League Two may not be the most glamorous league in the world – but that’s not to say it isn’t among the most exciting! With a mixture of ambitious, financially backed clubs looking to hit the big time, former Premier League giants that have fallen on hard times and traditional lower-league clubs desperate to avoid the drop into non-league, there is so much riding on the English fourth tier each and every season.
This year, it’s a former Premier League club expected to battle it out with a club that have spent the majority of their history in non-league for the title. Salford City, backed by former Manchester United superstars such as Gary Neville and David Beckham, will compete with another north-west club in the shape of Bolton Wanderers – if the bookies are to be believed.
Bolton’s decline has been due in no small part to financial hardships, which often shape the way this league looks come the end of each season and in the division this year, with the impact of last season’s lockdown and this season’s behind closed doors ruling, that is likely to be the case again with many clubs looking to cut their cloth accordingly.
There will be shocks, surprises, thrills and spills along the way and you can count on the Squawka Bet experts to put in the time it takes to research and analyse the League Two betting markets to bring you our best predictions and tips every single step of the way.
When do you release your League Two Predictions?
As with all of our tips, we do our utmost to get our predictions live and ready for you at least 48 hours before kick-off time. However, due to fixture congestion and the changing nature of the 2020/2021 season in particular, this is not always possible – but you will find tips here ahead of the games in the lead-up to kick-off.
We are blessed with an abundance of EFL expertise here at Squawka Bet so don’t be fooled into thinking we only know our stuff when it comes to the Premier League and Europe’s major leagues. We pride ourselves on our depth of knowledge of English football too, right down to League Two and even beyond that, plus our extensive access to the data helps us to select the best bets for each round of fixtures.
Today’s League Two betting tips
Some League Two games are taking place today and you’re looking for tips? Well we’ll have all of our pre-match League Two predictions right here on this page ahead of kick-off, so you can be sure to check here every time you’re looking for some relevant tips – all backed-up by our knowledge and the stats we have access to here at Squawka Bet.
We’re happy to bring you tips from every single match in the league and we’re happy to scour every bookmaker and every market to find the best possible value too, be that a simple match result bet or something more obscure – a first goalscorer or a corners and cards bet perhaps?
League Two Inplay betting tips
There are plenty of opportunities for League Two inplay betting nowadays. Whilst placing a mid-match bet used to be very difficult and in some cases limited only to certain matches, it now appears that the vast majority of games across the world are available to bet on as the action unfolds and the English fourth tier is in no way exempt from this, with live, in-play odds available on almost every single Football League match across a 46-game campaign.
Inplay betting has become so popular as it allows a punter to see how the game is progressing and developing and place their bets in relation to that, rather than predicting before kick-off what is going to happen. Some of the most popular In Play bets in League Two include Next Team To Score, Next Player To Score and the Full-Time Result – the latter being particularly useful if you envisage a big comeback after a team have made a slow start for example.
Full Time Results
This remains the most popular way to bet on any football match. All you’re doing with a Full Time Result bet is betting on which team will win the game – or whether it will end in a draw. This is sometimes known as a ‘Match Outcome’ bet or is referred to as the ‘Win-Draw-Win’ market, but the bet you’re placing remains the same.
Of course, you can now combine your Result bet with a different bet for every longer odds and sometimes better value, for example you can back a team to win and over 2.5 goals being scored in the match. You can also back the correct scoreline for some much longer odds.
Both Teams to Score
Much like Full Time Result bets, Both Team to Score bets have become very popular with multiple backers in recent years. The reason for this is that the bet can ride all the way until full-time – a couple of last minute goals are never out of reach.
For the best League Two BTTS bets, you need to check which teams are the highest-scoring and the highest-conceding in the division. Crawley Town for example, managed 51 goals in just 37 matches last term, but shipped 47, whilst Morecambe had the worst defensive record in the whole league with 60 goals conceded.
BTTS & Win
Of course, much like with the Match Result and Over 2.5 goals bets, you can also combine a both teams to score bet with a full-time result bet, which can offer excellent value for the punter if both teams involved in a match are high-scorers – but one is in better form or looks stronger on paper than the other. Odds on these bets tend to be quite long, so you may prefer to back them as singles or multiples with fewer selections.
BTTS in Both Halves
One to remember if both teams are really strong going forward but particularly leaky at the back. Both teams to score in both halves is pretty self-explanatory – you’re betting on both teams to find the net either side of the half-time whistle. This isn’t a bet you will find coming in on a regular basis, so save it for those games when you’re anticipating a real goal-glut.
Over 2.5 Goals
Unders and Overs lines are worth knowing about for a whole raft of markets, but the one that’s most often-used is the Under or Over 2.5 goals line. Again, it’s worth noting which high-scoring teams are facing off if you’re looking for an overs bet, whereas low-scoring sides such as Cheltenham Town (who conceded just 0.75 goals per game last term) are the ones worth backing on your Unders bets. Odds on these bets are usually relatively low, so it could be worth combining several for a League Two accumulator.
