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League 1 Football Pointers – Friday 2nd April

Doncaster vs Charlton

Doncaster stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.51 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.28 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.48 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.97 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.25 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.40 per game

Red cards for them – 0 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.02 per game

Doncaster have played 35 games this season

They have scored in – 28 games (80%)

They have conceded in – 28 games (80%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 25 games (71.42%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 21 games (60%)

Games where both teams scored – 22 games (62.85%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 27 games (77.14%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 29 games (82.85%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 24 games (68.57%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 24 games (68.57%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 25 games (71.42%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 18 games (51.42%)

Charlton stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.45 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.35 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.18 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.32 per game

Yellow cards for them – 2.05 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.86 per game

Red cards for them – 0.21 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.08 per game

Charlton have played 37 games this season

They have scored in – 30 games (81.08%)

They have conceded in – 24 games (64.86%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 29 games (78.37%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 16 games (43.24%)

Games where both teams scored – 19 games (51.35%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 31 games (83.78%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 29 games (78.37%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 23 games (62.16%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 33 games (89.18%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 32 games (86.48%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 30 games (81.08%)

Doncaster vs Charlton match preview

Charlton have drawn 3 and won 2 of their last 5 league games and Doncaster have lost 3 and drawn 2 of their last 5 league games. The reverse fixture was won 3-1 by Doncaster with 4 Doncaster corners, 7 Charlton corners and 2 Doncaster yellow cards. 

From the season stats goals look likely as Doncaster have scored in 80% of their league games played this season and have also conceded in 80%. Charlton have scored in 81.08% of their league games and conceded in 64.86%. Doncaster have only scored in 1 of their last 5 league games so are in a rut in goal scoring terms right now. Charlton have scored in 15 of their last 17 league games and they have scored 8 goals in their last 4 league games. Charlton have also conceded in 8 of their last 10 league games and they conceded an average of 1.5 goals per game in those 10 games. 

Both teams to score looks a good bet as although Doncaster have failed to score in 4 of their last 5 league games, 3 of those games where they failed to find the net were away from home. In their last 4 home games Doncaster failed to score once but in the other 3 games they scored 7 goals so at home we fancy them to score at least 1 goal against a Charlton who are yet to convince defensively. Over 1.5 goals looks the safe play but both teams to score also has a good chance. 

Doncaster have had 3 or more corners in 77.14% of their league games and Charlton in 83.78%. In their last 12 league games Doncaster have had 3 or more corners in them all and average 5.33 corners per game. Also, in their last 10 league games Doncaster have given away 4 or more corners in them all and they have given away 9 or more corners in 5 of those 10 games. In those last 10 league games Doncaster have given away an average of 7.80 corners per game. Charlton have had 3 or more corners in 10 of their last 12 league games and they average 5.25 corners per game in those 12 games. Charlton average 7 corners per game in their last 4 league games. So, corners look a good angle, but we would advise sticking to total match corners. Charlton have failed to have 3 corners twice in their last 9 league games and both of those games were away from home. Both of these sides have proven in recent games they can take, or giveaway allot of corners in a single game, so there looks a very strong chance that this game will have at least 8 corners and be pushing towards double figures. 3 corners each isn’t a bad bet, but the fact Charlton have failed to have 3 corners in 2 of their last 4 away games makes us lean towards total match corners.

Doncaster have been given no cards in 7 of their last 12 league games and have been pretty well behaved in terms of bookings all season. Charlton on the other hand have not been and in their last 13 league games they have been given at least 1 card in 11 of those 13 games and they average 2 yellow cards per game in those 13 games. It is also worth noting Charlton have been given 6 red cards in their last 19 league games. 

If playing cards, we feel you have to stick to Charlton as Doncaster can’t be relied on even to get just 1 card. We think there is a good chance that Charlton will pick up at least a couple of cards as they have been given 2 or more yellow cards in 4 of their last 5 league games and Doncaster’s opponents average 2.20 yellow cards per game in the last 5 Doncaster league games. 

