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League 1 Football Pointers – Saturday 17th April

League 1 Football Pointers – Saturday 17th April

Blackpool vs Sunderland

Blackpool stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.33 goals per game

Goals conceded – 0.89 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.84 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.35 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.15 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.58 per game

Red cards for them – 0.10 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.10 per game

Blackpool have played 39 games this season

They have scored in – 29 games (74.35%)

They have conceded in – 19 games (48.71%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 24 games (61.53%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 13 games (33.33%)

Games where both teams scored – 16 games (41.02%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 35 games (89.74%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 28 games (71.79%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 18 games (46.15%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 28 games (71.79%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 31 games (79.48%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 24 games (61.53%)

Sunderland stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.52 goals per game

Goals conceded – 0.82 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.95 per game

Corners for their opponents – 3.82 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.32 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.67 per game

Red cards for them – 0.07 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.12 per game

Sunderland have played 40 games this season

They have scored in – 37 games (92.50%)

They have conceded in – 22 games (55%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 31 games (77.50%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 16 games (40%)

Games where both teams scored – 21 games (52.50%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 38 games (95%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 32 games (80%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 22 games (55%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 28 games (70%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 34 games (85%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 23 games (57.50%)

Blackpool vs Sunderland match preview

Blackpool have drawn 3 and won 2 of their last 5 league games and Sunderland have won 2, lost 2 and drawn 1 of their last 5 league games. This is the first league meeting between the sides this season.

Sunderland have lost their last 2 but scored in both those games and have scored in all of their last 22 league games. Sunderland have now conceded in all of their last 4 league games but have kept  7 clean sheets in their last 13 league games if you look back a little bit further. Blackpool failed to score in their last game but scored in all 7 before that and they have scored an average of 2 goals per game in their last 8 league games. Blackpool are unbeaten in their last 15 league games. Blackpool have conceded in 4 of their last 6 league games but have kept 10 clean sheets in their last 18 league games.

Goals look a good bet with Sunderland very consistent at finding the net and Blackpool being in good scoring form themselves. Both sides are pretty solid defensively but a draw doesn’t really do much for either of them in their current situation as Sunderland are 5 points off Peterborough in 2nd and Blackpool have a host of teams behind them in the play off hunt waiting for them to slip up. Blackpool probably wouldn’t be overly upset with a draw but Sunderland especially could do with a win so I expect them to go for it which should open the game up. Over 1.5 goals and both teams to score look the best bets.

Blackpool have taken 3 or more corners in 89.74% of their league games this season and Sunderland have taken 3 or more in 95% of their league games. The stats would suggest an excellent chance that both teams take at least 3 corners but Blackpool have struggled for corners recently and have actually taken 2 corners or less in 3 of their last 5 league games. Sunderland average 7.14 corners per game in their last 7 league games. Whilst it looks likely both teams will take at least 2 corners the safer bet may be to go with total match corners as Sunderland could easily cover the majority of the bet if Blackpool have another low day. So 3+ corners each team looks a good bet from the season stats but 9+ match corners is the better bet on recent form.

The booking stats are not that impressive for this game and its not an angle that we will look to get involved in.

The best bets in this game are

Over 1.5 goals

Both teams to score

3+ corners each team

9+ match corners

Bristol Rovers vs Lincoln

Bristol Rovers stats and averages

Goals scored –0.97 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.56 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.12 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.09 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.46 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.95 per game

Red cards for them – 0.04 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.09 per game

Bristol Rovers have played 41 games this season

They have scored in – 23 games (56.09%)

They have conceded in – 34 games (82.92%)

Games with over 1.5 goals –31 games (75.60%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 17 games (41.46%)

Games where both teams scored – 20 games (48.78%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 33 games (80.48%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 35 games (85.36%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 26 games (63.41%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 33 games (80.48%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 37 games (90.24%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 32 games (78.04%)

Lincoln stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.56 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.07 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.56 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.43 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.66 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.89 per game

