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Written by Cornermanden. The author’s opinions and predictions are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Unibet. Odds and details may change between the time of writing and when placing a bet – always check before betting.

Only two games this midweek in League One, but both have a lot at stake and that I think are really interesting in their own way. Here are my midweek betting tips for League One week 12.

Typically A Corner Fest
Accrington Stanley – Plymouth Argyle

I used to make some euros from betting on over 10.5 corners when these two met before. That’s because that has occurred on every occasion – except once – in the last five matches h2h. Oftentimes we see games with lots of shots and – as a result of just that – plenty of corner kicks. When I do my analysis for corner bets, one of the most important aspects in my eyes is if a team (or both) have an important incentive to attack. If we get a game where one team (or both…) are happy with the status quo and quite content with a point, I would recommend you to look for something else. 

Corner kicks happen as a result of a team attacking, where crosses and shots are the major components and ingredients. This could be the case regardless of history and numbers in that given season. We saw that on Saturday between Accrington and MK Dons, where both teams were looking for the win and had a reason to attack with many players. This can also result in a scenario where the leading team has more to protect, which might lead to a situation where they defend unusually deep and with more desperation. Accrington have to win their home games to stay up this season, and Plymouth will view this as a very winnable game in their chase for top 2. 

There are no corner odds available for this match as of this writing, but if the “line” is 9.5 or you get a price of over 2.00 for it to go over 10.5, I’d jump at it without hesitating. 

Tykes Are On Fire
Barnsley – Sheffield Wednesday

I was spot on in my preview of Wednesday vs. Bolton on Friday night, where I put up a bet combination of Bolton or draw & under 2.5 goals @ 3.15. The game finished 1-1, which was a decent result for both teams in the circumstances. Wednesday are still unbeaten in the league since the start of October, and there’s no reason to believe that they will hit a rocky patch and start to lose regularly. The biggest strength of Darren Moore’s team (in my view) is that they are so solid defensively, which always gives them a platform to build from. The Owls have only conceded 23 goals this season; only 9 away from home in 16 games.

Barnsley are also a very solid football team. 29 conceded goals from 35 games is better than every team except Wednesday and Ipswich (who’ve kept 7 clean sheets in a row). Michael Duff took charge of The Tykes last summer and many expected a season of transition after the relegation from the Championship, but they have been rock solid for quite a while now. If we look at the form table, Barnsley are the 2nd best team in the league over the last 15 games – three points ahead of Ipswich Town in 3rd. They have picked up more points than anyone over the last 20 games, although Wednesday are the only unbeaten League One team in this period.

What kind of game will we get at Oakwell on Tuesday night? I think this can – and will – be a cagey affair, where two defensively tight teams will struggle to break each other down. Both will be happy with a point. Only Lincoln City are involved in more games under 2.5 goals than Sheffield Wednesday, and none more so away from home. Under 2.5 goals is my pick for this match, unsurprisingly. 


These are my midweek betting tips for League One week 12:
Look out for the corner odds between Argyle and Accrington. I’m also taking under 2.5 goals between Barnsley and Wednesday at 1.70 – it’s not great value, but enough so for me to take it (only just).