League One Round-Up: 08/09/2018

League One Round-Up: 08/09/2018

Bristol Rovers vs Plymouth Argyle

Sky Bet League One returns this Saturday for matchday seven and Plymouth Argyle will travel up to the Memorial Stadium to face Bristol Rovers. This fixture brings you two teams that have had very disappointing starts to the season, with them both currently in the bottom four of the table. Derek Adams’ side have failed to win a single game so far with their last game ending in a 3-0 defeat to high flying Portsmouth. Bristol Rovers were unlucky not to get their second win of the season in their last match against Shrewsbury as an own goal saw the home side draw level and Rovers leave with just a point, but Joe Martin will miss this match after receiving a red card. With both teams desperate to secure three points there is likely to be goals from either side being scored.

Recommended Bet: Both teams to score at 8/11 with SkyBet – BET HERE

Doncaster Rovers vs Luton Town

This Saturday brings you a fixture where just a single point separates the two sides that will face each other, as Doncaster Rovers host Luton Town at the Keepmoat Stadium. Doncaster are currently sat in 7th and have just lost one game so far which came against Burton, while Luton have two losses to their name. Grant McCann’s side are off to a better start than they were last season and will want to try and maintain this positive run and even more so against a side that is just one point behind themselves. Both sides will be pushing for the three points as there is a gap growing between themselves and 5th and will be hoping this not extend this weekend. With both sides pushing for the three points expect to see goals, especially from two managers who enjoy attacking football.

Recommended Bet: Over 2.5 goals at 1/1 with SkyBet – BET HERE

Two up, Two down

Scunthorpe United vs Rochdale

Scunthorpe will be looking to get their season back on track as they were considered promotion contenders during pre-season and will have a chance to do so come Saturday as they take on Rochdale at Glanford Park. Stuart McCall will not want a repeat result that took place last year at their home stadium, with Rochdale sealing a 2-1 win on that occasion. Rochdale come into this match off of back-to-back wins if you include their win against Bury in the Checkatrade Trophy and will be feeling confident. With this being the seventh game of the season the league will start to shape up, making either side more adamant to secure three points whenever they can. This match-up could prove to be a close one but we’ll be backing Scunthorpe who have the home advantage.

Recommended Bet: Scunthorpe to win at 9/5 with SkyBet – BET HERE

Southend United vs Peterborough

League leaders Peterborough will make the journey to Roots Hall to face Southend United this Saturday after both failed to pick up three points last time out. Both managers will want to get back to winning ways as Southend suffered a loss in their last match and Peterborough lost their 100% winning streak. These two sides have met each other a total of 56 times and split the wins equally at 23 each and when these teams met last season, the first game ended as a draw before Southend took the victory in the next fixture. The Posh will be keen to leave with three points as they currently joint at the top of the table ,with Portsmouth hot on their tail just behind on goal difference. After such a positive start to the season, we’ll be backing Peterborough to get their 6th win of the season.

Recommended Bet: Peterborough draw no bet at 1/1 SkyBet – BET HERE

Portsmouth vs Shrewsbury

This fixture brings together two sides that are separated by 21 places as 2nd place Portsmouth host 23rd placed Shrewsbury town at Fratton Park. Kenny Jacket finds his team in second thus far, level on points with Peterborough who are only leading due to their goal difference. This is a perfect opportunity to take the lead as they face a side that has failed to secure a single win in the league so far. Shrewsbury have struggled to find the back of the net this season with just four goals being scored and will hope for better results in the future but this does not look likely to change in their forthcoming match against Portsmouth. It’s hard to see anyone but Pompey leaving with the three points from this fixture and that’s who we will be backing.

Recommended Bet: Portsmouth win at 10/11 with Bet365 – BET HERE

Barnsley vs Walsall

This Saturday League One brings you an exciting fixture as 3rd place Barnsley takes on 5th place Walsall in a game which will be played at Oakwell. These two teams are only separated by goal difference currently, so a win could see either team pull away by three points, developing a small cushion between them and also help them keep tabs on joint leaders Peterborough and Portsmouth. The last time these two sides met was in 2016 in the League One play-offs where Barnsley saw off their opponents in both matches on the way to gaining promotion into the Championship. The last time Walsall beat Barnsley was back in 2015. This is an evenly-matched with the home crowd behind them and an unbeaten record against Walsall that dates back to 2015, we’ll be backing Barnsley to take all three points.

