While it may not have the largest following, due to its competitiveness League Two is a hugely exciting league. The teams are often of a similar standard and predicting matches can be extremely difficult. However, this means that it presents some fantastic betting opportunities and here at mr.play Sports, we bring you hundreds of betting markets and truly competitive odds on every single match.
EFL League Two Odds Explained
If you want to place as many successful bets as possible then the first thing you need to do is understand the many different betting markets available and how the odds work. In general, odds can be divided into two large categories, Outrights, which refer to things such as which teams will win or lose the entire league, and Game Odds, which are markets on individual matches and provide hundreds of betting opportunities.
EFL League Two Betting Markets
If you look at a League Two game that you want to bet on, then you will see that there are nearly always over 100 different markets for you to take advantage of. It is best to start with the most straightforward of them, which is of course the 1X2 Full Time, a bet on a specific team to win or the match ending in a draw. You may also want to use the Goals Totals Over/Under market, a bet on there being more or less than a specific number of goals. Another popular market is the Asian Handicap, which involved picking a winner with each team assigned a goals handicap.
However, you do not have to use any of these. Within each match, our League Two betting markets are divided into easy to manage categories such as Halves, Goals, Corners, Players, Cards, Specials, and more. In each one, you will find many markets that allow you to bet on nearly every aspect of a game. Thanks to this, the betting possibilities are nearly endless so by taking time to explore the markets, you can greatly increase your potential winnings.
EFL Outright Markets
The Outright betting markets can be particularly exciting in League Two. The teams have a massive incentive to finish in the top three, in order to guarantee promotion to League One, and there is also massive competition to avoid relegation to the National League. The outright markets dealing with promotion and relegation are updated throughout the season with the odds continually in flux, depending on how the individual teams are performing. You can bet on individual teams or try to predict exactly which teams will be promoted or relegated. This presents some truly exciting betting opportunities and the chance to land some sizeable winnings if your predictions are correct.
EFL In-Play Betting
The Outright markets and the Game Odd markets are those that can be used when making predictions before a game takes place. However, while the game is in action an entire new category of bets is available. In-play or live betting are markets that are updated in real time as a game progresses. They are often called ‘Next To’ bets as many of them are on the next thing to happen in a match, such as the next to score, the next to take a penalty, the next to foul, the next corner, and so on. The odds change to reflect the action but it gives you the chance to look for betting opportunities with generous odds and it will take your engagement with the match to an entirely new level. You will even find live updates from the match on our website so there is no need to be watching it on television.
EFL League Two History
The English Football League Two is the third division of the English Football League and the lowest overall. However, it is the fourth lowest in the English football system due to the Premier League, which lies outside of the EFL structure. The league was started in the 2004/05 season, before which it was known as the Football League Third Division. Prior to the start of the Premier League in 1992, the league was known as the Football League Fourth Division.
The league is home to 24 clubs that play each other twice across the course of a season. At the end of a season, the top three teams are automatically promoted to League One. The teams that finish in fourth to seventh place take part in a playoff tournament, the winner of which is also promoted. The two teams that finish at the bottom of League Two are relegated to the National League, something they are keen to avoid as it is not a purely professional league. Since 2005, winners of League Two have included Yeovil Town, Carlisle United, Walsall, Milton Keynes Dons, Brentford, Notts County, Chesterfield, Swindon Town, Gillingham, Burton Albion, Northampton Town, Portsmouth, Accrington Stanley, and Lincoln City.