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League One Acca Tips: 22nd January 2022

League One Acca Tips: 22nd January 2022
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We’ve got another set of League One acca tips for this round of fixtures. All four of our League One best bets are for matches scheduled for this coming Saturday 22nd January. The pick of the games is Sunderland vs Portsmouth, a formerly top-tier match between two massive sides. We’ll provide League One acca tips for the following matches in this article:

  • Burton vs Wimbledon
  • Cambridge vs Crewe
  • Morecambe vs Wycombe
  • Sunderland vs Portsmouth

For the rest of our EFL best bets click here.

bettingexpert News League One Acca Tips: January 22nd

Match Selection Odds
Burton vs Wimbledon Wimbledon to Win 3.60
Cambridge vs Crewe Crewe to Win 4.00
Morecambe vs Wycombe Wycombe to Win 1.85
Sunderland vs Portsmouth Portsmouth to Win 4.33
Total Acca Odds: 115.44

Odds correct from bet365 as at 18:00 January 20th 2022 Odds may now differ.


Selection 1: Burton vs Wimbledon Best Bet – Wimbledon to Win

The billing

Two stable, well-run clubs with histories in non-league looking to thrive against the odds in League One.

Hosts’ form

Burton have accrued a respectable seven points from their last three league matches, putting yet more space between themselves and the two they beat, Gillingham and Crewe.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s side have carried a set piece threat in the first two months of the season, but now it could be argued their primary strength is counter-attacking.

Daniel Jebbison and Gassan Ahadme, on loan from Sheffield United and Norwich respectively, lead the line in Hasselbaink’s 3-5-2 setup and both like to stretch defences by running in behind.

Visitors’ form

The good news for Mark Robinson is that his AFC Wimbledon side have recorded back-to-back clean sheets, including one against Play-Off chasers Portsmouth in midweek.

The bad news for Robinson is that his side have also gone five games in all competitions without finding the net, with key forwards like Ayoub Assal finding a sticky patch.

The Dons boss responded to that challenge by taking some pressure off Assal, dropping him to the bench on Tuesday in order to see if speedster Dapo Mebude can go from being a super-sub to someone who can influence games from the outset.

The Tactics Board

It’s not quite clicking for the Londoners in attack, but there have been enough flashes of quality from the likes of Jack Rudoni and McCormick to suggest improved form could be ahead.

One of the pitfalls of having such a young squad is the inevitable element of inconsistency, so right now the Wombles are going through a phase in which they are leaning heavily on their experienced figures like Ben Heneghan, Alex Woodyard and Ollie Palmer to ensure the foundations remain in situ.

Prediction & Best Bet

It may be getting to a stage of the season where incentives start to come into play and while Burton have a better record than Wimbledon, they are realistically not going to reach the Play-Offs.

The visitors – a chunky 2.60 for victory – could really use the three points to put daylight between themselves and trouble.

More Burton vs Wimbledon Tips


Selection 2: Cambridge United vs Crewe Alexandra Best Bet – Crewe to Win

The billing

There remains a remote possibility that Crewe Alexandra can drag Cambridge into relegation trouble, but one that only truly exists if David Artell’s side can secure victory at the Abbey.

Hosts’ form

Cambridge fans could not have wished for a much better start to 2022.

It’s easy for the Yellow and Black Army to get swept up in the emotion of the 1-0 FA Cup victory at Newcastle, and rightly so because Joe Ironside’s goal will live in the memory for generations to come, but the primary target should not be forgotten.

It was vital, therefore, that the U’s followed up that iconic triumph with solid results in the league, so 1-0 and 3-1 victories over Lincoln and Doncaster respectively should be valued too.

Ironside also scored the winner at Sincil Bank, an injury-time strike that prompted pandemonium in the stands, before the 3-1 victory over Doncaster.

Mark Bonner’s side were not exactly outstanding in either encounter – the Imps certainly had the better of the chances in their match and perhaps Rovers shaded territory as well – but that’s what Dimitar Mitov is there for.

The Bulgarian goalkeeper, who was rated extremely highly at youth level with Charlton, has not had the opportunities to move higher up because his distribution is not his strong point.

From Cambridge’s point of view, that means they have been able to retain a ‘keeper with shot-stopping capability that lies well beyond this level.

Visitors’ form

Crewe will hope to test Mitov in their trip to CB5, because David Artell’s side may see Saturday’s encounter as one final chance to draw the U’s into relegation contention: Bonner’s troops would be ruled safe if they secured three wins on the bounce.