Recommended Bet: Barnsley to win at 4/9 with Bet365 – BET HERE

Sunderland vs Fleetwood Town

Sunderland return to the Stadium of Light for the third time this week to face a Fleetwood Town side managed by an old rival. Joey Barton travels to Wearside with the in-form Cod Army attempting to put the Black Cats’ unbeaten run to an end in this current season. The fixture promises to be an exciting clash between two teams near the top of the League One table and an important one that could see one of the two clubs top the third division if results elsewhere go the right way. The game will be the first time the two sides have met in their recent history and both will be keen to come away from the first meeting with maximum points. With the chance that both sides could top the league at stake with a win, both sides will be pushing for the win so the chance of goals is high.

Recommended Bet: Both teams to score at 3/4 with Bet365 – BET HERE

Charlton Athletic vs Wycombe Wanderers

Wycombe Wanderers travel to The Valley to play Lee Bowyer’s Charlton Athletic in search of their second win of the season. A second three points has been teasing them this season, with just three draws to their name thus far. Charlton are just three points off of the top six so a win could see them move up four places if other results in the league go their way and Bowyer’s men come into this match off of a scrappy win against Southend. Wycombe’s second win of the season has proven to be elusive, their last match pitched them against Luton where they created enough chances but failed to capitalise on them. Charlton should have too much quality for their travelling opponents and take home the three points.

Recommended Bet: Charlton to win at 11/10 Bet365 – BET HERE

Blackpool vs Bradford City

Blackpool will host Bradford City at the Northern Commercials Stadium this Saturday in a hope to finally add to their one win of the season that they currently sit on. Terry McPhillips’ side are in 11th with four draws to name and have had their style of play labelled as boring by the media of late. Their most recent match in the Checkatrade Trophy saw them lose to Macclesfield after penalties and McPhillips will want to put that defeat behind his team with a win here. Bradford have fallen into some bad form and come into this match off of back-to-back defeats with their last win coming against Burton over two weeks ago. With Bradford in a bad run of form, we can see Blackpool taking the win in this fixture.

Recommended Bet: Blackpool to win at 19/20 BetVictor – BET HERE

Gillingham vs AFC Wimbledon

This Saturday 12th place will take on 20th as Wimbledon travel to Gillingham to play at the Priestfield Stadium. Gillingham have been a bit slack in defence this season, conceding 10 goals in their opening six matches with their only clean sheet coming in their opening match of the season against Accrington Stanley. They come into this match off of two losses including their game against Portsmouth in the Checkatrade Trophy, where they were blown away by Pompey’s quality and lost 4-0. There are very few positives to highlight in Wimbledon’s recent form, as their season got off to the perfect start with a win in their opening game but since then fans have had to see their team lose three times and draw twice. So far it looks like we are going to see a similar season to last for Wimbledon with them just sitting above the relegation zone. You have to back Gillingham in this one due to Wimbledon’s lack of quality they have shown in the final third this season.

Recommended Bet: Gillingham to win at 19/10 BetVictor – BET HERE

Accrington Stanley vs Burton Albion

The final game to take place this Saturday will be between Accrington Stanley and Burton Albion and will be played at the Crown Ground Stadium. Following their promotion from League two last season Accrington Stanley have started as they mean to continue. With two wins under their belt and just one loss, manager John Coleman will be delighted with his team’s performances so far with them beating both Bristol Rovers and Oxford United away from home. Burton finds themselves down in 15th with four losses to their name and is one of two teams not to have drawn a single game. They come into this match off of a 3-0 win against Wimbledon and will want to take this strong performance into their next match and extend their good run. Even with Burton coming to this match off a 3-0 win, Accrington Stanley have looked the better team this season and with their home fans behind them, they should take the three points.

Recommended Bet: Accrington Stanley to win at 11/8 BetVictor – BET HERE

Oxford United vs Coventry City

Oxford United meet Coventry City at the Kassam Stadium as both teams look to put an end to their respective poor starts to the new season. Oxford are currently sat 22nd but actually come into this game unbeaten in each of their last four outings in all competitions. Included in that spell is a win and a draw in the league against Burton Albion and Sunderland respectively, meaning Karl Robinson’s side may now be looking up the table and could get out of the bottom three with a win. As for Coventry, they have struggled to adapt to life back in League One thus far, winning just one of their opening six games thus far. Last time out, they lost 1-0 to Rochdale, with Calvin Andrew scoring the only goal of the contest just after half-time at the Ricoh Arena, increasing the pressure on Mark Robins. They travel away from home looking for their first victory of the campaign, taking just two points from a possible nine and have scored just one goal in three games.

Recommended bet: Oxford United win at 29/20 with BetVictor – BET HERE