relegation odds League 2
odds for relegation from League 2 2021
Potential relegation candidates in the EFL Two 2020/21
The 2019/20 season saw only one team relegated from League Two. Stevenage were the unfortunate team that finished the league bottom of the table, and were sent to the National League. Macclesfield miraculously survived by the skin of their teeth due to Bury folding as a club.
The upcoming season has some of the same candidates that usually hang around near the relegation zone, and a surprise or two that could potentially be in trouble.
How this team is still surviving is this league is beyond me. The amount of problems the club have had, and yet they still find a way to stay in the league. Surely their luck is running out. With the club failing to pay wages and failing to show up for fixtures, they were deducted points, but still managed to avoid relegation in the 2019/20 season. A number of players have left the team, along with the chairman, and with multiple managers that seem to come and go like revolving doors, the club will definitely be down fighting at the bottom of the league again in the upcoming season.
As I write this, there is just over a month to go until the season begins on the 12th September. However, recently relegated Southend are still without a manager. They themselves, like Macclesfield have found times tough recently with financial troubles. I’m sure Coronavirus didn’t help in solving any problems. Southend were the whipping boys of the English League One last season, conceding a massive 85 goals, and winning only 4 out of 36 games. They will struggle in this league, and could be in danger of back to back relegations.
I feel Harry Kewell could struggle as Oldham manager. The league is tough, and he hasn’t had the best track record as manager. I believe he could be a candidate for the first to be sacked, and with a lot of players heading out the door, they will need quick recruitment and a team that gels together quickly, should they want to avoid relegation. The team struggled last season, and there’s no suggestion to say anything has improved. Kewell is a big name, but that was a player. Expect Oldham to be down near the bottom come end of the season, probably with a different manager.
Colchester had a very successful 2019/20 season reaching the play-offs. While it looks unlikely they will be anywhere near the foot of the league if you check the previous season’s league table, they could be in for a different sort of season. John McGreal has now left as manager, leaving unproven assistant Steve Ball in charge for the upcoming season. They’ve also lost first team players that brought a lot of experience and success to the club, including club captain Luke Prossner, Frank Nouble, Brandon Comley and Ryan Jackson. They could be in for a rebuilding season, and one that might see them struggle should they not be able to replace the quality they’ve lost.