League Two Betting Tips and Odds – 12/08/17

League Two Betting Tips and Odds – 12/08/17

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League Two Betting Tips and Odds

In our League Two betting preview we look at the best possible bets from the two selected weekend fixtures.

Cambridge v Carlisle

Two promotion hopefuls clash at the Abbey Stadium.

Cambridge looking for their first win of the season

This is a big season for Cambridge United and Shaun Derry. The U’s have been on the verge of breaking into the play-offs over the last couple of years in League Two and they’ll be hoping that this time they can finally take that step. United have come a long way since former Notts County boss Derry was appointed back in 2015, becoming one of the fourth tiers most exciting sides when it comes to going forward. They score lots of goals and on their day they’re capable of beating any side in the fourth tier, it’s just a lack of consistency that has let down. Derry will be looking to iron that out as they bid for promotion this time round but things haven’t started as he would’ve liked.

They kicked off their domestic campaign with a disappointing 1-0 defeat at the hands of last seasons beaten play-off finalists Exeter City. It was always going to be a tough game for them against The Grecians but they could’ve easily got something if they had taken their chances. They were also in action in midweek in the EFL Cup against Bristol Rovers, in what proved to be a tough evening for them. The League One side put them to the sword, thrashing them 4-1 to condemn them to an early exit from the competition. A huge improvement is needed here if they’re to get anything from this one and we can see them stepping their game up. One man who’ll be more pumped for this than most is striker Jabo Ibehre, who joined the club from Carlisle in the summer. He’s goal scorer at this level and we can see his physicality causing all sorts of problems here.

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Luke Berry will be key for Cambridge here, he was fantastic for The U’s last season and they’ve done well to hang onto him

Carlisle aiming to go one step better in 17/18

Last season was a magnificent one for Carlisle United which looked like they were going to win automatic promotion for the majority of it. Keith Curle’s men went almost half the season unbeaten whilst occupying a spot in the top three which meant many people backed them to go up. But the sale of striker Charlie Wyke in January and a terrible run of form resulted in them grabbing a play-off spot on the final day of the season in crazy circumstances – for them to be beaten by eventual runners-up Exeter. Now the aim this year is for them to go one better and the experience they picked up from last season will do them the world of good. They enjoyed a productive pre-season in the build up to League Two, going six games unbeaten. But that all went out the window last Saturday when they took on Swindon.

Carlisle’s success last season was built on their home form where they picked up the bulk of their points but you wouldn’t of known that on the opening day this year. Curle’s men took on recently relegated Swindon Town at Brunton Park where a slow start cost them three points. They conceded two goals in seventeen minutes which killed the game, with a consolation effort from Luke Joyce the only thing their fans had to shout about. But they managed to bounce back from it in midweek when they took on Fleetwood in the EFL Cup. A goal piece from Shaun & Tom Miller was enough for them to knock out the League One side and it would’ve given them a huge confidence boost coming into this one, but it won’t be easy.

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This is a big season for Keith Curle as his Carlisle side look to push on for the play-offs

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Jabo Ibehre to score anytime: (Best Priced at 15/8 at Paddy Power) BET HERE

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Grimsby v Coventry

Russell Slade faces his former side as Coventry make the trip to Blundell Park to face his Grimsby side.

Slade looking to get one over on his former employers

This season is a big one for Grimsby as they look to push on from a productive first campaign back in the Football League. The Mariners had an inconsistent year which saw them flirt with the play-offs before finishing in 14th position. If they produced a bit more consistency they could’ve easily broken into the top seven, which is the aim this season. Russell Slade is the man tasked with delivering success on Humberside and the former Coventry & Charlton boss has made a good start to life in his second spell at the club. He joined at the back end of last season so he’s had plenty of time to assess his options and he’s been busy adding to his squad – with no fewer than ten new faces coming into the club. Six of them featured in their opening game of the season, where they picked up a fantastic result.

Goals from Nathan Clarke, Sam Jones and Ben Davies sealed an excellent 3-1 win over against another recently relegated side in Chesterfield who’re expected to challenge for promotion this season. The Mariners looked solid at the back and very dangerous going forward, with summer signing Siriki Dembele causing the Spireites backline all kinds of problems. The same and more is required here against another side who’ll be challenging for promotion and it’s going to be interesting to see how they fare. One man who’ll be crucial to their hopes here is forward Sam Jones who gives them a real presence in attack. He scored an excellent goal against Chesterfield and we can see him being crucial again here as Slade bids to get a win against his former side.

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Ben Davies scored Grimsby’s third and final goal in their opening day victory over Chesterfield

Coventry travel to Blundell Park for the first time since 2003

It’s been a horrific last few years for Coventry City since falling out the Championship. The club struggled in League One before eventually suffering back in May which resulted in one of The Sky Blues’ worst moments in their proud 133 year history. Mark Robins has a huge job on his hands trying to bring back the good times to the Ricoh Arena but they’ve had a positive start following a summer of excellent transfer business. They’ve added plenty of quality and experience with the likes of Michael Doyle, Peter Vincenti, Liam Kelly and Marc McNulty adding some serious strength in depth to their side. Robins’ summer business has made them one of the favourites for promotion and we’re expecting them to give the hosts a real run for their money.

The Sky Blues kicked off the League Two season with a home clash against Notts County in what looked a difficult game on paper, but they certainly made light work of it. Robins’ men looked like a different one to the one that suffered relegation last term, they played with confidence and looked very dangerous. Jodi Jones was the hero on the day at the Ricoh, capping off a fantastic performance with a first senior hat-trick and the youngster looks like he could be a real force at this level. They were in action again in midweek when a rotated City side went down 3-1 to League One outfit Blackburn Rovers. It was a disappointing result for Robins’ men, but they’ll be well up for this one and it should be an entertaining clash at Blundell Park.

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Coventry City’s Manager Mark Robins will be eager to get one over the man he replaced at the Ricoh Arena

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