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League Two promotion odds: Robins rising to challenge

| 11.10.2021

League Two promotion odds and preview

Forest Green lost their second game of the season at the weekend but remain the 11/4 favourites in the League Two promotion odds.

Rovers were beaten 2-0 at home by promotion hopefuls Swindon which meant their lead at the top of the table was cut to just one point.

Fourteenth-placed Northampton are just two points adrift of the top seven so with plenty of teams in the running let’s check out some of the candidates to be playing in League One next season.

Harrogate

The Sulphites are the top scorers in the division with 23 goals after putting six past Scunthorpe at the weekend to narrow the gap on Forest Green and are now 15/8 second favourites in the League Two promotion odds.

The North Yorkshire side were 5-0 up at the break and after the game manager Simon Weaver said: “Everybody is really in this together and there’s a great vibe within the club.”

Luke Armstrong tops the League Two scoring charts with seven goals, but Jack Muldoon and Alex Pattison are not far behind with five, so this looks to be a squad that is going places.

Swindon

The Robins moved into the top three with their win at the New Lawn which was all the more remarkable because they had five players away on international duty.

New owner Clem Morfuni seems to have breathed new life into a club whose future seemed uncertain after their relegation from League One.

Manager Ben Garner described Saturday’s win as “outstanding” and his side are 3/1 in the League Two promotion odds to make an immediate return to the third tier.

Port Vale

The Valiants are 9/4 to go up despite squandering 2-0 and 3-2 leads in a stoppage-time 4-3 defeat at Sutton last weekend to slip out of the automatic promotion spots.

That loss ended a four-match winning run for Port Vale who have the squad to trouble most teams in League Two and in Jamie Proctor they have a striker who has already scored six goals having dropped down a division following his move from Wigan.

Salford

The club part owned by Manchester United’s class of 92 are still regarded as one of the favourites in the League Two promotion odds despite losing their fifth game of the season at the weekend which left them in the bottom eight.

Gary Bowyer’s side have lost four of their five away games so unless they start picking up points on the road another season in the fourth tier looks a formality, although they are 5/2 to be promoted.

Tranmere

Rovers have conceded just four goals in their first 11 games, but scored only eight and have yet to find the net away from home so it’s been a strange start to the campaign for a team that reached the play-offs last season.

Tranmere have kept seven clean sheets this season, the most of any club, so Micky Mellon has certainly made them tough to beat but defender Peter Clarke is their top scorer with three which is slightly concerning.

Their home form is excellent though and they drew 0-0 at Forest Green late last month so they should not be written off at 3/1.

Best of the rest

Kenny Jackett’s Leyton Orient team are winless in three but they have lost just one of their last seven and are well placed in sixth spot following a 1-1 draw at Barrow.

The east Londoners are 2/1 in the League Two promotion odds, but Bradford are even shorter at 15/8 despite winning just one of their last seven.

Exeter have lost just once this season but seven draws in 11 games mean they are just inside the top 10 on goal difference.

The Grecians need to start converting draws into wins otherwise their odds of 4/1 will start to lengthen

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Warren Barner