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League Two Promotion Odds

 

Update: 26.03.21

 

Cheltenham Town are hanging onto pole position in the League Two table as the season fast approaches the business end, however the Robins sit just a single point above Cambridge United as things stand and just three above third-placed Forest Green Rovers. As such, while Town are looking good for promotion to League One, the battle rages on for the trophy.

The bookies are hugely confident that the Gloucestershire side will make the leap up to the third tier at the end of the campaign with most firms going odds-on at just 1/10, however the Robins are odds-against to finish top of the pile at as much as 7/5. Cheltenham have generally been enjoying some excellent results in recent weeks although they have taken their eye off the ball at times with defeats to Mansfield Town (3-1) and Barrow (0-2) in their last four outings. Indeed such is the competitiveness of this division that nothing should be taken for granted and should Town suffer another couple of defeats in the coming weeks, they could find themselves out of the top three entirely.

Cambridge United are still hanging on in second position in the League Two table although they have played at least one game more than all the other sides in the top half of the table. The bookies go 10/11 that United find themselves in League One next term while 8/1 says they’ll go up as champions.

Bolton Wanderers are the side deemed most likely to rise back up to the third tier (after Cheltenham Town) with the bookies going a general 4/6 that their stay in the bottom tier of the Football League is a brief one. Forest Green Rovers are third in the market at 8/11 for promotion while Tranmere Rovers complete the top five in the market at odds of 5/6.

 

League Two Promotion Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

1/10 –  Cheltenham Town

4/6  –  Bolton Wanderers

8/11 –  Forest Green Rovers

10/11 – Cambridge United

5/6  –  Tranmere Rovers

 

 

Update: 11.03.21

Cheltenham Town still reign supreme at the summit of the League Two table despite the Robins having  lost 3-1 at Mansfield Town last time out. The Gloucestershire outfit have generally impressed this season and there’s little indication that this defeat was the start of a downturn in fortunes, however manager Michael Duff will be eager to steer his side back to winning ways as soon as possible.

The Robins’ lead at the top of the division is now down to just a single point but they do enjoy two games-in-hand over second-placed Cambridge United. The bookies remain optimistic that Cheltenham will win promotion to League One at the end of the campaign with some firms going as low as 1/6 that this proves to be the case.

Cheltenham’s main rivals are perceived to be Forest Green Rovers who sit third in the League Two able. Rovers also sit just a single point behind the Robins in the division but they have played the same number of games and are priced at 8/13 to lift themselves into the third tier next term.

Tranmere Rovers have been enjoying an excellent season and they sit fourth in the League Two table as things stand, the Prenton Park outfit a general price of 5/4 for promotion, the same odds as eighth-placed Exeter City who enjoy games-in-hand over all the sides above them in the division.

 

League Two Promotion Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

1/6  –  Cheltenham Town

8/13 –  Forest Green Rovers

5/4  –  Tranmere Rovers

5/4  –  Exeter City

13/8 –  Bolton Wanderers

9/4  –  Newport County

9/4  –  Cambridge United

9/4  –  Salford City

11/4 –  Morecambe

4/1  –  Carlisle United

 

Update: 03.03.21

Things remain tight at the top end of the League Two table with just two points separating the top four sides in the division. Cheltenham Town’s excellent recent run has been enough to lift them into pole position in the league table and they are now massive odds-on favourites to win promotion to League One at 1/5 with many bookmakers.

The Robins made it three wins in succession when they edged past Southend United to the tune of 1-0 on Tuesday evening and they now sit a single point ahead of second-placed Cambridge United having played two games less.

Forest Green Rovers are next in the betting at odds of 4/5, the Gloucestershire side having enjoyed an excellent season so far, while Tranmere Rovers are the only other side at odds-on for promotion, the Prenton Park outfit a 10/11 shot to lift themselves up to the third tier at the end of the campaign.

For much of the season, Carlisle United were one of the favourites to haul themselves into League One at the end of 2020/21, however following an excellent run, the Cumbrians have inexorably hit a dreadful patch. Chris Beech’s men have sunk down to twelfth position in the division on the back of a truly abysmal run which has seen them collect just a single point from their last six outings.

From being odds-on favourites for promotion just a couple of weeks ago, the Cumbrians are now out at 13/8 to be plying their trade in League One next season and while they do still have at least two games-in-hand over all the sides above them in the league table, recent results don’t bode well as we head rapidly towards the business end of the campaign.

 

League Two Promotion Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

1/5  –  Cheltenham Town

4/5  –  Forest Green Rovers

10/11 – Tranmere Rovers

13/8 –  Carlisle United

5/4  –  Salford City

2/1  –  Cambridge United

2/1  –  Bolton Wanderers

9/4  –  Exeter City

 

Update: 24.02.21

 

 

Carlisle United suffered yet another setback in their League Two promotion bid last night when they succumbed to a 2-3 defeat to Tranmere Rovers at Brunton Park. Chris Beech’s men do have at least two games-in-hand over all of the sides above them in the League Two table, however they have collected just a single point from their last four outings and have slipped down to tenth position in the division. Indeed while the Cumbrians were 3/1 second-favourites to clinch the title just a few days ago, they are now out at 5/1 to finish at the top of the pile and Beech will be desperate to turn things around following this dramatic drop in form.

