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League Two Odds

League Two Odds

The fourth tier of English football may not be as rich or glamorous as the three leagues above it, but there is still plenty of excitement and brilliant betting to be found.

With half of the league scrambling to avoid relegation and the other half battling for promotion, the League Two odds are always well worth checking out.

The League Two odds for promotion are always extremely enticing

Unlike the other divisions in the Football League, League Two has three automatic promotion places up for grabs and one place available through the play-offs.

Because of this, even the teams who are mid-table with a few weeks of the season to go can still realistically make the play-offs by finishing in seventh place.

Since the fourth tier was rebranded as League Two at the start of the 2004/05 season two teams have finished seventh and then gone on to gain promotion through the play-offs.

Dagenham and Redbridge and Crewe were the teams, and the Railwaymen achieved this fantastic feat just last season by going on a run that saw them unbeaten in the league from February.

This element of unpredictability makes for some absolutely brilliant League Two odds.

It’s not so good for the teams who finish fourth though…

The teams who finish fourth in the league not only have to get over the fact they have just missed out on automatic promotion, but they then have to steel themselves for a gruelling play-off campaign.

Since 2005, only two teams have managed to get over that disappointment and gain promotion through the play-offs.

Southend United did it in 2005, while Stockport County also achieved it in 2008.

You can’t count on the teams who finish fourth to deliver in the play-offs which is why it may be worth backing against them in the League Two odds.

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