So, the possible bets on this game are

Over 1.5 goals

Both teams to score

8/9 match corners minimum

20+ Charlton booking points

Accrington vs Burton

Accrington stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.36 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.41 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.41 per game

Corners for their opponents – 6.63 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.50 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.36 per game

Red cards for them – 0.16 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0 per game

Accrington have played 36 games this season

They have scored in – 26 games (72.22%)

They have conceded in – 24 games (66.66%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 27 games (75%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 18 games (50%)

Games where both teams scored – 17 games (47.22%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 34 games (94.44%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 35 games (97.22%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 30 games (83.33%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 33 games (91.66%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 28 games (77.77%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 25 games (69.44%)

Burton stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.27 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.69 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.50 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.36 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.58 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.41 per game

Red cards for them – 0.08 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.05 per game

Burton have played 36 games this season

They have scored in – 31 games (86.11%)

They have conceded in – 29 games (80.55%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 30 games (83.33%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 19 games (52.77%)

Games where both teams scored – 24 games (66.66%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 27 games (75%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 31 games (86.11%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 25 games (69.44%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 28 games (77.77%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 27 games (75%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 21 games (58.33%)

Accrington vs Burton match preview

Accrington have lost 4 and won 1 of their last 5 league games and Burton have won 2, lost 2 and drawn 1 of their last 5 league games. The reverse fixture ended 2-1 to Burton with 9 Burton corners, 5 Accrington corners and 2 yellow cards for each team.

Goals look a good bet in this one. Accrington have scored in 72.22% of their games this season and conceded in 66.66% of their games. Burton have scored in 86.11% of their league games and conceded in 80.55% of their games. 

Accrington have been hopeless at the back recently and conceded 7 goals in their last league game against Peterborough. They have conceded in all of their last 10 league games, and they conceded an average of 2.40 goals per game in those 10 games. Accrington have scored in 6 of their last 8 league games and they scored an average of 1.25 goals per game in those 8 games. 

Burton have scored in all of their last 9 league games, and they scored an average of 1.55 goals per game in those games. Burton have got better defensively lately but have conceded in all of their last 3 league games and it’s difficult to say that a team who has conceded in over 80% of their league games this season and concede an average of 1.69 goals a game has it figured out defensively. 4 of the last 6 Burton league games have gone over 2.5 goals and 6 of the last 7 Accrington league games have had over 2.5 goals.

Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals look good bets with both teams to score the better of the 2. Over 1.5 goals looks very strong. 

Accrington have taken 3 or more corners in 94.44% of their games this season and they have given away 3 or more corners in 97.22% of their league games. Burton have taken 3 or more corners in 75% of their league games and have given away 3 or more corners in 86.11%. Accrington have taken 3 or more corners in all of their last 23 league games, and they average over 6 corners per game in those 23 games. Burton have taken 3 or more corners in all of their last 5 league games and average 5 corners per game in those last 5 games. 

Corners don’t look a bad bet though Burton are a bit inconsistent with corners. However, Burton giveaway an average of 6.63 corners per game this season and in their last 4 away games Burton have had 7,3,4 and 6 corners in each game, so there looks a good chance both teams will take 3 or more corners each. 

Accrington have been given at least 1 card in 91.66% of their games this season and Burton in 77.77% of theirs. In their last 8 league games Burton have been given at least 1 card in 6 of those games and they were given 2 cards in 2 of those games and 3 cards in 3 of those games. Accrington have been given an average of 2.57 yellow cards per game in their last 7 league games and they have also been given 4 red cards in their last 18 league games. With booking we believe the best play is to stick to match booking points as both teams have proven they can pick up multiple cards in a game, but whilst Accrington are consistent, Burton are not. Though there is a good chance that one of those sides will pick up 2 or 3 cards on their own.

The possible bets on this game are

Over 1.5 goals

Both teams to score

Over 2.5 goals

3+ corners each team

20/30+ match booking points

Crewe vs Hull

Crewe stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.22 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.27 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.13 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.77 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.16 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.83 per game

Red cards for them – 0 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.11 per game

Crewe have played 36 games this season

They have scored in – 26 games (72.22%)

They have conceded in – 28 games (77.77%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 27 games (75%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 14 games (38.88%)

Games where both teams scored – 18 games (50%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 30 games (83.33%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 31 games (86.11%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 26 games (72.22%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 24 games (66.66%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 31 games (86.11%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 23 games (63.88%)

Hull stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.65 goals per game

Goals conceded – 0.81 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.18 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.26 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.36 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.55 per game

