From Aldershot to Wycombe Wanderers, the stakes in English League Two betting could not be higher, both for those who like a bet and the clubs desperate to be at the top of the standings come season’s end.
The fourth tier of England’s professional game is a hard, competitive league where results are hard-won and those seeking value from their English League 2 betting will know money talks. In fact, predictions that relegated clubs such as Wycombe and Southend will be in charge when the final tables are settled may yet prove unfounded.
Indeed, clubs who have come up from the Conference are already priced at attractive odds in pre-season English League Two betting.
Oxford United are one whose fall from grace was dramatic, but they and Stevenage will provide good value in English League Two betting.
English football League 2 offers any number of styles of play – from the passing game of Crewe Alexandra to the more physical approach of the likes of Bradford and Barnet.
But the 46-game season is always as much a test of strength as it skill and the likes of Rochdale last season proved they could upset the odds and decades of tradition by finishing in the promotion places in English football League two.
Stoke City have become the pride of the potteries in recent seasons after rising to the top flight of the English game, but their near neighbours Port Vale should be worth a look when the early odds come out for English League 2 betting.
The men from the Burslem Bernabeau may not have been able to produce the results their long-suffering supporters have craved in recent seasons, but predictions they could be on the rise again after years in the doldrums look a decent bet.
As one online bookmaker remarked: “UK internet customers looking for value would be well advised to stake one of the multitude of free bets on offer on the Valiants. They and near-neighbours Crewe do not belong in English League Division 2, both have been much higher in recent years and the early season predictor of end-of-season outcomes may be rewarded for betting on a north Staffordshire and south Cheshire double when the season is done and dusted.
“But it is the great geographical spread of clubs in English football league 2 which offers a great challenge. The betting may well be on those with the most money and the biggest squads, but you also have to factor in the amount of travelling English football league division 2 clubs have to endure during what is a marathon campaign.
“English League 2 betting needs be as much about the head as it is the heart. Clubs such as Chesterfield are moving into new stadiums and as the standards and the facilities improve in English league division two, so those who have relied on reputation will continue to be the focus of many bets, but perhaps undeservedly so.”
Gillingham were relegated to the fourth tier of the professional game at the end of last season, but look good value in English League 2 betting .
Again, their location works in their favour and punters should make use of any free bet on offer from their online bookmakers to make the men from Kent favourites for an immediate promotion from English football league division 2.