EFL League One & League Two

EFL League One and League Two Tips: Robbo's in form Salford make the Saturday acca

Salford manager Karl Robinson
Karl Robinson has turned around Salford's form in League Two

Alan Dudman has 10/111.00 and 7/18.00 accas in the EFL for this weekend...

  • Alan had four out of six single winners on Saturday

  • Orient can boost the treble with a draw

  • Salford red-hot under Robinson

League One

Leg 1: Barnsley v Leyton Orient, Saturday 15:00: Back the draw

We landed two out of three draw picks in last week's League One acca, and Leyton Orient look good enough for a point this weekend for a tough-looking trip to Oakwell.

The O's are one of the form teams at the moment and have suffered just one loss since mid-December, and going into this weekend have won five of their last six. They were also very comfortable beating Port Vale on the road in midweek, and they really ought to have put them away by more.

Barnsley have lost just one of their last 13 league games (W7 D5), though that defeat was in their last game at Oakwell (1-2 v Exeter City), but tapping into the draw part there with five, we can play on the 12/53.40 in the Match Odds.

KEY OPTA STAT: Barnsley are unbeaten in their last five league games against Leyton Orient (W3 D2) since a 4-2 away loss in February 1970.

Back the draw @ 12/53.40

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Leg 2: Port Vale v Stevenage, Saturday 15:00: Back Under 2.5 Goals

Stevenage still are mixing it in the play-off spots and have been one of the surprise packages so far, although quite how they lost to Reading on Tuesday is a mystery considering how hopeless Reading have been on the road.

Three of Stevo's last four matches have been Under 2.5 Goals, indeed 1.5, with all matches finishing 1-0 (two for Steve Evans' teams).

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Port Vale were lacklustre in front of goal on Tuesday in the game mentioned with Orient have they haven't scored a goal in three matches. I was surprised to see the Under 2.5 Goals at 4/51.80 for Saturday, and that looks a generous price as I'd have it more nearer the 4/71.57.

KEY OPTA STAT: Port Vale have won just one of their seven home league games against Stevenage (D4 L2) but that sole victory did come in the most recent such match in February 2022, a 2-0 win in League Two.

Back Under 2.5 Goals @ 4/51.80

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Leg 3: Blackpool v Oxford United, Saturday 15:00: Back Blackpool

Blackpool are 10/111.91 in the Match Odds for Saturday against Oxford, and it's a good time to oppose the U's on the road as they are without a win from their last four.

Oxford also have a poor record against the Tangerines, and have won just one of their last eight away league games against Blackpool (D4 L3), a 1-0 win in February 2019 under Karl Robinson. The U's have scored exactly one goal in seven of those eight matches.

The hosts are unbeaten across their last five home league games (W4 D1); they haven't gone six unbeaten at Bloomfield Road since March 2023 in the Championship, and they do look solid this weekend. Their xG of 1.52 and xA of 1.07 is another plus.

KEY OPTA STAT: Oxford United have won just two of their last seven away league games (D1 L4), failing to keep a clean sheet in any of those matches.

Back Blackpool to win @ 5/61.84

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Back the League One treble @ 10/111.00

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League Two

Leg 1: Crewe v Crawley Town, Saturday 15:00: Back Crewe

Crewe surprisingly didn't score last weekend and were held to a 0-0 at Tranmere, but in the grand scheme of things that looks a good point as Tranmere have been improvers under Nigel Adkins.

Crawley Town have lost their last four away league games against Crewe Alexandra, conceding 12 goals in the process. Overall, the Red Devils have only ever won one of their nine away Football League matches against Crewe Alexandra (D2 L6), a 2-0 win in December 2016.

The Alex have a good record against Saturday's opponents - and are unbeaten in their last six league games against Crawley Town (W5 D1), winning the reverse fixture this season 4-2.

The hosts have nine wins at Gresty Road and are still good for a goal with 30 scored.

KEY OPTA STAT: Crewe Alexandra have lost just three of their last 22 home league games (W15 D4), though one of those defeats came in their last outing at the Mornflake Stadium (L3-2 vs Salford).

Back Crewe to win @ 21/202.05

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Leg 2: Swindon Town v Salford City, Saturday 15:00: Back Salford

It's been a while since Salford were 11/82.38 for an away victory, but Karl Robinson has done a fine job since taking over as the millionth manager in the north west. Perhaps they have finally found their man?

They are unbeaten in five with three wins, and the timely run of form has come at a crucial point considering their position down in 19th.

They scored three at Crewe recently, and were brilliant last weekend in beating Wrexham 3-1 - a game in which Phil Parkinson admitted his team were "second best throughout", he was also complimentary about Salford, saying they are good at what they do. It's now 11 points from a possible 15, and they've got a new intensity under Robinson.

KEY OPTA STAT: Salford City are unbeaten in both of their two Football League visits to face Swindon Town at the County Ground (W1 D1).

Back Salford @ 5/42.25

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Leg 3: MK Dons v Accrington Stanley, Saturday 15:00: Back MK Dons

Accrington scuppered the winning treble in League Two last weekend when failing to score in a 0-0, and I tend to keep Accy onside at home rather than away - and MK should justify their odds-on price this Saturday.

Mike Williamson's side have been good at home this term - winning nine and scoring 26 with just 15 conceded.

Stanley are bad travellers too to Buckinghamshire - and are winless in their five away Football League games against MK Dons (D1 L4), conceding 14 goals across those matches. The hosts blew away their rivals Wimbledon recently - winning 3-1, and they could have scored six in that, and the Dons have won seven of their last nine home league games (D1 L1), scoring 2+ goals in six of those victories.

KEY OPTA STAT: Accrington Stanley ended their five-match winless away league run last time out on the road with a 1-0 win against Forest Green Rovers; they'll now look to win successive away matches for just the second time this season.

Back the MK Dons @ 8/111.73

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Back the League Two treble @ 7/18.00

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