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League Two promotion odds: Red-hot Stags 5/2 to go up

| 25.01.2022

League Two promotion odds and preview

Forest Green look racing certainties to be playing their football in League One next season as they lead the rest of the field towards the home straight.

Enjoying a seven-point advantage over their nearest rivals and with a game in hand, Rovers are 1/40 to go up.

However, the battle behind them is far tighter with Tranmere at evens and 2/1 chance Sutton currently occupying the two remaining automatic promotion berths, but with the pack hot on their heels, let’s take a look at the contenders in the League Two promotion odds.

Swindon

Swindon head into Saturday’s trip to struggling Colchester sitting in sixth place, but only three points adrift of Sutton in third and boasting a game in hand on three of the top five.

That fixture is the first of five against sides in the bottom half in their next seven which represents an opportunity to firmly establish themselves in the mix. The Robins are priced at 7/4 as a result.

Exeter

The Grecians suffered a significant blip around the turn of the year when they went more than a month without a win and collected just two points from five games.

However, back-to-back victories over lowly Scunthorpe and Walsall, which saw January loan signing Offrande Zanzala open his account, steadied the shop to leave them priced at 2/1 despite the fact they currently occupy eighth place.

Northampton

The fourth-placed Cobblers join Sutton on Exeter at 2/1 after taking just two points from their last four games, although they came from creditable draws with leaders Forest Green and Sutton.

However, they twice put together four-game winning runs during the first half of the season and a repetition of that kind of form as the season approaches its climax could carry them to where they want to be.

Newport

Newport made it to the play-off final last season and are firmly entrenched in the chasing pack at 9/4.

However, they travel to Forest Green and Northampton in consecutive fixtures early in February and that double-header could have a major say in their fate ahead of a run of five successive home games against Oldham, Mansfield, Tranmere, Forest Green and Bristol Rovers.

Mansfield

The Stags have roared into seventh place on the back of a seven-match winning run and would go level on points with Sutton in third if they won their game in hand.

The 5/2 shots host Leyton Orient on Saturday, but entertain the current leaders on the final day of the season, by which point both teams will hope to have achieved their respective goals for the campaign.

Best of the rest

Port Vale sit in ninth place and five points shy of the top seven ahead of the latest round of fixtures, but with games in hand on all the teams above them, are also priced at 11/4 despite taking just one point from the last 12 available.

Leyton Orient, who have suffered a similar blip, losing two and drawing one of their last three league outings, are listed at 4/1 while Bradford, who have lost just one of their last six, are 5/1.

Salford at 7/1 and Harrogate, who ended a run of four back-to-back league defeats with victory over Oldham at the weekend, at 8/1 head the remainder of contenders as the odds begin the lengthen rapidly.

View the latest League Two odds.

All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Warren Barner