League II Odds Promotion
English League 2 promotion 2020
Who will be promoted from the EFL League Two?
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2019/20 EFL League Two season was brought to an end with Swindon Town being named champions along with Crewe Alexandra and Plymouth Argyle both promoted to League One. These were decided due to a “points per game” system which decided the final league standings.
Positions 4 to 7 will qualify for the 2020 EFL League Two playoffs which will be held behind closed doors. The first legs are Colchester United vs Exeter City and Northampton Town vs Cheltenham Town on the 18th of June and the second leg of each fixture will be held on the 22nd of June. The playoff final will be held on the 29th of June in Wembley Stadium behind closed doors.
Cheltenham Town finished in fourth place on 64 points with an average of 1.78 points per game after winning 17 games from 36. Manager Michael Duff will hope that the pressure of being the highest placed side in the playoffs won’t take a toll on the side, however, they’re only second favourites to be promoted behind Exeter City.
Fifth placed Exeter City finished on more points than Cheltenham Town with 65 points, however, due to having an average of 1.76 points per game they finished in 5th place. Exeter City are the bookies’ favourite to be promoted with manager Matt Taylor and club captain Jake Taylor will hope to inspire the side to promotion.
Colchester United finished the league in sixth place on 58 points and an average of 1.57 points per game. Head coach John McGreal will believe the side have a great chance to gain promotion to the League One and will hope the side can push on until the end of the season.
Northampton Town finished on 58 points and also had an average of 1.57 points per game, however, since they had a worse goal difference than Colchester United they finished in seventh place. Northampton Town are given the lowest odds by the bookies to gain promotion, however, being underdogs could be beneficial to manager Keith Curle.