The best bets for this weekend's League One action.
Gillingham v Charlton - Saturday 15:00
Gillingham are still searching for their first win of the season as they’re currently propping up the League One table but they did manage a draw at Wimbledon last time out. They come up against a Charlton side that has won five of seven but lost heavily to title favourites Wigan last week and have struggled at times on the road. Indeed, Charlton won only five of their 23 road games last term and so they look on the short side here against a Gillingham side that’s generally tough to beat at home. They’ve lost two of their three home games so far but those were one goal defeats against Shrewsbury and Bradford, who are 1st and 4th respectively, while they lost only six times at Priestfield Stadium last term. They’ve drawn six of their last 14 on their own turf and since Charlton have drawn 38% of their road games since the start of last season, the stalemate looks the value.
MK Dons v Rochdale - Saturday 15:00
Rochdale picked up their first win of the season last time out against Doncaster but that was at home and they’ve looked poor on their travels as they’ve failed to score in two of their three road games. Indeed, they’ve now failed to net in 11 of their 26 away games since the start of last term and they come up against a MK Dons side who have an excellent record when hosting the lesser sides. Their win over Gillingham means they’re W8-D0-L3 at home to bottom-10 teams since the start of last season and so they look an excellent price to beat this goal-shy Rochdale side.
Walsall v Peterborough - Saturday 15:00
Walsall have picked up only one point from their four road games but they’re an entirely different proposition at home, where they have seven points from a possible nine. They come up against a Peterborough side that started excellently by winning their first four but have since managed only one win in their last three. Indeed, Peterborough have lost seven of their last 15 on the road while Walsall have won nine of their last 14 at Bescot Stadium and so the hosts look a big price to us to win. They’ve won three of four unbeaten home games against Peterborough since 2013/14 (all 2-0), and it’s generally a tight affair when these two meet as their last eight clashes have all seen Under 2.5 Goals and so that’s certainly of interest, but we’ll stick with the home win as our best bet.