EFL League One betting tips: Peterborough look set for Good Friday glut

Easter Weekend is always an exciting proposition in the English Football League with full rounds of fixtures set to take place on both Good Friday and Easter Monday.

In League One, Portsmouth could secure promotion this weekend if they win both their matches and other results go their way. On the flip side, if they lose both matches then they could find themselves in 2nd place which illustrates just how important these next two rounds of fixtures are.

Ahead of the first lot of fixtures on Good Friday, we've compiled some EFL League One betting tips that are worth considering if you fancy a punt over the bank holiday.

EFL League One betting tips
Peteborough will look to bounce back from defeat last week against Carlisle on Friday – Photo by Icon Sport

EFL League One betting tips: Our selections

Peterborough vs Carlisle (Peterborough -2 handicap)

This fixture is perhaps the biggest mismatch on Good Friday out of all 36 games taking place in the EFL. Peterborough are currently in fourth place in League One have automatic promotion in their sights. Carlisle, meanwhile, could be mathematically relegated this weekend if they lose both of their bank holiday matches and other results go against them.

The home side have just been on a six-match winning streak which was ended by league leaders, Portsmouth last weekend. In terms of a bounce-back fixture, they couldn't ask for much better than Carlisle who have only won one of their last 14 matches. Peterborough to win with a -2 handicap is priced at 15/8.

Derby vs Blackpool (Derby to win)

One of the best value bets on Good Friday is Derby to beat Blackpool at Pride Park. The home side are priced at 10/11 to overcome the Tangerines and we believe that is unnecessarily long. Derby have the third best home record in League One this season and they have won their last three matches at Pride Park.

Blackpool, meanwhile, aren't in great form having won just two of their last five matches. They have also lost four of their last six away matches in League One so they aren't a team that are particularly comfortable away from home. What's more, Derby have won seven of their last eight matches against Blackpool, so it's not as if the seaside club are the Rams' bogey team.

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Derby County's fate is in their own hands – Photo by Icon Sport

Exeter vs Charlton (Alfie May to score anytime)

Charlton may not be having the most memorable of seasons in League One and relegation is still a slight possibility. However, one overwhelming positive for the Addicks has been the form of striker, Alfie May who is currently leading the Golden Boot race in the division with 21 goals.

This is only May's first season at the club but there is undoubtedly going to be speculation around his future after a stellar campaign. He is on fire at the minute with four goals scored in his last three outings for the club and we are backing the 30-year-old to add to that on Friday against Exeter City.

Wycombe vs Portsmouth (Portsmouth to keep a clean sheet)

This weekend is a huge one for Portsmouth as they look to return to the Championship for the first time since 2011. Although the chances of mathematically securing promotion this weekend are virtually none this weekend, two victories would put them a minimum of nine points clear of third place with just five matches to go.

A key reason for Portsmouth's success this season has been their defensive solidity. Pompey have conceded the least amount of goals in League One this season and they have kept a clean sheet in each of their last four away matches. Wycombe, meanwhile, aren't exactly prolific with just 50 goals to their name all season.

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