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League 1 Betting Odds
As we look ahead to the 2022/23 League 1 season the standard of the division is higher than ever with Barnsley, Peterborough United and Derby County dropping down into the third tier. This means that Barnsley and Derby join Charlton Athletic, Bolton Wanderers, Portsmouth and Ipswich Town as the former Premier League teams in the division.
In the 2021/22 season, teams needed 83 points or more to be guaranteed a spot in the playoffs, this was the highest number required in history and meant that Plymouth failed to reach the playoffs with 80 points. With half a dozen teams potential set to reach the same points total betting on the winner of League 1 has never been this difficult.
English League 1 Outright Betting Odds
When looking at the 3rd division, the key battle is the one at the top where teams fight out for supremacy and promotion to the second tier of English football - the Championship. Presently, there are a number of former English Premier League sides who sit in the division and have struggled to get out - demonstrating the strength of the league. Ipswich Town, Bolton Wanderers and Portsmouth have all played in the UEFA Cup (now known as the Europa League) within the last 20 years.
These are all gigantic clubs that you would expect to be in a higher division; however, with the likes of Derby County, Peterborough United and Barnsley coming down from the Championship, they're not the favourites for the title this season. Here at Bet UK, you can find the latest odds for one of the most popular competitions for betting in the world.
English League 1 Relegation Betting
In the 2021/2022 season, Crewe Alexandra, Doncaster Rovers, AFC Wimbledon and Gillingham were all relegated from league one. All four of these teams were part of the division the previous year, finishing comfortably mid-table. However, this isn't a rarity, since 2012/13, only two teams have gone down after being promoted the season prior (Northampton in 2020/21 and Tranmere in 2019/20). Which begs the question of why the odds for these teams to be relegated are always so low. Exeter City and Northampton Town have already guaranteed their position in League 1 next season after being promoted, so if you're looking for League 1 odds for relegation, some may suggest steering clear of those two teams.
English League 1 Play-Off betting
After gaining promotion to the playoffs in 2021/22 Sunderland will no longer play in League One next season. They beat Wycombe Wanderers in the final and were one of the underdogs to get promoted alongside Wycombe, both sides overcame fancied opposition in the form of Sheffield Wednesday and MK Dons. Who will make the playoff finals in 2022/23? If you're looking at this in regards to betting odds, you'd look at the third or fourth-placed teams in the winner market.
How does League 1 Work?
The top two teams in the division are automatically promoted to the Championship.
The teams who finish between 3rd and 6th will face off in the play offs to determine the third team promoted from the division. 3rd and 6th will face off in individual games as will the teams in 4th and 5th with the two winners facing off in the final to find out who joins the two clubs that received an automatic promotion.
The teams between 7th and 20th will remain in the division next season.
This leaves the sides positioned 21st and lower to be relegated to League 2, the bottom division of the football league. If teams are relegated from league 2, that team will be removed from the football league and added into the national league.
League 1 Betting: Promotion History
|Year||Winner||Runner Up||Play-Off Winner|
|2021/22||Wigan Athletic||Rotherham United||Sunderland|
|2019/20||Coventry City||Rotherham United||Wycombe Wanderers|
|2018/19||Luton Town||Barnsley||Charlton Athletic|
|2017/18||Wigan Athletic||Blackburn Rovers||Rotherham United|
|2016/17||Sheffield United||Bolton Wanderers||Millwall|
|2015/16||Wigan Athletic||Burton Albion||Barnsley|
|2014/15||Bristol City||MK Dons||Preston North End|
League 1 Betting: Relegation History
| Year | Bottom | 23rd | 22nd | 21st | |:-----:|:-----:|:-----:|:-----:| | 2021/22 | Crewe Alexandra | AFC Wimbledon | Doncaster Rovers | Gillingham | | 2020/21 | Bristol Rovers | Swindon Town | Northampton Town | Rochdale | | 2019/20 | Bury (Expelled) | Bolton Wanderers | Southend United | Tranmere Rovers | | 2018/19 | Bradford City | Scunthorpe United | Walsall | Plymouth Argyle | | 2017/18 | Bury | MK Dons | Northampton Town | Oldham Athletic | | 2016/17 | Chesterfield | Coventry City | Swindon Town | Port Vale | | 2015/16 | Crewe Alexandra | Colchester United | Blackpool | Doncaster Rovers | | 2014/15 | Yeovil Town | Leyton Orient | Crawley Town | Notts County |
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