2019/20 EFL League One Promotion Tips - Peterborough United and Portsmouth to seal promotion

Portsmouth and Peterborough are both set to make a return to the Championship this season
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Kenny Jackett took Portsmouth to the playoffs last season (Credit: Getty Images)
 
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2019/20 EFL League One Promotion Predictions, Betting Odds & Tips


After an incredibly tense promotion race last year, this year's League One 
is gearing up for more of the same in what looks to be one of the division's toughest line-ups in recent memory. 

With Ipswich Town now joining the likes of Portsmouth and Sunderland in the division, sealing one of those highly-coveted automatic promotion spots up to the Championship will be no easy task. 

2019/20 EFL League One Promotion Betting Odds

2019/20 EFL League One promotion betting odds correct on 2 August 2019:

TeamOdds
Sunderland2.37
Portsmouth2.87
Ipswich Town3.00
Peterborough United 4.00
Rotherham United 4.75
Lincoln City 7.00
Burton Albion 7.50
Oxford United 8.00
MK Dons 9.00
Doncaster Rovers 9.00
Fleetwood Town 9.00
Coventry City 9.00
Blackpool 9.00
Bristol Rovers 11.00
Southend United 13.00
Shrewsbury Town 13.00
AFC Wimbledon17.00
Wycombe Wanderers 21.00
Tranmere Rovers21.00
Gillingham 21.00
Rochdale 21.00
Accrington Stanley 21.00
Bolton Wanderers41.00
Bury201.00

EFL League One Promotion Tips- Portsmouth and Peterborough United 


After coming so close to promotion last season, Portsmouth, like Sunderland, will also want to finally make their way back to the Championship this campaign and have also recruited very well during the Summer. 


While the club has lost Matt Clarke to Brighton, they have brought in Ellis Harrison from Ipswich, who will be hoping to bounce back following an injury-stricken season at Portman Road. He will go some way in replacing last season's top scorer, Jamal Lowe, who has made the step up to Championship club, Wigan Atheltic.

Their biggest signing of the summer, however, comes in the shape of Doncaster Rovers's top scorer from last season, John Marquis. Marquis netted 22 goals for Rovers last season as the South Yorkshire club narrowly fell short to Charlton in the playoffs, and it hotly tipped to be one of the division's top scorers once again this year.  

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Darren Ferguson has a long history with Peterborough United (Credit: Getty Images)

Signing a player of such high quality from their promotion rivals is a clear signal of intent from Portsmouth as they target one of those top two spots in the division. 

Elsewhere in the division, Peterborough United's board have put their faith in Darren Ferguson to once again take them back into the Championship. The manager has been well backed this Summer, with The Posh making some of the divisions most eye-catching signings this Summer.

The capture of Bristol City striker, Mohamed Eisa will put the rest of the division on high alert. The 25-year-old striker netted 23 goals in League Two two seasons ago before moving to the Championship with Bristol City. 

That, alongside the late addition of the returning George Boyd to their squad, means that they have to be considered favourites for a playoff spot at the very least.  At 4.00, the club is excellent value to seal promotion to the Championship this season. 

Verdict

Peterborough have recruited exceptionally well in the Summer and have enough firepower in their ranks to seal a long-awaited return to the Championship. While Peterborough United have made some eye-catching signings of their own and are well-placed to push for promotion. 

EFL League One Promotion: Portsmouth @ 2.87 at bet365 - 5 Units
EFL League One Promotion: Peterborough United @ 4.00 at bet365 - 5 Units

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