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League 1 Football Pointers – Saturday 1st May

League 1 Football Pointers – Saturday 1st May

AFC Wimbledon vs Portsmouth

AFC Wimbledon stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.20 goal per game

Goals conceded – 1.52 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.40 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.31 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.27 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.02 per game

Red cards for them – 0.02 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.09 per game

AFC Wimbledon have played 44 games this season

They have scored in – 30 games (68.18%)

They have conceded in – 35 games (79.54%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 31 games (70.45%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 21 games (47.72%)

Games where both teams scored – 23 games (52.27%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 37 games (84.09%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 40 games (90.90%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 28 games (63.63%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 36 games (81.81%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 29 games (65.90%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 20 games (45.45%)

Portsmouth stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.40 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.11 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.56 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.56 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.63 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.70 per game

Red cards for them – 0.06 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.04 per game

Portsmouth have played 44 games this season

They have scored in – 31 games (70.45%)

They have conceded in – 29 games (65.90%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 30 games (68.18%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 22 games (50%)

Games where both teams scored – 20 games (45.45%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 36 games (81.81%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 32 games (72.72%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 27 games (61.36%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 37 games (84.09%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 38 games (86.36%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 30 games (68.18%)

AFC Wimbledon vs Portsmouth match preview

AFC Wimbledon need just 1 point to guarantee safety and Portsmouth find themselves in the last play-off spot with Oxford and Charlton snapping at their heels, it’s also worth noting Charlton have a game in hand and would overtake Portsmouth should they win that, so Pompey really need a win here.

Wimbledon have scored in 5 of their last 6 league games and they scored an average of 2.83 goals per game in those 6 games. Wimbledon have conceded in 27 of their last 32 league games and they conceded an average of 1.65 goals per game in those 32 games. Portsmouth have scored in 8 of their last 10 league games and they scored an average of 1.30 goals per game in those 10 games. Portsmouth have conceded in 12 of their last 15 league games and they conceded an average of 1.46 goals per game in those 15 games. 

Goals look a good bet on current form with over 1.5 goals very strong and both teams to score looking a good bet. 

Portsmouth have been inconsistent with corners in recent games as in their last 2 league games they took 2 corners in 1 game and no corners in the other, but they have also taken 11 and 12 corners in 2 of their last 6 league games. Wimbledon have taken 3 or more corners in all of their last 12 league games and they average 5.33 corners per game in those last 12 games. So Portsmouth’s recent form would be a slight concern but this is a game they really need to win and that means they will have to get forward and have shots at goal, and given Wimbledon’s defensive record you have to feel they will get opportunities to get at them. So it looks a good bet that both teams take at least 3 corners. A bet like a goal in each half and 3+ corners in each half would also have a good chance. 

Portsmouth average 2 yellow cards per game in their last 5 league games and Wimbledon have been given at least 1 card in 13 of their last 16 league games. The fact both teams still have something to play for should help produce cards as well so it’s likely that 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

3+ corners each team

A goal in each half and 3+ corners in each half

10+ booking points each team 

30+ match booking points

Accrington vs Charlton

Accrington stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.38 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.52 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.29 per game

Corners for their opponents – 6.43 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.52 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.43 per game

Red cards for them – 0.13 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.02 per game

Accrington have played 44 games this season

They have scored in – 32 games (72.72%)

They have conceded in – 30 games (68.18%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 33 games (75%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 24 games (54.54%)

Games where both teams scored – 23 games (52.27%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 41 games (93.18%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 41 games (93.18%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 36 games (81.81%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 39 games (88.63%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 36 games (81.81%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 32 games (72.72%)

Charlton stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.51 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.25 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.06 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.53 per game

Yellow cards for them – 2 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.76 per game

Red cards for them – 0.18 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.06 per game

Charlton have played 43 games this season

They have scored in – 34 games (79.06%)

They have conceded in – 27 games (62.79%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 32 games (74.41%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 19 games (44.18%)

Games where both teams scored – 21 games (48.83%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 36 games (83.72%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 35 games (81.39%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 29 games (67.44%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 38 games (88.37%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 37 games (86.04%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 33 games (76.74%)

Accrington vs Charlton match preview

Accrington look to have just missed out on the play-offs as they will need a very strange turn of events to get in now. Charlton find themselves just outside the play-offs right now but have a game in hand on teams above them and with 3 games left to play, they know that if they win all those 3 games they will be in the play-offs.

