League II Odds Promotion
English League 2 promotion 2020
Which teams will be promoted from League 2 in the 2019-20 season?
As another season is fast approaching, we look at which teams are likely to be promoted from League 2 to League 1 in the 2019-20 season. Teams such as Plymouth Argyle, Bradford City, Walsall and Scunthorpe United who were all relegated from League 1 in the 2018-19 season will hope to push for promotion and bounce back up.
The favourites for promotion are Plymouth Argyle according to the bookies, after finishing 21st in League 1 last year, they’ll be hoping for a better season this time around. Currently, they have caretaker manager Kevin Nancekivell in charge but it is unclear as to if they’re looking for a new permanent manager.
Next up is Bradford City, after finishing last in League 1 in the 2018-19 season they’ve decided to stick with manager Gary Bowyer in the hope that he can turn things around alongside captain Josh Wright. If they can recruit well, then I wouldn’t bet against the 2013 Capital One Cup finalists regaining their League 1 status.
Another favourite from the bookies is Mansfield. The first team in this list who were in League 2 last year, finishing fourth and narrowly missing out on automatic promotion. Newport County then knocked them out in the Semi Final’s of the playoffs to round off an unlucky season for them. Manager John Dempster and Barbadian captain Krystian Pearce will hope they can go one better next season and reach League 1.
Another team from League 1 is Scunthorpe United, they’re also a favourite to gain promotion from League 2 under manager Paul Hurst and captain Rory McArdle. After a disappointing 23rd place finish in League 1 in the 2018-19 season, they’ll be hoping to bounce back up. Walsall are in the same boat after finishing 22nd in League 1 last year and have kept their faith in manager Darrell Clarke and captain Adam Chambers and are hoping to climb back to League 1.
Other favourites who will be challenging the four teams from League 1 will be Forest Green Rovers, Newport County and newly promoted Salford City with their class of ‘92 owners who have invested heavily in their club and will hope to see them climb the English football pyramid. With 4 teams to be promoted from League 2 in the 2019-20 season, I believe Bradford City, Plymouth Argyle, Newport County and Mansfield will have a League 1 status at the end of next season.