League II Odds Promotion
English League 2 promotion 2021
Potential promotion candidates of the EFL Two 2020/21
The 2019/20 season saw Crewe and Plymouth automatically promoted, with outsiders Northampton also heading up via the play-offs. The upcoming season could feature a couple of surprise candidates to be promoted, and a couple of the usual teams that should be in and around the play-offs or automatic places.
Bar the top 6 teams, Port Vale were the only other side to lose single digit games in the 2019/20 season. They are a good side that had too many draws. With no player scoring double digits, they will need to add to their ranks if they are to push on for a play-off spot, having narrowly missed out this season. The potential the club have, should see them in and around the play-offs come the end of the season. If they are able to keep the same core throughout their team, they have no reason not to make the play-offs.
Forest Green Rovers
Finishing 10th in the league, they’re a young talented side. They’ve added to their team already, with an exciting player in Nicky Cadden from Greenock Morton up north, and a solid defender in Jordan Moore-Taylor who featured in League One the previous season. They’re a team that should now be pushing onwards for a play-off spot again. They lost in the play-offs in the 2018/19 season, finishing 5th overall in the league, and should see themselves looking for promotion this term..
Recently relegated Bolton, have had a bad time of it recently. They are a side with a lot of history, and that has attracted last season’s English Football League Two’s top goalscorer Eoin Doyle to join the ranks on a free transfer, turning down League One sides in favour of The Trotters. The club are hopefully at the end of a hard spell, and can now look upwards and think about getting themselves back to where this club belongs. Manager Ian Evatt was recently appointed, after having helped Barrow gain promotion from the National League, and he, along with Doyle hopefully bring a winning mentality to a talented but unfortunate team. Only bright days are ahead for Bolton.
John Yems took over Crawley at the start of December 2019, only losing 3 games from 18. With time to bring his own philosophy and players in, he can hopefully help build on the goals the team has provided. Striker Ollie Palmer, and midfielder Bez Lubala both hit double digits in the league, and they should look to kick on in the upcoming season. With a young team that is ruthless at times, they should be challenging for a play-off spot.
The Welsh side were seen as contenders to be promoted in 2019/20, but failed to impress. They haven’t changed managers, and their team looks to have very little movement in terms of ins and outs, but they do have quality amongst them. A team that struggled to score throughout the season, but were solid at the back could now push on and add to their squad with a goalscorer and it could see them jump up the table for a place in the play-offs, where they should be.