Red cards for them – 0.02 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.13 per game

Hull have played 38 games this season

They have scored in – 31 games (81.57%)

They have conceded in – 20 games (52.63%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 29 games (76.31%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 15 games (39.47%)

Games where both teams scored – 14 games (36.84%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 33 games (86.84%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 31 games (81.57%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 23 games (60.52%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 26 games (68.42%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 32 games (84.21%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 24 games (63.15%)

Crewe vs Hull match preview

Crewe have won 2, lost 2 and drawn 1 of their last 5 league games and Hull have won 3 and drawn 2 of their last 5. Hull won the reverse fixture 1-0 with 7 Hull corners, 1 Crewe corner, 5 Hull yellow cards and 1 Crewe yellow card. 

I expect Crewe to go for it here with a nothing to lose attitude. They are 15 points clean of the drop zone so it will take a real collapse for them to be dragged into a relegation dog fight and although they are currently in 14th, they are just 7 points off 5th placed Portsmouth and have games in hand on a few teams above them, so they won’t have given up hope of making the play offs just yet. 

Crewe have scored in 72.22% of their league games this season and they have scored in 19 of their last 22 league games, scoring an average of 1.40 goals per game in those 22 games. Hull are now unbeaten in 7 games but have drawn their last 2 and conceded in 3 of their last 4 league games. Hull have scored in 9 of their last 10 league games and they scored an average of 2.20 goals per game in those games. 

I think both teams to score is a good bet here with over 1.5 goals looking very strong. Crewe know that they need wins to get in the playoff picture and I expect them to play accordingly. 

Hull have had an obvious drop in corners in their last 6 league games. In those 6 games they average 3 corners a game and haven’t had more than 4 corners in any of them games. 3 of the last 6 Hull league games finished with just 5 corners. Crewe average 6.22 corners per game in their last 9 league games.

I feel a good angle on corners could be Crewe to take the most. Hull have lost the corner head-to-head in all of their last 5 league games and Crewe have won the corner head-to-head in 7 of their last 9 league games. So, we feel there is a good chance that Crewe could take more corners in this one.

Crewe have been given no cards in 4 of their last 6 league games and Hull have only picked up at least 1 card in 68.42% of their games this season which is low. So, cards are an angle we are happy to leave.

The possible bets in this game are

Over 1.5 goals

Both teams to score

Crewe to take the most corners

Fleetwood vs Peterborough

Fleetwood stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.10 goals per game

Goals conceded – 0.86 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.62 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.62 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.62 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.56 per game

Red cards for them – 0.02 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.08 per game

Fleetwood have played 37 games this season

They have scored in – 22 games (59.45%)

They have conceded in – 24 games (64.86%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 21 games (56.75%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 10 games (27.02%)

Games where both teams scored – 15 games (40.54%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 28 games (75.67%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 33 games (89.18%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 25 games (67.56%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 30 games (81.08%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 30 games (81.08%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 23 games (62.16%)

Peterborough stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.75 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1 goal per game

Corners for them – 4.81 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.48 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.45 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.97 per game

Red cards for them – 0.05 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.02 per game

Peterborough have played 37 games this season

They have scored in – 29 games (78.37%)

They have conceded in – 23 games (62.16%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 30 games (81.08%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 20 games (54.05%)

Games where both teams scored – 18 games (48.64%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 29 games (78.37%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 30 games (81.08%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 20 games (54.05%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 28 games (75.67%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 33 games (89.18%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 27 games (72.97%)

Fleetwood vs Peterborough match preview

Peterborough have won 2, lost 2 and drawn 1 of their last 5 league games and Fleetwood have won 3, drawn 1 and lost 1 of their last 5 league games. Peterborough won 2-1 in the reverse fixture with 4 Fleetwood corners, 6 Peterborough corners, 1 Fleetwood yellow card and 2 Peterborough yellow cards. 