Accrington have scored 3 goals in each of their last 2 league games and have scored 9 goals in their last 4 league games. Accrington have conceded 3 goals in 3 of their last 4 league games and have conceded in 16 of their last 18 league games, conceding an average of 2.22 goals per game in those 18 games. Charlton have scored in 8 of their last 10 league games and they scored an average of 1.90 goals per game in those 10 games. Charlton have conceded in 7 of their last 10 league games.

Over 1.5 goals looks a very strong bet with both teams to score also having a great chance. 

Accrington have taken 3 or more corners in 93.18% of their league games this season and Charlton have taken 3 or more corners in 83.72% of their league games this season. The recent corner stats are also quite strong for both teams and given the attacking nature this game looks to have with neither being that solid defensively it should lead to corners. So it’s highly likely both teams take at least 3 corners.

Charlton average 1.90 yellow cards per game in their last 11 league games and Accrington average 2.06 yellow cards per game in their last 15 league games. Cards look a good bet though it is worth remembering that whilst Accrington are not technically out of the play-off race they will need a miracle to get in and that could lead to a slight lack of intensity on their part. Though hopefully that won’t happen and even if it did, the booking point stats are very strong and both teams should still pick up at least 1 card, with the game also having a high chance of having 30+ match booking points. 

The best bets in this game are

Over 1.5 goals

Both teams to score

3+ corners each team

A goal in each half and 3+ corners in each half

10+ booking points each team

30+ match booking points

Bristol Rovers vs Crewe

Bristol Rovers stats and averages

Goals scored –0.90 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.54 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.15 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.06 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.54 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.95 per game

Red cards for them – 0.06 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.09 per game

Bristol Rovers have played 44 games this season

They have scored in – 23 games (52.27%)

They have conceded in – 37 games (84.09%)

Games with over 1.5 goals –32 games (72.72%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 17 games (38.63%)

Games where both teams scored – 20 games (45.45%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 36 games (81.81%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 37 games (84.09%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 28 games (63.63%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 35 games (79.54%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 39 games (88.63%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 34 games (77.27%)

Crewe stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.18 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.34 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.79 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.04 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.22 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.81 per game

Red cards for them – 0.02 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.09 per game

Crewe have played 44 games this season

They have scored in – 31 games (70.45%)

They have conceded in – 33 games (75%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 34 games (77.27%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 17 games (38.63%)

Games where both teams scored – 21 games (47.72%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 35 games (79.54%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 39 games (88.63%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 32 games (72.72%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 32 games (72.72%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 37 games (84.09%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 28 games (63.63%)

Bristol Rovers vs Crewe match preview

Bristol Rovers are already relegated and Crewe are safe with the play-offs out of reach, so this game is has no major connotations for either side. 

We can keep this write up very short as the stats don’t point to any banker bets and given the circumstances of the game it’s not a game where we will look to force a bet.

There is no standout bet in this game. 

Burton vs Gillingham

Burton stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.36 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.54 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.61 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.56 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.52 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.29 per game

Red cards for them – 0.06 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.04 per game

Burton have played 44 games this season

They have scored in – 37 games (84.09%)

They have conceded in – 35 games (79.54%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 36 games (81.81%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 23 games (52.27%)

Games where both teams scored – 29 games (65.90%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 34 games (77.27%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 39 games (88.63%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 32 games (72.72%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 35 games (79.54%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 30 games (68.18%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 23 games (52.27%)

Gillingham stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.38 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.34 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.38 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.75 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.45 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.54 per game

Red cards for them – 0.04 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.02 per game

Gillingham have played 44 games this season

They have scored in – 31 games (70.45%)

They have conceded in – 34 games (77.27%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 34 games (77.27%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 20 games (45.45%)

Games where both teams scored – 22 games (50%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 36 games (81.81%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 40 games (90.90%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 32 games (72.72%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 33 games (75%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 37 games (84.09%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 28 games (63.63%)

Burton vs Gillingham match preview

Burton are safe with no chance of reaching the play-offs and whilst Gillingham have a chance of making the play-offs it would be a huge shock if they managed to get in as they would need to win both games they have left and have 3 or 4 teams above them lose all their remaining games, so realistically this game has nothing major riding on it.