Red cards for them – 0.02 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.15 per game

Lincoln have played 39 games this season

They have scored in – 31 games (79.48%)

They have conceded in – 24 games (61.53%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 29 games (74.35%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 21 games (53.84%)

Games where both teams scored – 20 games (51.28%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 35 games (89.74%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 31 games (79.48%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 28 games (71.79%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 34 games (87.17%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 34 games (87.17%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 29 games (74.35%)

Bristol Rovers vs Lincoln match preview

Bristol Rovers have lost 3, won 1 and drawn 1 of their last 5 league games and Lincoln have drawn 2, lost 2 and won 1 of their last 5 league games. Rovers won 2-1 when the sides met earlier this season and that game had 3 Lincoln corners, 5 Bristol Rovers corners, 1 Lincoln yellow card, 2 Bristol Rovers yellow cards and 1 Lincoln red card. 

Lincoln have scored in 12 of their last 13 league games and they scored an average of 1.76 goals per game in those games. Lincoln have conceded in 11 of their last 13 league games and they conceded an average of 1.69 goals per game in those games. Bristol Rovers have scored in their last 3 league games though have failed to score in 9 of their last 17 league games so don’t look like a team to rely on scoring. Rovers have conceded in 15 of their last 16 league games and they conceded an average of 1.43 goals per game in those games. Over 1.5 goals looks a good bet and given Lincoln defensive record you would have to say both teams to score is not a bad bet even though Bristol Rovers are pretty inconsistent in front of goal.

Bristol Rovers have taken 3 or more corners in 9 of their last 10 league games and they average 4.80 corners per game in those games. Lincoln have taken 4 or more corners in 13 of their last 14 league games and they average 4.78 corners per game in those games. The season stats on corners are promising as well as Rovers have taken 3 or more corners in 80.48% of their league games and Lincoln in 89.74% of theirs. So it looks likely both teams will take at least 3 corners. 

Lincoln have been given at least 1 card in all of their last 5 league games and they average 5 yellow cards per game in those last 5 games. Bristol Rovers have been given at least 1 card in 8 of their last 10 league games and they average 1.40 yellow cards per game in those games. Both sides have seen their opponents pick up quite a few cards recently as well as in the last 13 Bristol Rovers league games their opponents average 2.23 yellow cards per game and in the last 17 Lincoln league games their opponents average 2.11 yellow cards per game. 

The best bets in this game are

Over 1.5 goals

Both teams to score (risky due to Northampton scoring record)

3+ corners each team

10+ booking points each team

30+ match booking points

Burton vs Plymouth

Burton stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.32 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.57 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.45 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.50 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.50 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.32 per game

Red cards for them – 0.07 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.05 per game

Burton have played 40 games this season

They have scored in – 34 games (85%)

They have conceded in – 31 games (77.50%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 33 games (82.50%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 22 games (55%)

Games where both teams scored – 26 games (65%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 30 games (75%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 35 games (87.50%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 28 games (70%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 31 games (77.50%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 28 games (70%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 21 games (51.50%)

Plymouth stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.21 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.60 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.36 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.19 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.43 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.46 per game

Red cards for them – 0.09 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.02 per game

Plymouth have played 41 games this season

They have scored in – 29 games (70.73%)

They have conceded in – 31 games (75.60%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 31 games (75.60%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 22 games (53.65%)

Games where both teams scored – 20 games (48.78%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 35 games (85.36%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 36 games (87.80%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 27 games (65.85%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 35 games (85.36%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 30 games (73.17%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 27 games (65.85%)

Burton vs Plymouth match preview

Burton have won 3, drawn 1 and lost 1 of their last 5 league games and Plymouth have won 2, lost 2 and drawn 1 of their last 5. Plymouth won the reverse fixture 2-0 with 7 Plymouth corners, 3 Burton corners and 2 yellow cards for each team.

