League Two Betting Tips & Odds – 14/10/17

League Two Betting Tips & Odds – 14/10/17

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League Two Betting Tips & Odds

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

Grimsby v Crawley

Russell Slade’s Grimsby welcome Crawley to Blundell Park in what is a big game for both clubs.

The Mariners are within touching distance of the top seven

It’s been an inconsistent start to the season for Grimsby Town but a recent good run of form has seen them climb back up the table. One defeat in six for The Mariners has seen them climb up into thirteenth position and Slade will pleased with the steady progress their making – with them now just four points away from the play-offs. Town had a tough start to the campaign facing the likes of Coventry, Wycombe and Stevenage but they’ve really bounced back in recent weeks, with their performance in their win over Port Vale last Saturday particularly impressive. They fought back from 1-0 down to come out 2-1 winners in horrendous conditions in Burslem.

The battling qualities that The Mariners showed to fight back from behind were very good, especially after the nature of the goal they conceded. The awful conditions played a part in goalkeeper James McKeown giving a gift to Tom Pope which he made no mistake with six yards out to round off a very poor first half performance. In the second half they looked like a completely different side though, playing some lovely football and eventually finding the break through, with top scorer Sam Jones expertly nodding home a Martyn Woolford corner. Young prodigy Siriki Dembele then followed it up with a fantastic goal following good work from Luke Summerfield to give The Mariners a deserved lead. The result was excellent but the performance was really top notch and if they can replicate it here they’ll definitely get three more points.

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Grimsby Town manager Russell Slade will know all about the threat that Crawley pose

Two wins in seven for struggling Crawley

It’s been a topsy turvy start to the season for Crawley Town and their rookie manager Harry Kewell. The Red Devils came into the new campaign as one of the favourites for the drop but they’ve proven that they belong in this division, with some decent performances over the course of their opening twelve games. Four wins isn’t the best of returns but they’ve proven that they can get results when they need them, particularly away from home where they’ve picked up ten of their thirteen points this season. It’s a massive job for Kewell working with one of the divisions smallest budgets but he will be encouraged by what he’s seen from his side so far, but they still really need to improve.

They come into the weekend fresh from picking up a fantastic three points last Saturday. They made the trip to the north west to face Morecambe at the Globe Arena in a game that looked pretty tough on paper. Morecambe pose a dangerous attacking threat but it didn’t faze town, who produced their first clean sheet in seven games. It was a rugged display from them and it’s something they’ll really need to repeat if they’re to stay up this season. But it wouldn’t have counted as much without goals, and thankfully for them they managed to take all three points following a first half effort from Billy Clifford. They’ll need to produce the same and more if they’re to get a result here and we’re expecting them to find things very difficult.

Jimmy Smith is making up for the goals lost through James Collins’ departure

Recommended Bets:

Grimsby to win & BTTS: (Best Priced at 18/5 at Ladbrokes) BET HERE

Sam Jones to score anytime: (Best Priced at 6/4 at BetBright) BET HERE

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Wycombe v Exeter

Adams Park plays host to a huge game at the top of the table between Wycombe and Exeter.

Fours wins from four for the Chairboys

Last season was a tough one for Wycombe fans after missing out on a spot in the play-offs, finishing down in ninth position. The aim this year for boss Gareth Ainsworth was to break into that top seven and try guide Wanderers to promotion, which looked a tough ask in one of the most competitive League Two seasons in recent memory. But the early signs are extremely promising, with Wycombe in red hot form and currently occupying fourth position. Wanderers are a side full of confidence and they’ve made much a better start than they did twelve months ago, with them picking up an excellent 24 points from their opening twelve games.

The Chairboys have lost just one of their nine league games and they’ve won their last four, so it’s pretty fair to say that they’re enjoying themselves at the moment. They were last in action on Saturday when they made the trip to the Abbey Stadium to face Cambridge, where they again picked up a magnificent result. Two unbelievable strikes from Eberechi Eze and an effort from Josh Umerah were enough for them to claim the three points (3-1) and in the process extend their unbeaten away record – which stretches all the way back to February. Now it’s vital they follow it up with three points on home soil and they’ll fancy their chances having won their previous two, but Exeter will be arguably the toughest test they’ve faced there this season.

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Veteran forward Adebayo Akinfenwa has been very impressive for Wycombe this season

Exeter continue to set the pace in the fourth tier

This year was always going to be a huge test of character for Exeter City as a football club, as they bid to come back from the disappointment of missing out on promotion last term. The Grecians were beaten by Blackpool in the League Two play-off final back in May (2-1) to ensure they remained in the fourth tier and it was a huge blow for them. Long serving boss Paul Tisdale had a job on his hands rebuilding confidence and morale of his players, but it’s something that he’s relished. City have come back bigger and better than before, scoring lots of goals and looking like genuine contenders not just for promotion but also the League Two title, which would be some achievement. It’s hugely impressive what they’ve done so far and what makes it better is that they’ve done it without the likes of Ollie Watkins & David Wheeler who were sold in the summer.

Other players have stepped up following the departures of that key duo, with the likes of Lee Holmes, new signing Jayden Stockley and Reuben Reid really impressing us over the course of their opening twelve games. Reid in particularly has impressed with him currently leading the scoring charts in the division, netting seven goals. He could well end up being the difference between automatic promotion and a spot in the play-offs so it’s essential that he stays fit and keeps firing in the goals. Much like their opponents, they were also in action last weekend when they made their longest trip of the season to face Carlisle at Brunton Park – winning 1-0. It wasn’t the most pleasing on the eye of performances but they were incredibly effective, coming out on top courtesy of an effort from Pierce Sweeney which would’ve delighted the travelling supporters. More of the same is required here in what should be an entertaining game in Buckinghamshire.

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Reuben Reid continues to set the pace at the top of the League Two scoring charts

Recommended Bets:

BTTS & Over 2.5 goals: (Best Priced at 11/10 at SkyBet) BET HERE

Goal in both halves: (Best Priced at 3/4 at Coral) BET HERE

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