English League One Profit & Loss Statistics | Plus Odds & Tips

Find out from our stats which England League One teams have yielded the biggest profit and which teams are the ones to avoid for the 2019/2020 season with our handy Profit & Loss tables.

England League One Stats Table


4Bristol Rvs35£12.504%
6Fleetwood Town35£4.301%
14AFC Wimbledon35-£54.50-16%
17Milton Keynes Dons35-£86.40-25%


5Milton Keynes Dons18£47.9027%
10Fleetwood Town18£19.4011%
11Bristol Rvs18£13.107%
16AFC Wimbledon18-£17.90-10%


4Bristol Rvs17-£0.60-0%
6Fleetwood Town17-£15.10-9%
11AFC Wimbledon17-£36.60-22%
23Milton Keynes Dons17-£134.30-79%


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England League One Profit & Loss Stats

The purpose of our England League One Profit & Loss tables is to see how much each team would have returned had you backed them to win every game with £10 level stakes. You can then spot, at a glance, who has been providing the best value over the course of the campaign.

The table below ranks all 24 League One sides based on profitability (#1 being most profitable).

You can select (using the tabs) to see data based on ‘Overall‘ results (Home & Away form combined), ‘Home‘ results (home form only) and ‘Away‘ results (away form only). The data is updated every day.

We also provide P&L stats for the following leagues:


  • PD – The total number of ‘Matches Played’ during the season so far.
  • P/L – Total profit or loss if £10 was staked on this team to win every game.
  • ROI (Return On Investment) – Total profit or loss as a % of total stakes if £10 was staked on this team to win every game.

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How Are The Profit & Loss Figures Calculated

As mentioned earlier, the Profit & Loss (P/L) statistics are calculated as if you were to back each team to win every game with £10 stakes using odds from bet365. The data is then added together cumulatively throughout the season to give the total profit or loss each team would gave generated.

ROI (Return On Investment) is calculated by dividing the total Profit/Loss by the number of matches played and then converted into a percentage.

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The English League One

The English Football League One is the third of four professional football divisions in England and Wales. Two stages below the Premier League, it is one division lower than the English Football Championship and one division higher than League Two.

It is often said that the standard of professional football in England is so high that the viewing figures even in the lower leagues tend to dwarf those garnered by flagship divisions overseas. While this remains true, there are also regular stories of struggling finances and clubs being brought to the brink. What is always true however is that, as is the way with English football, you can never rule out the likelihood of a surprise result which always keeps the betting interesting.

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(Image: English football coach and former player Chris Powell | © Rory | Licence: CC BY 2.0)


England League One 2019/20 Odds, Tips & Predictions

These are the current available odds for these certain League One markets, and all odds are correct at the time of writing.

England League One 2019/20 Outright Odds

Coventry 2/1SportingBet
Peterborough United25/1Betfred
Oxford 28/1William Hill


England League One 2019/20 To Get Promoted Odds

Coventry 2/5Bet365
Rotherham8/15Paddy Power
Portsmouth5/4William Hill
Peterborough United3/1Paddy Power
Oxford 9/2William Hill


England League One 2019/20 To Be Relegated Odds

Bolton Wanderers1/1000Bet365
Southend United1/1000Bet365
Tranmere Rovers2/9Ladbrokes
AFC Wimbledon15/2Betfair
Rochdale10/1Paddy Power


England League One 2019/20 Top Scorer Odds

Ivan Toney1/10Bet365
Paddy Madden16/1Unibet
Armand Gnanduillet18/1888sport
Ian Henderson25/1William Hill
Mohamed Eisa33/1Unibet
James Norwood66/1Bet365
Freddie Ladapo66/1888sport


England League One 2019/20 Tips &Predictions

As we wind towards the end of another fantastic season of League One betting, there are a few outcomes still left to be sorted. While it looks for all the world that Coventry and Rotherham will be making a step up in class next season, either one could still go up as champions. In the long term, however, clinging on to the automatic promotion places remains the key objective.

For Rotherham in particular, they are, at the time of writing, only three points ahead of Portsmouth in third having played a game more than Pompey. Bagging themselves a top two spot is critical given that the playoffs tend to bring a lotto like chaos to proceedings. Only six points cover places seven through tenth placed Gillingham so, while a late charge from the Gills looks unlikely now that we have reached March, strictly speaking anyone can get involved to upset the odds.

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(Image: Rotherham United, New York Stadium | © John Lord | Licence: CC BY 2.0)

At the other end of the table, both Southend United and Bolton Wanderers are preparing to say their final goodbyes to League one as the inevitable drop looms. Former England international Sol Campbell, and his team of Herman Hreidarsson and Andrew Cole, have not had the desired effect for the Shrimpers in their few months in charge. Southend have very few players left to choose from in a depleted squad and as recently as Christmas were not even playing their players. As for the Trotters, who are six points adrift but with two games in hand over Southend, unpaid players are par for the course for the team who finished sixth in the Premier League in 2005. Still fighting to avoid the trap door are a bunch of other clubs but it is Tranmere Rovers who are in the most precarious position due to the seven point safety margin that they will need to overturn against Rochdale if they are to avoid an unwanted rendezvous with Bolton and Southend next season.

