League One Season Betting

Today, I am posting an article about League One. Great season preview by Alan Dudman, from Betfair. Bets suggestions are included.
New season starts tonight, wish you plenty of wins and huge profit! Cheers.

In preparation for the new League One season, the editor has produced me in peak condition for an assault on the ante-post markets. I have survived the betting.betfair.com bleep test, just. The directive of NO CARBS has been adhered to, whilst my keyboard schools have been honed throughout the month of July. Pre-season can be tough.

Sadly I have no Peterborough to wax lyrical about this season, whilst the void in my life since the departure of Eddie Howe to Burnley, has never quite been filled.

Winner Market
Huddersfield Town at 6.00 are the title favourites, and were my selection to land top honours last term. They were 11.00 then, but choked in key games and spent most of the campaign chasing the tail of Brighton. Although they finished third, the play-offs were once again their downfall - they should be in the top three, and should be strongly considered.

I am quite intrigued by Sheffield Wednesday 7.60, who survived a relegation scare last season. That should be excused, as the Yorkshire club seemed in turmoil. Manager Gary Megson revived his beloved Owls towards the end of the campaign, and key to that was the strong home form in the closing weeks. Megson now has a clean slate to work with, and will have the financial backing of owner Milan Mandaric.

Wednesday have made some good signings, including the excellent Jose Semedo from Charlton. However, the firepower looks lacking at the moment, with Megson seemingly thwarted in chases for Cody McDonald (Norwich) and Adam Le Fondre (Rotherham). And with this being a bit of a make or break season for the giants of the division, Mandaric won't let a striker slip through the net.

Relegated Preston North End (8.00) have purchased Clarke Carlisle and Neil Mellor, and have the excellent Iain Hume up front. Manager Phil Brown lacks some quality on the left-hand side though. Meanwhile another class dropper Sheffield United 11.00 look more interesting as Danny Wilson got Swindon to the play-offs two seasons ago, and the Blades have a much stronger squad.
Recommended bets: Back Sheffield Wednesday to win 7.60

Promotion Market
One of the best footballing teams in the division last term was MK Dons, and their equally exciting young manager Karl Robinson. Having made the play-offs in 2011, I expect a similar sort of showing from the Buckinghamshire outfit. They trade at 4.70, which I think is a good back-to-lay. Their style is pass and move, and score plenty. They must keep hold of livewire striker Sam Baldock though - he turned down a move to Peterborough recently.

I might have a wild dart at Notts County at 9.00, purely on the Martin Allen factor. He worked magic at Brentford taking them to the play-offs on a shoe-string budget, and has a better squad at Meadow Lane. I rate Allen highly as a coach, and this is a big job for him.
Recommended Bets
Back MK Dons @ 4.70
Back Notts County @ 9.00

Top Goalscorer Market
Huddersfield striker Jordan Rhodes 11.00 netted 16 times last season, and should expect around 20 for the new campaign. Rhodes can be a bit streaky, but can find hot spells - especially at home. Neil Mellor 25.00 still had fire in that belly of his last season, scoring 13 times in the league with Sheffield Wednesday. Expect more now back with his former club Preston - who should be one of the forces in the division. A flyer would be Bury's Andy Bishop at 55.00, who was prolific at Gigg Lane before an injury hit two seasons.

Recommended Bets
Back Jordan Rhodes @ 11.0
Back Neil Mellor @ 25.0
Back Andy Bishop @ 55.0


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