With an International break this weekend, we focus our attentions on Saturday’s fixtures from League One. There are some sizeable clubs in this division, all wanting to get back up to the Championship as soon as possible. Current leaders, Portsmouth, have had their game postponed due to the International call-ups, so the chasing pack will be keen to take advantage of this.   
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>Sunderland v Wycombe Wanderers

Sunderland, who have suffered back-to-back relegations from the Premier League and then Championship, find themselves in second-place after 16 games, thanks to 10 wins, five draws and just one league defeat.

They go into their game against Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday at the Stadium of Light off the back of eight wins in all competitions, a run that has also seen them only concede twice. It is therefore no surprise that the Black Cats have the best defensive record in League One, and they are the divisions second highest scorers.

Wycombe are down in fifteenth-place, having been promoted from League Two last season after finishing the season in the third automatic promotion spot. The Chairboys currently have a record of five wins, six draws and six defeats from their opening seventeen games, so they are certainly competing at this higher level.

Head to head record

This is the first ever meeting between Sunderland and Wycombe Wanderers.


Sunderland will be brimming with confidence, knowing a win will take them to the top of League One. They have adapted to the division well, are free-scoring and defensively sound. Wycombe have relied heavily on their home form to pick up their points this season, and will face a very tough test in front of the Mackem faithful. It would be a huge surprise to see anything other than a comfortable home win.

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Sunderland to win and over 2.5 goals is 6/4 with MansionBet 

Peterborough United v Bradford City

Peterborough always seem to challenge for promotion from League One and currently sit in third-place. They are the division’s top-scorers with 33 goals, and have been involved in high-scoring games until recently. They welcome Bradford City to the ABAX Stadium on Saturday.

Peterborough have won 10 of their opening 17 games, drawing three and losing on four occasions, two of those defeats in their last five games.

The visiting Bantams are having a dreadful season and currently prop up the league table. They have won just one league game all season, drawn one, but lost 13 of the opening 17 games. They come into the game without a win in their last nine games in all competitions, which has included eight defeats and a draw against non-league Aldershot in the FA Cup last weekend.

Head to head record

This will be the 37th meeting between the two clubs, with a very close record over the year’s since they first met on 24 August 1968. That day, the sides drew 2-2 in Division 4 and since then the record stands as 14 wins for Peterborough, 12 wins for Bradford and 10 draws.


Bradford are in such bad form it is hard to see them going to Peterborough and getting a decent result. The Posh are strong at home, despite a recent defeat to Accrington, but have goals in their side and should be too good for their struggling visitors.

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Accrington Stanley v Barnsley

Accrington Stanley have taken to life in their first ever League One campaign with aplomb and have surprised many people with where they are in the division. They face a recently relegated Barnsley side at the Crown Ground who sit in fourth-place.

Accrington Stanley are seventh, but go into this test against Barnsley having not won in their last three games. Their home form is very strong, having recently held leaders Portsmouth to a 1-1 draw. From their opening 17 games, Stanley have won seven, drawn seven and only lost three games, so they are a tough nut to crack.

The visiting Tykes have only lost three league games too, winning 9 and drawing four of their first 16 games. Barnsley are the third highest scorers in the league and usually find the back of the net, whilst their defence is the joint second best in the division.

Head to head record   

This is the 13th meeting between the two sides, having first met on 29 October 1932 when Barnsley won 4-0. The last time they met was back in 1960 when Barnsley won on that occasion 5-0, but the overall record is eight wins for Barnsley and 4 wins for Accrington with no draws.


A fascinating game that is hard to call. We definitely see both teams scoring but does either have enough to force a win? If either team is to take maximum points, we see it being Barnsley just – but it is a going to be a close game and we could see the first draw between the two sides.

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