League One Final Day Preview and Latest Betting Odds

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The current League One campaign comes to an end this weekend and there is plenty still to be played for as teams battle it out for automatic promotion, a playoff place and to preserve their status in the division for next season.

We take a look at the League One final day, who could be promoted, and who could drop into League Two. Plus we have the latest betting odds on what is sure to be an exciting and stressful day for fans involved and neutrals alike.

League One Final Day Preview and Latest Promotion and Relegation Betting Odds

League One Final Day: How Promotion Can Be Won

Wigan Athletic

Having looked odds on favourites to be promoted as champions, Wigan have stuttered of late drawing three and losing two of their last five league games.

The Latics travel to Shrewsbury Town on Saturday, another team struggling for form but one with little to play for.

A victory would see them clinch the title, a draw will hand them automatic promotion, but a loss could see them slip into the playoff positions come the final whistle.

Rotherham United

Like Wigan, second-placed Rotherham have struggled of late as the pressure to gain promotion mounts. Losing three of their last six games they go into the last game knowing that a win would see them promoted and possibly take the title too.

The Millers travel to Gillingham themselves needing to avoid defeat as they battle at the wrong end of the table. A point could be enough to secure their League One status depending on results elsewhere; however, the Gills need three points. Therefore a fascinating game could be witnessed at the Priestfield Stadium.

MK Dons

MK Dons arguably have the toughest last game of the season. They travel to Plymouth Argyle who themselves are fighting to secure a place in the playoffs.

Whatever happens, the Dons are guaranteed at least a place in the playoffs; however, a victory could see them promoted automatically depending on what happens in the Rotherham game.

There is also an outside chance that they could be promoted as champions should Wigan and Rotherham be beaten and The Dons win at Home Park.

Sheffield Wednesday

The Owls entertain Portsmouth at Hillsborough knowing they need at the very least a point to reach the playoffs. Just two points separate Wednesday and a place outside of the top six. A win guarantees a playoff spot, anything less and they must rely on others.

While the Owls have won four of their last six games they face a Pompey side looking to finish their season on a high and come into this game in equally good form.

Any fan thinking that there will be a walkover due to Portsmouth having little to play for, could be very wrong.

Sunderland

The Black Cats remit for Saturday is a simple one. Win. Three points at Morecambe will guarantee Alex Neil’s side a playoff place; however, the home side need a result themselves as they battle it out at the bottom of the table.

One defeat in 14 games since Neil took charge sees Sunderland as the form team heading into the final day and should they get there the playoffs.

The Red and Whites failed to secure their playoff place on Tuesday night. A home victory against Rotherham would have been enough but a draw was still enough to put their fate in their own hands.

Plymouth Argyle

Like the rest of the teams around them, Plymouth must win to avoid relying on other results. However, their task has been made harder as they face MK Dons who themselves want the victory in the hope of securing automatic promotion.

Argyle are the outsiders to be promoted and have won just one of their last six games, drawing three and losing two. The importance of this game to both clubs has seen it be selected for live TV coverage.

Wycombe Wanderers

Wanderers currently lie in seventh place and need at least one result to go their way. Although they have the same number of points as Plymouth (80), their goal difference is worse.

The Chairboys travel to Burton Albion in their final game knowing that one eye of each of their travelling fans will be on scores from elsewhere. Like Sunderland, Gareth Ainsworth’s side are a team in form and are undefeated in 10 games.

League One Promotion Betting Odds

To Win the Title:

Wigan 1/3

Rotherham 9/4

MK Dons 500/1

To be Promoted:

Rotherham 1/12

MK Dons 7/4

Sheffield Wednesday 7/4

Sunderland 7/2

Wycombe 13/2

Plymouth 8/1

Bets are from Sky Bet and correct as of April 28.

League One Final Day: The Relegation Battle

With Crewe Alexandra already relegated, three places are to be filled in the League One relegation zone. Five teams will battle it out on Saturday in the hope that they will be one of the two to survive.

Morecambe

Morecambe welcome Sunderland to the Mazuma Stadium knowing that a victory would guarantee survival. A point may be enough against the Black Cats should other results and scores go their way.

Should Gillingham and Fleetwood Town both win, Morecambe would be relegated on goal difference; however, they face a Sunderland side who will be determined to win themselves to cement their playoff place.

Fleetwood Town

Fleetwood are currently outside of the relegation zone but only on goal difference. The Cod Army had a chance on Tuesday evening to all but secure their place in League One for next season but fell to a 3-2 home defeat against Sheffield Wednesday.

Fleetwood travel to inform Bolton Wanderers who have won their last three games, whereas Fleetwood have not won in their last six games.

Gillingham

Following Fleetwood’s failure to win their game in hand, Gillingham remain on the same amount of points heading into the final game of the season. Both the Gills and Fleetwood have 40 points but The Cod Army have a much better goal difference. Gillingham must now avoid defeat at home to title-chasing Rotherham and hope Bolton do them a favour and beat Fleetwood.

AFC Wimbledon

Only a win, a swing in goal difference in Wimbledon’s favour and defeats for Gillingham and Fleetwood will save the club from relegation. The Wombles face Accrington Stanley at home but their recent results, points tally and goal difference suggest that the club without a win since December will officially be relegated on Saturday.

Doncaster Rovers

Although not mathematically relegated, Rovers would need a miracle and a huge goal swing in their favour if they are to survive. A victory is needed at Oxford United by a large margin and then hope that the other teams around them lose by a large margin too. This appears to be a battle that Doncaster are bound to lose and will play League Two football next season.

League One Relegation Odds

Gillingham 2/9

Fleetwood 7/2

Morecambe 18/1

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