League One title odds: Millers favourites to finish top of the heap
League One title odds and contenders
The League One title race is building up to be an exciting one with Plymouth leading the way with 36 points, two clear of nearest rivals Wigan.
In our last preview, it looked like a two-horse between Sunderland and the Latics but third-placed Rotherham are the new favourites at 2/1 to finish top of the pile.
We’re looking at the main contenders to win the title and their League One title odds as we start to approach the midway point of the season.
The Millers have not lost a match in two months and their 1-1 draw at Charlton in their last league meeting extended their unbeaten run to 10 games.
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After the match, Paul Warne said his team “weren’t at our scintillating best but that’s a credit to Charlton”, a side he believes “are a top-six team”.
Rotherham are the only team to have beaten Plymouth this season and they have a decent run of fixtures between now and the start of February, so it will be interesting to see where they are in the New Year.
Leam Richardson’s side are available at 10/3 in the League One title odds having won their last six away matches, although three home defeats in four is slightly concerning.
Wigan have lost four of their five matches against teams in the top eight, so they need to improve against the best teams in the division if they are to maintain their title push, especially with Oxford (twice), Plymouth and Ipswich to come before Christmas.
The Black Cats were second the last time we looked at the League One title odds at the start of October but three successive defeats have seen them drop to seventh and 11/2 to be crowned champions.
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Sunderland’s last league outing was a 3-0 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday after which manager Lee Johnson said: “I don’t want to come across like I’m delusional but I’m pretty confident that we can turn this form round pretty quickly.”
Fans will get the chance to see if he is right when they host in-form Ipswich at the weekend.
The Pilgrims made it 16 games unbeaten with Saturday’s 4-1 victory at Accrington to return to the top of the table yet can still be backed at 8/1 to win League One.
Ryan Hardie scored his ninth goal of the season at the Wham Stadium after which manager Ryan Lowe said: “The way we play, the way we go about our business, is always good and we are always a threat.”
The Chairboys have taken just one point from their last three matches but are still in the mix in fourth place.
Wycombe won their first six games at Adams Park but suffered back-to-back defeats by Ipswich and Portsmouth, taking 21 shots against the latter, hitting the post twice and having a first-half penalty saved.
If they can start taking their chances they may start to justify League One title odds of 9/1 but face a tough trip to Plymouth after Saturday’s home clash with Bolton.
Best of the rest
Ten points from the last four games have put Oxford in the play-off spots and they can be backed at 18/1 to win the title.
Their only defeat in their last eight games came against Plymouth but let’s see if they can narrow the eight-point gap on the Pilgrims when they take on Wigan (twice), Rotherham and MK Dons in their next six games.
MK Dons have won three of their last four games to sit in fifth place, level on points with Oxford, but had they beaten lowly Doncaster and Shrewsbury instead of losing recently they would be two points off the top.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication