Football League I Odds
Who wins Football League I 2019/2020?
Who wins the League 1 2019-20?
With another season down, there’s been a lot of movement in League 1 with 3 teams relegated from the championship who could all put up a fight for the League 1 title this season. With Luton Town winning the league last year, this opens up a completely new title race next season.
The favourite to win the league is Sunderland. After dropping from the Premier League straight down to League 1 over 2 seasons, they’re desperate to climb back up the ladder and back into the championship. It’s incredible to see such a huge club with a 48,000 seater stadium in League 1. If Sunderland are able to mould into the team we know they can be under manager Jack Ross, I’d be surprised if they didn't mount a serious title challenge next season.
The next two favourites to win the league are the two clubs that were relegated from the Championship: Rotherham United and Ipswich Town. Rotherham finished 22nd in the Championship under manager Paul Warne, they’ve decided to stick with Paul Warne in the hope that he can challenge for the title in the 2019-20 season.
Ipswich finished last in the Championship in the 2018-19 season under Scottish manager Paul Lambert and will be going into the 2019-20 season in League 1 with captain Luke Chambers and they’ve decided to stick with Paul Lambert in the hope that he can turn things around. If they recruit well then they could be serious challengers for the League 1 title. Portsmouth are also a contender for the League 1 title in the 2019-20 season, after finishing fourth last season and then losing to Sunderland in the semi-final of the playoffs they too will be desperate to go one better and win the title next season under Welsh manager Kenny Jackett and captain Brett Pitman.
Another favourite to win the league are Doncaster Rovers who finished 6th in League 1 in the 2018-19 season and then lost to the eventual playoff winners in the semi-final on penalties. Under manager Grant McCann they’ll hope to have that extra bit of luck to win the League 1 title.
In my opinion, Sunderland will win League 1 2019-20 as they were unlucky to miss out on promotion this season after losing to Charlton in the playoff final. I believe they’ll recruit well and reclaim their Championship status after two seasons in the League 1 now that they’re more comfortable in the league.