Our resident EFL expert takes a look at the weekend’s League Two fixtures and picks his best bets.
Bradford City vs Oldham Athletic – Bradford to win @ 1.83
Bradford have been well fancied this season in League Two. Two draws from their opening two games is a solid start but it is time for Gary Bowyer’s team to put a win on the board. They may not have an easier fixture all season than Oldham at home.
Oldham have lost both of their opening two fixtures and look to be in a battle to avoid relegation already. Bradford away is a tough game for anyone in this league, expect a home win here.
Newport County vs Plymouth Argyle – Plymouth Draw No Bet @ 2.20
Plymouth have had a great start to life back in League Two. Wins over Crewe Alexandra and Colchester United have set the tone for what their fans can expect under Ryan Lowe this season as they seek an immediate return to League One.
Newport will not be an easy game but odds of 2.20 for a Draw No Bet looks too good to turn down. Last season’s play-off finalists are yet to win a game this season so the odds look very generous.
Salford City vs Port Vale – Salford to win @ 2.15
Salford were superb in the first game of the season. A controlling 2-0 home win over Stevenage really helped to keep expectations on them high for this campaign. The defeat to Crawley Town last weekend will help to keep them grounded. They are usually good at home and Port Vale are not one of the league’s stronger sides so a Salford win should be likely here.
Carlisle United vs Mansfield Town – BTTS YES @ 1.73
Both clubs have been involved in action packed games already this season. Carlisle have conceded four, scored four and seen both teams score in both of their league matches.
The exact same record applies to Mansfield. Two 2-2 draws with Newport and Morecambe helps to highlight the Stags’ strength going forward but weaknesses at the back. BTTS could be a common theme for both of these sides throughout the season.
Scunthorpe United vs Crawley – Crawley to win @ 4.0
Scunthorpe have struggled to settle into League Two so far. The Iron have lost both of their opening games and are currently bottom of the table.
Crawley had an impressive win over Salford last weekend so should be high on confidence after that. 4.0 seems far too high odds for them against a club who have lost both of their opening league games.