English League One Football Betting
League One is the third tier of the English Football League and the 2012/13 season promises to be a tight and tense affair. The current campaign features the likes of Sheffield United, MK Dons, Preston and newly promoted Swindon will all be battling it out in the promotion dog fight.
League One teams will also play additional fixtures in the League Cup, FA Cup and Johnstone's Paint Trophy throughout the season so there are plenty of Football Bets to be had this season.
The profile of League One has increased dramatically in recent years thanks to the number of games from this division being shown on Sky Sports as well as extensive coverage in the national press. Crowds at League One fixtures continue to grow as growing numbers of ex-premiership players ply their trade at this level along with many exciting young footballers coming through the youth systems of League One clubs. Many players now playing in the Premier League have played in League One either on loan or before being transferred.
Several former Premier League teams have played in League One in recent years, sparking much interest in betting on League One outright as well the weekly fixtures. The 2011/12 season will be similar as we have already shown above which means the League One Betting will be as tight as ever.
Betting on Division One Matches
Due to many big name teams having played in League One in recent seasons, big staking punters often back the favourites to win the league at the start of every season. However, the Antepost betting favourites have a dreadful record in League One. This is great news for bookmakers and fans of smaller teams. Southend and Scunthorpe are good examples of how the outsiders have won League One in recent years at odds of 40/1.
The top two teams in League One gain automatic promotion to The Championship whilst the four teams who finish in positions third to sixth compete in the play-offs. The team who finished third plays the team in sixth place, whilst the teams who finished fourth and fifth play each other. The games take place over two legs with the higher finishing of the two sides receiving home advantage in the second leg. The overall winners from each of the two games meet in the League One play-off final at Wembley to contest the final remaining promotion place to the English Championship.
At the other end of the League One table, four teams face relegation; those finishing twenty-first to twenty-forth are relegated to League Two. Most online bookmakers offer betting on which teams will be relegated from League One along with seasonal bets such as League One top goalscorer and specials such as which League One team will progress furthest in the FA Cup.
All major online bookmakers offer match odds on League One fixtures, with the majority also offering prices on markets such as correct score betting, double result betting, and the number of goals in the game. Bet365 and Ladbrokes offer betting on League One first goalscorer betting.
2012/13 League One Teams
- Carlisle United
- Colchester United
- Crawley Town
- Doncaster Rovers
- Hartlepool United
- Leyton Orient
- MK Dons
- Notts County
- Sheffield United
- Tranmere Rovers
- Yeovil Town
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