After a frenetic final day of action we’re left with the final four in the League Two play-off battle, and it’s Morecambe, Newport, Forest Green, and Tranmere that are set to battle it out for promotion to League One.
After a topsy-turvy regular season, we’re no doubt in for more thrills and spills in the play-offs so we’ve take a closer look at each club’s chances and who the bookies are fancying to grab that final promotion spot.
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Morecambe – 13/5
Despite bagging another three points on the final day of the season, it wasn’t enough for Morecambe to seal an automatic promotion spot after finishing 4th, just one point behind 3rd place Bolton.
Derek Adams now has to ensure that his side can lift themselves for their play-off semi-final against Tranmere as they look to seal a place in League One for the first time in their history.
Morecambe did finish the season strongly though, winning six of their last seven matches and the bookies reckon they’re the team to beat in the play-offs.
Newport County – 11/4
Newport sealed their place in the play-offs with a final day draw against Southend, a result that also saw Southend’s 101-year stay in the football league come to an end.
The reward for the Welsh side is a play-off semi-final against Forest Green and the good news for Newport is that some fans will be admitted at Rodney Parade for the first-leg on May 18th.
However, it’s been advantage Forest Green so far this season, as Newport have taken just the one point over the Gloucestershire side in the league.
Forest Green – 3/1
Forest Green had a tricky trip to Oldham on the final day of the season, knowing that they needed a victory to guarantee a play-off spot.
But they did the business and a comfortable 3-0 win sealed them 6th spot and a semi-final clash against Welsh side Newport County.
Mark Cooper’s side picked up an impressive 36 points on the road this season and they’ll be looking to continue that form in the first-leg of their semi-final as they try to seal their second promotion in just four years.
Tranmere Rovers – 3/1
Despite leading Tranmere to the play-offs, manager Keith Hill has been axed just days before their semi-final first-leg against Morecambe.
In what looks a massive call by chairman Mark Palios, Ian Dawes will now take charge of Rovers for the most important two matches of their season.
The bookies feel it’s a negative for Tranmere though, easing them from 5/2 out to 3/1 to land promotion to League One.
Please note that all odds are correct at time of publication and are subject to change.