Burton have scored in 15 of their last q7 league games and they scored an average of 1.64 goals per game in those last 16 games. Burton have conceded in 9 of their last 11 league games. Gillingham have scored in 9 of their last 10 league games and they scored an average of 1.60 goals per game in those 10 games. Gillingham have conceded in 17 of their last 22 league games and they conceded an average of 1.45 goals per game in those games. 

Both these sides have been pretty consistent with goals all season and the fact that both teams can play with freedom should help open the game up even more. Over 1.5 goals and both teams to score both look good bets as neither side is solid defensively and they have both been scoring goals all season. 

Corners and cards the stats are less impressive and whilst we can’t say their won’t be corners or cards, they are not angles we are going to try and force in a game like this. With the goal stats being strong we suggest to focus on that market for any bets in this game.

The best bets in this game are

Over 1.5 goals

Both teams to score

Fleetwood vs MK Dons

Fleetwood stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.06 goals per game

Goals conceded – 0.95 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.81 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.61 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.63 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.50 per game

Red cards for them – 0.02 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.06 per game

Fleetwood have played 44 games this season

They have scored in – 27 games (61.36%)

They have conceded in – 28 games (63.63%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 24 games (54.54%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 12 games (27.27%)

Games where both teams scored – 17 games (38.63%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 35 games (79.54%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 40 games (90.90%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 30 games (68.18%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 37 games (84.09%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 34 games (77.27%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 27 games (61.36%)

MK Dons stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.43 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.31 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.43 per game

Corners for their opponents – 3.70 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.75 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.59 per game

Red cards for them – 0 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.04 per game

MK Dons have played 44 games this season

They have scored in – 33 games (75%)

They have conceded in – 32 games (72.72%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 34 games (77.27%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 21 games (47.72%)

Games where both teams scored – 23 games (52.27%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 40 games (90.90%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 28 games (63.63%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 23 games (52.27%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 33 games (75%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 37 games (84.09%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 29 games (65.90%)

Fleetwood vs MK Dons match preview

MK Dons need to win both their remaining games and hope for allot of help with teams above them dropping points to have any chance of reaching the play-offs. Fleetwood are safe and their remaining games and not much more than a formality as they will be in this league again next season whatever happens.

MK Dons have scored 8 goals in their last 3 league games, but they failed to score in all 3 league games before that and are inconsistent with goals. The Dons have kept 3 clean sheets in a row and 5 in their last 7 league games. Fleetwood have only scored in 61.36% of their league games this season are not a team to rely on to score goals. Fleetwood have kept 7 clean sheets in their last 12 league games. Given MK Dons are inconsistent and Fleetwood are below average for goals, and the defensive record for both teams isn’t bad, its not a game that we think is a good game for goals. 

Fleetwood average 6.33 corners per game in their last 6 league games and MK Dons have taken 3 or more corners in 90.90% of their league games this season. On current form there is a good chance that both teams take at least 3 corners.

Cards wouldn’t be a surprise but given the game is unlikely to have a great deal of impact for either side, we feel it may lack the intensity that a game can need to produce cards and for that reason we will leave cards in this one.

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

Hull vs Wigan

Hull stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.75 goals per game

Goals conceded – 0.81 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.22 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.20 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.36 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.59 per game

Red cards for them – 0.02 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.11 per game

Hull have played 44 games this season

They have scored in – 37 games (84.09%)

They have conceded in – 24 games (54.54%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 35 games (79.54%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 21 games (44.72%)

Games where both teams scored – 18 games (40.90%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 39 games (88.63%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 36 games (81.81%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 28 games (63.63%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 29 games (65.90%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 38 games (86.36%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 28 games (63.63%)

Wigan stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.13 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.59 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.97 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.93 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.54 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.29 per game

Red cards for them – 0 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.06 per game

Wigan have played 44 games this season

They have scored in – 28 games (63.63%)

They have conceded in – 35 games (79.54%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 31 games (70.45%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 22 games (50%)

Games where both teams scored – 22 games (50%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 36 games (81.81%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 40 games (90.90%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 35 games (79.54%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 34 games (77.27%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 33 games (75%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 25 games (56.81%)

Hull vs Wigan match preview

A win for Wigan would guarantee their safety in league 1 and a win for Hull would surely guarantee them the League 1 title. 