Plymouth have conceded in 10 of their last 12 league games and they conceded an average of 1.91 goals per game in those 12 games. Plymouth have failed to score in 7 of their last 13 league games. Burton have won their last 3 scoring 7 goals in the process. Burton have no scored in 12 of their last 13 league games and they scored an average of 1.61 goals per game in those games. Burton have kept 6 clean sheets in their last 12 league games. The only goals bet we would take is over 1.5 goals as Plymouth can’t be relied on to score and Burton have got better defensively in the 2nd half of this season. With Burton in good goals scoring form there is a good chance they could score 2 goals themselves. Both sides are in no man’s land being 10 points clear of the drop zone it would take a drastic turn of events to see either of them in a relegation battle and it would be even more surprising if they got themselves in the playoff hunt. So I expect an open game that should produce a couple of goals at least.

The season stats on corners and cards don’t give us much to go at and recent form doesn’t either so we won’t be looking to be on either of those markets here.

The best bet in this game is over 1.5 goals as part of an acca or multiple with other selections. 

Charlton vs Ipswich

Charlton stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.46 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.30 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.17 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.35 per game

Yellow cards for them – 2.05 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.79 per game

Red cards for them – 0.20 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.07 per game

Charlton have played 39 games this season

They have scored in – 32 games (82.05%)

They have conceded in – 25 games (64.10%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 30 games (76.92%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 17 games (43.58%)

Games where both teams scored – 20 games (51.28%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 33 games (84.61%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 31 games (79.48%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 25 games (64.10%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 35 games (89.74%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 33 games (84.61%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 31 games (79.48%)

Ipswich stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.02 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.02 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.72 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.40 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.77 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.52 per game

Red cards for them – 0.15 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.05 per game

Ipswich have played 40 games this season

They have scored in – 26 games (65%)

They have conceded in – 24 games (60%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 26 games (65%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 15 games (37.50%)

Games where both teams scored – 16 games (40%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 34 games (85%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 34 games (85%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 24 games (60%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 39 games (97.50%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 31 games (77.50%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 30 games (75%)

Charlton vs Ipswich match preview

Charlton have won 3 and drawn 2 of their last 5 league games and Ipswich have drawn 3, won 1 and lost 1 of their last 5. Charlton won 2-0 when the sides met earlier this season and that game had 5 Ipswich corners, 4 Charlton corners, 2 Ipswich yellow cards and 1 Charlton yellow card. 

Goals is a tricky market here as Ipswich have failed to score in their last 3 games and have kept 3 clean sheets in their last 5 league games. Charlton in the other hand have scored in 17 of their last 19 league games and they scored an average of 1.47 goals per game in those last 19 games. Charlton have conceded in 9 of their last 12 league games and they conceded an average if 1.33 goals per game in those games. If we look back a little bit further Ipswich have scored in 8 of their last 13 league games and conceded in 8 of their last 12. So we would take over 1.5 goals but wouldn’t push the goals bets any riskier than that with Ipswich involved. 

Corners and cards both look promising here. Ipswich have taken 3 or more corners in 85% of their league games this season and Charlton in 84.61%. Charlton have been given at least 1 card in 89.74% of their league games played this season and Ipswich in 97.50%. 

The bookings bets on recent form look particularly strong as Charlton average 2.14 yellow cards per game in their last 7 league games and Ipswich average 1.71 yellow cards per game in their last 7 league games. So it looks highly likely the game will have at least 3 cards and both teams could easily pick up a couple of cards each.

The best bets in this game are

Over 1.5 goals

3+ corners each team 

10+ booking points each team

30+ match booking points

20+ booking points each team

Hull vs Fleetwood

Hull stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.73 goals per game

Goals conceded – 0.78 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.19 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.14 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.34 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.56 per game

Red cards for them – 0.02 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.12 per game

Hull have played 41 games this season

They have scored in – 34 games (82.92%)

They have conceded in – 21 games (51.21%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 32 games (78.04%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 18 games (43.90%)

Games where both teams scored – 15 games (36.58%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 36 games (87.80%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 33 games (80.48%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 25 games (60.97%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 27 games (65.85%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 35 games (85.36%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 26 games (63.41%)

