English League Two Betting: 2017-18 Season Outright Markets Odds

04/08/2017 00:00
English League Two

league two betting

the fourth tier of english football is rarely short on entertainment and having a few bets on the action will keep you even further on the edge of your seat. we have live odds comparisons from some top online bookies to ensure you get the absolute best value from your league two bets. here we will focus on the big outrights for the 2017-18 season and provide you with the best betting selections, and of course odds, for them all.

league two winner

some of you might be surprised to see mansfield appear as the first name on the odds comparison for the outright winner market, trading across the board at 5/1. the stags finished 12th in league two last season and the last time they reached the third tier of english football was in 1977, when they remained for only one season. they have signed wisely this summer, picking up goalkeeper bobby olejnik and three-time promotion winning centre-back david mirfin from scunthorpe. a total of 13 players have been brought in so far and while they may potentially turn mansfield into a very useful side, so many changes brings an element of risk with it.

instead, luton, whose best price is 13/2 with coral, are the ones to back to be league two winners. a very solid campaign last season saw them reach the play-off semi-finals and they could have gone further had it not been for a tragic injury time own-goal. manager nathan jones is learning all the time in what is his first full-time managerial job and last season’s heartbreak should only make them stronger. they’ve signed players where there were gaps and the likes of czech international goalkeeper marek stech add real quality. jones is happy with how is squad is looking and even without any more additions, luton look capable of becoming the league champions.

league two promotion

lincoln won over many neutrals with their incredible run in the fa cup last season. the imps were able to fight a war on two fronts as they held off strong opposition to clinch the only automatic promotion spot in the national league. when examining the odds comparison, the lincolnshire side are 11/4 with bet365 to secure back to back promotions and while they have a reasonable claim, you should be more persuaded by fellow promoted outfit forest green.

the millionaire-backed side and england’s greenest club, are available at a generous 11/2 with william hill to reach league one. with financial muscle behind them and the ability to attract talented players such as alex iacovitti, on loan from nottingham forest, promotion looks far from unattainable.

financial problems have blighted coventry for several years but this season they look set to put that to one side as they battle to return to league one. they could do with an extra striker after failing to secure the services of doncaster’s andy williams but teenager jordan ponticelli, who has impressed pre-season, will be able to provide cover. elsewhere across the pitch, mark robins’ men have strengthened well and they’ve had promising moments during their pre-season tests. although troubles off the pitch may persist, coventry are still worth backing for promotion at odds of 2/1 with william hill.

league two relegation

newport survived by the skin of their teeth last year, so naturally they are one of the main relegation candidates. when comparing the available odds, the bookies are consistent in pricing them at 11/5 to face the drop. their home form was their biggest undoing last season but perhaps the £750,000 pitch renovation could change their fortunes at rodney parade this year. the outlook looks far bleaker for yeovil who have seen two key players move to relegation rivals. matthew dolan has moved to newport while cheltenham have signed kevin dawson. the somerset side seems to be getting weaker by the season of late and they are trading at a generous 5/1 with bet365, as shown by our odds comparison, to go down.

league two top goalscorer

some of the biggest betting odds are found in the potentially lucrative top scorer market. luton striker danny hylton was the third top scorer in the league last season, averaging a goal every 158 minutes across 39 games. if he can feature in even more of the 46 matches this year, which looks likely given that he is not prone to injury, he could well have his most prolific season yet. his biggest price of 12/1 is with bet365 and at those betting odds, he’s one of the strongest selections. if matthew godden remains at stevenage this season though, which his manager says he will, then the 25-year-old will represent excellent value at 14/1 with william hill. his sensational form earlier in the calendar year reportedly caught the eye of some championship teams and the englishman is undoubtedly one of the most talented names in the division.


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