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EFL League One Weekend Preview: Ipswich to go marching on

There may be danger of the freezing temperatures causing havoc to this weekend's EFL schedule but if games get the go-ahead there is plenty to look forward to in League One on Saturday.

There are only three points separating the big three in the third tier with Ipswich, who are 4/7 to take the title, holding a one-point lead over Plymouth and a three-point cushion on Sheffield Wednesday.

The race for the play-offs is also fiendishly competitive with fourth-placed Barnsley and Port Vale in 11th separated by just four points.

Plymouth and Sheffield Wednesday would be expected to record home successes over Morecambe and Oxford, but league leaders Ipswich face a tricky trip to Wycombe.

Chairboys could be a tough test to pass

What: Wycombe v Ipswich
Where: Adams Park, Wycombe
When: 15:00, Saturday 17th December
Odds: Wycombe 16/5, Draw 13/5, Ipswich 17/20

Ipswich have surged to the top of League One after losing only one of their last 11 matches, but they shouldn't be expecting an easy ride against Wycombe.

Last season's beaten play-off finalists have failed to match those heights this term but the Chairboys are up to ninth after suffering just two defeats in 10.

Last time out Wycombe were held to a goalless draw by Lincoln but they had beaten Portsmouth 2-0 at home prior to that, meaning they have now recorded clean sheets in five of their last 10 matches.

Gareth Ainsworth's men are certainly capable of frustrating Ipswich and they have the attacking quality to cause problems too, with highly-touted maverick Anis Mehmeti at the forefront of everything positive about their forward play.

But the Tractor Boys have lost only one of their 10 away games this term and are tough to beat, so overhauling them may be tough.

That record includes a thrilling 4-4 draw at Charlton, suggesting Both Teams To Score could be the play at 4/5.

Wycombe have lost only three of their last 17 home games in League One, however, so the 10/11 on offer for A Home Win or Draw Double chance must make some appeal.

Pompey hoping to put their best foot forward

What: Portsmouth v MK Dons
Where: Fratton Park, Portsmouth
When: 15:00, Saturday 17th December 
Odds: Portsmouth 19/20, Draw 5/2, MK Dons 3/1

Portsmouth are one of a host of teams that still have big ambitions of securing a place in the play-off places and they will be desperate to end a poor run of form at home to MK Dons.

Pompey have properly gone off the boil and their latest 2-0 defeat at Wycombe means they have now won only one of their last 10 league matches.

That tells a worrying tale for Portsmouth manager Danny Cowley, who has already outlined the importance of bringing in some January reinforcements.

Even so, a visit from MK Dons provides the perfect opportunity to bounce back to form. Dons are a shadow of the team that finished third last season and only missed out on automatic promotion by a single point.

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This time around, the Milton Keynes-based visitors sit 23rd of 24 in the League One standings with only 15 points to show from their 20 games.

With 13 defeats already this season, things are looking bleak for Dons, who are six points adrift of safety and severely short on confidence.

Portsmouth are 19/20 To Win and, in the meantime, pile the misery on their struggling guests.

Pilgrims out to rediscover the winning touch

What: Plymouth v Morecambe
Where: Home Park, Plymouth
When: 15:00, Saturday 17th December 
Odds: Plymouth 8/15, Draw 10/3, Morecambe 5/1

Plymouth have title ambitions in League One while Morecambe have a serious scrap for third tier survival on their hands.

The Pilgrims have slipped to second place after failing to win any of their last four league contests but, as the table suggests, this is a match they really ought to be winning.

Morecambe are rooted to the foot of League One with only two wins from their 20 games and they head to Home Park, where Plymouth are formidable, on a winless run of six.

Plymouth were beaten 2-0 by Port Vale in their last home game but they had won all nine of their league games on their patch prior to that.

There is no fluke about where the Pilgrims find themselves in the table and they are 8/15 to return to form with maximum points.

Five of those home victories were recorded to nil, which looks generously priced up at 13/8.

Rovers' remarkable rise set to continue

What: Charlton v Bristol Rovers
Where: The Valley, South East London
When: 15:00, Saturday 17th December 
Odds: Charlton 6/5, Draw 5/2, Bristol Rovers 9/4

Having gained promotion on a dramatic final-day from League Two last season, Bristol Rovers have cemented their place in League One and some.

Albeit only 12th, Rovers are still only three points off the play-off places and they are one of the third tier's form teams having suffered just one defeat in 11 games.

That loss came in a 4-2 reverse at Derby but that was sandwiched in between 1-1 away draws at Sheffield Wednesday and Bolton, two teams currently in the play-off shake-up.

While Rovers appear to be going well under Joey Barton, Charlton's problems continue and earlier this month they decided to part ways with manager Ben Garner.

The Addicks haven't played a league game since sacking Garner but they have subsequently been beaten 3-1 in the FA Cup by League Two Stockport.

That means Charlton are now without a win in six games in all competitions, with their last home league game seeing them beaten 1-0 by a low-scoring Cheltenham side.

Rovers are 9/4 To Win which makes plenty of appeal, but the 5/4 with Draw-No-Bet as an option is perhaps the way to approach this.

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