Hull are now unbeaten in their last 13 league games and they scored an average of 2.15 goals per game in those 13 league games. Hull have conceded in 6 of their last 8 league games. Wigan are unbeaten in their last 5 league games and scored an average of 2.20 goals per game in those 5 games. Wigan have conceded in 14 of their last 18 league games and they conceded an average of 1.27 goals per game in those 14 games. 

Over 1.5 goals looks a good bet and both teams to score would also have a very good chance as Wigan ha e been scoring goals and Hull haven’t been keeping clean sheets lately. There is also a good chance that Hull will win this game with both teams scoring. 

Wigan have taken 3 or more corners in all of their last 7 league games and they average 6.42 corners per game in those last 7 league games. Hull have taken 3 or more corners in all of their last 7 league games and they average 5.28 corners per game in those 7 games. The season stats on corners are also consistent for both sides, so there is a good chance that both teams take at least 3 corners in this game. 

Neither side has impressive card stats this season and Hull have been given no cards in 3 of their last 5 league games. Wigan have been better for cards but we wouldn’t be confident of them covering a bet on their own should Hull get no cards. So it looks best to leave cards and stick to goals and corners.

The best bets in this game are

Over 1.5 goals

Both teams to score

Hull to win and both teams to score

3+ corners each team

Northampton vs Blackpool

Northampton stats and averages

Goals scored – 0.90 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.43 goals per game

Corners for them – 3.86 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.61 per game

Yellow cards for them – 2.02 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.29 per game

Red cards for them – 0.06 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.06 per game

Northampton have played 44 games this season

They have scored in – 22 games (50%)

They have conceded in – 32 games (72.72%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 30 games (68.18%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 20 games (45.45%)

Games where both teams scored – 17 games (38.63%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 32 games (72.72%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 37 games (84.09%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 21 games (47.72%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 40 games (90.90%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 32 games (72.72%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 33 games (75%)

Blackpool stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.25 goals per game

Goals conceded – 0.86 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.67 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.58 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.11 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.62 per game

Red cards for them – 0.09 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.09 per game

Blackpool have played 43 games this season

They have scored in – 31 games (72.09%)

They have conceded in – 21 games (48.83%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 24 games (58.81%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 13 games (30.23%)

Games where both teams scored – 16 games (37.20%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 38 games (88.37%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 31 games (72.09%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 21 games (48.83%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 31 games (72.09%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 35 games (81.39%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 26 games (60.46%)

Northampton vs Blackpool match preview

Blackpool are in the play-off spots right now and have a game in hand on allot of the teams around them so have their fate in their own hands knowing that if they keep winning then they will be in the play-offs. Northampton are in the relegation zone currently and need to win and hope for favours from teams above them as if Wigan win 1 more game that will relegate Northampton. Though Northampton know that a win here and anything other than a Wigan win would give them a chance of staying up on the final day.

Northampton have scored in all of their last 4 league games and they scored an average of 1.75 goals per game in those last 4 games. Northampton have conceded in 4 of their last 5 league games and they conceded an average of 1.80 goals per game in those 5 games. Blackpool have failed to score in 3 of their last 5 league games but they have scored in 9 of their last 12 league games and they scored an average of 1.50 goals per game in those games. Blackpool have kept 10 clean sheets in their last 19 league games. 

Goals is a tricky market as Northampton have only scored in 50% of their league games this season and Blackpool have only conceded in 48.83% of their league games, so Northampton can’t be relied on to score. On current form neither can Blackpool and that’s why we won’t be backing result or goals in this one.

Blackpool only average 3.11 corners per game in their last 9 league games and only average 0.66 yellow cards per game in their last 9 league games. Northampton only average 2.88 corners per game in their last 9 league games and Northampton average 2.40 yellow cards per game in their last 15 league games. Blackpool opponents average 2.50 yellow cards per game in the last 6 Blackpool league games.

Corners is not an angle to bet on in this game but cards gives us 1 possible bet as the stats suggest there is a strong chance that Northampton pick up at least a couple of cards.

The best bet in this game is 20+ Northampton booking points. 