Fleetwood have been inconsistent in front of goal all season scoring in 59.45% of their league games played and they have failed to score in 9 of their last 17 league games. Fleetwood have kept 4 clean sheets in their last 5 league games. Peterborough have scored in 78.37% of their league games this season and they have scored in 12 of their last 13 league games, scoring an average of 2.23 goals per game in those 13 games (it is worth noting that average is heavily boosted by them putting 7 past Accrington in their last league game)

If playing goals, the only option for us is over 1.5 goals. You can’t rely on Fleetwood scoring but both sides have proven they can keep clean sheets as Peterborough have kept 5 clean sheets in their last 10 league games and Fleetwood in 4 of their last 5 league games, so that takes both teams to score off the table. Peterborough have scored 2 or more goals in 7of their last 13 league games and they have conceded 2 goals or more in 4 of their last 6 league games. Fleetwood have scored 2 or more goals in 3 of their last 6 league games. So, should one of these sides keep a clean sheet we feel there is a good chance that the other team could cover the bet on their own. 

On current form it’s impossible to back corners. Fleetwood only average 3.50 corners per game in their last 8 league games and Peterborough average just 1.75 corners per game in their last 4 league games. The last 4 Peterborough league games have seen just 7,3,5 and 4 corners in each game. So, there is nothing in corners here. 

There are no standout bets looking at the bookings either and whilst it would be a surprise to see a few cards, it’s not an angle we want to play.

The only possible bet in this game is over 1.5 goals. 

Ipswich vs Bristol Rovers

Ipswich stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.08 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.02 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.72 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.38 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.80 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.63 per game

Red cards for them – 0.13 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.05 per game

Ipswich have played 36 games this season

They have scored in – 25 games (69.44%)

They have conceded in – 22 games (61.11%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 24 games (66.66%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 13 games (36.11%)

Games where both teams scored – 15 games (41.66%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 31 games (86.11%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 30 games (83.33%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 22 games (61.11%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 35 games (97.22%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 29 games (80.55%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 28 games (77.77%)

Bristol Rovers stats and averages

Goals scored –0.94 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.57 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.21 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.10 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.47 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.94 per game

Red cards for them – 0.05 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.10 per game

Bristol Rovers have played 38 games this season

They have scored in – 20 games (52.63%)

They have conceded in – 31 games (81.57%)

Games with over 1.5 goals –28 games (73.68%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 15 games (39.47%)

Games where both teams scored – 17 games (44.73%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 30 games (78.94%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 32 games (84.21%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 24 games (63.15%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 31 games (81.57%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 34 games (89.47%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 30 games (78.94%)

Ipswich vs Bristol Rovers match preview

Ipswich have drawn 2, lost 2 and won 1 of their last 5 league games and Bristol Rovers have lost 4 and drawn 1 of their last 5 league games. Ipswich won the reverse fixture 2-0 with 3 Bristol Rovers corners, 4 Ipswich corners and 2 yellow cards for each team. 

Rovers have failed to score in 6 of their last 8 league games and Ipswich have failed to score in 2 of their last 3 league games. The season stats are not encouraging for goals and recent result don’t give us much confidence so it’s not a game where we would play any goals market.

There’s no standout bet looking at the corner stats and Bristol Rovers have had 2 corners or less in 4 of their last 12 league games. Ipswich only average 4 corners per game in their last 9 league games and 6 of the last 9 Ipswich league games finished with 7 corners or less. So, there is nothing for us on corners either. 

Ipswich have been given 1 or more cards in 97.22% of their league games this season and Bristol Rovers have been given 1 or more cards in 81.57% of their league games. Bristol rovers have been given at least 1 card in 6 of their last 7 league games and they were given 2 or more cards in 4 of those games. Bristol Rovers opponents average 2.37 yellow cards per game in the last 8 Rovers league games. Ipswich have been given an average of 1.95 yellow cards per game in their last 21 league games and Ipswich’s opponents average 2 yellow cards per game in the last 11 Ipswich league games. So there looks a good chance that both teams pick up a card and the game will have at least 3 cards. At bigger odds it may be worth looking at both teams to pick up 2 or more cards.

