League One Betting Tips & Odds – 09/09/17

League One Betting Tips & Odds – 09/09/17

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League One Betting Tips & Odds

In our League One betting preview we look at the best possible betting tips from the two selected weekend fixtures.

Shrewsbury v Wigan

Paul Hurst’s Shrewsbury welcome one of the promotion favourites to Greenhous Meadow in Wigan.

League One’s surprise package still going strong

In the build up to the new season all the talk about Shrewsbury Town was that they were one of the favourites for the drop. Salop have been in and around the relegation zone for the last few seasons now and they almost suffered that fate last term, ultimately staying up by just two points. They owe a lot of credit to manager Paul Hurst who came in mid season to replace Micky Mellon and immediately made them a better side, and the early signs are that they’re just getting better. To the amazement of the other clubs in League One, Shrewsbury find themselves up in second position after give games with them just a point behind the early frontrunners Peterborough United which shows just how well they’re performing at the moment.

Four wins and a draw gives them 13 points from a possible 15 and they’re definitely deserving of the early season success they’ve enjoyed, it’s now just a case of whether they can sustain it over the course of a long 46 game campaign – which many believe is unlikely. Here they face one of their biggest (if not the biggest) tests of the season in Wigan Athletic who are many peoples picks to win promotion and it will give Hurst a real idea as to where his side are at currently. They come into the weekend on a high too after picking up a decent win last Saturday against Gillingham at Priestfield, with goals from Carlton Morris and Alex Rodman doing the damage. It was a good performance from The Shrews, but they’ll need to be right at the top of their game if they’re to get something here.

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Alex Rodman opened the scoring for Shrewsbury in their win over Gillingham last weekend

Promotion favourites Wigan looking to return from the international break with a bang

In contrast to the pre-season doom & gloom apparently surrounding Shrewsbury and their chances of staying up, it’s been very different at Wigan. The Tic suffered relegation themselves back in May when they exited the Championship after just one season and they’re expected to seal their return to the second tier at the first attempt. Paul Cook is the man tasked with bringing the good times back to the DW Stadium and he’s had a good start to life in Greater Manchester, picking up 10 points from his opening four games since departing Portsmouth. Cook has an excellent CV after winning promotions with both Chesterfield and Pompey so he knows exactly what it takes to get a club out of a division and Wigan fans will be hoping for more of the same at the DW.

Unlike Shrewsbury, Wigan have had an extended break from league action with the international impacting on the club. They haven’t actually played a competitive game since the 29th August so they’ll be chomping at the bit to get out and make an impact in Shropshire. And they’re won’t be many more fired up than on-loan Newcastle man Ivan Toney who spent half of last season on loan with Salop. The 21 year-old is a proven goalscorer at this level which he proved with both Shrewsbury and Scunthorpe last season & we can see him causing plenty of problems in what should be a close game at Greenhous Meadow.

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Wigan fans will be looking to in-form forward Nick Powell to come up with the goods at Greenhous Meadow

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Scunthorpe v Blackpool

Graham Alexander’s Scunthorpe welcome high-flying Blackpool to Glanford Park

Scunthorpe going for their fourth successive league victory

This is a huge season for Scunthorpe United as a whole as the club looks to finally take that big step and win promotion back into the Championship. The Iron have been absent from the second tier for six years now and they came close to returning their last season, but the club ultimately failed in their bid for automatic promotion then the play-offs. But there seems to be an air of positivity around the club this year as they bid to go again and they’ve began the campaign excellently, winning three of their opening five league games which puts them up in fourth position coming into the weekend. Graham Alexander has built a very good side during his 18 months in charge at Glanford Park and they’ve shown good they are over the last few weeks.

Three wins in as many games is impressive, but the clean sheets to go alongside them shows just how difficult they are to play against and they’ll fancy their chances of getting a result here. They come into this one following an excellent result against Bury last weekend when a last gasp Josh Morris free-kick stole all three points at Gigg Lane, setting them up perfectly for this one. Blackpool will be stern opposition, but something United fans can take comfort from their sides incredible home record which has seen them lose just four league games over the last 20 months. On home soil they’ll be confident they can beat any side in the division and we believe they’ll come through this one.

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Scunthorpe boss Graham Alexander will be eager for his side to end their Blackpool hoodoo at Glanford Park on Saturday

Blackpool unbeaten in eight against The Iron

Making the trip to Lincolnshire is a Blackpool side which was written off by just about everyone coming into the new season but they’ve began magnificently under Gary Bowyer. The Seasiders have been clouded by uncertainty on and off the field over the last few seasons but they did brilliantly to win promotion into the third tier back in May at the expense of Exeter in the League Two play-off final. They have one of the smallest budgets in the division and attendances with thousands of fans choosing to boycott against the clubs controversial owner Karl Oysten, but they’ve still begun the new season like a house on fire. After five games they find themselves up in seventh position with ten points which is way beyond what anyone would’ve predicted in the summer.

Gary Bowyer deserves an awful lot of credit for Blackpool’s revival of the last twelve months and if he can pick up three points here it will be one of the most impressive results of his reign. They’re big outsiders, but something which stands them in good stead is their recent record of the Iron which has seen them go eight unbeaten. That run stretches back to 2006 and it will be interesting to see if it mentally affects the hosts coming into this one. They have players in Kyle Vassell, Armand Gnanduillet and Mark Cullen who can score goals but we can see the home side being just too good them. Scunthorpe away is one of the toughest trips in the third tier and we’re expecting the hosts to continue their good form on Saturday.

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Gary Bowyer has done a magnificent job at Blackpool since replacing Neil McDonald last June

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