Peterborough vs Lincoln

Peterborough stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.72 goals per game

Goals conceded – 0.95 goal per game

Corners for them – 4.95 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.45 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.47 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.95 per game

Red cards for them – 0.04 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.02 per game

Peterborough have played 44 games this season

They have scored in – 35 games (79.54%)

They have conceded in – 27 games (61.36%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 34 games (77.27%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 23 games (52.27%)

Games where both teams scored – 21 games (47.72%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 35 games (799.54%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 36 games (81.81%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 25 games (56.81%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 34 games (77.27%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 39 games (88.63%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 31 games (70.45%)

Lincoln stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.51 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.02 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.62 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.53 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.65 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 2.04 per game

Red cards for them – 0.02 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.16 per game

Lincoln have played 43 games this season

They have scored in – 35 games (81.39%)

They have conceded in – 25 games (58.13%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 30 games (69,.76%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 22 games (51.16%)

Games where both teams scored – 21 games (48.83%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 39 games (90.69%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 35 games (81.39%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 32 games (74.41%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 37 games (86.04%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 38 games (88.37%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 32 games (74.41%)

Peterborough vs Lincoln match preview

It’s 2nd plays 3rd with Peterborough in 2nd place and knowing that even a draw here will be enough to guarantee automatic promotion. Lincoln are in 3rd and safely in the play-offs and even if they win here will still be pretty long odds to achieve automatic promotion.

Peterborough have scored in 18 of their last 20 league games and they scored an average if 2 goals per game in those 20 games. Peterborough have kept 9 clean sheets in their last 20 league games. Lincoln have scored in 16 of their last 17 league games  and they scored an average of 1.58 goals per game in those 17 games. Lincoln have kept 4 clean sheets in their last 5 league games but they have conceded in 12 of their last 17 league games and they conceded an average of 1.41 goals per game in those 17 games. 

Both teams have a good defensive record of late but both can play this with an element of freedom as Peterborough don’t seem the type of aide to park the bus in an effort to get the point they need and Lincoln may as well go for the win as what have they got to lose? Over 1.5 goals looks a very strong bet with both teams to score also having a good chance. At bigger odds a bet like both teams to score in both halves would have a chance with these 2 sides. 

Peterborough have taken 2 corners or less in 4 of their last 10 league games but have also had multiple games where they spike at 8/9 corners or go into double figures in a single game. Lincoln are much more consistent and have taken 4 or more corners in all of their last 11 league games and they average 5.54 corners per game in those 11 games. Peterborough cannot be relied on but we still feel you can back corners in this game, just we would put it in a bet with goals and back something like a goal in each half and 3+ corners in each half. 

Peterborough average 1.83 yellow cards per game in their last 6 league games and Lincoln average 1.77 yellow cards per game in their last 9 league games. Though we would be careful backing cards here as Lincoln players in particular will Be wary if picking up a ban which could see them miss any play-off games, plus we have two sides here who would both rather play football than become embroiled in a scrappy game that produces lots of cards.  So whilst the stats look promising it’s not the type of game where we would be desperate to back bookings.

The best bets in this game are

Over 1.5 goals 

Both teams to score

Both teams to score in both halves 

A goal in each half and 3+ corners in each half

Plymouth vs Sunderland

Plymouth stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.18 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.72 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.31 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.25 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.45 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.38 per game

Red cards for them – 0.09 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.02 per game

Plymouth have played 44 games this season

They have scored in – 31 games (70.45%)

They have conceded in – 34 games (77.27%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 34 games (77.27%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 24 games (54.54%)

Games where both teams scored – 22 games (50%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 37 games (84.09%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 38 games (86.36%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 30 games (68.18%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 38 games (86.36%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 31 games (70.45%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 28 games (63.63%)

Sunderland stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.50 goals per game

Goals conceded – 0.90 goals per game

Corners for them – 6.15 per game

Corners for their opponents – 3.84 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.38 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.65 per game

Red cards for them – 0.06 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.11 per game

Sunderland have played 44 games this season

They have scored in – 39 games (88.63%)

They have conceded in – 26 games (59.09%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 33 games (75%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 18 games (40.90%)

Games where both teams scored – 23 games (52.27%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 42 games (95.45%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 35 games (79.54%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 26 games (59.09%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 32 games (72.42%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 38 games (86.36%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 26 games (59.09%)

Plymouth vs Sunderland match preview

Plymouth will be disappointed with how this season has gone but they are at least safe from the drop and will be in League 1 again next season.  Sunderland are in the play-off spots right now and whilst it would take quite a turn of events to see them not in the play-offs, a win here will ease any potential concerns. 

