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League One Saturday Accumulator: Leaders Plymouth headline 42/1 acca

The top two in League One face favourable-looking home fixtures this weekend, with leaders Plymouth hosting Fleetwood and second-place Sheffield Wednesday taking on relegation-threatened MK Dons.

Both teams will expect to emerge from those contests with all three points as they look to strengthen their respective places in the automatic promotion positions. 

Elsewhere, playoff-chasing Derby County will be aiming to return to winning ways when they welcome Charlton to Pride Park, while there is unlikely to be much separating Lincoln City and Portsmouth in another of the standout fixtures in the third tier this Saturday. 

All of the games above feature in our four-fold accumulator, which comes in at odds of around 42/1.

Saturday four-fold acca:

Plymouth to beat Fleetwood and both teams to score @ 11/4  

Sheff Wed to beat MK Dons to nil @ 5/4  

Derby to beat Charlton @ 4/7  

Lincoln and Portsmouth to draw @ 9/4 

Odds correct at time of writing and are subject to fluctuation.

Home Park comforts key to Plymouth's promotion charge

WhatPlymouth v Fleetwood Town
WhereHome Park, Plymouth
When15:00, Saturday 18th February
OddsPlymouth 4/6, Draw 3/1, Fleetwood Town 4/1

Plymouth's promotion charge is showing no signs of slowing down, as they have responded from defeat to title rivals Sheff Wed at the start of the month by securing back-to-back wins over Portsmouth and Oxford. 

A return to the second tier for the first time since 2010 appears to be within reach for Steven Schumacher and his side, with Plymouth having built much of their success this season on a strong home record. 

The Pilgrims have won 14 of their 15 matches at Home Park in the league during 2022/23, including each of the last five, although keeping clean-sheets has not always been as easy, as they have shut out the opposition in just two of their previous 11 league matches on their own patch. 

That should encourage visitors Fleetwood to fancy their chances of getting on the scoresheet this weekend, with Scott Brown's side having netted in five matches on the spin across all competitions. 

However, the Fishermen have failed to win on their last three visits to Home Park and, given Plymouth's record on their own patch this season, a home win and both teams to score at 11/4 could appeal. 

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Owls to soar past struggling Dons

WhatSheff Wed v Milton Keynes Dons
WhereHillsborough Stadium, Sheffield
When15:00, Saturday 18th February
OddsSheff Wed 9/20, Draw 7/2, Milton Keynes Dons 13/2

Sheffield Wednesday are League One's form team, as not only are they on the current longest unbeaten run in the division (18 matches), but they have also collected more points across their last 10 games (24) than any other side. 

That is a proud record that the Owls will be confident of extending on Saturday, as they welcome struggling MK Dons to Hillsborough, with the visitors heading into the game on the back of a midweek 5-0 thrashing at Bolton. 

That defeat has left the Dons just a point and place above the relegation zone and their confidence will have also taken a knock, which is not ideal ahead of their trip to the highest home scorers in League One this season. 

Not only are Wednesday the leading home scorers in the division, but they also boast the best overall defensive record, conceding just 20 from their 30 games to date and they have kept clean-sheets in seven of their last eight league fixtures. 

Darren Moore will be hoping there is another shutout on the cards this weekend, with the hosts 6/5 to win the match to nil.

Derby to ram home victory

WhatDerby v Charlton
WherePride Park, Derby
When15:00, Saturday 18th February
OddsDerby 4/7, Draw 3/1, Charlton 5/1

Derby have proved a tough team to beat since Paul Warne's arrival as head coach, losing just five of their 29 matches under the former Rotherham boss, but two of those defeats have come across their last four games. 

However, one of those losses was against Premier League West Ham in the FA Cup and the other was by the odd goal in five away to Wycombe, with the Rams' home form in the league remaining impressive - they are unbeaten in their last nine third-tier matches at Pride Park. 

That run includes a 5-0 demolition of Morecambe earlier this month and Warne will expect his side to get the better of Saturday's visitors Charlton, who have shown their own improvement under new manager Dean Holden, despite remaining inconsistent. 

Derby are unbeaten in their last nine home meetings with the Addicks - a run that dates back to 1999 and includes six wins - with the Rams 4/7 in the Full Time Result market to add another victory this weekend.

Draw specialists Lincoln to share the spoils again

WhatLincoln City v Portsmouth
WhereLNER Stadium, Lincoln
When15:00, Saturday 18th February
OddsLincoln City 17/10, Draw 9/4, Portsmouth 17/10

Mid-table mediocrity appears a phrase made for Lincoln this season, as the Imps sit 13th in the standings and have drawn the most games (14) of any side in the division. 

Remarkably, 11 of those draws have come from their 14 matches on home soil, with Mark Kennedy's side yet to lose a league match at the LNER Stadium this season. 

That is a proud unbeaten record they will want to extend this weekend when they host a Portsmouth team that have won just two of their last 10 away fixtures in the third-tier, a run that has contributed to them falling away from the promotion picture and sacking former Lincoln boss Danny Cowley. 

Pompey do have a good record when visiting Lincoln, as they have not lost at the LNER Stadium since 1980, albeit that run incorporates just five matches. But given that form and the host's tendency to draw games, this could well finish all-square at odds of 9/4.

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