Fleetwood stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.07 goals per game

Goals conceded – 0.82 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.60 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.55 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.65 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.52 per game

Red cards for them – 0.02 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.07 per game

Fleetwood have played 40 games this season

They have scored in – 24 games (60%)

They have conceded in – 25 games (62.50%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 21 games (52.50%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 10 games (25%)

Games where both teams scored – 15 games (37.50%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 31 games (77.50%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 36 games (90%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 26 games (65%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 33 games (82.50%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 32 games (80%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 25 games (62.50%)

Hull vs Fleetwood match preview

Hull have won 3 and drawn 2 of their last 5 league games and Fleetwood have won 3 and lost 2 of their last 5 league games. Fleetwood beat Hull 4-1 when the sides met earlier in the season in a game that had 6 corners for each team and 1 Fleetwood yellow card. 

Fleetwood have won 6 of their last 9 league games and have kept 6 clean sheets in their last 8 league games. Fleetwood have failed to score in 9 of their last 18 league games. Hull are unbeaten in their last 10 and have scored an average of 2.20 goals per game in those last 10 games. Hull have kept 6 clean sheets in their last 10 league games. 

Goals isn’t really a bet you want to take with Fleetwood as 16 of the last 18 Fleetwood league games ended with just 2 goals or less. Hull have been on fire lately and we would expect them to win though don’t see this being a route and thing Hull could easily win this 1-0 or 2-0.

The corner stats are not bad but don’t give us a banker and Fleetwood have had some low corner games recently and its noticeable they have come against the better teams in the league like Sunderland and Blackpool and it would be no surprise to see the trend continue here. Hull are consistent but we would trust them to cover a bet on their own should Fleetwood not contribute much.

Fleetwood have been given an average of 2.14 yellow cards per game in their last 7 league games and in the last 5 Hull league games their opponents average 2.60 yellow cards per game. So on current form there looks a good chance that Fleetwood could pick up a couple of bookings at least.

The best bets in this game are

Hull to win 1-0

Hull to win 2-0

20+ Fleetwood booking points

MK Dons vs Portsmouth

MK Dons stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.34 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.41 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.34 per game

Corners for their opponents – 3.70 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.75 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.56 per game

Red cards for them – 0 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.02 per game

MK Dons have played 41 games this season

They have scored in – 30 games (73.17%)

They have conceded in – 32 games (78.04%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 32 games (78.04%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 20 games (48.78%)

Games where both teams scored – 23 games (56.09%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 37 games (90.24%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 25 games (60.97%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 20 games (48.78%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 31 games (75.60%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 35 games (85.36%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 27 games (65.85%)

Portsmouth stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.42 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.05 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.72 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.72 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.62 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 40 games this season

They have scored in – 28 games (70%)

They have conceded in – 26 games (65%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 28 games (70%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 20 games (50%)

Games where both teams scored – 18 games (45%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 34 games (85%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 30 games (75%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 26 games (65%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 34 games (85%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 35 games (87.50%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 27 games (67.50%)

MK Dons vs Portsmouth match preview

Mk Dons have win 2, lost 2 and drawn 1 of their last 5 league games and Portsmouth have won 3, lost 1 and drawn 1 of their last 5. Portsmouth won 2-1 when the sides met earlier this season and that game had 5 Portsmouth corners, 13 MK Dons corners, 1 Portsmouth yellow card and 2 MK Dons yellow cards.

Goals is not a market we are going to get involved in here as MK Dons have failed to score in their last 3 and whilst Portsmouth have been better in recent games, they are not hitting high numbers and only average 0.92 goals per game in their last 13 league games. 

Mk Dons have taken 3 or more corners in 90.24% of their league games this season and Portsmouth have taken 3 or more in 85% of theirs. Portsmouth average 6.80 corners per game in their last 5 league games and despite only having 1 corner in their last league game, MK Dons average 5.54 corners per game in their last 11 league games. So it looks highly likely both teams take at least 3 corners and the game has 9 or more corners and could push into double figures. 