Plymouth have lost 9 of their last 13 league games and have failed to score in 3 of their last 5 league games. Plymouth have conceded an average of 3.20 goals per game in their last 5 league games. Sunderland have scored in 24 of their last 26 league games and they scored an average of 1.65 goals per game in those 26 games. Sunderland have conceded in all of their last 8 league games and they conceded an average of 1.62 goals per game in those 8 games. 

This looks a great opportunity for Sunderland and it’s easy to see them scoring a couple of goals and getting the win here against a Plymouth defence that has been pretty shocking in recent games. Plymouth can’t be relied on to score so we wouldn’t back both teams to score but Sunderland to win and Sunderland to score 2+ goals both look good bets. 

Sunderland average 9 corners per game in their last 5 league games and they have taken 6 or more corners in 10 of their last 12 league games. Plymouth have given away an average of 6.33 corners per game in their last 6 league games. So it’s highly likely that Sunderland take at least 5/6 corners in this game. 

Plymouth only average 1.16 yellow cards per game in their last 12 league games and Sunderland average 1.28 yellow cards per game in their last 7 league games. 5 of the last 7 Plymouth league games ended under 30 match booking points so it’s not an angle we will look to for a bet here.

The best bets in this game are

Sunderland to win

Sunderland to score 2+ goals 

5/6+ Sunderland corners  

Rochdale vs Doncaster

Rochdale stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.29 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.72 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.68 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.18 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.36 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.15 per game

Red cards for them – 0.06 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.02 per game

Rochdale have played 44 games this season

They have scored in – 28 games (63.63%)

They have conceded in – 36 games (81.81%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 34 games (77.27%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 24 games (54.54%)

Games where both teams scored – 24 games (54.54%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 32 games (72.42%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 38 games (86.36%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 29 games (65.90%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 34 games (77.27%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 33 games (75%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 24 games (54.54%)

Doncaster stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.39 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.39 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.37 per game

Corners for their opponents – 6.13 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.34 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.39 per game

Red cards for them – 0 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.02 per game

Doncaster have played 43 games this season

They have scored in – 33 games (76.74%)

They have conceded in – 35 games (81.39%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 31 games (72.09%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 26 games (60.46%)

Games where both teams scored – 26 games (60.46%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 35 games (81.39%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 37 games (86.04%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 32 games (74.41%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 30 games (69.76%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 30 games (69.76%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 23 games (53.48%)

Rochdale vs Doncaster match preview

Rochdale are in the final relegation place right now and need to win both of their games and hope for favours as if Wigan win 1 of their remaining games that will relegate Rochdale. Rochdale at least know that a win here and anything other than a win for Wigan will give them a chance on the final day. Losing 9 of their last 13 league games has cost Doncaster any chance of reaching the play-offs. 

Doncaster have failed to score in 7 of their last 13 league games and have conceded in 19 of their last 21 league games, conceding an average of 1.85 goals per game in those 21 games. Rochdale are unbeaten in their last 5 and have won 4 of those, scoring 10 goals in those last 5 games. Rochdale have conceded in 12 of their last 14 league games and they conceded an average of 1.50 goals per game in those last 14 league games. 

Goals is difficult to weigh up as neither side convinces defensively but Doncaster in current form can’t be relied on to score, but they are taking on a Rochdale defence that has struggled to keep clean sheets. On current form Rochdale would have to be favourites and at bigger odds it may be worth looking at Rochdale to win and both teams to score. If you are looking for a safer bet then over 1.5 goals looks to have a very strong chance. 

The season stats don’t point towards corners or cards being bankers. Rochdale have taken 4 or more corners in all of their last 8 league games and they average 6.25 corners per game in those 8 games. Doncaster have taken 3 or more corners in all of their last 20 league games and they average 4.75 corners per game in those 20 games. On current form there is a good chance both sides take at least 3 corners. Another bet with a good chance would be a goal in each half and 3+ corners in each half. 

Doncaster have been given no cards in 9 of their last 20 league games and whilst Rochdale are more consistent we wouldn’t trust them to cover a bet on their own if Doncaster got no cards.