Forest Green Rovers are now favourites to win the League Two title, the Gloucestershire side currently sitting just a single point behind leaders Cambridge United with three games-in-hand. Rovers are a general 2/1 punt to finish the season at the summit of the division and they have been enjoying some excellent form in recent weeks with their last five outings returning four wins and a draw.

Cheltenham Town make up the top-three in the League Two table with just a single point separating them from Forest Green. The Robins have played one game more than Rovers but two less than Cambridge United and they are priced at 5/2 to win the title.

Exeter City complete the top four in the ‘League Two Winner’ betting market, the Grecians currently residing in sixth position in the table and a general 10/1 punt to finish in pole position at the end of the campaign.

 

League Two Winner Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

2/1  –  Forest Green Rovers

5/2  –  Cheltenham Town

5/1  –  Carlisle United

10/1-  Exeter City

12/1 –  Salford City

14/1 –  Tranmere Rovers

14/1 –  Cambridge United

25/1 –  Morecambe

 

Update: 18.02.21

While Carlisle United have at least three games-in-hand over all the sides above them in the League Two table, Chris Beech’s men have had their League Two title ambitions dented in recent weeks. The Cumbrians were beaten 2-1 at home to Forest Green Rovers earlier this month and this was followed by a 1-0 defeat away to Harrogate Town on Tuesday evening. Carlisle have only been in action four times since the turn of the year and this inactivity – coupled with their two recent defeats – has been enough to send them spiralling down to ninth position in the league table.

The bookies remain confident that Carlisle can return to winning ways and haul themselves back into title contention, most firms going around 11/4 that the trophy ends up at Brunton Park at the close of play. Nevertheless, Beech’s men have a lot of ground to make up following their enforced inactivity and given recent results, it remains to be seen whether they can rediscover the art of winning.

Third-placed Cheltenham Town are perceived as Carlisle’s biggest rivals in the race for the League Two title, most firms going 3/1 that they finish top of the pile but some going as low as 7/4. Forest Green Rovers have been enjoying some excellent results of late and having hauled themselves into the top-two in the League Two table, the Gloucestershire outfit are a general 4/1 punt to finish top of the pile.

Cambridge United remain in pole position in the division, however the bookies clearly don’t believe that they remain there until the end of the campaign, most firms going 16/1 that they lift the trophy.

 

League Two Winner Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

7/4  –  Cheltenham Town

3/1  –  Carlisle United

4/1  –  Forest Green Rovers

7/1  –  Salford City

12/1 –  Exeter City

16/1 –  Cambridge United

20/1 –  Newport County

 

League Two Promotion Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

1/4  –  Cheltenham Town

4/9  –  Carlisle United

8/13 –  Forest Green Rovers

5/6  –  Salford City

6/4  –  Exeter City

5/2  –  Cambridge United

5/2  –  Newport County

10/3 –  Tranmere Rovers

 

Update: 10.02.21

The bookies remain confident that Carlisle United will win promotion to League One at the end of the season despite Chris Beech’s men dropping down to eighth in the League Two table. The Cumbrians have only managed to play two games since 2nd January, this being due to a combination of frozen pitches, waterlogged pitches, floodlight failure and of course Covid-19, the latter hitting the Carlisle squad particularly hard.

As things stand, the Cumbrians sit six points adrift of table-topping Cambridge United in the League Two table, however Beech’s side enjoy five games-in-hand over the division leaders and at least three games-in-hand over all other sides above them in the table. This is a lot of ground to make up and it suggests a very hectic run-in towards the business end of the campaign. Nevertheless the bookies are of the opinion that Carlisle can haul themselves back up the table and while they lost 2-1 at home to promotion rivals Forest Green Rovers in their last outing, most firms go a general 1/3 that the Cumbrians find themselves in the third tier next season.

Forest Green Rovers and Cheltenham Town are joint second-favourites in the promotion market at 8/11 apiece while Newport County and Exeter City are also neck and neck at 11/8 apiece. Salford City are a 6/4 punt to make the jump while current leaders Cambridge United are 7/4 for promotion to League One.