Mk Dons have been given no cards in 2 of their last 3 league games and then picked up 5 yellow cards last time when they were dominated by Lincoln. Portsmouth have been given at least 1 card in 5 of their last 8 league games and they average 1.37 yellow cards per game in those last 8 games. We can’t say there won’t be bookings but in current form there is nothing jumping off the page as a good bet for cards here so we will happily let this one go and not back cards in this game.

The best bets in this game are

3+ corners each team

9+ match corners

Rochdale vs Accrington

Rochdale stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.22 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.77 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.42 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.20 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.27 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.12 per game

Red cards for them – 0.07 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.02 per game

Rochdale have played 40 games this season

They have scored in – 24 games (60%)

They have conceded in – 33 games (82.50%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 31 games (77.50%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 22 games (55%)

Games where both teams scored – 21 games (52.50%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 28 games (70%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 34 games (85%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 25 games (62.50%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 30 games (75%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 29 games (72.50%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 21 games (52.50%)

Accrington stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.30 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.42 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.40 per game

Corners for their opponents – 6.50 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.50 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.35 per game

Red cards for them – 0.15 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.02 per game

Accrington have played 40 games this season

They have scored in – 28 games (70%)

They have conceded in – 26 games (65%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 29 games (72.50%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 20 games (50%)

Games where both teams scored – 19 games (47.50%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 38 games (95%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 38 games (95%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 33 games (82.50%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 36 games (90%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 32 games (80%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 28 games (70%)

Rochdale vs Accrington match preview

Both sides have drawn 2, lost 2 and won 1 of their last 5 league games. Accrington won 2-1 when the sides met earlier this season in a game that had 8 corners for each team and no cards.

Rochdale have failed to score in 9 of their last 13 league games and Accrington have failed to score in 4 of their last 7 league games. We won’t be backing any goals bets in this game.

Accrington have taken 3 or more corners in 95% of their league games this season and whilst Rochdale are only at 70% they have seen an increase in corners in recent games. Rochdale have taken 4 or more corners in 7 of their last 8 league games and they average 5.62 corners per game in those last 8 league games. So it looks likely both teams will take at least 3 corners. 

Accrington games have been pretty good for cards all season but we can’t ignore the fact that 5 of the last 6 Rochdale league games ended with just 2 cards or less and 3 of the last 5 Accrington league games ended with just 2 yellow cards or less. So we won’t be backing cards in this game.

The best bet in this game is 3+ corners each team.

Shrewsbury vs Doncaster

Shrewsbury stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.12 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.17 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.35 per game

Corners for their opponents – 3.89 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.69 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.46 per game

Red cards for them – 0.05 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.02 per game

Shrewsbury have played 39 games this season

They have scored in – 31 games (79.48%)

They have conceded in – 28 games (71.79%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 26 games (66.66%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 14 games (35.89%)

Games where both teams scored – 22 games (56.41%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 31 games (79..48%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 31 games (79.48%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 16 games (41.02%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 31 games (79.48%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 32 games (82.05%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 29 games (74.35%)

Doncaster stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.41 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.41 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.43 per game

Corners for their opponents – 6.02 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.33 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.43 per game

Red cards for them – 0 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.02 per game

Doncaster have played 39 games this season

They have scored in – 30 games (76.92%)

They have conceded in – 32 games (82.05%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 28 games (71.79%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 24 games (61.53%)

Games where both teams scored – 24 games (61.53%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 31 games (79.48%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 33 games (84.61%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 28 games (71.79%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 28 games (71.79%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 28 games (71.79%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 21 games (53.84%)

Shrewsbury vs Doncaster match preview

Shrewsbury have lost 3, won 1 and drawn 1 of their last 5 league games and Doncaster have lost all of their last 5. Shrewsbury won 1-0 when the sides met earlier this season in a game that had 7 Doncaster corners, 6 Shrewsbury corners and 2 Doncaster yellow cards. 

