Welcome to the official EFL League Two betting guide! Although League Two is the fourth tier of English professional football, it is still a hugely popular division that is afforded plenty of coverage in the United Kingdom and further afield.
This handy League Two betting guide highlights the leading contenders in this division for the 2019/20 season, along with handy tips to make sure that you stand the best possible chance of winning some money in this popular football betting market.
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Who are the League Two Teams to Bet On?
As with any football division, there are lots of ways in which to approach League Two football betting and we’ll begin with the ante-post markets. Shortly after the previous season has ended, top football bookmakers will provide the opportunity for customers to bet on the Outright Winner of League Two along with other outright markets such as To Be Promoted, Relegation and Top Scorer.
Therefore, in addition to identifying the teams that might do well in League Two, there could also be profit made from the clubs who are relegated come the end of the season, although it’s worth bearing in mind that just two clubs drop compared to four teams who go up.
Most punters wait for the season to start and bet on the outcome of League Two matches. The most popular betting market is the 1X2 which simply involves predicting either a home win, draw or away win when it comes to the match in question. Alternative markets include Correct Score, Total Goals, First Goalscorer and Both Teams to Score.
On paper, any of the twenty-four teams lining up at the start of a League Two campaign can win the division, although you can swiftly eliminate the clubs who simply don’t have the player budget to compete with some of their wealthier adversaries.
Nevertheless, there are usually up to a dozen teams who will consider themselves realistic promotion challengers and it’s not uncommon for a big priced team to be among the teams going for the League Two title with a few matches remaining.
It’s worth staying informed about League Two during the early part of the season and identifying which clubs are likely to be the strongest. Sometimes you will get a favourite who struggles badly such as Notts County during the 2018/19 season and the Magpies were eventually relegated.
If betting was as easy as simply backing the favourites to win every football match, then everyone would be doing it. However, it’s worth noting that the teams often trading at odds-on to win their respective League Two matches might represent poor value even if they are most likely to win the game in question.
Every team is playing in the fourth tier for a reason and, as a result, they will have shortcomings in their team. On a given day, the bottom team can beat the top team and it’s important to trust your judgement and not be put off by backing a team because you see that they’re available at a big price.
It’s also important to identify betting trends such as which teams are strongest at home and away. Whether a particular League Two side seems to be involved in low or high-scoring matches. Whether a player is enjoying a rich vein of form and scoring plenty of goals. The bookies might not be experts on this division compared to the Premier League so it pays to be clued up.
A lot of people like to wait for a football match to kick off before placing a bet and this applies to League Two. The games are regularly available on an In-Play basis, with the odds constantly changing according to what’s happening on the pitch and you might be able to steal an advantage over the bookmaker.
If you’re actually attending a League Two match and witnessing which team is proving superior, then you might be able to take advantage of being on the ground and betting accordingly on the match result. Similarly, you might feel as though there has been an over-reaction from an operator if a particular team scores and bet against the favourite.
|Season||Champions||Runner-Up||Third Place||Play-Off Winner|
|2018/19||Lincoln City||Bury||MK Dons||Tranmere Rovers|
|2017/18||Accrington||Luton Town||Wycombe||Coventry City|
|2015/16||Northampton||Oxford||Bristol Rovers||AFC Wimbledon|
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