League One betting tips: Cook feeling the heat at Ipswich
Preview and odds for a trio of Saturday’s games
There is a full programme of 12 games being played in League One on Saturday and we look at three in our League One betting tips.
Lincoln v Ipswich
After three successive league defeats, Lincoln upset the odds with a stunning 5-1 victory at Cambridge United on Saturday.
They were brought down to earth somewhat on Tuesday when held to a 1-1 draw at home by Rotherham, a result that leaves them 15th in the table, seven points off the league leaders.
Lincoln are 6/5 to beat an Ipswich side who are struggling. They are yet to record a win and sit in the bottom three after a 5-2 home defeat by Bolton on Saturday.
Having invested heavily in the summer, the new recruits have yet to gel. Paul Cook’s side have conceded at least two goals in each of their first six games and even more galling for supporters must be their penchant for throwing away leads.
They have taken the lead in their last four games, only to lose twice and draw twice. Ipswich are 23/10 to win, while the draw is available at the same price.
The hosts have won three and drawn three of their last eight meetings with the Tractor Boys with six of the last seven clashes yielding fewer than three goals. It is 5/6 that under 2.5 total goals will be scored this time.
— Ipswich Town FC (@IpswichTown) September 14, 2021
Wycombe v Charlton
Charlton were among the favourites to be promoted but they are now out to 8/1 to go up after losing 2-1 at home to Cheltenham Town last weekend. It leaves Nigel Adkins’ side 20th in the table after one win in six.
The Addicks only lost five times all season when they last won the league in 2011-12, but they have now tasted defeat four times already this season, which represents their worst start to a season in 15 years.
They looked a little lightweight in midfield against Cheltenham and the Robins opened them up with ease, and Wycombe will note that Charlton allowed far too many crosses from wide areas.
Charlton are 12/5 to win at Wycombe and they will point to an historic trend in their favour. They have won their last six meetings with Wanderers – all in League One – with their only defeat coming in their first-ever meeting, a League Cup tie in 2006.
Wycombe are ninth in the early standings and drew 0-0 at Oxford at the weekend. The Chairboys have a 100 per cent home record in the league this season, defeating Accrington and Lincoln.
Gareth Ainsworth also has a near full-strength squad to choose from and the hosts are 6/5 to win.
— Wycombe Wanderers (@wwfcofficial) September 14, 2021
There has not been a draw in any of their seven meetings and the odds are 23/10 that the game ends all square.
Fleetwood v Sunderland
Sunderland are 11/5 favourites to win the title following their 2-1 defeat of Accrington, which keeps them two points clear of Wigan at the top of the table.
Goals from Dan Neil and Carl Winchester either side of half-time gave the Black Cats victory over a strong, aggressive side, yet their possession suggested they should have been more comfortable winners.
Sunderland are 11/10 to win at Fleetwood, who have won two of their six games to date, and sit 17th in the early throes of the League One season.
Fleetwood are unbeaten in their last three, having defeated Cheltenham at home before picking up four points on the road with a draw at Plymouth and a 4-2 success at Rotherham on Saturday.
Fleetwood have a decent record against Sunderland, having lost just one of their previous six League One meetings (W2 D4). They are 27/10 to beat the Black Cats, while the draw is available at 9/4 in the League One betting tips.
Six of their last seven meetings in all competitions saw both sides net and it is 20/23 that this will be the case again.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication