Johnstone’s Paints trophy Round 1 Betting Tips

We enter Tuesday with a slight glimmer of the weekend in front of us. Of course, by the time UK fixtures kick off it will simply be known to many as two down, three to go.

With the international break emerging what better time to introduce the JP trophy. Those that are not accustomed to the JP trophy, it is contested between League one and League two sides. They are split into Northern and Southern sections, with each have a respective final, before the two regional winners face off next year. To describe the JP trophy is like the league cup of the lower leagues! Of course by saying this, it presents a possible minefield of which teams take it seriously to those not.

JP Trophy fixtures:

Accrington (11/8) v (33/13) Morecambe (11/5)
Bristol Rovers (7/4) v (38/15) Yeovil (17/10)
Carlisle (7/5) v (5/2) Preston (11/5)
Chesterfield (13/10) v (53/21) Oldham (12/5)
Coventry (4/6) v (16/5) Burton (101/19)
Crawley (5/6) v (17/6) Gillingham (65/18)
Dagenham & Redbridge (11/4) v (28/11) Stevenage (22/19)
Exeter (1) v (19/7) Aldershot (43/14)
Northampton (45/14) v (11/4) MK Dons (1)
Oxford (23/10) v (5/2) Swindon (39/29)
Port Vale (47/23) v (12/5) Tranmere (6/4)
Portsmouth (135/67) v (5/2) Bournemouth (6/4)
Rochdale (7/4) v (87/35) Fleetwood Town (17/10)
Rotherham (1) v (21/8) York (7/2)
Scunthorpe (21/10) v (5/2) Notts Co (32/21)
Southend (14/19) v (29/10) AFC Wimbledon (9/2)

Looking at the odds above, some of the matches have the bookmakers undecided. We have picked out a few, which we think will want a run in the competition, and others where both teams can be seen to score.

Teams we think may qualify:

Stevenage – 4/7 Paddy Power
(Unbeaten in the league thus far. Their only defeat at the hands to Southampton in the league cup and play a Dagenham team, who are still winless this season )

Fleetwood Town – 5/6 Bet365
(Only lost one in their opening five matches. A great 4-1 win against Aldershot on Saturday and play a Rochdale team that beat lowly Barnet at the weekend, but lost to Torquay in the previous game. Fleetwood’s goal difference is superior and are still in their honeymoon period in the league)

Yeovil – 4/5 Bet365 (Riding high in the league, still unbeaten and play a Bristol Rovers side who are second from bottom with only one goal in their league campaign thus far)

Notts County – 4/5 Skybet (Notts County have won three in four last far and play a Scunthorpe team that have shipped eleven goals this far and only have a single goal to their names. Notts County if they do not win this in normal time will qualify)

Both teams to score:

MK/Northampton (Northampton have scored and conceded in every game bar their opener. MK dons have been a great coupon winner in the past, and the Northampton resilience will surely net them a goal. We will expect MK to net seeing as they have scored five and conceded two thus far.)

Portsmouth/Bournemouth (A south coast derby LIVE on Sky may spur the teams to play at their very best. Bournemouth have seen goals scored and shipped in every league game thus far. Portsmouth bar their last game have a similar record. The affect of a LIVE TV match will surely see goals traded.)

Southend/AFC Wimbledon (Wimbledon have scored six and conceded 13 thus far, with Southend netting four and conceding six. Sitting next to each other in the league and AFC Wimbledon’s ability to score even when they are being thrashed will surely see goals traded here.)

The treble pays 5.39 at Bet365