How to Bet on League Two Promotion

Rather than aim to bet on the team who will win League Two, you can alternatively back a side to land promotion. This gives you two bites of the cherry considering that you either cheer on a team to secure a spot between first and third. Alternatively, they might go up through the play-offs.

We always recommend you compare the League Two football odds when it comes to betting on promotion. You might find that there’s a real difference between the prices and this is sometimes a division where the bookies take their eyes off the ball.

Which Teams Are Challenging for 2021-22 Promotion?

Forest Green Rovers are the long time front-runners in League Two and the market continues to suggest that they will get over the line this time around. However, there is always lots of football to be played and there are several teams who had a large backlog of games due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As we enter the start of 2022, every other team is trading at odds-against to get League Two promotion, with Northampton Town regarded as the second most likely team to go up. The Cobblers were relegated last term although they’ve had a strong defensive record during the first half of the 2021-22 season.

After that, the bookmakers have a number of teams who are trading between 2/1 and 3/1 for promotion. Port Vale, Swindon Town and Exeter City are among those sides and it will be interesting to see whether a promotion challenge materialises. However, Tranmere Rovers, Sutton United and Newport County are other teams who could have a say in the matter.

Which Teams Have Been Promoted From League Two?

At the end of the 2020-21 League Two season, it was Cheltenham Town, Cambridge United and Bolton Wanderers that were automatically promoted. Morecambe were able to navigate their way through the play-offs, with the Shrimps becoming the fourth side to go up.

The season before, we saw clubs get promotion on a PPG basis due to the season ending prematurely. Swindon Town were granted the title by default, with Crewe Alexandra, Plymouth Argyle and Northampton Town the other clubs who were given the nod due to the average number of points per game.

At the end of the 2018-19 season, Lincoln City were able to land promotion, with Bury finishing second in the table. However, the Shakers were soon liquidated which put paid to their celebrations. MK Dons were the other side that landed automatic promotion that season, with Tranmere Rovers coming up through the play-offs.


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