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EFL Weekend Preview: Spotlight falls on Leagues One and Two

The World Cup may be about to get under way in Qatar on Sunday, but there is still plenty of domestic football to enjoy with a full programme from Leagues One and Two this weekend.

The top two in League One, Plymouth Argyle and Ipswich Town, will both be hoping to return to winning ways after dropping points last time out, while the pick of the games in League Two sees leaders Leyton Orient visit an improving Stockport County.

Tractor Boys aim to maintain impressive away record

WhatExeter City v Ipswich Town
WhereSt James Park, Exeter
When12:00, Saturday 19th November
How to watchSky Sports Main Event and Football
OddsExeter 4/1, Draw 13/5, Ipswich 8/11

Ipswich travel to Exeter for Saturday's early kick-off in League One knowing a victory would see them close to within a point of leaders Plymouth, who are in action later in the afternoon.

The Tractor Boys head to St James Park having drawn two of their last three league fixtures, while they have also been stung by the news this week that midfielder Dominic Ball will miss the rest of the season due to a serious knee injury.

Loan striker Tyreece John-Jules is also facing an extended period on the sidelines with a hamstring issue, all of which has disrupted manager Kieran McKenna's preparations for the trip to Devon.

However, McKenna will take comfort from Ipswich's impressive away record so far this season, as the Tractor Boys have picked up 20 points on the road, more than anyone else in League One.

Another away win on Saturday can be backed at 8/11, but Exeter may have something to say about that, as the Grecians are themselves just three points off the playoff places having lost just once since Gary Caldwell's arrival as manager last month.

Exeter are 4/1 to pick up all three points and, if they do, then they will inadvertently do their local rivals Plymouth a favour at the top of the standings.

Schumacher looking to celebrate new deal

WhatBurton Albion v Plymouth Argyle
WherePirelli Stadium, Burton
When15:00, Saturday 19th November
OddsBurton Albion 15/8, Draw 13/5, Plymouth 11/8

Plymouth boss Steven Schumacher has led his side to the top of the League One standings and he has been rewarded for those exploits with a new contract that runs until the summer of 2027.

The Pilgrims head into this weekend's trip to struggling Burton sitting not only four points clear of nearest rivals Ipswich, but five ahead of third-placed Sheffield Wednesday and priced at 10/11 to secure promotion back to the Championship for the first time since 2010.

There is certainly a feel-good factor surrounding Plymouth at the moment, buoyed by an ongoing 14-match unbeaten run in League One.

However, one note of caution would be that Argyle are without a win in three on the road across all competitions, a sequence that includes a shock 5-1 defeat at Grimsby Town in the FA Cup.

Burton head into the match deep in the relegation mire, as they sit second bottom of the standings, although manager Dino Maamria has won six of his 14 matches since taking charge in September, albeit only half of those victories have come in the league.

A home win on Saturday can be backed at 15/8, while Plymouth are 11/8 to keep the momentum building with another victory.

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Leaders visit in-form Hatters

WhatStockport County v Leyton Orient
WhereEdgeley Park
When15:00, Saturday 19th November
OddsStockport 6/5, Draw 23/10, Leyton Orient 12/5

The game of the day in League Two takes place at Edgeley Park as leaders Leyton Orient face a severe test of their promotion credentials at in-form Stockport.

Orient head into the weekend sitting three points clear of second-placed Stevenage and nine ahead of Bradford City in fourth, while their recent form is also impressive, as only one team can match the O's tally of 13 points across their last six games, although that side is Stockport.

Saturday's hosts started the season slowly following promotion from the National League, but they are unbeaten in seven matches across all competitions - winning six of those games - a run that has seen them move into the top half of the standings.

The Hatters will be looking to maintain that impressive form this weekend and they are priced at 6/5 to get the better of league leaders Orient, who are 12/5 to head back down south with all three points.

Cobblers must cope without Hoskins

WhatBradford City v Northampton Town
WhereValley Parade
When15:00, Saturday 19th November
OddsBradford 6/5, Draw 23/10, Northampton 12/5

Another big game in League Two sees fourth host third, as Bradford welcome Northampton to Valley Parade.

Bradford head into the fixture following back-to-back wins on the road against Mansfield Town and Sutton United, but they are without a victory at home for over two months.

Northampton were winners at Gillingham last time out, with Sam Hoskins scoring the opener in a 2-0 win, but League Two's leading scorer will miss Saturday's match through suspension, after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season against the Gills.

Hoskins' absence will be a blow for the Cobblers, while Bradford have their own goal machine to call upon, as Andy Cook has struck 12 times in League Two this season, just one fewer than Northampton's absent marksman.

Cook netted in the wins over Mansfield and Sutton and he is 7/4 to score for a third successive game against Northampton, while a Bradford win is available at 6/5.

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