The EFL League One fixtures list for the upcoming 2023/24 season has been announced, with Derby to host Wigan and managerless Reading at home to Peterborough on the opening day.
Other eye-catching fixtures on the opening day of League One include a 'Boat Race Derby' between Cambridge United and Oxford United, whilst Blackpool welcome Burton Albion as the Tangerines seek to return to the Championship at the first time of asking following their relegation last year.
League Two champions Leyton Orient will open the new season in the third tier with a short away trip to Charlton, with last year's League Two play-off winners Carlisle United set for a home meeting with with closest neighbours Fleetwood Town.
Saturday 5th August 2023:
15:00 - Barnsley (4/5) v Port Vale (7/2)
15:00 - Blackpool (5/6) v Burton Albion (3/1)
15:00 - Bolton Wanderers (4/5) v Lincoln City (7/2)
15:00 - Cambridge United (15/8) v Oxford United (11/8)
15:00 - Carlisle United (13/10) v Fleetwood Town (2/1)
15:00 - Charlton Athletic (10/11) v Leyton Orient (3/1)
15:00 - Derby County (4/5) v Wigan Athletic (16/5)
15:00 - Northampton Town (11/8) v Stevenage (15/8)
15:00 - Portsmouth (4/5) v Bristol Rovers (16/5)
15:00 - Reading (13/10) v Peterborough United (15/8)
15:00 - Shrewsbury Town (11/10) v Cheltenham Town (13/5)
15:00 - Wycombe (11/10) v Exeter City (12/5)
Tuesday 26th December 2023:
15:00 - Bristol Rovers v Portsmouth
15:00 - Burton Albion v Blackpool
15:00 - Cheltenham Town v Shrewsbury Town
15:00 - Exeter City v Wycombe Wanderers
15:00 - Fleetwood Town v Carlisle United
15:00 - Leyton Orient v Charlton Athletic
15:00 - Lincoln City v Bolton Wanderers
15:00 - Oxford United v Cambridge United
15:00 - Peterborough United v Reading
15:00 - Port Vale v Barnsley
15:00 - Stevenage v Northampton Town
15:00 - Wigan Athletic v Derby County
As expected it's Derby County who are the most backed side in League One this year!
The Rams are undoubtedly a huge club and although they will have to pick themselves up after the disappointment of last season, punters are keeping the faith with Paul Warne already being busy in the transfer window. You can get odds of 9/2 for Derby to be crowned champions in the third tier.
We've taken the second most slips on Barnsley, with the Tykes coming so close to promotion last term after agonisingly losing against Sheffield Wednesday in the play-off final at Wembley. They might be forced to launch a promotion bid with a new manager, however, with Michael Duff seemingly close to a switch to Swansea.
Barnsley are rated 8/1 shots to go up as champions.
Punters are also hot on Ian Evatt's Bolton, with the Trotters narrowly going down to Barnsley in last year's play-off semis. You can get a price of 8/1 on Bolton to win League One next term.
Saturday 27th April 2024:
15:00 - Barnsley v Northampton Town
15:00 - Derby County v Carlisle United
15:00 - Exeter City v Oxford United
15:00 - Fleetwood Town v Burton Albion
15:00 - Lincoln City v Portsmouth
15:00 - Peterborough United v Bolton Wanderers
15:00 - Port Vale v Cambridge United
15:00 - Reading v Blackpool
15:00 - Shrewsbury Town v Leyton Orient
15:00 - Stevenage v Cheltenham Town
15:00 - Wigan Athletic v Bristol Rovers
15:00 - Wycombe Wanderers v Charlton Athletic