 

League Two Promotion Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

1/3  –  Carlisle United

8/11 –  Forest Green Rovers

8/11 –  Cheltenham Town

11/8 –  Newport County

11/8 –  Exeter City

6/4  –  Salford City

7/4  –  Cambridge United

3/1  –  Tranmere Rovers

 

Update: 29.01.21

Carlisle United find themselves sliding down the League Two table due to their recent inactivity. The Cumbrians have not only been forced to deal with the continued pandemic disruption, they have also been victims of floodlight failure and a waterlogged pitch on their travels, therefore manager Chris Beech will be looking to get his side back into action as soon as possible. Saturday afternoon sees the visit of Exeter City to Brunton Park and if the Cumbrians secure all three points against the Grecians, they could haul themselves back up to the summit of the division

As things stand, Carlisle sit three points behind table-topping Cambridge United with Beech’s men having four games-in-hand at their disposal. The bookmakers remain confident that the Cumbrians will go all the way this season with some firms going as low as 6/4 that they finish in pole position and odds-on at 2/5 that they win promotion to League One, whether they achieve this via automatic promotion or via the play-offs.

Newport County also have games-in-hand at their disposal and while they sit in fifth position in the division as things stand, the South Wales outfit are joint-second in the ‘League One Promotion’ betting market at odds of 5/6, the same price as current second-placed side Forest Green Rovers. The only other side priced at odds-on for promotion are Cheltenham Town at 10/11 while Salford City and Exeter City are 13/8 apiece to haul themselves into League One at the end of the campaign.

 

League Two Promotion Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

2/5 –  Carlisle United

5/6  –  Newport County

5/6  –  Forest Green Rovers

11/10 – Cheltenham Town

13/8 –  Exeter City

13/8 –  Salford City

 

Update: 26.01.21

Carlisle United haven’t kicked a ball in anger since January 2nd and on the back of this they have slipped out of the top-three in the League One table. The Cumbrians remain favourites for both promotion and the League Two title but they have a lot of ground to make up in the weeks ahead.

Chris Beech’s men now sit fourth in the division with three points separating them from top spot, however the Cumbrians have four games-in-hand over table-topping Cambridge United and this will become five games given that tonight’s trip to Newport County has been called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

Carlisle have certainly been the victim of some bad luck along the way, games being called off due to floodlight failure, the aforementioned waterlogged pitch and of course Covid-19. They have played less games than every other side in League Two and all of this at no fault to themselves, therefore Beech will be desperate for his side to return to action as soon as possible.

The bookies remain confident that the Cumbrians can return to the top of the division once they have played at least some of their games in hand, most firms going 2/5 that they win promotion to League One at the end of the campaign and 7/4 that they make the jump as League Two champions. Nevertheless, Carlisle have a lot of ground to make up and they have a very hectic schedule in the pipeline should they fail to return to action any time soon.

 

League Two Promotion Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

2/5 –  Carlisle United

5/6  –  Newport County

5/6  –  Forest Green Rovers

11/10 – Cheltenham Town

11/8 –  Exeter City

13/8 –  Salford City

 

Update: 22.01.21

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to play havoc with fixtures in the lower divisions of the Football League and having had their last two games cancelled, Carlisle United have droped from top spot in League Two. The Cumbrians now sit third in the division behind Newport County and current leaders Cambridge United, however just two points separate Chris Beech’s men from the top of the table and they enjoy three games-in-hand over Cambridge and one game-in-hand over Newport.

As such, the bookmakers still have Carlisle priced as favourites for both promotion to League One and the League Two title at the end of the season, most firms going 2/5 that they make the jump and 7/4 that they lift the trophy.

The Cumbrians were due to face Forest Green Rovers at Brunton Park on Saturday afternoon but once again this match has fallen foul of Covid-19 and has had to be postponed. This will be a massive disappointment for the fans and it is a further blow to the club’s aspirations following what was a very promising first-half of the season.

It remains to be seen whether Carlisle will manage to continue the momentum when they finally return to action – whenever that will be – however the likelihood is that they will in the meantime continue to slide down the League Two table due to their enforced inactivity.

 

13.01.21

  • Carlisle sit one point clear at the top of the table
  • The Cumbrians have lost just one of their last seven league outings
  • Chris Beech’s men are odds-on favourites to win promotion

 

Carlisle United were denied a chance to send themselves four points clear at the top of the League Two table when their Monday-evening meeting with Harrogate Town had to be postponed due to floodlight failure. This was a huge disappointment for the Cumbrians who would doubtless have been keen to maintain the momentum following their excellent league run. Chris Beech’s men have won five and lost just one of their last seven League Two outings and this has been enough to send them to the summit of the division as we fast approach the mid-way point of the campaign.

The bookies are confident that the Cumbrians will win promotion to League One at the end of the season with some firms going as low as 4/11 that they find themselves in the third-tier next term, while Beech’s side are also favourites to win the title at general odds of 11/4.

Second-placed Newport County currently sit just one point behind the Cumbrians in the League Two table, the South Wales outfit enjoying a game-in-hand over the league leaders. The bookies go 1/2 on County lifting themselves up to League One at the end of the campaign, ahead of Cheltenham Town who are 4/5 to make the jump.

 

League Two Promotion Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

4/11 –  Carlisle United

1/2  –  Newport County

4/5  –  Cheltenham Town

Evs  –  Forest Green Rovers

5/4  –  Exeter City

6/4  –  Salford City

2/1  –  Cambridge United