The possible bets on this game all revolve around bookings and they are

10+ booking points each team

30+ match booking points

20+ booking points each team

Lincoln vs MK Dons

Lincoln stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.48 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.08 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.59 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.45 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.59 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.86 per game

Red cards for them – 0.02 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.16 per game

Lincoln have played 37 games this season

They have scored in – 29 games (78.37%)

They have conceded in – 23 games (62.16%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 27 games (72.97%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 19 games (51.35%)

Games where both teams scored – 19 games (51.35%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 33 games (89.18%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 30 games (81.08%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 27 games (72.97%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 32 games (86.48%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 33 games (89.18%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 27 games (72.97%)

MK Dons stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.44 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.36 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.42 per game

Corners for their opponents – 3.63 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.76 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.52 per game

Red cards for them – 0 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.02 per game

MK Dons have played 38 games this season

They have scored in – 30 games (78.94%)

They have conceded in – 30 games (78.94%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 30 games (78.94%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 19 games (50%)

Games where both teams scored – 23 games (60.52%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 35 games (92.10%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 23 games (60.52%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 18 games (47.36%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 30 games (78.94%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 32 games (84.21%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 26 games (68.42%)

Lincoln vs MK Dons match preview

The Dons have won 4 and lost 1 of their last 5 league games and Lincoln have lost 3 and drawn 2 of their last 5. Lincoln won 2-1 when the sides met earlier on this season in a game that had 2 Lincoln corners, 5 MK Dons corners, 3 Lincoln yellow card and 5 MK Dons yellow cards.

Lincoln have scored in 78.37% of their league games this season and MKDons have scored in 78.94% of their league games. Despite Lincoln struggling to win games recently they have scored in 10 of their last 11 league games and they scored an average of 1.54 goals per game in those last 11 league games. Lincoln have also conceded in 10 of their last 11 league games and they conceded an average of 1.81 goals per game in those 11 games. Both teams have scored in 9 of the last 11 Lincoln league games.

MK Dons have scored in 12 of their last 14 league games and they scored an average of 1.85 goals per game in those last 14 games. MK Dons have conceded in 9 of their last 10 league games and conceded and average of 1.90 goals per game in those last 10 games. Both teams have scored in 9 of the last 13 MK Dons league games. 9 of the last 11 Lincoln league games have gone over 2.5 goals and 9 of the last 13 MK dons league games have gone over 2.5 goals.

So over 1.5 goals looks a very strong bet with both teams to score and over 2.5 goals also looking good bets.

Lincoln have taken 3 or more corners in 89.18% of their games this season and MK Dons have taken 3 or more corners in 92.10% of their games. Lincoln have taken 3 or more corners in 19 of their last 21 league games and they average 5.52 corners per game in those 21 games. MK Dons have taken 3 or more corners in 16 of their last 17 league games and they average 5.41 corners per game in those last 17 games. So there looks a very good chance that both teams take at least 3 corners in this one. 

On current form we are happy to leave cards. Lincoln average just 1 yellow card per game in their last 8 league games and MK dons average just 1.08 yellow cards per game in their last 12 league games. Whilst it wouldn’t be a surprise to see both teams pick up a card the stats are not strong enough for us to take that angle. 

The possible bets on this game are

Over 1.5 goals

Over 2.5 goals

Both teams to score 

3+ corners each team

Northampton vs Shrewsbury

Northampton stats and averages

Goals scored – 0.84 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.42 goals per game

Corners for them – 3.92 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.65 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.94 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.39 per game

Red cards for them – 0.07 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.07 per game

Northampton have played 38 games this season

They have scored in – 17 games (44.73%)

They have conceded in – 28 games (73.68%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 25 games (65.78%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 16 games (42.10%)

Games where both teams scored – 14 games (36.84%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 28 games (73.68%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 32 games (84.21%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 19 games (50%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 34 games (89.47%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 30 games (78.94%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 29 games (76.31%)

Shrewsbury stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.14 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.17 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.11 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.02 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.74 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.40 per game

Red cards for them – 0.05 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.02 per game

Shrewsbury have played 35 games this season

They have scored in – 29 games (82.85%)

They have conceded in – 26 games (74.28%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 24 games (68.57%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 12 games (34.28%)

Games where both teams scored – 21 games (60%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 27 games (77.14%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 28 games (80%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 14 games (40%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 28 games (80%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 28 games (80%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 25 games (71.42%)

Northampton vs Shrewsbury match preview

Northampton have lost 3, won 1 and drawn 1 of their last 5 league games and Shrewsbury have won 2, drawn 2 and lost 1 of their last 5 league games. Northampton won the reverse fixture 2-1 with 4 Shrewsbury corners, 3 Northampton corners, 1 Shrewsbury yellow card and 2 Northampton yellow cards.

