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League 1 Football Pointers – Tuesday 20th April

Swindon vs Portsmouth

Swindon stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.11 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.85 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.21 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.92 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.71 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.42 per game

Red cards for them – 0.07 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0 per game

Swindon have played 42 games this season

They have scored in – 28 games (66.66%)

They have conceded in – 38 games (90.47%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 33 games (78.57%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 26 games (61.90%)

Games where both teams scored – 24 games (57.14%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 30 games (71.42%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 36 games (85.71%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 20 games (47.61%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 34 games (80.95%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 29 games (69.04%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 28 games (66.66%)

Portsmouth stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.39 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.04 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.65 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.70 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.63 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.75 per game

Red cards for them – 0.07 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.04 per game

Portsmouth have played 41 games this season

They have scored in – 28 games (68.29%)

They have conceded in – 27 games (65.85%)

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

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

Games where both teams scored – 18 games (43.90%)

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

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 31 games (75.60%)

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

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

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

Games with 30+ match booking points – 28 games (68.29%)

Swindon vs Portsmouth match preview

Despite losing 9 of their last 11 league games, Swindon have scored in 8 of those games. Swindon have conceded in 14 of their last 16 league games and they conceded an average of 1.75 goals per game in those 16 games. Thing have got worse in recent games as Swindon have conceded 2 or more goals in all of their last 5 league games and they conceded an average if 2.60 goals per game in those games. 

Portsmouth have struggled for goals lately and have failed to score in their last 2 league games. Portsmouth score an average of 0.85 goals per game in their last 14 league games. Portsmouth have conceded in 10 of their last 12 league games and they conceded an average of 1.33 goals per game in those games. Portsmouth have scored in 13 of their last 18 league games though so whilst they aren’t prolific goal scorers they are relatively consistent and they are likely to get chances against a side like Swindon.

Over 1.5 goals and both teams to score look like they have a good chance as neither side is very good defensively and both teams have proven they will score a goal at least if they get the chances, and they will likely get chances here. We wouldn’t back over 2.5 goals though. 

Swindon have taken 2 corners or less in 5 of their last 12 league games. Portsmouth have been much more consistent but we wouldn’t trust them to cover the majority of a corners bet on their own and Swindon have games where they spike in corners so we wouldn’t back Portsmouth to take the most corners either. There is no bet on corners in this game. 

Swindon have been given no cards in 4 of their last 6 league games and similar to corners whilst Portsmouth have been more consistent with cards, we wouldn’t trust them to cover the bet on their own.

The best bets in this game are over 1.5 goals and both teams to score.

AFC Wimbledon vs Oxford

AFC Wimbledon stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.17 goal per game

Goals conceded – 1.53 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.26 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.26 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.29 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1 per game

Red cards for them – 0.02 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.07 per game

AFC Wimbledon have played 41 games this season

They have scored in – 28 games (68.29%)

They have conceded in – 33 games (80.48%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 29 games (70.73%)

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

Games where both teams scored – 21 games (51.21%)

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 – 25 games (60.97%)

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

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 26 games (63.41%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 18 games (43.90%)

Oxford stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.57 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.21 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.64 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.21 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.66 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.64 per game

Red cards for them – 0.04 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.07 per game

Oxford have played 42 games this season

They have scored in – 27 games (64.28%)

They have conceded in – 30 games (71.42%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 34 games (80.95%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 20 games (47.61%)

Games where both teams scored – 20 games (47.61%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 39 games (92.85%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 30 games (71.42%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 26 games (61.90%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 32 games (76.19%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 37 games (88.09%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 31 games (73.80%)

AFC Wimbledon vs Oxford match preview

AFC Wimbledon have won their last 3 scoring 12 goals in those 3 games. Oxford have won their last 3 scoring 13 goals in those 3 games. 

Its very obvious but goals is a great bet here. Not only have both teams hit a very good patch in terms of scoring goals, but neither of them convince defensively yet. Oxford have conceded in 7 of their last 8 league games and they conceded an average of 1.50 goals per game in those 8 games. AFC Wimbledon have conceded in 25 of their last 29 league games and they conceded an average of 1.68 goals per game in those 29 games. Over 1.5 goals looks a banker with both teams to score also extremely strong and its likely the game will go over 2.5 goals. At bigger odds some bets like both teams to score in both halves and both teams to score 2+ goals each look to have a good chance on current form. 

