League Two title odds: Forest Green 1/5 but in-form Tranmere closing in
League Two title odds and contenders
Forest Green remain red hot favourites to claim the League Two title as they close in on promotion to the third tier for the first time in the club’s history.
Rovers enjoy a seven-point lead over closest rivals Tranmere with a game in hand and with Sutton a further four points adrift, a continuation of their current form would make them difficult to catch.
Rob Edwards’ side are 1/5 in the League Two title odds, but let’s check out the other contenders in the race for top spot.
Rovers launched their campaign with four successive victories and have not really looked back since, having lost only two of their 25 league outings to date, the second of them at home to Swindon on October 9.
Strikers Jamille Matt and Matty Stevens have plundered 31 of their 51 goals between them and that firepower in combination with four clean sheets in five games since a remarkable 5-5 draw at Oldham is proving a heady mix.
Beaten play-off semi-finalists last season, the Birkenhead club mounted a concerted charge around the turn of the year and head into Saturday’s showdown with the leaders at Prenton Park having put together a 10-game unbeaten league run which has yielded 26 points from a possible 30.
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That form has catapulted them into the race for honours and the arrival of Burton striker Kane Hemmings ann Rangers counterpart Josh McPake could provide a further boost, although Forest’s Green’s commanding lead means Tranmere are 11/1 in the League Two title odds to finish on top of the pile.
National League champions Sutton had to wait until the fifth time of asking to collect their first Football League victory, but have fared rather better since.
Unbeaten since December 7, they are listed as 22/1 joint-third favourites, although they have 11 points to make up on the leaders.
With a game in hand on Sutton and just two points behind, the Cobblers are also priced at 22/1 in the League Two title odds, although their tally has proved difficult to add to in recent weeks.
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They are without a win in four, but have drawn their last two games, 1-1 with leaders Forest Green at Sixfields and 0-0 at promotion rivals Sutton.
With Cardiff striker Chanka Zimba having been added to the mix on loan, Northampton will be hoping for a significant upturn in fortunes.
Best of the rest
Sixth-placed Swindon lead the long-shots to claw their way to the pinnacle at 25/1, but have a 14-point gap to make up.
Perhaps significantly, they face Colchester, Crawley, Scunthorpe, Carlisle and Walsall, who all sit in the bottom half of the table, in five of their next seven games.
Behind the Robins, Exeter, in-form Mansfield and last season’s beaten play-off finalists Newport, who currently lie fifth, are all rated as 33/1 shots.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication