League One Betting Tips & Odds – 12/09/17

League One Betting Tips & Odds – 12/09/17

League One Betting Tips & Odds

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

Scunthorpe v Blackburn

Two promotion hopefuls meet in a huge game at Glanford Park.

The Iron are one of just two teams still unbeaten in League One

This is a big season for Graham Alexander and Scunthorpe as they look to build on last years third place finish. The Iron came close to winning promotion after making it into the play-offs last term and the aim is to obviously go one better this time round. And with the way they’ve gone about things it looks like they’re more than capable, with them still unbeaten after six games up in fifth position. Alexander has developed United into one of the divisions toughest sides to beat and you really have to be at the top of your game to beat them. Something that lots of sides have struggled to do at Glanford Park, which has been a fortress since the 45 year-old took over at the club.

Scunthorpe have started the season strongly but this will be without a doubt their biggest test yet. Blackburn will definitely be up there come the end of the season so if The Iron can strike an early mental blow it could prove to be very important. If they are to win, they’ll need to improve on their weekend performance where they were held by League One new boys Blackpool. They missed several good opportunities to take the three points and they need to re-discover that killer instinct in front of goal if they’re to prevail here. One man we’re tipping to shine here is former Rovers man Josh Morris who’s come on leaps and bounds since departing Ewood Park back in 2015. He’s one of the best midfielders in the division and he has the ability to unlock any defence and come up with that all important goal.

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Scunthorpe United’s Josh Morris will be eager to get one over on his former employers

Blackburn going for their fourth successive victory

Making the trip to Lincolnshire are Blackburn and after a sloppy start to the campaign, we’re now finally starting to see why they were such big title favourites in pre-season. Tony Mowbray’s men lost both of their opening games but they’ve been ruthless since, winning their next four. Blackburn are a side full of confidence and they have an awful lot of quality at this level which has naturally raised the expectation level. If they are going to win the title/promotion they’ll need to win at places like this so this is will give us a real indiction into just where exactly Blackburn are at currently. Rovers come into this clash on a high after picking up a very good three points over Lancashire rivals Rochdale on Saturday.

In a first league meeting since 1974, Blackburn dominated proceedings and came out comprehensive winners at Spotland. Goals from Richard Smallwood, Marcus Antonsson and Danny Graham sealed the three points to provide the perfect build-up for this encounter. That was their third win on the trot and also their second in as many games on the road, so despite facing one of the strongest home sides in the division we’re expecting them to push the hosts hard. It’s a real tough one to call on paper and we’re expecting both of them to be involved in the promotion picture come May. So we’re backing this clash to end in a share of the spoils.

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Blackburn Rovers boss Tony Mowbray will know just how tough this clash will be

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Shrewsbury v Southend

Paul Hurst’s table topping Shrewsbury take on Southend in our other League One game.

League One’s surprise package continue to go from strength-to-strength

It’s been an exciting start to the League One season and we have a surprise leader in Shrewsbury Town. Salop were expected by many to struggle this season but they’ve taken the division by storm, winning five of their first six games and winning plenty of admirers. Paul Hurst has done a magnificent job since coming into the club last October and the only way appears to be up for them. They’re a dogged, determined side who’re are very tough to play against and if they can sustain these performances who knows where they could end up? On paper they had a pretty difficult start to the campaign in terms of fixtures but they’ve come through it magnificently, with their performance on the weekend their best yet.

They ran out 1-0 winners against a very strong Wigan side at Greenhous Meadow, producing a display that would’ve delighted Hurst. They looked dangerous in attack and they were resilient at the back, frustratingly for the visitors. That result was a huge statement from The Shrews after being a genuine promotion contender they’ll feel that they’re capable of beating anyone. Southend will be another tough test but their home form at Greenhous Meadow makes them favourites here, they’re unbeaten in their last six in front of their own fans winning five. We fancy them to do the business again here and they’re priced at a very good 5/4 with BetVictor.

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Paul Hurst has done a magnificent job at Greenhous Meadow

Stuttering Southend now five without victory

Making the trip to Shropshire are Southend United and after a magnificent opening to the season they’ve really come off the rails. They produced an excellent performance to overcome Blackburn 2-1 on the opening day courtesy of Ryan Leonard and Michael Kightly which gave Shrimpers fans high hopes for the upcoming season, but unfortunately that’s about as good as it’s got for them. In their next five games they’ve failed to pick up a single victory and it’s seen them fall way down into seventeen position. A poor start is what agonisingly cost them a spot in the play-offs last term and they really need to get some points on the board soon in order to avoid a repeat of that this time round.

They come into match day seven on the back of a disappointing defeat on Saturday at Charlton, where a John White effort wasn’t enough to stop them slumping to a 2-1 defeat. The fans will be desperate for them to bounce back but at this moment in time their isn’t a more difficult game in the division. But something which doesn’t stand them in good stead is how the last meeting between these two sides went back in April, when Salop came out 1-0 winners. Junior Brown scored the only goal of the game and we’re expecting a similar outcome this time round, to the frustration of the travelling Southend fans.

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Jermaine McGlashan & co will have to be on top form if they’re to get a result here

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