to back, the tool will take you through to the bookmaker’s site or app, meaning that you can then log in and place your bet or, even better, if you don’t already have an account, you can sign-up and take advantage of any new customer offers that are available. Sign-up bonuses and the best available odds on our carefully curated expert tips – what could be easier than that?
This Week’s League One Predictions
Most League One fixtures tend to take place on a Saturday afternoon, but there are also games occasionally played on Friday nights or Sunday afternoons for differing reasons, whilst the condensed nature of the fixtures this time around will see more games being played in midweek, on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, than ever before.
We look to scour all the latest League One odds a few days in advance of the game to bring you our best betting tips and predictions on each and every game. Remember, we check all of the stats, bookmakers and markets available to us in order to find you the best value for our tip to boot.
Looking for some League One betting offers? There are a host of price boosts available on each and every Football League match with certain bookmakers now, meaning you can get more bang for your buck on your chosen bet or if you’re unsure on what to back, the extra value afforded from a boosted price before kick-off can help you select.
Some bookmakers will offer new customer offers with enhanced odds for certain matches, although these are rare when it comes to League One and you’re better off taking advantage of the free bet sign up bonuses on offer instead.
League One Accumulator
We love an accumulator as much as any other punter right here at Squawka Bet and there can’t be many better ways to place a multiple bet than settling down in front of a full Saturday schedule. We’ll offer a League One accumulator wherever we see value but we’ll also combine picks from across England’s top divisions quite often for an accumulator bet also.
For the best accumulator bets, you can select several different matches in the same market, the most popular being full-time result, both teams to score and over 2.5 goals. However, if you choose to, you can combine different selections on different games and this may offer the best chance of a winning accumulator rather than focusing on one specific type of bet.
Best Bookmakers for League One
Different bookmakers have different positive aspects and it’s important to take all of these into consideration before deciding upon your League One betting strategy. Are you looking for a bookmaker that offers the best sportsbook value, or the best in-app experience, or are you looking for someone who treats high-rollers correctly with loyalty bonuses and the likes?
You’ll find League One odds available with every bookmaker worth their salt in 2020, but some of the best available are as follows:
Of course, we not only offer our betting predictions on League One and the rest of the major leagues of English football but we also offer tips on some major European leagues, UEFA competitions and even some international football. You can find a full list of our latest tips below.
It’s worth noting before you dive into your League One betting, that many bookmakers offer new customers the chance to get some massively enhanced odds or a sign-up bonus that includes free bets or other enticing welcome deals.
So before you dive into our betting tips, predictions and odds, be sure to do your research and choose a bookmaker that offers you the best in the way of League One free bets as this could get you off to a flying start with your betting account – which we’re all hoping for during the 2020/2021 campaign.