Oxford have taken 3 or more corners in all of their last 30 league games and they average 5.83 corners per game in those 30 games. AFC Wimbledon have taken 3 or more corners in all of their last 9 league games and they took an average of 5 corners per game in those 9 games. AFC Wimbledon have taken 3 or more corners in 82.92% of their league games this season. So it looks very likely that both teams take at least 3 corners. 

Bookings doesn’t look a bad angle but both teams are slightly inconsistent and the season stats don’t point to cards being a banker here. Given how strong the corners and in particular the goals angles are we will leave cards here.

The best bets in this game are

Over 1.5 goals

Over 2.5 goals

Both teams to score

3+ corners each team

Then at bigger odds some bets with  good chance would be

Both teams to score in both halves

Both teams to score 2+ goals

Accrington vs Doncaster

Accrington stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.29 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.46 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.36 per game

Corners for their opponents – 6.56 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.53 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.36 per game

Red cards for them – 0.14 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.02 per game

Accrington have played 41 games this season

They have scored in – 29 games (70.73%)

They have conceded in – 27 games (65.85%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 30 games (73.17%)

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 – 39 games (95.12%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 39 games (95.12%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 34 games (82.92%)

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

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

Games with 30+ match booking points – 29 games (70.73%)

Doncaster stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.42 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.37 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.40 per game

Corners for their opponents – 6.10 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.30 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 40 games this season

They have scored in – 31 games (77.50%)

They have conceded in – 32 games (80%)

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

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 24 games (60%)

Games where both teams scored – 24 games (60%)

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

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

Games with 9+ match corners – 29 games (72.50%)

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

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

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

Accrington vs Doncaster match preview

Doncaster have failed to score in 6 of their last 10 league games and Accrington have failed to score in 3 of their last 6 league games. So we won’t be backing goals here.

Accrington have taken 3 or more corners in 95.12% of their league games this season and Doncaster have taken 3 or more corners in 80% of their league games this season. Doncaster have taken at least 3 corners in all of their last 17 league games. So there looks a good chance both teams take at least 3 corners here. 

Doncaster have picked up in terms of cards in recent games but their stats are still pretty weak when it comes to cards and they still only average 0.88 yellow cards per game in their last 17 league games. Accrington have been given at least 1 card in 24 of their last 25 league games and they average 1.80 yellow cards per game in those 25 games. 3 of the last 6 Accrington league games ended with just 2 yellow cards or less and whilst 1 of those games was saved bya  red card boosting the booking points, we won’t be backing cards with the Doncaster stats not giving us much at all. 

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

Bristol Rovers vs MK Dons

Bristol Rovers stats and averages

Goals scored –0.95 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.54 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.21 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.11 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.52 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.97 per game

Red cards for them – 0.07 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.09 per game

Bristol Rovers have played 42 games this season

They have scored in – 23 games (54.76%)

They have conceded in – 35 games (83.33%)

Games with over 1.5 goals –31 games (73.80%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 17 games (40.47%)

Games where both teams scored – 20 games (47.61%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 34 games (80.95%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 36 games (85.71%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 27 games (64.28%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 34 games (80.95%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 38 games (90.47%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 33 games (78.57%)

MK Dons stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.33 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.38 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.30 per game

Corners for their opponents – 3.69 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.76 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.57 per game

Red cards for them – 0 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.04 per game

MK Dons have played 42 games this season

They have scored in – 31 games (73.80%)

They have conceded in – 32 games (76.19%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 32 games (76.19%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 20 games (47.61%)

Games where both teams scored – 23 games (54.76%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 38 games (90.47%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 26 games (61.90%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 21 games (50%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 32 games (76.19%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 36 games (85.71%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 28 games (66.66%)

Bristol Rovers vs Mk Dons match preview

MK dons have failed to score in 3 of their last 4 league games and have jept 3 clean sheets in their last 6 league games. Bristol Rovers have failed to score in 4 of their last 7 league games and in 12 of their last 22 league games. So we won’t back any goals bets here. 

Mk Dons have taken 3 or more corners in 90.47% of their league games this season and Bristol Rovers have taken 3 or more corners in 80 95% of theirs. Rovers have taken 3 or more corners in all of their last 7 league games and they average 5.28 corners per game in those last 7 games. The Dons have taken 3 or more corners in 12 of their last 13 league games and they average 5.23 corners per game in those last 13 games. So it looks likely both teams take at least 3 corners. 

