League One 2020/21 Opening Promotion Odds

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League One 2020/21 Opening Promotion Odds

Post by Charnwood » Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:25 pm

English League 1 promotion 2021
Opening Odds


Highest odds & Lowest odds

Sunderland 3.25 3.25
Peterborough 4.00 3.75
Portsmouth 4.00 3.75
Oxford United. 4.33 4.33
Hull City 4.50 4.50
Charlton Ath. 5.00 4.00
Ipswich Town 5.00 4.50
Bristol Rovers 6.00 5.50
Fleetwood 6.00 5.50
Wigan Athletic 7.00 6.50
Lincoln City. 7.50 7.00
Blackpool 9.00 7.00
Doncaster Rov 9.00 9.00
Mk Dons 10.00 10.00
Gillingham 11.00. 8.00
Burton Albion. 11.00. 9.00
Crewe Alex. 11.00 9.00
Swindon 11.00 11.00
Accrington St 15.00. 15.00
Shrewsbury 17.00. 11.00
Plymouth Arg. 21.00. 11.00
Northampton 34.00. 12.00
Afc Wimbledon 41.00. 21.00
Rochdale 51.00. 34.00

Who will be promotion/play-off candidates in the English Football League One 2020/21?
The play-offs saw low scoring Wycombe head up to the Championship, likely as a surprise to a lot of people, and there could be more surprises to come in the upcoming season. Below I’ll review a few of the teams I feel could make a real challenge to finish in the play-off spots.

Ipswich Town
I’m sure a lot of fans and pundits thought Ipswich would bounce back in their first season, but it wasn’t to be. Manager Paul Lambert has the backing of the board as he was recently awarded a 5 year contract. It puzzled me as to why he was awarded this, but I do like the decision the more I think of it. He’s clearly the man to take them back, and with that support behind you from the owner and the board, it can only work in the favour of the team. The team itself still has a lot of quality, and on paper it looks to be a strong side that should be challenging for at least the play-offs. With a mix of experience and youth, Lambert should take this side further than their disappointing mid table finish and they should at least reach the play-offs.


Let the discussion commence.

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Re: League One 2020/21 Opening Promotion Odds

Post by Ando » Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:06 am

Would have Doncaster on better odds than that.

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Post by Bluemike » Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:16 am

I think that write up is spot on, yes PL made some big muck ups but I still think there is nobody out there who is realistically available to us who would do a better job, I also know our squad is much better than what it dished up and so for that reason I too see us as play off candidates at worst.

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Post by ashfordblue » Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:19 pm

I'm holding out to see what develops at Charlton & Wigan, and also Hull, I'm with you BM on Ipswich at least in the playoffs, :shock: surely but surely we cant F**K up like we did last season :oops: I'm expecting a vast improvement on our performances this season, and if Lambert F***s up again i would expect Marcus to say sorry Paul your gone, we have some exciting young talent that's waiting to be played and prove they are worth selecting, its just making sure PL gets the right team sorted and bonding very quickly and sticks with it, no bloody tinkering like last year, and no cancelling games due to internationals, so its role on September and lets get started. :D

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Post by Bluemike » Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:23 pm

ashfordblue wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:19 pm
I'm holding out to see what develops at Charlton & Wigan, and also Hull, I'm with you BM on Ipswich at least in the playoffs, :shock: surely but surely we cant F**K up like we did last season :oops: I'm expecting a vast improvement on our performances this season, and if Lambert F***s up again i would expect Marcus to say sorry Paul your gone, we have some exciting young talent that's waiting to be played and prove they are worth selecting, its just making sure PL gets the right team sorted and bonding very quickly and sticks with it, no bloody tinkering like last year, and no cancelling games due to internationals, so its role on September and lets get started. :D
Agree with that and I believe that would be the case.

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Post by tangfastic » Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:35 pm

Might do us a bit of good being 7th favourites. Got the impression the team thought they were better than they were. A bit of a reality check wouldn’t do us no harm.

And if Lambert can find his best team and stick to it then we’ll have a chance.

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Post by rossi » Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:41 pm

I'm expecting us to make the play-offs next season, but no more than that unless we can get a big striker and limit the game times of Skuse and Chambers.

My tip for Top 2 is Gillingham - they have made some good acquisitions and remind me of Huddersfield a few seasons back.

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Post by Andym » Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:14 pm

I wouldn't like to predict until the transfer window shuts. If we were to lose Downes, Woolfenden and both of last season's strikers (I imagine one is well on the way out already) then we could really struggle.

Bearing in mind we were in relegation form for at least the second half of what was last season, something pretty big has to happen to make me think we are promotion contenders. Hopefully someone will set up a little poll on here to gauge opinion nearer the start of the season. I'll reserve judgement for now.

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Post by marko69 » Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:38 pm

Aw sh*t. It’s happened.

Ipswich Town are in the same league as Crewe Alexandra.

On that knowledge alone, £100 @ 4.5/1 ITFC to win the title.

GTF out that league.

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Post by Andym » Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:10 pm

marko69 wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:38 pm
Aw sh*t. It’s happened.

Ipswich Town are in the same league as Crewe Alexandra.

On that knowledge alone, £100 @ 4.5/1 ITFC to win the title.

GTF out that league.
Crewe in the Dario Gradi days....a good footballing side who survived financially by. bringing on youngsters and selling them on.

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Re: League One 2020/21 Opening Promotion Odds

Post by marko69 » Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:33 pm

Andym wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:10 pm
marko69 wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:38 pm
Aw sh*t. It’s happened.

Ipswich Town are in the same league as Crewe Alexandra.

On that knowledge alone, £100 @ 4.5/1 ITFC to win the title.