The Alex, though, have hit form themselves, taking 10 points from their last six games: the goalless draw with Shrewsbury last time out was broadly welcomed due to the number of absentees.

The Railwaymen may find themselves short of defensive leaders at the back, but that has paved the way for young talents like Bill Sass-Davies and Zac Williams to make a name for themselves.

Sass-Davies is a towering presence at the heart of defence while Williams, 17, is set for big things: some of which, natives hope, will come at the Alexandra Stadium, where talks of a professional deal have stalled.

The Tactics Board

Artell is hopeful of returns for Scott Robertson, Scott Kashket and Williams, which would likely lead to a slightly more balanced XI than was fielded against Shrewsbury, although the dearth of natural wing-backs remains a concern.

Cambridge, meanwhile, will back themselves to handle the congested fixture period with a reasonable level of depth, with Bonner able to bring the likes of forward Sam Smith, midfield battler Liam O’Neil and technician Ben Worman into the fray.

Prediction & Best Bet

As much as Cambridge deserve immense credit for their recent form, there have been enough imperfections in performances to suggest they may be due a game or two that does not quite go to plan; and visitors Crewe, 4.0 for victory, have shown genuine signs of resurgence.

More Cambridge vs Crewe Tips


Selection 3: Morecambe vs Wycombe Wanderers Best Bet – Wycombe to Win

The billing

Morecambe and Wycombe are both considered outsiders in their respective attempts at staying up and securing automatic promotion, but victory at the Globe Arena could see either move into pole position.

Hosts’ form

After a heartbreaking 2-1 midweek loss to Wigan but a highly encouraging performance, Morecambe are hoping last week’s goalless draw at AFC Wimbledon served as a prompt for a second half of the season of far greater defensive solidity than the first.

The Shrimps looked well drilled at New Plough Lane, with Anthony O’Connor using his experience to handle awkward one-on-one scenarios brilliantly, Jonah Ayunga dutifully tracking back his opposing left-back – despite being a centre-forward by trade – even controller Toumani Diagouraga put in the odd challenge.

That speaks to excellent coaching from Stephen Robinson, but the additions helped too.
34-year-old goalkeeper Trevor Carson made a crucial save in the second half and organised those around him, while Jacob Bedeau – partnering O’Connor in central defence – thrived in his first league start, bringing pace, intelligence, aggression and culture to the side.

Visitors’ form

Wycombe’s place at the top of League One will delight supporters, although the bare league table is somewhat misleading given that Wigan Athletic and Rotherham, one and two points off the Chairboys, have four and two games in hand respectively.

Nonetheless, Gareth Ainsworth’s side have accrued 10 points from their last four games, with each of the three victories coming to nil, which highlights excellent depth in central defence.

The Tactics Board

For all the praise of O’Connor and Bedeau, neither are exactly dominant in the air – which is a potential vulnerability that the Dons and to an extent Wigan did not have the personnel to exploit – but Wycombe do.

Sam Vokes missed the last game with suspected COVID, in which case he is wished a healthy recovery, so this could be a game for Adebayo Akinfenwa to use his physical frame to wreak havoc in the opposition box.

Prediction & Best Bet

If Wanderers can maintain pressure and keep swinging balls into the box, eventually Morecambe may crack: the away win can be backed at 1.85.

More Morecambe vs Wycombe Tips


Selection 4: Sunderland vs Portsmouth Best Bet – Portsmouth to Win

The billing

Two grand, historic clubs square up for a fixture that has produced it’s fair share of needle between supporters in recent years, in a game that will impact the Play-Off scramble as well as the automatic promotion race.

Hosts’ form

Sunderland fans could have been forgiven for getting giddy after emphatic maulings of Sheffield Wednesday and Doncaster, but Lee Johnson’s side have subsequently failed to build on those strong showings.

The Black Cats are now winless in three, as draws with Wycombe and Accrington Stanley sandwiched a home defeat to Lincoln.

The Wearsiders should be given at least some leeway for having chosen to play those games, rather than use COVID as a rationale for delaying a match when the timing of it does not suit them: their ethical stance is in the wider interests of football and should be applauded.

It would be difficult to argue, however, that Sunderland did not have the personnel to secure victory at Accrington Stanley last time out, conceding a late equalizer to 10 men.

Johnson hopes to make those late slip-ups a thing of the past after signing Danny Batth from Stoke, with the experienced defender bringing aerial domination on top of excellent leadership qualities.

