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League Two Winner Odds 21/22: Playoff betting odds for League One promotion

By Ben Green

League Two Winner Odds 21/22: Playoff betting odds for League One promotion

Published: 23:08, 19 May 2022

The English Football League Two (EFL League Two), is the third-highest division of the English Football League, making the league the fourth overall in English Football.

The season has drawn to a close and Forest Green Rovers have been crowned League Two champions for the 2021/22 season. They will be joined by Exeter City and Bristol Rovers in League One, following a sensational season for clubs from the South West of England. 

The final promotion place is still up for grabs, however, and we know the two teams that will be contesting the League Two playoff final.

Northampton Town, Mansfield Town, Port Vale and Swindon Town were the four teams entering the playoffs, with the former only dropping out of the automatic promotion spots on the final day.

And their heartache continued as they lost both legs of their semi-final against seventh-placed Mansfield Town to exit with a 3-1 aggregate defeat. The result continued Nigel Clough’s excellent turnaround at Mansfield, who were in the relegation zone in October.

Mansfield will face Port Vale in the final, after the Midlands club came from behind to beat Swindon on penalties. Darrell Clarke’s side trailed 2-1 going into the second leg but a 1-0 win in the second leg at home took the tie all the way to penalties, with Vale eventually advancing.

The Latest League Two promotion odds* for 2021/22


Team Bet365 Sky Bet Paddy Power Betfair
Port Vale 4/5 4/5 4/5
Mansfield Town 10/11 10/11 10/11
*You have to be 18+ to gamble. All odds within this article are accurate at the time of writing (23:00, 18/05/2022). BeGambleAware.

Who are the favourites to win the playoffs this season?

Port Vale

Port Vale were able to confirm their place in the playoffs following a 1-0 win over Exeter City. It was also a win that denied the Grecians the League Two title. Vale had lost three games prior to that win but it proved to be the catalyst they needed for success in the play-offs.

The question is, can they go all the way and return to League One after five seasons away?

Mansfield Town

Mansfield Town grabbed the last playoff on the final day of the season, their 2-2 draw with Forest Green Rovers enough to see them finish in seventh place. They finished one point above Sutton United and two above Tranmere Rovers but will be keen to make their inclusion count and gain promotion – now just one win away.

Either way this year has been a tremendous improvement though after the club finished in 16th place in League Two next season.

When are the playoffs matches?

Saturday May 14, 2022
Mansfield Town 2-1 Northampton Town

Sunday May 15, 2022
Swindon Town 2-1 Port Vale

Wednesday May 18, 2022
Northampton Town 0-1 Mansfield Town (Mansfield win 3-1 on aggregate)

Thursday May 19, 2022
Port Vale 1-0 Swindon Town (Port Vale win 6-5 on penalties)

Saturday May 28, 2022
Play off Final: Mansfield Town vs Port Vale (16:30 UK time)




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