Northampton have only scored in 44.73% of their league games this season and they have failed to score in 3 of their last 4 league games. Shrewsbury have failed to score in 2 of their last 4 league games and have kept 6 clean sheets in their last 9 league games. There is no angle on goals in this game as Northampton cannot be relied on to score and even though Shrewsbury have scored in 11 of their last 13 league games, they only average 1.07 goals per game in those last 13 games and they cannot be relied on to score multiple goals in order to cover a bet.

The season stats on corners are unappealing and Shrewsbury only average 2.33 corners per game in their last 9 league games. Northampton have had just 5 corners in their last 3 league games. So, there is nothing for us in corners. 

Northampton have been given at least 1 card in 13 of their last 15 league games and they average 2.33 yellow cards per game in those last 15 games. Shrewsbury have been inconsistent lately with bookings as in their last 7 games they were given no cards in 3 games, 2 yellow cards in 2 games and 5 yellow cards in another game. 

Northampton have been given at least 1 card in 89.47% of their league games this season and Shrewsbury have been given at least 1 card in 80% of their league games played this season. Bookings is not an angle we are going to play in this game as the last 2 Northampton league games have seen combined total of just 3 yellow cards and 2 of the last 6 Shrewsbury league games have finished with no yellow cards for either side, and whilst 1 of those games had a red card, we can’t rely on a red card again here.

So, whilst bookings wouldn’t be a massive surprise, there are some inconsistencies which add too much doubt for us to play them in this game. We personally feel this is a game not to bet on. 

Plymouth vs AFC Wimbledon

Plymouth stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.28 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.57 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.50 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.07 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.47 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.52 per game

Red cards for them – 0.10 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.02 per game

Plymouth have played 38 games this season

They have scored in – 28 games (73.68%)

They have conceded in – 29 games (76.31%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 29 games (76.31%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 20 games (52.63%)

Games where both teams scored – 20 games (52.63%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 32 games (84.21%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 33 games (86.84%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 24 games (63.14%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 32 games (84.21%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 29 games (76.31%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 26 games (68.42%)

AFC Wimbledon stats and averages

Goals scored – 1 goal per game

Goals conceded – 1.63 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.13 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.41 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.33 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 0.88 per game

Red cards for them – 0 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.05 per game

AFC Wimbledon have played 36 games this season

They have scored in – 25 games (69.44%)

They have conceded in – 29 games (80.55%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 26 games (72.22%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 16 games (44.44%)

Games where both teams scored – 19 games (52.77%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 29 games (80.55%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 32 games (88.88%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 22 games (61.11%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 30 games (83.33%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 21 games (58.33%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 14 games (38.88%)

Plymouth vs AFC Wimbledon match preview

Plymouth have lost 3, won 1 and drawn 1 of their last 5 league games and AFC Wimbledon have drawn 3, lost 1 and drawn 1 of their last 5 league games. The reverse fixture ended in an incredible 4-4 draw with 1 AFC Wimbledon corner, 11 Plymouth corners, 1 AFC Wimbledon yellow card and 2 Plymouth yellow cards. 

Plymouth have scored in 73.68% of their league games played this season and they have conceded in 76.31% of their league games. AFC Wimbledon have scored in 69.44% of their league games played this season they have conceded in 80.55% of their league games. 

Plymouth have failed to score in 5 of their last 10 league games but they scored a total of 10 goals in the other 5 games, so it’s fair to say they are inconsistent. AFC Wimbledon are no better and they have failed to score in 9 of their last 18 league games and they scored 12 goals in the other 9 games. Goals wouldn’t be a shock if both teams are on a good attacking day but it’s impossible to back goals with confidence given how inconsistent both teams are, even with the fact they drew 4 all earlier in the season. So, we are happy to sit on the side-lines with goals in this one. 

Plymouth have taken 3 or more corners in 84.21% of their league games this season and they have given away 3 or more corners in 86.84% of their games. AFC Wimbledon have taken 3 or more corners in 80.55% of their games played this season and have given away 3 or more corners in 88.88% of their games. 