The Black Cats may envy the defensive resolve of Portsmouth, who have kept 12 clean sheets this term after a goalless draw at AFC Wimbledon in midweek.

Visitors’ form

Pompey are aiming to build on those foundations by being more potent in attack, which boss Danny Cowley thinks will come after the arrival of Tyler Walker on loan from Coventry.

George Hirst has impressed at Fratton Park in terms of his link-up play, but has just one goal to his name: Walker has been brought in to add firepower to a side that has scored just one goal in it’s last three games, having bagged six fewer than 21st-placed Morecambe.

The Tactics Board

Oddly, perhaps, given the above, Portsmouth hit four past Sunderland in the reverse fixture, which was a microcosm of what they can do at their high-pressing best.

Cowley will be set on shepherding the ball away from Callum Doyle and into the feet of one of Sunderland’s technically weaker centre-backs – like Danny Batth, if he makes his debut after joining from Stoke – triggering the press from there.

Prediction & Best Bet

Portsmouth look well underrated, here, at 4.30 – especially if Walker makes the expected impact.

More Sunderland vs Portsmouth Bets


bettingexpert News EFL Best Bets: January 22nd

MATCHES COMPETITION DATE/TIME (UK) SELECTION ODDS STAKES
Birmingham vs Barnsley Championship Sat, 22nd Jan, 15:00 Birmingham to win 1.80 6/10
Coventry vs QPR Championship Sat, 22nd Jan, 15:00 Both Teams To Score 1.73 7/10
Stoke vs Fulham Championship Sat, 22nd Jan, 15:00 Over 2.5 goals 2.10 10/10
Swansea vs Preston Championship Sat, 22nd Jan, 15:00 North End to win 3.50 8/10
West Brom vs Peterborough Championship Sat, 22nd Jan, 15:00 West Brom to win 1.36 5/10
Burton vs Wimbledon League One Sat, 22nd Jan, 15:00 Wimbledon to win 2.60 7/10
Cambridge vs Crewe League One Sat, 22nd Jan, 15:00 Crewe to win 4.00 6/10
Morecambe vs Wycombe League One Sat, 22nd Jan, 15:00 Wycombe to win 1.85 7/10
Sunderland vs Portsmouth League One Sat, 22nd Jan, 15:00 Portsmouth to win 4.30 5/10
Leyton Orient vs Port Vale League Two Sat, 22nd Jan, 15:00 Orient to win 2.20 6/10
Salford vs Colchester League Two Sat, 22nd Jan, 15:00 Salford to win 1.73 8/10
Sutton vs Northampton League Two Sat, 22nd Jan, 15:00 Northampton to win 3.10 9/10
Walsall vs Exeter League Two Sat, 22nd Jan, 15:00 Exeter to win 2.75 10/10

Best odds available as at 12:00 on 20th January 2022. Odds may now differ


Last Week’s Results for bettingexpert News EFL Best Bets: January 15th

MATCHES SELECTION ODDS STAKES result profit
Huddersfield Town v Swansea City Huddersfield to win 2.63 8/10 LOSS -8
Middlesbrough v Reading Middlesbrough to win 1.50 6/10 WON 3
Millwall v Nottingham Forest Forest to win 3.30 8/10 WON 18.4
Queens Park Rangers v West Bromwich Albion Both Teams To Score 1.83 6/10 LOSS -6
Accrington Stanley v Sunderland Stanley to win 4.00 4/10 LOSS -4
Bolton v Ipswich Ipswich to win 2.25 7/10 LOSS -7
Crewe v Shrewsbury Crewe to win 3.25 5/10 LOSS -5
Fleetwood v Rotherham Rotherham to win 1.53 8/10 LOSS -8
Carlisle v Crawley Crawley to win 3.40 5/10 LOSS -5
Colchester v Barrow Barrow to win 2.88 6/10 WON 11.28
Exeter v Scunthorpe Exeter to win 1.60 6/10 WON 3.6
Port Vale v Swindon Both Teams To Score 1.83 8/10 WON 6.64

Best odds were available as at 12:00 on January 13th 2022.



What is an EFL Acca?

An EFL Acca is a type of betting that involves combining several selections across different matches with one single stake. An acca or accumulator usually has at least four selections but it can include many many more. An EFL acca is one such bet that only involves matches from the EFL or English Football League, the second to the fourth tiers of English football. The benefits of an EFL acca are that the odds can be massive with a very small stake as the odds for all selections are multiplied together. Every pick needs to win or your EFL acca will lose.

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