Bookings is a difficult market as both sides seem to be feast or famine as MK Dons have been given no cards in 2 of their last 4 league games, then in the other 2 games they were given 7 yellow cards. Bristol Rovers have ended with no yellow cards in 5 of their last 14 league games. We can’t say their won’t be cards but there is some doubt and the corners angle is strong so we advise taking that and leaving cards to play it safe. 

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

Burton vs Lincoln

Burton stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.31 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.56 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.53 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.43 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.48 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.36 per game

Red cards for them – 0.07 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.04 per game

Burton have played 41 games this season

They have scored in – 35 games (85.36%)

They have conceded in – 32 games (78.04%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 34 games (82.92%)

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

Games where both teams scored – 27 games (65.85%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 31 games (75.60%)

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

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

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

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 29 games (70.73%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 22 games (53.65%)

Lincoln stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.55 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.05 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.57 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.55 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.70 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.95 per game

Red cards for them – 0.02 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.17 per game

Lincoln have played 40 games this season

They have scored in – 32 games (80%)

They have conceded in – 24 games (60%)

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

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 21 games (52.50%)

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

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

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

Games with 9+ match corners – 29 games (72.50%)

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

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

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

Burton vs Lincoln match preview

Straight away the season stats suggest goals is a good bet. Lincoln have scored in 80% of their league games and Burton in 85.36% of theirs. Burton have scored in 13 of their last 14 league games and they scored an average of 1.57 goals per game in those games. Lincoln have also scored in 13 of their last 14 league games and they scored an average of 1.71 goals per game in those 14 games. Lincoln have kept 2 clean sheets in a row but have still conceded in 11 of their last 14 league games and they conceded an average of 1.57 goals per game in those last 14 games. Burton have got better defensively in the 2nd half of the season but they have still conceded in 78.04% of their league games this season and in 6 of their last 8 league games.

Over 1.5 goals looks very strong with both teams to score also looking highly likely. 

Lincoln have taken 3 or more corners in 90% of their games this season and they average 5.25 corners per game in their last 8 league games. Burton are less impressive having taken 3 or more corners in 75.60% of their league games but they have taken 3 or more corners in 9 of their last 10 league games and they average 4.90 corners per game in those last 10 games. So there does look a good chance that both teams will take at least 3 corners. 

Burton games on the whole have been very low on cards and that hasn’t changed in recent games with 8 of their last 10 league games ending under 30 match booking points. Lincoln are better but we wouldn’t trust them to cover a bet on their own. So we won’t back cards. 

The best bets in this game are

Over 1.5 goals

Both teams to score

3+ corners each team

Northampton vs Ipswich

Northampton stats and averages

Goals scored – 0.83 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.45 goals per game

Corners for them – 3.73 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.52 per game

Yellow cards for them – 2.02 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.28 per game

Red cards for them – 0.07 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.07 per game

Northampton have played 42 games this season

They have scored in – 20 games (47.61%)

They have conceded in – 31 games (73.80%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 28 games (66.66%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 18 games (42.85%)

Games where both teams scored – 16 games (38.09%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 30 games (71.42%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 35 games (83.33%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 19 games (45.23%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 38 games (90.47%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 31 games (73.80%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 32 games (76.19%)

Ipswich stats and averages

Goals scored – 1 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.70 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.43 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.75 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.53 per game

Red cards for them – 0.14 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.04 per game

Ipswich have played 41 games this season

They have scored in – 26 games (63.41%)

They have conceded in – 24 games (58.53%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 26 games (63.41%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 15 games (36.58%)

Games where both teams scored – 16 games (39.02%)

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

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

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

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 40 games (97.56%)

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

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

Northampton vs Ipswich match preview

Ipswich have failed to score in their last 4 league games and Northampton have failed to score in 4 of their last 8 league games. So we won’t back goals.

Northampton average just 1.85 corners per game in their last 7 league games and Ipswich are pretty consistent with corners just at a low level so we wouldn’t trust them to cover a bet on their own. We won’t back corners either.

Ipswich have been given at least 1 card in 97.56% of their league games this season and Northampton have been given at least 1 card in 90.47% of their league games. Northampton have been given at least 1 card in 12 of their last 13 league games and they average 2.46 yellow cards per game in those 13 games. Ipswich have been given at least 1 card in all of their last 8 league games and they average 1.62 yellow cards per game in those 8 games. So it looks extremely likely that both teams are given at least 1 card and the game will have at least 3. 

