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2021-22 League One Free Bets

 Life in League One certainly isn't an easy one. It's a really competitive league but teams live on a knife-edge. A good run of results can put you in with a chance of winning promotion to the Championship, the second level of football in England. A poor set of results can put you in danger of ending up in League Two, the bottom rung of the Football league ladder.

With each team playing 46 and plenty of mid-week action, there nearly always seems to be League One action to bet on with fixtures not overly affected by the international breaks. 

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2021-22 League One Season

It's going to be a fascinating 2021-22 League One season. The three teams relegated from the Championship will all be eager to bounce back at the first attempt.  Sheffield Wednesday will be feeling unlucky as a points deduction eventually saw them relegated. Wycombe Wanderers put up a brave show and were only relegated by a point, while Rotherham United can blame a ridiculously congesed fixture list for their demise.There are some big teams in this league. Sunderland and Ipswich Town will both hope that this is the year they can get back into the Championship. Portsmouth always seem to be close to promotion and should again be in contention.

 

League table after October 23

Top Eight

 

Position Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points
1 Plymouth Argyle 15 8 6 1 30
2 Wycombe Wanderers 14 9 3 2 30
3 Wigan Athletic 13 9 1 3 28
4 Sunderland 13 9 1 3 28
5 Rotherham United 14 8 3 3 27
6 Oxford United 14 7 3 4 24
7 MK Dons 14 6 4 4 22
8 Burton Albion 14 6 4 5 22

 

Bottom Six

 

Position Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points
19 Gillingham 15 3 6 6 15
20 Shrewsbury 15 4 2 9 14
21 Fleetwood 13 3 4 6 13
22 Charlton Athletic 14 3 3 8 12
23 Doncaster Rovers 13 3 1 9 10
24 Crewe Alexandra 14 1 5 8 8

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League One Betting Markets

As with most football competitions, there are plenty of opportunities to use a Free Bet on League One including in the following markets:

  • League Winners
  • Who will get promoted
  • Who will make the play-offs
  • Who'll be relegated to LeagueTwo
  • Top Northern Club
  • Top Southern Club
  • Top goalscorer in the league and for each side
  • Handicap betting
  • League positions at certain stages of the season

Where to place your League One Free Bet

More often than not the club's that have been relegated from the Championship will be the favourites for promotion. The league has seen some big names in the last few years with the likes of Nottingham Forest, Leeds, Leicester and Southampton all having spells in the division. Clubs of these stature are usually able to bounce back in to the Championship fairly quickly.. Sheffield United were regularly the favourites to win League One given their budget but they spent six seasons in the division before eventually winning promotion back to the Championship in the 2016-17 season. You can usually get good odds on teams winning the league as oppose to merely winning promotion so the value tends to lie in picking potential champions.

At the other end, it's the same story with the newly promoted clubs more often than not tipped to go straight back down. Though making their place in the higher division safe is usually newly promoted clubs top priority, some aim much higher and there has been occasions where clubs earn back-to-back promotions and go from League Two to the Championship in just two seasons. Burton Albion are the most recent example, who after winning League Two in 2014-15 then finished 2nd in League One the season after to win promotion to the Championship for the first time in their history.

League One History 

2020/21League One Season

Final League Table 

Top Eight

 

Position Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points
1 Hull City (C) 46 27 8 11 89
2 Peterborough United (P) 46 26 9 11 87
3 Blackpool 46 23 11 12 80
4 Sunderland 46 20 17 9 77
5 Lincoln City 46 22 11 13 77
6 Oxford United 46 22 8 16 74
7 Charlton Athletic 46 20 14 12 74
8 Portsmouth 46 21 9 16 72

 

Bottom Six

 

Position Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points
19 AFC Wimbledon 46 12 15 19 54
20 Wigan Athletic 46 13 9 24 48
21 Rochdale (R) 46 11 14 21 47
22 Northampton Town (R) 46 11 12 23 45
23 Swindon Town  (R) 46 13 4 29 43
24 Bristol Rovers (R) 46 10 8 28 38

Play-off semi-finals Fixtures

May 18  Oxford United 0 Blackpool 3

May 19 Lincoln City 2 Sunderland 0

May 21 Blackpool 3 Oxford United 3 - Blackpool won 6-3 on aggregate.

May 22 Sunderland 2 Lincoln City 1 - Lincoln City won 3-2 on aggregate.

Final

May 30 - Blackpool 2 Lincoln City 1

 

Previous Champions

 

 

  • 2020-21: Hull City
  • 2018-19: Luton Town
  • 2017-18: Wigan Athletic
  • 2016-17: Sheffield United 
  • 2015-16: Wigan Athletic
  • 2014-15: Bristol City
  • 2013-14: Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • 2012-13: Doncaster Rovers
  • 2011-12: Charlton Athletic
  • 2010-11: Brighton and Hove Albion
  • 2009-10: Norwich City
  • 2008-09: Leicester City
  • 2007-08: Swansea City
  • 2006-07: Scunthorpe United
  • 2005-06: Southend United
  • 2004-05: Luton Town

Two of those League Champions now play in the Premier League (Swansea and Leicester) while promoted sides Southampton (2010-11) and Bournemouth (2012-13) also play in the top flight.

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The Play-Offs

  Winners are:

  • 2020-21: Blackpool
  • 2019-20: Wycombe Wanderers
  • 2018-19: Charlton Athletic
  • 2017-18: Rotherham United
  • 2016-17: Millwall
  • 2015-16: Barnsley
  • 2014-15: Preston North End
  • 2013-14: Rotherham United
  • 2012-13: Yeovil Town
  • 2011-12: Huddersfield Town
  • 2010-11: Peterborough United
  • 2009-10: Millwall
  • 2008-09: Scunthorpe United
  • 2007-08: Doncaster Rovers
  • 2006-07: Blackpool
  • 2005-06: Barnsley
  • 2004-05: Sheffield Wednesday

Teams finishing third  have won the play-offs on six occasions and fourth placed teams five times. Fifth placed teams have won twice and the team in sixth has won just once.

 

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