An easier bet to research, anytime goalscorer allows you to back a player to get themselves on the scoresheet at any point of the match. Of course, the top scorers are always worth checking in this league and Eoin Doyle led the way last term during his spell at Swindon Town, but he now finds himself plying his trade with Bolton Wanderers. Double check the recent form – a high-scoring early run can often give way to a goal drought later in the season.
It’s not necessarily true that the lower leagues are dirtier or more combative than the league’s above, although the stats do suggest that some teams are dirtier than others. You can back certain players to be carded, or you can back one team to pick up more booking points than their opponents, or even the total amount of cards shown in the game. Scunthorpe United racked up no fewer than 7 red cards last season, the highest in the league plus 67 yellow cards on top of the sending-offs.
Corner bets have become a key component of match betting in recent years too, with plenty of markets available in terms of which team will win the most corners and how many corners will be taken in the game. Early signs this season suggest that Exeter City will be a team to watch in this market as they’ve averaged 9 corners per game in their first three fixtures.
This Week’s League Two Predictions
After the latest in the way of League Two betting tips? We’ve got you covered right here at Squawka Bet. We pride ourselves on our knowledge of football not only at the highest level here in England, but across all of the European major leagues and across all three divisions of the EFL too.
With the statistics we have on hand, we study the form each and every week and look to have our League Two tips and predictions ready in advance of matchday, so every week you will find our best bets for the week’s fixtures in the English fourth tier right here with all the tools you need to place your bets.
You may think you will struggle to find League Two betting offers with it being the fourth tier of football in this country, but the bookmakers are always keen to offer their punters a little extra value and we make sure we bring you the best in the way of pre-match priceboosts and enhanced accumulators.
It’s rare you will find huge enhanced odds for new customers on League Two fixtures, so you’re better off making use of some free bets to get your account up and running and then you can check back for matchday price boosts and enhanced accas on a regular basis.
League Two Accumulator
What’s an accumulator we hear you ask? Well, it’s quite simple really. To place an accumulator, you have to combine bets from several different games for a longer-odds multiple selection bet. This can be on the same market – such as Win-Draw-Win, or you can combine bets from several different markets and competitions – and even different sports if you so wish.
The reason that accumulator bets are particularly popular among lower league supporters is that so many games take place at the same time, across not only League Two but also League One and the Championship. So you can place your bets and watch the results roll in at 3pm every Saturday afternoon. The stuff dreams are made of!
League Two Odds
Looking for the best possible value odds on your League Two bet today? Look no further than our Odds Comparison tool just below!
This tool allows you to find the best possible odds on whatever bet you’re looking for – not just in League Two, but in any available market across the world of football. You can filter the matches by day or by competition, meaning that you can find all the games taking place today – or you can find of the games taking place in League Two or any other league across the next few days.
Click the ‘1×2’ box to bring up other markets such as Over/Under 2.5 goals and Double Chance, select the market you’re looking for and the bet you’re interested in backing and then all of the available odds will be shown, meaning you can choose one of our tips below then use the odds comparison tool to find the best available odds. Remember, these odds also update in real time too, so whenever you’re placing your bet you’re getting the best odds available on the tool.
By clicking the odds you’re hoping to back, the tool will take you through to the bookmaker’s site or app, meaning that you can then log in and place your bet or, even better, if you don’t already have an account, you can sign-up and take advantage of any new customer offers that are available. Sign-up bonuses and the best available odds on our carefully curated expert tips – what could be easier than that?
Best Bookmakers for League Two
There really are pros and cons to every single bookmaker when it comes to placing your bets. Given that the English fourth tier isn’t the most popular league in the world, it may be worth checking what League Two markets are available with the bookmaker of choice but there are plenty of other things to consider too, such as their customer service, In Play odds and of course the value available with their prices.
You’ll find League Two odds and priceboosts with any bookmaker worth their salt these days, but we’ve settled on the following five as our particular favourites for betting on these games:
We aren’t just focused on English football of course. Although we do offer tips for every one of England’s four fully professional leagues, we also offer odds on the Champions League and Europa League as well as all major European leagues.
Looking for some League Two betting offers? Although not many bookmakers will offer new customers the chance to get the kind of enhanced odds you’d find on the Premier League every weekend, you will often find plenty of other ways to get extra value on your bets, including matchday price boosts and accumulator enhancements.
If it’s some League Two free bets you’re after, then it’s worth scouring the betting markets for the best available new customer offers around as many bookmakers will be keen to offer new punters the chance to get their betting underway with some free bets – but be sure to check the T&C’s before you start building that League Two accumulator!