League Two Betting Tips 2024-25: Predictions & Betting Tips

League Two is one of the most competitive football leagues in all of Europe. The 46-game season can either end in joy for four lucky teams as they reach promotion to League One or in despair as two unlucky sides plunge into Non-League football. The 2024-25 season promises to be another thrilling campaign as all 24 teams battle it out for promotion to League One. Here are our latest League Two betting tips.
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9th August

⚽ Chesterfield vs Swindon

Over 2.5 goals

10th August

⚽ MK Dons vs Bradford

Both teams to score - Yes

10th August

⚽ Salford vs Port Vale

Salford to win

Tip 1: Chesterfield vs Swindon: Over 2.5 goals @ 1/2 (1.50)

Chesterfield might be newly promoted back to the Football League but they'll unquestionably be attacking the division; Paul Cook does not know any other way. As such, backing a high scoring game is an easy choice for us to make – even if odds of 1/2 (1.50) aren't blow your socks off amazing on the surface. Three of the last four head to head games have broken that 2.5 mark and, more importantly, last season's stats tell a story. Chesterfield averaged 3.7 goals per game on their way to the National League title whilst Swindon averaged 3.5 goals per game in League Two.

Tip 2: MK Dons vs Bradford: Both teams to score – Yes @ 8/13 (1.62)

We now turn our attention to MK Dons vs Bradford and we're backing the opening weekend match to feature goals at both ends. MK Dons ended last season with both teams scoring in four of their last five matches whilst Bradford saw each of their last four matches feature goals at both ends. As for the head to head record, three of the past five meetings between the sides have seen both teams hit the net.

Tip 3: Salford vs Port Vale: Salford to win @ 11/10 (2.10)

Salford had a hugely underwhelming season last year and face a tough start as they welcome a Port Vale side who suffered relegation from the league above last season. We fancy Salford for the win though and at odds of 11/10 (2.10) we think it's a good value wager too. The Class of 92 owned club showed an improvement in the latter stages of last season after a managerial change, have made some smart additions in the close season – such as Cole Stockton – and with a home crowd behind them we fancy them to take advantage of any Port Vale relegation hangover.

The odds for League Two betting markets are subject to change depending on results and sportsbook offers. Before placing your bet on one of these great League Two markets, double-check the odds with your preferred sports bookie.

League Two 2023-24 Recap

The League Two campaign was a story of “back to backs” at both ends of the table. Hollywood backed Wrexham wrote another film for their series finishing second behind the mighty impressive Stockport to secure two consecutive promotions taking them from non-league to the third tier. Mansfield joined those two in the automatic promotion spots with a fairly comfortable cushion over fourth place. As for the playoffs, it was the two lowest ranked sides – Crawley and Crewe – that made it to the Wembley showpiece with Danilo Orsi firing the former to promotion.

At the other end of the standings, Colchester flirted hard with the relegation spots but eventually did enough to stay up. That saw Sutton United and Forest Green slip out of the Football League. For Forest Green, it represented back to back relegations; it's remarkable to think FGR and Ipswich were in the same league just 12 months ago and now they have three entire leagues between them. The rollercoaster of the English Football League, eh?

It's worth giving a quick word on the scoring charts too. Macaulay Langstaff topped the list with 28 goals for Notts County, which is a remarkable return considering County ended the season in 14th place. Similarly Salford's Matt Smith netted 24 as his side flirted with relegation to tie with Paul Mullin of Wrexham to round out the top three. Orsi, who we've touched on already, and Davis Keillor-Dunn also played key roles in their respective sides promotion campaigns.

League Two 2024-25 Best Predictions

League Two is well away from the bright lights of the Premier League betting predictions and EFL Championship. It is a league in which teams grind out results and financial disparities can see a gulf in class on and off the pitch. This week, there is another full League Two fixture slate to enjoy and we've picked out some of our favourite predictions from the division's latest matchday.

League Two Outright Odds

The outright markets for the new season are open already but it should be noted that League Two is amongst the hardest of the divisions to predict – particularly at this early stage. Currently, the odds read as follows:

  • Chesterfield 13/2
  • Gillingham 9/1
  • MK Dons 9/1
  • Bradford 12/1
  • Notts County 12/1

Our way to early view would be that Chesterfield is a highly ambitious pick that doesn't offer value. They will play good football but for another side to go back to back ala Wrexham feels unlikely. Gillingham are the more appealing bet. They've got a talented squad for League Two and in Mark Bonner they've got a manager capable of putting a plan together.

Relegation Odds

At the bottom only two sides drop out of the league but the relegation markets still attract plenty of attention. Bromley and Morecambe are the bookies picks to plummet into non-league right now. The likes of Colchester and Grimsby, who both struggled in 2023/24, could be more attractive options from a pure potential returns perspective though.

Top Goalscorer Odds

Finally, the top goalscorer markets will pull a few punters in too. The transfer window still needs to unfold but, at this stage, the likes of Macaulay Langstaff and Matt Smith will be up there again. Will Grigg, who spearheaded Chesterfield to promotion from the National League, will notch a few top given the style of play and his quality and experience of the football league.

League Two Betting Tips

The League Two season is a long, marathon campaign of 46 games per team. The top three clubs are promoted automatically while teams four through seven make the playoffs. As long as a club finishes the regular season in the top 7, there is the chance they could achieve promotion to League One.

Major sportsbooks provide a range of League Two betting markets from pre-game moneyline bets to individual player offers. One of the most popular bets to make on lower league football – other than the moneyline bet – is the over/under wager. Unlike the Premier League, League Two’s assortment of clubs may be more likely to beat up on each other. Player quality can also affect the number of goals scored and conceded.

Accumulators remain one of the favourite ways to bet on League Two football. The amount of fun offered by an accumulator is through the roof. For a small stake, punters have the chance to make large profits.

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League Two Best Bookies

Major sportsbooks offer markets on League Two matches all season long. Many of these sportsbooks provide competitive odds and incentives for betting. BetFred is a leader in football betting markets. League Two bettors can get an accumulator bonus on select games. Early payouts are also offered.

Ladbrokes is another top League Two bookie. Punters can get £20 in free bets for an initial £10 wager. William Hill, a leader in worldwide sports betting, gives bettors the chance to cash-in their bets before full-time as long as all markets are still open. Bettors can receive profits early by taking a lower amount by cashing out before the final whistle. If you'd like to, we definitely recommend taking advantage of the Ladbrokes sign up offer as well as the Betfred bonus code.

League Two 2024-25: FAQ

Q. How many teams are promoted and relegated from League Two?

A. Four teams are promoted from League Two. Three teams achieve automatic promotion while one gains promotion from the playoffs. Two teams are relegated at the end of the campaign.

Q. How many teams play in League Two?

A. There are 24 teams competing in the 2024/25 League Two season.

Q. What domestic cup competitions do League Two teams compete in?

A. Along with League Two matches, clubs compete in the Carabao Cup, EFL Trophy and FA Cup.

Q. Which club have won the most League Two titles in history?

A. Chesterfield have won the most League Two (and predecessor leagues) titles. They have won the title on four occasions, most recently in 2013-14.

Q. Which team have been in League Two the longest time of all 24 clubs?

A. Morecambe have spent the longest consecutive tenure in League Two. The Shrimpers have been in League Two since 2007 and will hope to earn promotion to League One this season.

last update : July 2024

Ash is an experienced sports writer who has an extensive background in data analytics. Here, he combines those skills to provide you, the reader, with engaging and well researched content. Oh, and Ash is an Ipswich Town fan!