League One Predictions & Tips

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League One Betting Tips

League One is back for another season of action!

Last campaign Sunderland finally returned to the Championship for the first time since 2018 after a play-off final victory over Wycombe, while Wigan and Rotherham finished first and second respectively and were also promoted.

At the other end of the table, Gillingham, Doncaster, AFC Wimbledon and bottom side Crewe Alexandra will be playing in England’s fourth division next term.

As the new season approaches, check back here for the latest Squawka Bet tips including outright bets, latest market moves and more!

Who will win League One?

League One is such a tough league to call, with seven new teams coming in every season (three from the Championship and four from League Two). Understandably, the relegated Championship sides are always pretty high up in League One title odds but the early markets have Sheffield Wednesday as favourites.

The Owls finished fourth in League One last season and were beaten by Sunderland in the play-off semi-finals, condemning them to a second successive season in the third tier. Also surprisingly high up are Ipswich Town, who finished 11th in League One last season.

Who will be promoted from League One?

Sheffield Wednesday and Ipswich’s odds to be playing in the Championship in 2023/24 get shorter when you look at odds for promotion (either automatic or via the play-offs). They are joined pretty high up by recently relegated Derby County, who will be looking to return to the Championship are the first time of asking.

Also fighting for promotion are the likes of Peterborough, Bolton, Plymouth, Portsmouth and Oxford United.

Derby’s busy summer to avoid long League One stay

As mentioned, one of the new teams in League One for the 2022/23 campaign are Derby, who were relegated from the Championship. It was a horrible season off the pitch for Derby in 2021/22 as they suffered with financial issues which led to a 21-point deduction, ultimately sealing their fate. Without that deduction, Wayne Rooney’s men would have finished comfortably safe and would be preparing for the Championship.

Instead, they are in League One and now led by Liam Rosenior on a temporary basis – yet to find a permanent replacement for Rooney. There continues to be uncertainty off the pitch, especially around the sale of the club, but Derby have worked hard in the summer transfer window to ensure their League One stay is a brief one. Still with a few weeks of the window to come, Derby have signed 12 players, building a squad ready to fight for promotion.

The first to come in was Tom Barkhuizen, a man with a lot of Championship experience at Preston North End, who had a tough time last season, playing just 13 times in the league and Derby announced the signings of Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Joe Wildsmith (both form Sheffield Wednesday) on the same day.

Four days later there was another triple signing but this particular trio all have Premier League experience that Derby will be hoping proves key. James Chester has 60 Premier League appearances for Hull and West Brom, and also came through the academy at Man Utd, but was most recently playing for Stoke in the Championship. Conor Hourihane was a direct arrival from the Premier League, let go by Aston Villa after 132 appearances, while David McGoldrick joined from Sheffield United.

Haydon Roberts then joined on loan from Brighton and George Nunn signed after leaving Chelsea, the former having played in League One during the 2020/21 campaign while on loan at Rochdale. James Collins was the next to join from Cardiff City, with Derby really focussing their recruitment on their offence – the fifth attacking player signed this summer.

On the same day, though, Derby also signed goalkeeper Scott Loach from Chesterfield which will help cover the departures of Kelle Roos and Ryan Allsop. The final two signings for Derby (so far) have been Kwaku Oduroh from Man City and Korey Smith from Swansea, and don’t expect them to stop there.

Who will be relegated from League One?

Understandably, a few of the newly-promoted sides are favoured to go straight back down to League Two come the end of the 2022/23 season. Exeter City, Forest Green, Port Vale and Bristol Rovers will all be hoping to prove the odds wrong and make League One their long-term home.

However, the early favourites to go down are a team that were in League One last season. Morecambe finished in 19th last season, two points clear of 21st-placed Gillingham, but now they are fancied to struggle.

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.

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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 Bolton Wanderers, who racked up 74 goals last season despite finishing in 10th place.

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.

Anytime Goalscorer

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. Last season’s joint-top scorers Ross Stewart and Will Keane are now plying their trade in the Championship, but the likes of Alfie May and Cole Stockton, who each racked up 23 goals last term, are worth keeping an eye on.


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. Josh Vela and Jordan Houghton are two players worth watching here – they picked up 13 yellow cards each last season.

Corners Taken

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 not only take you through to the bookmaker’s site or app, where, if you’re already logged in, the selection will load into your betslip leaving you just a tap of the confirmation button away from your bet being placed. 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. This can be done with many bookmakers including the newer bookmakers such as Bet UK and LiveScore 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 2022, but some of the best available are as follows:

Which other competitions do you offer tips for?

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.

League One Offers & Free Bets

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 2022/2023 campaign.