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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.

Some games were postponed in League One a while back, and now, this week, they’re finally being played. Let’s have a look! These are my midweek betting tips for League One.

Home Comforts
Accrington Stanley – Portsmouth

Most teams are a lot better on their own soil than away from home, while some are a lot better at home than away. Accrington Stanley are one of those. John Coleman’s men have only picked up five more points at home than away, but in a regular season they are very much a better home team than what is the case when they travel. I think this may explain why they have struggled so much this year; the simple fact that such a strong home record has become very average, is a worry for them. Now they actually have three good home games on the bounce, which can see them leap out of the relegation spots. 

John Mousinho has had a decent start at his new club Portsmouth, but the honeymoon period seems to be coming to an end. They were well beaten by Barnsley last Tuesday, and yet again fell to a defeat when the dominant Sheffield Wednesday came to Fratton Park and beat them 1-0. I think Portsmouth should be favourites when they go to “Accy”, but 2.10 is a very short price for a mediocre team to beat a pretty poor team. I think Accy’s home record will count for something and that they have a slight edge here. There’s value on them not to lose this fixture.

Another Overrated Favourite?
Morecambe – Charlton

Charlton recently renewed the contract of their manager Dean Holden, which most Charlton fans will be very happy about, even though they’ve not been great for the last month or two. The Addicks have no wins from their last five, and put in a very poor performance against Accrington on Saturday, a game where the majority of people (and the betting market) expected them to win without much fuss.

Going to Morecambe is – in some ways similarly with Accrington – difficult. They play on a tight and bubbly pitch where they make life difficult for their opponents. Most points have been gathered at The Mazuma for Morecambe this year, and I think they will be very reliant on making sure that it continues for the remainder of the season. 2.28 is the current Charlton price here, which I think is about right. I wouldn’t bet against Morecambe at The Mazuma, especially against a very average team.

Life After Ainsworth
Bristol Rovers – Wycombe Wanderers

I watched parts of Wycombe’s second half display at Burton on Saturday, where they looked to catch a 2-0 deficit with a man advantage. They threatened for parts of the last 45, but weren’t clinical enough and eventually lost the game.

The Chairboys are getting used to life without Gareth Ainsworth, their long lasting manager who recently went to QPR. Former player and Wycombe legend Matt Bloomfield has picked up where Ainsworth left off, but they’ve struggled for astounding performances and results since. I heard an interesting stat that the 90th minute yellow card that they received on Saturday was the first one of the Bloomfield era, which has lasted for a few weeks. Interesting.

I don’t have very much to say about this game, other than that I think we’ll see goals and two teams going for it. It should be an entertaining game, just like the one Bristol Rovers played out on Saturday against Forest Green.

Burton Albion – Peterborough United

I picked corners for this one when the game was supposed to be played in January, but it was postponed. And also in these midweek betting tips for League One, I think we’ll see corners galore, especially after Posh’s terrible showing on the weekend where they lost 3-0 at home to Cheltenham. I can recommend anyone interested in football to watch back the interview that Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson (son of Sir Alex) gave to the club media post-match. He was clearly very angry, frustrated and bewildered about the nature of the performance.

It’s typical for a team (who you’d expect to be better than they showed) to respond after a defeat where attitude seemed to be the problem. I think they will, too, and want to combine corners with x2 (not a home win) here, although there aren’t any odds available for the corner lines yet. Burton are mostly a very reliable corner team, simply because of the fact that they attack with plenty of people, are incredibly direct and also concede quite a few chances themselves during a game.


These are my midweek betting tips for League One: