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Our best bets for the latest round of games in the Sky Bet EFL
Our best bets for the latest round of games in the Sky Bet EFL

We've got three more best bets from this weekend's Sky Bet EFL action from across the divisions, with Blackburn fancied to keep it tight and Peterborough to cash in against Wimbledon.

Recommended bets

1pt Bolton to score 1+ goals against Portsmouth at 11/10

1pt Blackburn to win & under 4.5 goals at 5/4

1pt Peterborough to beat AFC Wimbledon (-1 handicap) at 11/8

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Blackburn v Luton - Sky Bet Championship

It's a strong, methodical, organised Blackburn Rovers that play host to a Luton Town outfit that are almost the exact opposite, especially when it comes to defensive nous and organisation, so you have to think Tony Mowbray's side will just be too organised for them on Saturday.

The Hatters have now leaked 16 goals in the league this season, Rovers have let in half that, and although they're by no means prolific, at home they're ultra stingy having conceded just twice at Ewood Park and both of those coming on the opening day of the season. They're bidding for a fourth home clean sheet in a row and they've got more than a decent chance of getting it.

Luton will carry an obvious threat, but when an exciting but wide open side plays at a solid and oragnised one, especially at home, it's usually the one who can keep concentration and defensive shape that wins out.

Not that Blackburn are toothless, they've hit four goals in their last two games and in Bradley Dack have probably the best attacking threat on the pitch - while they're also strong on set plays giving them another option for opening the scoring.

Luton's ability to provide goals, at both ends, means the goal lines are a little high and if any team can restrict the excitement and goal threat then it's Blackburn - who are well capable of edging ahead and shutting up shop.

Best bet: Blackburn to win & under 4.5 goals at 5/4


Peterborough v AFC Wimbledon - Sky Bet League One

We're big fans of the Posh who are regulars in our EFL tips and deliver more often than not, especially when it comes to finding the back of the net as they're the top scorers in League One this season, but sit in ninth in the table as they're not beyond conceding a few as well.

They're also bang in form at home with eleven goals in their last three matches at London Road - including a 6-0 hammering of Rochdale last time out - the same Rochdale that took Man Utd to penalties at Old Trafford this week.

The Posh also got a juicy match-up against a Wimbledon side in turmoil with boss Wally Downes in the news for all the wrong reasons, and that's on top of form that has seen them lose all five away games in the league this season - conceding twice in all of them.

That can only lead one way against this dangerous Peterborough side, who don't let up when they're ahead so will always keep pushing for goals, meaning the -1 on the handicap at these odds looks too good to pass up.

Best bet: Peterborough to beat AFC Wimbledon (-1 handicap) at 11/8


Portsmouth v Bolton - Sky Bet League One

It's not been the start Pompey fans had hoped, and expected, in their bid to get out of League One and it's a huge surprise to see them languishing down in 20th in the table having won just six points.

That means they're just three places above winless Bolton, who are on minus nine points after picking up three draws when finally getting their season underway following their all their ownership problems.

Two of those draws have come in the last two games against Sunderland and Oxford - although both were at home and this time their young squad and newly-signed additions make the long trip to Fratton Park.

Taking a bit of a kicking from arch rivals Southampton in the Carabao Cup won't have helped the mood around Kenny Jackett's side and, although they'll be determined to make amends, that does leave them open to something of an upset.

10/1 on Bolton winning shows you the size of the task, but it's baby steps for the Trotters right now and just finding the back of the net would represent something like a success.

Portsmouth conceding in four of their last five home games means that the visitors have at least got a good chance of achieving just that on Saturday.

Best bet: Bolton to score 1+ goals against Portsmouth at 11/10

Odds correct as of 1537 on 27/09/19

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