The best bets in this game are

10+ booking points each team

30+ match booking points

Rochdale vs Blackpool

Rochdale stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.26 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.75 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.53 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.17 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.29 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.17 per game

Red cards for them – 0.07 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.02 per game

Rochdale have played 41 games this season

They have scored in – 25 games (60.97%)

They have conceded in – 34 games (82.92%)

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

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 23 games (56.09%)

Games where both teams scored – 22 games (53.65%)

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 – 26 games (63.41%)

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

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

Games with 30+ match booking points – 22 games (53.65%)

Blackpool stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.32 goals per game

Goals conceded – 0.87 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.75 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.45 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.15 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.60 per game

Red cards for them – 0.10 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.10 per game

Blackpool have played 40 games this season

They have scored in – 30 games (75%)

They have conceded in – 19 games (47.50%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 24 games (60%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 13 games (32.50%)

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

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

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 29 games (72.50%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 19 games (47.50%)

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

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

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

Rochdale vs Blackpool match preview

Blackpool are unbeaten in their last 16 league games and have scored an average of 2 goals per game in their last 8 league games. Rochdale have won their last 2 league games scoring 5 goals but they have failed to score in 9 of their last 14 league games so they don’t convince as an attacking force just yet. Blackpool have kept 9 clean sheets in their last 16 league games. 

With Rochdale’s scoring record and Blackpool clean sheet record you have to question if Rochdale will score. The best bet with goals or the result is Blackpool to win 2-0, 2-1 or 1-0 as a group correct score bet. 

Rochdale have taken 2 corners or less in 4 of their last 12 league games. That stat alone is slightly off putting but when you factor in that Blackpool have taken just 1 corner in each if their last 2 league games and have taken 2 corners or less in 4 of their last 6 league games, corners is too risky and is an angle to avoid in this game. 

Blackpool average just 0.66 yellow cards per game in their last 6 league games Rochdale average just 1 yellow card per game in their last 7 league games. The season stats on bookings are not overly impressive either so we won’t back cards here.

The best bet in this game is

Blackpool to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1

Shrewsbury vs Wigan

Shrewsbury stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.10 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.20 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.47 per game

Corners for their opponents – 3.87 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.65 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.42 per game

Red cards for them – 0.05 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.02 per game

Shrewsbury have played 40 games this season

They have scored in – 31 games (77.50%)

They have conceded in – 29 games (72.50%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 27 games (67.50%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 14 games (35%)

Games where both teams scored – 22 games (55%)

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

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

Games with 9+ match corners – 17 games (42.50%)

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

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

Games with 30+ match booking points – 29 games (72.50%)

Wigan stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.11 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.61 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.88 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.83 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.57 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.26 per game

Red cards for them – 0 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.07 per game

Wigan have played 42 games this season

They have scored in – 26 games (61.90%)

They have conceded in – 33 games (78.57%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 29 games (69.04%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 21 games (50%)

Games where both teams scored – 20 games (47.61%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 34 games (80.95%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 38 games (90.47%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 33 games (78.57%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 33 games (78.57%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 31 games (73.80%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 24 games (57.14%)

Shrewsbury vs Wigan match preview

Wigan have won their last 3 league games, scoring 8 goals in those 3 games. Shrewsbury have failed to score in 3 of their last 5 legaue games but if we look back further they have scored in 13 of their last 17 league games and they scored an average of 1.23 goals per game in those 17 games. Wigan have conceded in 12 of their last 16 league games and they conceded an average of 1.31 goals per game in those 16 games. Shrewsbury have conceded in 13 of their last 16 league games and they conceded an average of 1.31 goals per game in those 16 games. 

Over 1.5 goals and both teams to score look good bets as both teams have proven they can score goals and neither convinces as a defensive unit. 

Shrewsbury have taken 2 corners or less in 5 of their last 14 league games and Wigan are massively unpredictable with corners as they regularly have hit double figures on their own in recent games and then they have very low games of just 2 or 3 corners. We can’t say their won’t be corners in this one but its a very unpredictable market and for that reason we won’t be backing any corner bets.

Wigan have been given an average of 2.50 yellow cards per game in their last 6 league games and all of the last 7 Wigan league games have had 30+ match booking points. Shrewsbury are less consistent in recent games but have been given at least 1 card in 7 of their last 10 league games and they average 1.50 yellow cards per game in those last 10 games. 4 of the last 5 Shrewsbury league games have had 30+match booking points and 7 of their last 1o league games also had 30+ match booking points. So it looks likely this game will do the same.