Despite some pretty strong season stats there is doubt when you look at the recent form of both sides on corners. In their last 11 league games AFC Wimbledon have had 2 corners or less in 3 games and they average just 3.72 corners per game in those last 11 games. Plymouth have had 2 corners or less in 4 of their last 9 league games and they average just 3.77 corners per game in those last 9 games. So, on current form we don’t feel it’s smart to back corners with both teams seeing their average drop in recent games. 

9 of the last 10 AFC Wimbledon games finished with under 30 match booking points and 5 of the last 9 Plymouth league games went under 30 match booking points. So, the same applied to bookings that on current form we can’t back them with confidence.

A game with no standout bet so we are happy to watch this game and not get involved. 

Portsmouth vs Rochdale

Portsmouth stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.47 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.08 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.61 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.91 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.66 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.75 per game

Red cards for them – 0.05 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.05 per game

Portsmouth have played 36 games this season

They have scored in – 25 games (69.44%)

They have conceded in – 24 games (66.66%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 26 games (72.22%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 18 games (50%)

Games where both teams scored – 16 games (44.44%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 30 games (83.33%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 28 games (77.77%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 24 games (66.66%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 31 games (86.11%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 31 games (86.11%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 25 games (69.44%)

Rochdale stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.27 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.86 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.33 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.38 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.33 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.16 per game

Red cards for them – 0.08 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.02 per game

Rochdale have played 36 games this season

They have scored in – 22 games (61.11%)

They have conceded in – 30 games (83.33%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 29 games (80.55%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 20 games (55.55%)

Games where both teams scored – 19 games (52.77%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 24 games (66.66%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 32 games (88.88%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 23 games (63.88%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 27 games (75%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 26 games (72.22%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 21 games (58.33%)

Portsmouth vs Rochdale match preview

Rochdale have lost 3, won 1 and drawn 1 of their last 5 league games and Portsmouth have lost 3 and won 2 of their last 5 league games. It ended 0-0 when the sides met in the reverse fixture in a game that saw 12 Portsmouth corners, 2 Rochdale corners, 2 Portsmouth yellow cards and 1 Rochdale yellow card. 

We can keep the write up for this game quite short as it’s not a game where we will be playing any angle. Rochdale have failed to score in 8 of their last 11 league games and have had 2 corners or less in 4 of their last 7 games.  Portsmouth have failed to score in 2 of their last 4 league games and they have scored an average of 0.90 goals per game in their last 10 league games. Portsmouth average just 4 corners per game in their last 8 league games, which isn’t going to cover a bet should Rochdale have a low corner day. Bookings would be the only possible play, but the stats are not strong enough for us to confidently recommend any angle there.

So, a game with no strong season stats or stand out recent form to go on. We are happy to leave this game and will not recommend any bet. 

Sunderland vs Oxford

Sunderland stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.52 goals per game

Goals conceded – 0.75 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.80 per game

Corners for their opponents – 3.75 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.36 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.58 per game

Red cards for them – 0.08 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.11 per game

Sunderland have played 36 games this season

They have scored in – 33 games (83.33%)

They have conceded in – 18 games (50%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 27 games (75%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 13 games (36.11%)

Games where both teams scored – 17 games (47.22%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 34 games (94.44%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 28 games (77.77%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 18 games (50%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 26 games (72.22%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 30 games (83.33%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 21 games (58.33%)

Oxford stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.37 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.16 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.67 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.05 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.70 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.62 per game

Red cards for them – 0.02 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.08 per game

Oxford have played 37 games this season

They have scored in – 22 games (59.45%)

They have conceded in – 26 games (70.27%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 29 games (78.37%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 15 games (40.54%)

Games where both teams scored – 16 games (43.24%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 34 games (91.89%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 26 games (70.27%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 23 games (62.16%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 28 games (75.67%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 32 games (86.48%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 28 games (75.67%)

Sunderland vs Oxford match preview

Sunderland have won 4 and drawn 1 if their last 5 league games and Oxford have lost 3 and won 2 of their last 5. Sunderland won 2-0 when the sides met earlier this season in a game that had 4 corners for each team and 1 yellow card for each team. 

Oxford have failed to score in 7 of their last 11 league games and Sunderland have kept 7 clean sheets in their last 9 league games, so there have to be major doubts about will Oxford score. Sunderland have now won 8 of their last 10 league games and are unbeaten in those 10 games. We would not back over match goals in this one as Sunderland have not scored more than 2 goals in any of their last 8 league games and have only scored more than 2 goals in 4 games all season. 

