EFL League Two betting tips: Wrexham fancied to thrive over Easter weekend

English football is world-renowned for its depth of quality and passion. No other country in the world has a football pyramid that runs quite as deep as England’s. That much has been evident in the 2023/24 League Two season, which has been full of twists, turns and big characters.

EFL League Two betting tips: our picks

As we approach the Easter weekend, some teams have as few as six games left to play, meaning we are truly in the business end of the season. 

Wrexham vs Mansfield Town: Wrexham to win 2-1 – 17/2

We think more success is on the way for Wrexham in our EFL League Two betting tips
Paul Mullin is a hero in Wrexham – Photo by Icon Sport

Let’s kick things off with a top of the table clash. Mansfield have, by most measures, been the best side in League Two this campaign. They have the most points, most goals and have the tightest defence.

That being said, they are only three points ahead of upstarts Wrexham. Their beloved Hollywood ownership of Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney may split opinion outside the club, but the results on the pitch cannot be argued with. 

After winning the National League at a canter last season, the Red Dragons have taken to League Two life very well, and possess serious quality in the likes of Paul Mullin and Elliot Lee, as well as Premier League old boys Steven Fletcher and James McClean.

This will be a challenging game, and the league’s leading scorers will likely breach Arthur Okonkwo’s goal. But Wrexham are in better form than Mansfield, and no side in the league has more points per game at home than Wrexham this season. We expect the hosts to eke out a narrow statement win.

Swindon vs Notts County: Notts County to win and BTTS – 3/1

Notts County are back in the Football League, and entertaining – Photo by Icon Sport

After the ignominy of falling out of the Football League in 2019, Notts County have finally returned this season. While supporters will be feeling satisfied with their current 14th placed spot, the season has been packed full of goals.

No side has conceded more than County’s 74 goals in League Two this season, despite them being 18 points above the drop. This has been more than made up for by their 76 goals scored. An incredible three Notts County players have scored or assisted a combined 20 goals or more. Macaulay Longstaff has 30, Jodi Jones 27 and former Arsenal wonderkid Dan Crowley has 22.

They travel to Swindon, who have been involved in a lot of goals themselves, conceding 70 and scoring 65, led by former Southampton and QPR striker Charlie Austin.

But as Swindon have only won a single time in their last six at The County Ground, we expect Notts County to edge this shootout.

Salford City vs Sutton United: Salford City to win from behind – 9/1

It's been a tough year for Adrian Mariappa and co at Salford City – Photo by Icon Sport

After Wrexham, the most high-profile ownership in League Two is that of Salford United. 

The Ammies were taken over a decade ago by Manchester United legends Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and Ryan Giggs (each owning 10% of the club), with the remaining shares being bought by businessman Peter Lim. David Beckham has since also bought a 10% stake in the club.

The club have steadily risen up the football pyramid and are now in their fourth successive season in League Two. This season has been a challenging one though, and they are on course for their lowest finish since promotion.

Sutton United visit this weekend, desperate to lift themselves from 23rd place. We think that Sutton will start fast and get a goal. But with two wins on the spin, we think that Salford will have the quality and confidence to overturn any deficit.

For more on the Football League, check out our Championship ups and downs analysis.

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