League One betting tips and predictions for 2022/23 season
The new EFL season gets under way this week and we have studied the ante-post odds to pick out some League One betting tips for the 2022/23 campaign.
Coral have plenty of outright markets ahead of Saturday’s opening round of matches and here are our League One predictions for the season, while we have also picked out our best Championship betting tips.
League One is full of some big hitters once again but has proved to be more difficult to get out of than might be expected.
Sheffield Wednesday and Sunderland were the ‘giants’ last season but could only finish fourth and fifth respectively, although the latter did at least win promotion through the play-offs.
They have been replaced by 7/1 shots Derby while Darren Moore’s Wednesday are 4/1 favourites ahead of Ipswich at 5/1.
All have reasons for optimism but those prices look a bit short in an unpredictable division in which the favourites have not prevailed in any of the last five seasons, meaning Peterborough look better value at 10/1.
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Despite being relegated, they ended last season in decent form in the Championship including a 5-0 win against Blackpool on the final weekend.
Goals should not be a problem, especially with Jonson Clarke-Harris up front, and having finished runners-up at 10/1 two years ago, they can be in the mix once more.
Bolton must have wished last season could have gone on for just a few weeks longer. They averaged more than two points a game in the second half of the campaign but a slow start meant they had to settle for ninth place.
A 6-0 thrashing of Sunderland showed what they are capable of and they ended the season with four successive wins and an eight-match unbeaten run.
Conor Bradley made his Champions League debut for Liverpool last season so the on-loan Northern Ireland international should shine at this level, and a settled squad could prove more consistent than some of the more fancied teams.
Ian Evatt’s men to be promoted at 4/1 is added to our League One betting tips.
MK Dons finished third last season and were just a point behind runners-up Rotherham and three off champions Wigan.
They were the best team in the division in the second half of the campaign but having then failed in the play-offs, they must look to repeat that form again.
The sale of Scott Twine is a blow as is the departure of Harry Darling but there is still a lot to like about a squad which is well managed by highly-rated Liam Manning. The Dons are 13/8 to at least make the play-offs again.
It did not quite work out for James Norwood at Ipswich but the prolific forward has stayed in League One after moving to relegated Barnsley.
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It is hard to gauge how the Tykes will do under new boss Michael Duff but it would be no surprise if the former Cheltenham manager has them pushing for promotion.
If that is the case then Norwood could be in contention to win the golden boot in League One to add to the League Two prize he won earlier in his career and he is a decent each-way shout at 20/1.
With four teams dropping down to League Two, seven have been priced at 9/4 or lower in the relegation betting and the ones we fear for the most are Fleetwood.
They ended last season in terrible form, winning just one game from the middle of January and that was against bottom side Crewe.
Having only survived on goal difference, this looks a tough first step into management for former Celtic and Scotland midfielder Scott Brown. Fleetwood are 13/8 for the drop as the last of our League One betting tips.
League One betting tips for 2022/23
Peterborough to win the league 10/1
Bolton to be promoted 4/1
MK Dons to finish in top six 13/8
James Norwood to be top scorer 20/1
Fleetwood to be relegated 13/8
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All odds and markets correct at date of publication