Sky Bet Betting preview ahead of this weekends League 2 fixtures.
AFC Wimbledon v Oxford United
AFC Wimbledon are the 5/4 favourites for victory at home to Oxford on Saturday. The Dons lost 4-0 at Dagenham on Easter Monday so will be eager to get quickly back on track and end the season on a high. Seven points from their last three games has seen Oxford pull away from danger and the U’s are on offer at 2/1 to win this match. The draw can be found at 23/10. Michael Appleton’s visitors have beaten two of the top four – Bury and Wycombe – in their previous three away outings so the Dons will have to be wary. There isn’t much between these sides so don’t be surprised by a draw.
Top Tip:The draw at 23/10
Cambridge United v Accrington Stanley
Cambridge are Sky Bet’s 11/10 favourites to make it two wins on the spin when they host Accrington. The U’s won 1-0 at Northampton on Easter Monday to claim only their second victory in 17 matches since beating Newport 4-0 in the middle of January. Accrington are the outsiders for the win at 11/5 but they do sit three points and one place higher than Cambridge in the Sky Bet League 2 table in 17th. The draw is a 12/5 shot. Accrington beat Carlisle 3-1 in their last outing and three out of Stanley’s previous five games have contained exactly four goals. You can get 9/2 for that mark to be reached on Saturday.
Top Tip:Exactly four goals to be scored at 9/2
Carlisle United v Dagenham and Redbridge
Carlisle could do with victory at home to Dagenham on Saturday to boost their bid to stay in Sky Bet League 2. The Cumbrians are three points ahead of second-bottom Tranmere in the standings but need to snap a four-match winless run. Carlisle are Sky Bet’s 6/4 favourites for the win this weekend, Dagenham can be supported at 13/8 and the draw is on offer at 23/10. Dagenham sit out of trouble in 15thand are on a high after thrashing AFC Wimbledon 4-0 on Easter Monday. All of Carlisle’s last four games have seen both teams score and you can get 4/6 for a fifth match in a row with Sky Bet.
Top Tip:Both teams to score at 4/6
Luton Town v Burton Albion
Sky Bet League 2 leaders Burton are the 7/5 favourites to win at play-off hopefuls Luton on Saturday. The Brewers look destined for automatic promotion with an 11-point gap to fourth-placed Bury and Sky Bet have them at 1/250 to be playing in League 1 next season. Luton hope to join Burton in the third tier of English football and can be backed at 9/5 for victory in their latest outing. The draw is available at 9/4. The Hatters won 1-0 at Tranmere on Easter Monday to end a seven-match losing run. All three of Luton’s last three home games have ended in 3-2 wins to the visitors and a Burton victory by that scoreline can be backed at 33/1.
Top Tip:Burton to win 3-2 at 33/1
Morecambe v Portsmouth
Only two places and one point splits Morecambe and Portsmouth in the Sky Bet League 2 table ahead of Saturday’s clash between the two sides. Morecambe, who are above Pompey in 12th,have been made the 6/4 favourites for a home win and the visitors can be backed at 13/8. The draw is on offer at 23/10. The Shrimps claimed a surprise 2-1 win at Bury on Easter Monday to end a five-match winless run and that made it five games in a row with both teams scoring. You can get 5/6 for both teams to net in this clash.
Top Tip:Both teams to score at 5/6
Newport County v Bury
Newport host Bury on Saturday in a clash between two sides currently sitting in the play-off places. Visitors Bury sit in fourth and are the 6/4 favourites for the win to boost their automatic promotion aspirations. Newport are on offer at 13/8 as they look to consolidate their place in the top-seven. The draw can be found at 23/10. Bury have won eight out of their last 10 matches but Newport have been more inconsistent with two wins, three draws and one defeat from their previous six contests. Newport have conceded two goals in both of their last two outings and you can back Bury at 11/4 to net twice this weekend.
Top Tip:Bury to score exactly two goals at 11/4
Plymouth Argyle v Mansfield Town
Play-off chasers Plymouth are the odds-on favourites at 3/4 for victory at home to struggling Mansfield on Saturday afternoon. The eighth-placed Pilgrims sit only place and one point outside the play-offs with just five games of the season remaining. Mansfield are still looking over their shoulder at the relegation zone and can be backed at 7/2 for a surprise win. The draw is a 12/5 chance. Plymouth have drawn their last two home games so there is hope for the Stags as they look to end a four-match losing run.
Top Tip:The draw at 12/5
Shrewsbury Town v Exeter City
Shrewsbury are the odds-on favourites at 4/7 to continue their march towards promotion from Sky Bet League 2 with three points at home to Exeter on Saturday. The second-placed Shrews have won five matches on the spin and sit 10 points ahead of fourth-placed Bury. Exeter are only one point outside the play-offs in 10thso will have hopes of a surprise win at 9/2. The draw is an option at 14/5. Exeter have scored two or more goals in five out of their last seven outings so 7/2 for the Grecians to net at least twice looks worth an interest.
Top Tip:Exeter to score two or more goals at 7/2
Southend United v Tranmere Rovers
Southend and Tranmere have differing aims for the remainder for the campaign ahead of their clash on Saturday in Sky Bet League 2. The Shrimpers are looking to win promotion to Sky Bet League 1 either automatically or via the play-offs and have been made the 8/15 favourites to beat Rovers. Tranmere sit in the relegation zone but are just one point behind third-bottom Hartlepool. Rovers are outsiders at 5/1 to win on the road and the draw is available at 11/4. Southend have won their last two matches to nil and haven’t conceded a goal in three games. Tranmere are finding the going much tougher with just one victory in 10 and 6/4 for Southend to win to nil follows the recent form.
Top Tip:Southend to win to nil at 6/4
Stevenage v Northampton Town
Sixth hosts 11thin this clash between two sides in the thick of the play-off race. Stevenage sit inside the top seven and have been made the 21/20 favourites for victory on Saturday. Northampton are five points behind Graham Westley’s side and can be backed at 23/10 for a vital win. The draw is available at 12/5. Stevenage beat bottom-of-the-table Cheltenham 1-0 on Easter Monday to end a five-match winless run and Northampton have also found victories hard to come by with just one three-point haul in five. The Cobblers have conceded exactly two goals in all three of their last three away games and you can get 5/2 for Stevenage to net exactly that tally this weekend.
Top Tip:Stevenage to score exactly two goals at 5/2
Wycombe Wanderers v Cheltenham Town
Bottom-of-the-table Cheltenham are the 9/2 outsiders to claim just a third Sky Bet League 2 win in 27 matches since October 21stwhen they travel to third-placed Wycombe. Wanderers are feeling much better about life and have been priced up as the 4/7 favourites for victory. The draw is on offer at 14/5. Wycombe did lose both of their matches over Easter – 1-0 at leaders Burton and 3-2 at home to Oxford – but it was an unbeaten run of eight matches before that disappointment. Four of Wycombe’s last five home games have contained over 2.5 goals and you can get 10/11 for beyond that mark on Saturday.
Top Tip:Over 2.5 goals at 10/11
York City v Hartlepool United
This is a big match at the bottom of the Sky Bet League 2 table as 19thhosts 22nd. York are feeling confident of survival following a four-match unbeaten run and are the even-money favourites to beat Hartlepool on Saturday. Pools sit just one place and one point above the relegation zone but are feeling good after just one defeat in six games. Ronnie Moore’s men are 13/5 outsiders for victory this weekend and you can get with the draw at 23/10. All 10 of York’s last 10 home games have contained under 2.5 goals so it makes sense to look below that mark at 8/11.
Top Tip:Under 2.5 goals at 8/11
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