Doncaster have failed to score in 6 of their last 9 league games and Shrewsbury have failed to score in 2 of their last 4 league games. Shrewsbury have been more consistent with goals but still aren’t exactly big scorers as they only average 1.08 goals per game in their last 12 league games. 

We can keep this write up short as there are no standout banker bets and whilst we can’t rule anything out, there are no bets that are confidently backed up by stats that we can recommend so we won’t be backing anything in this game. 

Wigan vs Crewe

Wigan stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.09 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.65 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.82 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.90 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.58 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.29 per game

Red cards for them – 0 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.04 per game

Wigan have played 41 games this season

They have scored in – 25 games (60.97%)

They have conceded in – 33 games (80.48%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 28 games (68.29%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 21 games (51.21%)

Games where both teams scored – 20 games (48.78%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 33 games (80.48%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 37 games (90.24%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 32 games (78.04%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 32 games (78.04%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 30 games (73.17%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 23 games (56.09%)

Crewe stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.17 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.35 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.82 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.85 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.20 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.80 per game

Red cards for them – 0 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.10 per game

Crewe have played 40 games this season

They have scored in – 28 games (70%)

They have conceded in – 30 games (75%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 30 games (75%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 16 games (40%)

Games where both teams scored – 19 games (47.50%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 31 games (77.50%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 35 games (87.50%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 28 games (70%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 28 games (70%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 33 games (82.50%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 25 games (62.50%)

Wigan vs Crewe match preview

Both sides have won 2, lost 2 and drawn 1 of their last 5 league games. Crewe won the reverse fixture 3-0 in a game that had 5 Wigan corners, 4 Crewe corners and 1 Crewe yellow cars. 

Wigan have scored 6 in their last 2 league games but failed to score in 3 league games in  row before these last 2 and have only scored in 60.97% of their league games this season. Crewe have failed to score in their last 2 league games. We won’t be backing goals as it’s just too unpredictable with sides like this as there are some stats which suggest it could easily end 0-0 and some that suggest we could see 5/6 goals. So we won’t be trying to guess which way goals will go. 

Crewe have been low on corners in recent games and in their last 3 league games they have had 2 corners twice and no corners once. In their last 10 league games Wigan have taken 10 or more corners on their own in 3 games and then have taken 3 corners or less in 5 of those games. So corners is also an extremely unpredictable market that we won’t be touching. 

Wigan have been given 2 cards or more in all of their last 5 league games and they were given 3 cards in 4 of those games. The last 5 Wigan league games have all had 40 or more booking points. Crewe are less impressive but have been given at least 1 card in all of their last 5 league games. Crewe’s opponents have been given no cards in 2 of the last 3 Crewe league games but in those are the only 2 games with no bookings for Crewe opponents in the last 29 Crewe league games. In the last 29 Crewe league games Crewe opponents average 1.86 yellow cards per game. So it looks likely that the game will produce at least 3 cars with Wigan likely to lead the way.

The best bet in this game is 30+ match booking points.

AFC Wimbledon vs Swindon

AFC Wimbledon stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.10 goal per game

Goals conceded – 1.55 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.25 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.25 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.30 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 0.95 per game

Red cards for them – 0.02 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.07 per game

AFC Wimbledon have played 40 games this season

They have scored in – 27 games (67.50%)

They have conceded in – 32 games (80%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 28 games (70%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 18 games (45%)

Games where both teams scored – 20 games (50%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 33 games (82.50%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 36 games (90%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 24 games (60%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 33 games (82.50%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 25 games (62.50%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 17 games (42.50%)

Swindon stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.12 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.80 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.17 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.92 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.68 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.43 per game

Red cards for them – 0.07 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0 per game

Swindon have played 41 games this season

They have scored in – 27 games (65.85%)

They have conceded in – 37 games (90.24%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 32 games (78.04%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 25 games (60.97%)

Games where both teams scored – 23 games (56.09%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 29 games (70.73%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 35 games (85.36%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 19 games (46.34%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 33 games (80.48%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 28 games (68.29%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 27 games (65.85%)

AFC Wimbledon vs Swindon match preview

AFC Wimbledon have won 3 and lost 2 of their last 5 league games and Swindon have lost 4 and won 1 of their last 5 league games. AFC Wimbledon won 1-0 when the sides met earlier this season in a game that had 10 Swindon corners, 2 AFC Wimbledon corners and 1 yellow card for each team. 