GTF out that league.
Crewe in the Dario Gradi days....a good footballing side who survived financially by. bringing on youngsters and selling them on.
👍 I do remember Crewe being decent for a few years.

But......

When I became an Ipswich Town fan in 1978, from memory, almost every season, Crewe were finishing bottom of the 4th. Obviously pre football league relegation days.

Ipswich Town v Crewe Alexandra at Portman Road. That’s your Hibs v Alloa right there! 🤦‍♂️

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Post by derick_ipsw » Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:52 pm

I remember a game against Crewe when both clubs were in the championship at PR about 2004 when Town won 6-4..

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Post by saint jude » Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:20 pm

derick_ipsw wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:52 pm
I remember a game against Crewe when both clubs were in the championship at PR about 2004 when Town won 6-4..
I got the match program somewhere, it were an epic game. I think they had Ashton playing for them then and we gave them two own goals or something ?

Those odds presented mean little. I put Sunderland as promotion favorites a year or two back and the team finished in bottom place.. Who put forward that list anyway ? Sky Sports, Coral, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power, William Hill etc it doesn't specify.

They will each have their own placings and what they expect. I think having Town in say sixth or seventh position for an envisaged end placing suits the team and may ease pressure and expectation from the players.

Not expecting to finish top two although that (of course) is the desired ambition. Play-offs seem a suitable target but always skeptical about what happens then given the teams previous run in them.

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Post by derick_ipsw » Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:43 pm

I see our humour has been deleted Marko this site gets worse :roll:

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Post by number 9 » Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:33 pm

derick_ipsw wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:43 pm
I see our humour has been deleted Marko this site gets worse :roll:
What?! Really? Big brother??

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derick_ipsw wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:43 pm
I see our humour has been deleted Marko this site gets worse :roll:
No, in this case it was me myself who deleted it all, Deeko......, my own fault for making references to jail and then receiving "is this necessary" messages. It is only humour but being given the "mod" duty does mean a few things need questioned sometimes ----> especially if Im the one being brought into question. :lol: Honestly, the things that come into my head that i resist to post! :lol:
In this instance, not a Big Brother scenario, 9.

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Post by number 9 » Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:42 pm

marko69 wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:20 pm
derick_ipsw wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:43 pm
I see our humour has been deleted Marko this site gets worse :roll:
No, in this case it was me myself who deleted it all, Deeko......, my own fault for making references to jail and then receiving "is this necessary" messages. It is only humour but being given the "mod" duty does mean a few things need questioned sometimes ----> especially if Im the one being brought into question. :lol: Honestly, the things that come into my head that i resist to post! :lol:
In this instance, not a Big Brother scenario, 9.
I’ve heard you have to relinquish your balls to be a mod...a bit like I had to do for my ex-wife! She still hasn’t gave them back. :lol: :lol:

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Post by tangfastic » Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:41 am

I can’t hardly remember Marko’s reference to jail. Wasn’t it about he couldn’t remember Crewe being in the Championship because he was doing jail time at the time. Bit ironic that, as he might have met most of Crewe’s academy coaching staff behind bars.

I’m taking a wild guess that whoever complained doesn’t usually post themselves very often.Don’t think this forum can afford to have jokey posts deleted. There aren’t that many posts or posters at the moment.

Why not instead post about the club and contribute, instead of complaining.

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Post by Bluemike » Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:53 am

tangfastic wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:41 am
I can’t hardly remember Marko’s reference to jail. Wasn’t it about he couldn’t remember Crewe being in the Championship because he was doing jail time at the time. Bit ironic that, as he might have met most of Crewe’s academy coaching staff behind bars.

I’m taking a wild guess that whoever complained doesn’t usually post themselves very often.Don’t think this forum can afford to have jokey posts deleted. There aren’t that many posts or posters at the moment.

Why not instead post about the club and contribute, instead of complaining.
Exactly that Tang.

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Re: League One 2020/21 Opening Promotion Odds

Post by Charnwood » Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:32 am

My mind is doing overtime trying to work out who our moaner is, maybe I need to get on here more often.

Anyway back on subject it looks like we all pretty much agree that anything less than Play Offs would be a disaster.

When I look at the odds and see sides like Peterborough United and Oxford United at shorter odds than Town to win League 1, all I can think of is Sir Bobby and how he would be feeling. These really are sh*t times for our Football Club.

Let’s all hope and pray we can hang onto all our better players, get a couple of our young guns to make another step up, add a couple of decent players ( we may have at least one already ) to the squad and make a serious challenge for one of the Automatic places.

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Post by Bluemike » Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:03 am

If Posh lose Ivan Toney I can see their odds widening a fair bit, I am struggling to see why Oxford are so fancied, yeah they had a decent season but having seen them first hand I am unsure they can repeat that feat.

I think Sunderland, Portsmouth, Town, Hull, Charlton and Fleetwood could make up the Top Six, pushed for a dark horse I'll go for Blackpool.

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Post by hallamblue » Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:42 am

marko69 wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:20 pm
derick_ipsw wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:43 pm
I see our humour has been deleted Marko this site gets worse :roll:
No, in this case it was me myself who deleted it all, Deeko......, my own fault for making references to jail and then receiving "is this necessary" messages. It is only humour but being given the "mod" duty does mean a few things need questioned sometimes ----> especially if Im the one being brought into question. :lol: Honestly, the things that come into my head that i resist to post! :lol:
In this instance, not a Big Brother scenario, 9.
Don’t you dare change how you post marko. Any regular on here knows that you often post crap anyway 😜 and that 99.9% of the time it is completely tongue in cheek . X

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Post by number 9 » Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:47 pm

Weren't we favourites to go up last season? I think the odds mean F'all to be honest. I am confident though now that we've beaten Colchester 4-0. :lol:

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