We feel this is a game Sunderland will win and the stats suggest a high chance that will be by a 1-0 or 2-0 score line. Though Sunderland to win and Sunderland to win to nil are both possible bets as well. 

Sunderland have taken 3 or more corners in 94.44% of their league games this season and they average 5.80 corners per game this season. Oxford average 5.67 corners per game this season and have had 3 or more corners in 91.89% of their games. Oxford have had 3 or more corners in all of their last 25 league games and Sunderland have had 3 or more corners in 17 of their last 18 league games. So there looks to be a very good chance that both teams take at least 3 corners. 

Neither side is on the high end of the booking averages for the season. Oxford average just 1.11 yellow cards per game in their last 9 league games and they were given no cards in 4 of those games. Sunderland have been more consistent in recent games and they average 2.20 yellow cards per game in their last 5 league games. Whilst the recent form of Sunderland makes bookings worth a second look, the season stats are not strong enough for us to back cards with confidence. 

The possible bets in this game are

Sunderland to win

Sunderland to win to nil

Sunderland to win 1-0 or 2-0

3+ corners each team

Swindon vs Blackpool

Swindon stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.18 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.75 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.18 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.02 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.81 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.48 per game

Red cards for them – 0.08 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0 per game

Swindon have played 37 games this season

They have scored in – 25 games (67.56%)

They have conceded in – 33 games (89.18%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 28 games (75.67%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 22 games (59.45%)

Games where both teams scored – 21 games (56.75%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 26 games (70.27%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 32 games (86.48%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 18 games (48.64%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 32 games (86.48%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 24 games (64.86%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 26 games (70.27%)

Blackpool stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.25 goals per game

Goals conceded – 0.91 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.97 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.40 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.20 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.54 per game

Red cards for them – 0.11 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.11 per game

Blackpool have played 35 games this season

They have scored in – 26 games (74.28%)

They have conceded in – 17 games (57.14%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 21 games (60%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 11 games (31.42%)

Games where both teams scored – 14 games (40%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 33 games (94.28%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 25 games (71.42%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 17 games (48.57%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 25 games (71.42%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 28 games (80%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 22 games (62.85%)

Swindon vs Blackpool match preview

Swindon have lost 3 and won 2 of their last 5 league games and Blackpool have drawn 3 and won 2 of their last 5 league games. The reverse fixture was won 2-0 by Blackpool in a game with 6 Blackpool corners, 1 Swindon corner and 1 yellow card for each team. 

Swindon have scored in all of their last 5 league games, though if we look back a little bit further, they only average 0.92 goals per game in their last 14 league games and they have only scored in 67.56% of their league games this season, so are hardly a team to put full faith in when it comes to goals. Blackpool have kept 8 clean sheets in their last 14 league games so that hardly adds to the confidence of Swindon scoring. 

Blackpool are unbeaten in their last 11 league games, winning 6 of those games. Blackpool have scored in 14 of their last 16 league games and they scored an average of 1.56 goals per game in those games. We feel you can’t back both teams to score due to doubts about will Swindon score. We expect Blackpool to be tough to beat but wouldn’t want to rely on them to score 2 or 3 goals on their own as they have scored 1 goal or less in 15 of their last 22 league games. Blackpool have kept 12 clean sheets in their last 22 league games so there is a good chance that just 1 goal will be enough for them to come away with the win, or at least not lose. We feel Blackpool to win, Blackpool to win to nil and Blackpool/draw double chance are all possible bets here.

Swindon have had 2 corners or less in 4 of their last 7 league games and have only had 3 or more corners in 70.27% of their league games this season whilst averaging 4.18 corners per game on the season. Blackpool have had 3 or more corners in 94.28% of their games this season and average 4.97 corners per game this season. In their last 3 home games Swindon have had 2,1 and 2 corners in each game so it would be no surprise to see Blackpool take more corners.  

There are no standout booking stats and Swindon have been given no cards in 3 of their last 6 league games. Blackpool have also been given no cards in 3 of their last 6 league games. So, we are happy to sit out with cards in this game. 

So, the possible bets in this game are

Blackpool to win

Blackpool to win to nil

Blackpool/Draw double chance

Blackpool to take more corners

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