The best bets in this game are

Over 1.5 goals

Both teams to score

30+ match booking points

Fleetwood vs Crewe

Fleetwood stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.07 goals per game

Goals conceded – 0.85 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.58 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.58 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.63 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.48 per game

Red cards for them – 0.02 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.07 per game

Fleetwood have played 41 games this season

They have scored in – 25 games (60.97%)

They have conceded in – 26 games (63.41%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 22 games (53.65%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 11 games (26.82%)

Games where both teams scored – 16 games (39.02%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 32 games (78.04%)

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

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

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

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

Games with 30+ match booking points – 25 games (60.97%)

Crewe stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.14 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.36 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.78 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.90 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.17 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.78 per game

Red cards for them – 0.02 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.09 per game

Crewe have played 41 games this season

They have scored in – 28 games (68.29%)

They have conceded in – 31 games (75.60%)

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

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 16 games (39.02%)

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

Games with 3+ corners for them – 32 games (78.04%)

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

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

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 29 games (70.73%)

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

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

Fleetwood vs Crewe match preview

Crewe have failed to score in their last 3 league games and Fleetwood have failed to score in 9 of their last 19 league games. 8 of the last 9 Fleetwood league games ended under 2.5 goals so it’s not a market we are looking to get involved in here.

Crewe average just 1.75 corners per game in their last 4 league games and whilst Fleetwood are better they still average just 3.75 corners per game in their last 12 league games. Si there is nothing to go at with corners either. 

Fleetwood have been given at least 1 card in all of their last 8 league games and they average 2 yellow cards per game in those 8 games. Crewe average just 1 yellow card per game in their last 11 league games and the season stats also don’t suggest bookings is a banker. So whilst bookings is the most promising angle on this game, its not strong enough for us to get involved.

There is no standout bet in this game. 

Hull vs Sunderland

Hull stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.73 goals per game

Goals conceded – 0.78 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.23 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.14 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.30 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.54 per game

Red cards for them – 0.02 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.11 per game

Hull have played 42 games this season

They have scored in – 35 games (83.33%)

They have conceded in – 22 games (52.38%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 33 games (78.57%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 19 games (45.23%)

Games where both teams scored – 16 games (38.09%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 37 games (88.09%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 34 games (80.95%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 26 games (61.90%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 27 games (64.28%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 36 games (85.71%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 26 games (61.90%)

Sunderland stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.48 goals per game

Goals conceded – 0.82 goals per game

Corners for them – 6 per game

Corners for their opponents – 3.75 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.34 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.65 per game

Red cards for them – 0.07 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.12 per game

Sunderland have played 41 games this season

They have scored in – 37 games (90.24%)

They have conceded in – 23 games (56.09%)

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

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 16 games (39.02%)

Games where both teams scored – 21 games (51.21%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 39 games (95.12%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 32 games (78.04%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 23 games (56.09%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 29 games (70.73%)

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

Games with 30+ match booking points – 24 games (58.53%)

Hull vs Sunderland match preview

Goals are a bet that jump off the page straight away, even though both teams are no mugs defensively. Hull have scored in all of their last 11 league games and they scored an average of 2.18 goals per game in those 11 games. Sunderland had gone 22 games in a row scoring in every game until they failed to find the net against Blackpool in their last game. In their last 23 league games Sunderland scored an average of 1.65  goals per game. Sunderland have now conceded in all of their last 5 league games  and Hull have conceded in 4 of their last 6. 

Over 1.5 goals looks very strong and both teams to score also looks a great bet. Over 2.5 goals becomes more risky as the reverse fixture ended 1-1 and it would be no surprise if this ended 1-1 as well. 

Hull have taken 3 or more corners in 88.09% of their league games this season and Sunderland in 95.12% of theirs. Hull average 5.40 corners per game in their last 5 league games and Sunderland average 7.40 corners per game in their last 5 league games.  So it looks incredibly likely that both teams take at least 3 corners and there is good reason to look at taking that higher to 4/5+ corners each team. It’s also highly likely the match will go into double figures with corners. 

Hull have been given no cards in any if their last 3 league games Sunderland have been given no cards in 2 of their last 4 league games. Even though this is a big games and cards wouldn’t be a surprise, the stats mean it’s not a bet we can make with confidence.