Swindon score an average of just 0.83 goals per game in their last 18 league games and despite AFC Wimbledon scoring 8 goals in their last 2 games, they only average 1 goal per game in their last 19 league games and are yet to convince as an attacking force. We won’t be backing goals here as the longer term stats and averages are just too low to back with confidence.

Swindon have taken 2 corners or less in 5 of their last 11 league games and whilst AFC Wimbledon have been better as they average 4.13 corners per game in their last 15 league games, we wouldn’t trust them to cover the majority if a bet on their own so we won’t be backing corners either. 

AFC Wimbledon average just 1 yellow card per game in their last 7 league games and  Swindon have been given no cards in 4 of their last 5 league games. On this form we can’t back cards either.

There is no standout bet in this game.

Oxford vs Gillingham

Oxford stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.53 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.19 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.60 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.68 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.65 per game

Red cards for them – 0.04 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.07 per game

Oxford have played 41 games this season

They have scored in – 26 games (63.41%)

They have conceded in – 29 games (70.73%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 33 games (80.48%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 19 games (46.34%)

Games where both teams scored – 19 games (46.34%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 38 games (92.68%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 29 games (70.63%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 25 games (62.97%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 31 games (75.60%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 36 games (87.80%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 31 games (75.60%)

Gillingham stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.36 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.31 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.24 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.46 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.41 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.48 per game

Red cards for them – 0.04 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.02 per game

Gillingham have played 41 games this season

They have scored in – 28 games (68.29%)

They have conceded in – 32 games (78.04%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 32 games (78.04%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 18 games (43.90%)

Games where both teams scored – 20 games (48.78%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 34 games (82.92%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 37 games (90.24%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 29 games (70.73%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 30 games (73.17%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 34 games (82.92%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 26 games (63.41%)

Oxford vs Gillingham match preview

Oxford have won 3 and lost 2 of their last 5 league games and Gillingham have drawn 3, won 1 and lost 1 of their last 5 league games. Gillingham won the reverse fixture 3-1 in a game that had 2 Gillingham corners, 7 Oxford corners and 2 Gillingham yellow cards.

Gillingham failed to score in their last league games but had scored in all 6 before that and they have still scored an average of 1.57 goals per game in their last 7 league games. Gillingham have conceded in 15 of their last 19 league games and they conceded an average if 1.42 goals per game in those last 19 games. Oxford have scored an average if 2.80 goals per game in their last 5 league games and they conceded in 6 of their last 7 league games, conceding an average of 1.42 goals per game in those last 7 league games. Golas look a good bet here with over 1.5 goals looking very strong and over 2.5 goals and both teams to score also being good bets. 

Oxford have taken 3 or more corners in 92.68% of their league games and Gillingham have taken 3 or more corners in 82.92% of their league games. The season stats suggest a high chance that both sides take at least 3 corners here. 

Gillingham have been given at least 1 card in 7 of their last 8 league games and they were given an average of 2.12 yellow cards per game in those games. Oxford have been given at least 1 card in 4 of their last 5 league games and they were given an average of 1.60 yellow cards per game in those games. 6 of the last 8 Oxford league games had 30+ booking points and 6 of the last 8 Gillingham league games did as well. So there looks a good chance both teams pick up at least 1 card and the game has 30+ match booking points. 

The best bets in this game are

Over 1.5 goals

Both teams to score

Over 2.5 goals

3+ corners each team

10+ booking points each team

30+ match booking points

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