Football League I Odds
Who wins Football League I 2020/2021?
Who will win the English Football League One 2020/21?
With the 2019/20 season cut short due to a pandemic, it saw Coventry labeled as league winners and Rotherham promoted along with Wycombe who won the play-offs to also go up. With the three teams that dropped down from the Championship, Charlton, Wigan and Hull, I’m not convinced either of these three have a chance at winning the league and heading straight back up.
There are a few teams that have a really good chance, and a team that in my opinion must win it this season. Below I’ll mention who I think could be in with a shout of winning the league.
Joey Barton will enter his third season as Fleetwood manager, and has improved dramatically as time goes on. They lost in the play-offs of the 2019/20 season, but they do have a strong squad that is only getting better. Their team only lost 7 games, the second lowest behind champions Coventry, and that is a great feat in itself in a tough league. They will improve again this season, and should be fighting for the title come the end. With players like Ched Evans and Paddy Madden, they have goals in abundance among them, and will push for a title challenge this season.
I can see this team really challenging for the title. Unlucky to lose in the play-off final, they will be looking to go one better and win the league this time around. If they can keep hold of captain Rob Dickie, they stand every chance. At 24 years old, he is attracting interest from other teams, and hopefully Oxford can keep him for this season as he will be needed. They’ve added Matty Taylor to their ranks permanently who spent the season on loan last term, and also added Sean Clare from Hearts, who is a very versatile player that I’ve seen a lot of up north, and one that will do any job you need him to do. Fantastic pieces of business, and with goals amongst their squad, they will definitely be looking to challenge for the title.
This season Sunderland must return to the Championship. A club that has struggled consistently in recent years, but a club that their fans and I’m sure the players themselves expect to be playing at a much higher level than where they’re currently at. The team has let go of a lot of players, but have kept a lot of experienced quality around. If there’s no early setbacks that cause managerial changes again, they could be in with a shout. Their side needs to add players of quality and depth, and I’m not sold on the manager being able to win the league with this team, but it’s a must win season for The Black Cats as they’ve spent far too much time in this league.
Others could be mentioned like Portsmouth and Peterborough, but I feel Portsmouth lack a lot of squad depth, and Peterborough are likely to lose their main man Ivan Toney who brings bags of goals. Of the three teams mentioned above, I think Oxford United stand a better chance than the other two, and if they are to lose their captain, it should be for a good bit of money to invest back into the team.