The best bets in this game are

Over 1.5 goals

Both teams to score

Rochdale win and both teams to score

3+ corners each team

A goal in each half and 3+ corners in each half

Shrewsbury vs Oxford

Shrewsbury stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.06 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.18 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.60 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.76 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.39 per game

Red cards for them – 0.04 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.02 per game

Shrewsbury have played 43 games this season

They have scored in – 33 games (76.74%)

They have conceded in – 31 games (72.09%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 28 games (65.11%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 15 games (34.88%)

Games where both teams scored – 23 games (53.48%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 34 games (79.06%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 35 games (81.39%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 19 games (44.18%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 34 games (79.06%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 34 games (79.06%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 31 games (72.09%)

Oxford stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.59 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.22 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.75 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.13 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.59 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.63 per game

Red cards for them – 0.06 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.06 per game

Oxford have played 44 games this season

They have scored in – 29 games (65.90%)

They have conceded in – 32 games (72.72%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 36 games (81.81%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 22 games (50%)

Games where both teams scored – 22 games (50%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 41 games (93.18%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 31 games (70.45%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 28 games (63.63%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 33 games (75%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 39 games (88.63%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 32 games (72.72%)

Shrewsbury vs Oxford match preview

Shrewsbury are safe from the drop but haven’t been in play-off contention for some time. Oxford on the other hand are 1 spot outside the play-offs right now and need a win to either move into a play-off spot or at least keep the pressure on the teams above them going into the final day. 

Shrewsbury have failed to score in 4 of their last 8 league games and have conceded in 4 of their last 5 league games, conceding an average of 1.80 goals per game in those last 5 games. Oxford have won 4 of their last 5 and have scored in all of their last 8 league games, scoring an average of 2.62 goals per game in those 8 games. Shrewsbury have conceded in 9 of their last 10 league games and they conceded an average of 1.50 goals per game in those 10 games. 

Shrewsbury can’t be relied on to score but Oxford have been in very good goals scoring form and there looks a high chance that they could score a couple of goals themselves. Though backing Oxford to win might be the best play here. 

Oxford average 6.55 corners per game in their last 9 league games but Shrewsbury have taken 2 corners or less in 6 of their last 17 league games and are inconsistent with corners. Shrewsbury still have games where they spike and take a very high number of corners so we wouldn’t want to back Oxford to take the most corners, but we also can’t rely on Shrewsbury to take at least 3 corners. So whilst it wouldn’t be a shock to see both teams take at least 3 corners, it’s not a bet we can make with confidence.

Shrewsbury have been given no cards in 5 of their last 15 league games and just like they are with corners, are very inconsistent with cards. Oxford only average 1.10 yellow cards per game in their last 19 league games, so the stats suggest cards is a risky bet here.

The best bet in this game is Oxford to win.

Swindon vs Ipswich

Swindon stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.13 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.90 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.15 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.13 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.65 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.43 per game

Red cards for them – 0.06 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0 per game

Swindon have played 44 games this season

They have scored in – 29 games (65.90%)

They have conceded in – 40 games (90.90%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 35 games (79.54%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 28 games (63.63%)

Games where both teams scored – 25 games (56.81%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 31 games (70.45%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 38 games (86.36%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 22 games (50%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 35 games (79.54%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 30 games (68.18%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 29 games (65.90%)

Ipswich stats and averages

Goals scored – 0.95 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.02 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.86 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.46 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.69 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.48 per game

Red cards for them – 0.13 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.04 per game

Ipswich have played 43 games this season

They have scored in – 26 games (60.46%)

They have conceded in – 25 games (58.13%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 27 games (62.79%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 16 games (37.20%)

Games where both teams scored – 16 games (37.20%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 37 games (86.04%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 37 games (86.04%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 27 games (62.79%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 41 games (95.34%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 33 games (76.74%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 31 games (72.09%)

Swindon vs Ipswich match preview

Swindon are already relegated and Ipswich would need to win all 3 of their remaining games and hope for allot of favours to have any chance of reaching the play-offs.

We can keep this write up very short as it’s not an appealing game from a betting point of view. Ipswich have failed to score in their last 6 league game and Swindon have been unreliable for goals all seasons hence their on their way down to league 2. 

Swindon only average 3.72 corners per game in their last 11 league games and Ipswich are more consistent with corners but can’t be trusted to cover the majority of a bet on their own.

Ipswich average 1.27 yellow cards per game in their last 11 league games and Swindon only average 0.75 yellow cards per game in their last 8 league games. 

There is no standout bet in this game.

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