As for the top scorer market, Ivan Tovey of Peterborough is a full eight goals ahead of the chasing pack led by Armand Gnanduillet and Paddy Madden and is unlikely to be overtaken at this late stage despite the book still being open.


Why Stats Help With Betting on England League One

It might sound obvious but betting on an event or events with as much prior knowledge as possible is the best and smartest way to gamble. If poker is a game of skill and slots are a games of chance, then stats can help by dislodging as much of the chance element as possible from betting and move it more to the skill end of the spectrum. That, in a nutshell, is why stats help with betting.

Bet With Knowledge

Knowledge is a bettor’s arsenal. By loading up with as much statistical knowledge as possible, we can make informed wagering decisions when we lay our money down. This way we are far, far more likely to see a positive return on investment which, aside from the fun element, is the whole point of betting. Look at the above table, read into what happened in the last matches played, look at home and away form and generally utilise the latest statistics as they are one of the key factors in successful betting.

Beat The Bookies At Their Own Game

Another reason to use stats to beat the bookies is because that is exactly what they are doing to beat you. Bookmakers always use statistics when they calculate their odds because their bread and butter relies on probabilities. Probabilities that we only know are probable because we, and they, have utilised all the information gathered in order to form our opinions. That’s why, in most cases the punter and the bookie agree, and we have, as a result, a short priced favourite. Our job, and again this is where stats help us greatly, is to work out when the long priced upsets will occur in which case we will well and truly have beaten the bookies at their own game.


England League One Structure

24 teams contest the EFL League One, although this dipped to the uneven number of 23 for the 2019/20 season due to the expulsion of Bury. Each team play each other twice, home and away, over the season which runs from August through May. Three points are awarded for a win, with a point awarded to both teams in the event of a draw. These points are applied to a league table with the bottom three teams at the end of the season being relegated to League Two. Three teams will be promoted from League Two to replace the relegated trio.

Oxford United vs Southend United

(Image: Oxford United vs Southend United, pre-match handshakes | © quisnovus | Licence: CC BY 2.0)

At the top of the table, the top two finishers will get automatic promotion to the Championship, with the team that finish top being crowned champions. Places three through six are known as the play off places and these finishers play in two semi-finals – 3rd V 6th and 4th v 5th – and again they play home and away before the two winning teams play in the playoff final at Wembley Stadium in London in late May. The winner of this match becomes the third team to get promoted to the Championship to be replaced by three teams dropping down a level.


History of EFL League One

The third tier of English professional football was introduced for the 1920/21 season and was known simply and sensibly as Division Three. For the first 37 years, it was played as two competitions, one northern and one for the south. By 1958, a unified Division Three was launched for the first time. This lasted until 1992 when English football was restructured due to the breakaway 22 teams that formed the Premier League. At this point Division Two became Division One, Division Three became Division Two and Division Four became Division Three. Another restructuring of the football league was undertaken in 2004 when the Division One was rebranded as the Championship and Division Two became League One as it is today.          

Past Winners

SeasonWinnerRunner UpPlayoff Winner
2018/19Luton TownBarnsleyCharlton Athletic
2017/18Wigan AthleticBlackburn RoversRotherham United
2016/17Sheffield UnitedBolton WanderersMillwall
2015/16Wigan AthleticBurton AlbionBarnsley
2014/15Bristol CityMilton Keynes DonsPreston North End
2013/14Wolverhampton WanderersBrentfordRotherham United
2012/13Doncaster RoversAFC BournemouthYeovil Town
2011/12Charlton AthleticSheffield WednesdayHuddersfield Town
2010/11Brighton & Hove AlbionSouthamptonPeterborough United
2009/10Norwich CityLeeds UnitedMillwall
2008/09Leicester CityPeterborough UnitedScunthorpe United
2007/08Swansea CityNottingham ForestDoncaster Rovers
2006/07Scunthorpe UnitedBristol CityBlackpool
2005/06Southend UnitedColchester UnitedBarnsley
2004/05Luton TownHull CitySheffield Wednesday

Key Stats

  • In 2014 Wolves recorded the highest ever winning points tally with 103.
  • Their 25 clean sheets that season is also a League One record.


English League One FAQs

💶 How Many Teams Will Get Promoted to The Championship?

Three teams will go up a division. The top finishers plus the team that wins the playoffs. The four teams that will contest the playoffs are the next highest four teams to finish in the league table.

⚖️ Where Are The Playoffs Held

Like a semi-final, the playoffs are played over two legs, one home, one away before a final is held in a neutral venue.

🛡️ What About The Playoff Final, Where Does That Take Place?

The League One playoff final will, like the League Two and Championship finals, take place at the world famous Wembley Stadium in London.

🏆 How Many Teams Will Get Relegated to League Two?

The three teams that finish on the bottom of the table will drop down a division next season.

✅ Will Any Other Teams Replace Them?

Yes, three teams will be promoted from League Two and three teams will be relegated from the Championship.



ThePuntersPage Final Say

While it may be the third division of professional football in England, the EFL League One still provides bettors with a whole host of great value betting opportunities over the course of a long season. In unison with most of the European football season, the season stretches from August to May and, for those who make the playoffs, might well culminate in a run out at Wembley to compete in final like conditions. For the two teams that finish above the playoff places, their participation in the following season’s Championship is secured, while the bottom three will all be competing in League Two come August. As you can see, there is everything to play for in the English Football League One.