The best bets in this game are 

Over 1.5 goals

Both teams to score

3+ corners each team

4/5+ corners each team

10+ match corners 

Peterborough vs Gillingham

Peterborough stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.78 goals per game

Goals conceded – 0.95 goal per game

Corners for them – 4.73 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.51 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.41 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 41 games this season

They have scored in – 33 games (80.48%)

They have conceded in – 25 games (60.97%)

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

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 – 32 games (78.04%)

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

Games with 9+ match corners – 22 games (53.65%)

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 – 29 games (70.73%)

Gillingham stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.38 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.35 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.45 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.50 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.40 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.47 per game

Red cards for them – 0.04 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.02 per game

Gillingham have played 42 games this season

They have scored in – 29 games (69.04%)

They have conceded in – 33 games (78.57%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 33 games (78.57%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 19 games (45.23)

Games where both teams scored – 21 games (50%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 35 games (83.33%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 38 games (90.47%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 30 games (71.42%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 31 games (73.80%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 35 games (83.33%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 26 games (61.90%)

Peterborough vs Gillingham match preview

Peterborough have scored in 16 of their last 17 league games and they scored an average of 2.17 goals per game in those 17 games. Gillingham have scored in 7 of their last 8 league games and they scored an average of 1.62 goals per game in those 8 games. Goals look a good bet here. Peterborough have been consistent all season but have taken things to a new level in the 2nd half of the season and recent Gillingham league games have seen goals. Over 1.5 goals and both teams to score look strong bets with over 2.5 goals also looking a good bet. At bigger odds both teams to score in both halves would have a chance given current form. 

Peterborough average just 2.85 corners per game in their last 7 league games. Gillingham are too inconsistent to trust with corners as they hit double figures in one game and then they take just 2 or 3 corners in the next couple of games. So corners is not a market we will play here.

Gillingham have been given an average of 2.20 yellow cards per game in their last 5 league games. Peterborough have been given at least 1 card in 8 of their last 10 league games and they average 1.30 yellow cards per game in those 10 games. Peterborough opponents have been given 2 cards or more in 8 of the last 11 Peterborough league games. Given Gillingham’s recent card numbers it would be no surprise to see Gillingham pick up 20+ booking points on their own and the game to have 30+.

The best bets in this game are

Over 1.5 goals

Over 2.5 goals

Both teams to score

Both teams to score in both halves

20+ Gillingham booking points

30+ match booking points

Plymouth vs Charlton

Plymouth stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.21 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.59 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.30 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.26 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.47 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.45 per game

Red cards for them – 0.09 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.02 per game

Plymouth have played 42 games this season

They have scored in – 30 games (71.42%)

They have conceded in – 32 games (76.19%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 32 games (76.19%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 22 games (52.38%)

Games where both teams scored – 21 games (50%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 36 games (85.61%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 37 games (88.09%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 28 games (66.66%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 36 games (85.71%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 31 games (73.80%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 28 games (66.66%)

Charlton stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.42 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.27 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.20 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.35 per game

Yellow cards for them – 2.05 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.77 per game

Red cards for them – 0.20 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.07 per game

Charlton have played 40 games this season

They have scored in – 32 games (80%)

They have conceded in – 25 games (62.50%)

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

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 17 games (42.50%)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Games with 30+ match booking points – 32 games (80%)

Plymouth vs Charlton match preview

Plymouth only score an average of 0.85 goals per game in their last 14 league games and they failed to score in 7 of those 14 games. Charlton are unbeaten in their last 9 league game and they scored in 7 of those 9 games, scoring an average of 1.33 goals per game in those 9 games. Goals is a very tricky market here but it’s one we are going to leave as Plymouth are too inconsistent in front of goals and Charlton are consistent but don’t score lots of goals, so can’t be trusted to cover a bet on their own. 

Charlton have taken 3 or more corners in 85% if their league games this season and Plymouth in 85.61%. Charlton have taken 3 or more corners in all of their last 7 league games and they average 6.28 corners per game in those 7 games. Plymouth ruin the angle on corners in this game though as on current form we can’t trust them to take at least 3. They average just 3.69 corners per game in their last 13 league games and they took exactly 3 corners or less in 6 of those games. So we won’t back corners either. 

Charlton have been given at least 1 card in 90% of their games this season and Plymouth in 85.71%. Charlton average 2.12 yellow cards per game in their last 8 league games and 80% of Charlton league games this season have had 30+ match booking points. Plymouth have been given at least 1 card in 13 of their last 16 league games and whilst they don’t hit the numbers Charlton do with bookings, they are pretty consistent and normally can be relied on to pick up at least 1 card. So 30+ match booking points looks a good bet. 

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

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