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League Two title odds: In-form Vale have momentum

| 09.10.2021

League Two title odds and contenders

Forest Green continue to lead the way and are 11/4 favourites in the League Two title odds having won seven and drawn two of their 10 games.

Rovers maintained their four-point lead at the top of the table with a 2-0 victory at Carlisle which was their fifth successive clean sheet.

Just four points separate second place and 14th so let’s look at some of the contenders hoping to launch a title challenge this season.

Bradford

The Bantams ended a five-game winless run with a 2-0 victory over Rochdale on Saturday after which manager Derek Adams said: “It is my job to lead the club into the next division and I am going to do it my way and no one else’s way.”

Adams steered Morecambe to promotion to League One last season, but resigned soon after to take over at Valley Parade where some fans are unhappy with Andy Cook playing as a sole striker.

City are just four points behind second-placed Harrogate and are 9/1 in the League Two title odds.

Leyton Orient

The Os were in second place before the weekend but a dramatic 3-2 defeat at Port Vale saw them drop to fourth.

The east Londoners took a 2-1 lead with four minutes remaining but stoppage-time goals from Dennis Politic and Jamie Proctor sealed a 3-2 victory for Vale which ended the visitors’ five-match unbeaten run.

That was only their second defeat of the season, though, and like Bradford they are 9/1 to win the title.

Port Vale

The Valiants leapfrogged Leyton Orient into third place with a fourth successive victory and they are certainly picking up some momentum having failed to win any of their first four games.

Os manager Kenny Jackett said “Port Vale are a very good side” after the game, adding: “They had good players and brought on good players. They’re well balanced and will cause teams problems – especially here.”

Vale recently defeated Harrogate and are the only team to beat Forest Green so they look interesting contenders at 9/1 in the League Two title odds.

Salford

The Ammies were 6/1 favourites before a ball had been kicked but their League Two title odds have doubled to 12/1 after a disappointing start under manager Gary Bowyer, who has engineered just three wins in 10 games.

Saturday’s 2-0 victory at Colchester was their first away from home after which Bowyer said: “It was richly deserved. We were outstanding in the first half and hit the woodwork twice.”

City have come up against some excellent goalkeepers this season so with more clinical finishing they can get into the top half of the table – but results must start improving.

Best of the rest

Harrogate won 2-1 at Oldham to make it five wins from 10 games, only one of which they lost, yet despite being in second place they are priced at 14/1 to finish top of the table.

Exeter have also only lost just once this season, but six draws mean they are no higher than sixth.

The Grecians have reached the play-offs in each of the last two seasons, have the second meanest defence in League Two and are 20/1 to be crowned champions, the same price as Northampton, Swindon and Newport, whose manager Mike Flynn left after Saturday’s 3-0 victory over Scunthorpe.

View the latest League Two odds.

All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Warren Barner