League Two is the third-lowest division of the English Football League, and it is sometimes referred to as the English Football League Two.
Its introduction was in the 2004–05 season, after it replaced the Football League Third Division in England. There are 24 clubs competing in League Two, and all clubs play each other twice during the season—once at home and once away.
As is the case with all football leagues in England, teams get three points for a win, one for a draw, and no points if they lose the match.
At the end of the season, the top three teams in League Two, along with the winner of the play-offs from teams between 4th and 7th place, secure promotion to League One. Teams finishing last in League One to replace the promoted teams.
The logic works the same with the bottom teams in the league. They are relegated to the National League and replaced with the best teams from there.
At the moment, Mansfield Town and Newport County are the longest-serving teams in League Two. They were promoted in the 2012–13 season.
League Two Odds
League Two is among the most competitive English football divisions, so it may be difficult to predict how the games and the final table will pan out. However, this means that you can look forward to some fantastic betting opportunities and competitive League Two odds.
Bookmakers use odds in League Two matches to give you an idea of who is the favourite to win the game. Of course, if you want to place a successful bet on League 2, you need to understand how the odds work.
In general, we can divide the League Two betting odds into two categories:
- Outrights – they usually refer to teams who win the league or get relegated
- Game odds – these are odds for individual matches and usually, you have hundreds of betting opportunities
It doesn’t matter whether you decide to bet on an outright winner or you choose any game, odds represent the likelihood of an event happening.
Keep in mind that different bookmakers may offer different odds for the same events, so you need to check which odds are the most competitive.
Popular League Two Markets
Now that you know how League Two odds work, we can look into some of the most popular betting markets for punters.
If you take a closer look at League Two betting sites, you will see that there are always more than 100 betting markets for you to utilise. You can start with the most straightforward ones, such as the winner of the match or over/under markets where you can predict the number of goals in the game.
Other popular betting markets for League Two involve the Asian Handicap. It is a very simple bet that sees one of the teams get a goal handicap. The team needs to win the game by a larger margin, so the odds will be much higher.
Overall, the League Two betting markets seem countless, and some of the other interesting ones include:
- Player bets – goals, yellow cards, red cards, etc.
- Correct score
- Double chance
- Teams to secure promotion to League One
- Teams to get relegated
Based on your preferences, you can choose whether to place any match bets, player bets, or future bets and try to predict the winner or the relegated teams in League Two.
England League Two Winner Odds
Speaking of the League Two winner odds, this season Leyton Orient seem to be a level above everyone else in the tournament.
They currently lead the way in League Two and look set to secure promotion to League One. As they already have a handsome lead in the first place, they are the bookies’ favourites to secure first place comfortably and head up to League One.
Leyton Orient has been in League Two since 2019 when they secured promotion from the National League, but now it seems like they are already ready for bigger challenges.
So, with Leyton favourites to secure promotion, let’s see how they cope with other teams in terms of championships won in history. Keep in mind that here we show teams who won League Two in the current format, so from 2004–05 onward.
|Team||Number of League Two Wins|
|Milton Keynes Dons||1|
|Forest Green Rovers||1|
England League Two Relegation Odds
At the moment, it is very tight in the relegation battle in League Two, with Rochdale currently occupying the last place on the table. The 23rd and 24th-placed teams in League Two go down to the National League.
However, keep in mind that the situation at the bottom of the table can change in a heartbeat, so you can never be sure which team will get relegated.
So, if you plan to place a future bet on who gets relegated from League Two, keep in mind that the League Two relegation odds will change all the time.
Last season, Oldham and Scunthorpe were the two teams who got relegated to the National League, with Stockport and Grimsby Town going up in their place.
England League Two Promotion Odds
Similarly to the relegation battle, the situation at the top of the League Two table can change all the time.
Therefore, the League Two promotion odds will also fluctuate, depending on results and teams’ forms. As mentioned above, Leyton Orient looks set to win League Two quite comfortably, but the situation is far from finished for the rest of the promotion places.
The second and third-place teams will join the League Two winner in the League One promotion. Teams from 4th through 7th place go head-to-head to compete in playoff games to determine the final team to be promoted.
Last season, Forest Green, Exeter, Bristol Rovers, and play-off winner Port Vale headed up to League One.
England League Two Top Scorer Odds
Finally, we have the top scorer charts for League Two. You can place your bets on whoever you think will win the Golden Boot at the end of the season at any time.
Once again, it is important to note that League Two top scorer odds will change as the season progresses. At the moment, Andy Cook, Kristian Dennis and Sam Hoskins lead the way in the goalscoring charts in League Two.
FAQ League Two
Who are the favourites to win League Two?
At the moment, Leyton Orient looks set to win League Two and secure automatic promotion to League One. Their league form this season has been stunning, and teams like Carlisle and Stevenage have struggled to keep up the pace.
Who has won League Two the most?
Ever since the introduction of League Two in today’s format in 2004/2005, Chesterfield and Swindon Town have led the way in terms of League Two triumphs. Both teams finished first on 2 occasions, with other teams in the list only having one title to their names.