League Two football tips for the final weekend of the season. We’ve picked out three selections from across the division, and we’ve included the reasons for each pick and a £30 sign-up bonus to spend on the action.
Sol Campbell is attempting to oversee the great escape, and he’ll be hoping to guide his side to League Two safety with a final-day victory. The Silkmen have been dealt a kind fixture here, with Cambridge having very little to play for.
The Us have been very poor in recent weeks, with Greg Taylor suggesting that the players ‘need to learn from their mistakes ahead of next season’. Colin Calderwood has done just enough to keep his side’s heads above water, but they have just two games since Feb 9th. They’ve scored just two goals in five matches, and Jevani Brown missed a penalty against Morecambe last week.
Macc have been much more effective, and despite there being a lack of quality in the squad, they certainly aren’t bereft of effort. Campbell’s men have kept back-to-back clean sheets coming into this tie, and they have been defeated just once at home since January 5th.
The hosts would only need a draw to preserve their League Two status by virtue of Notts County’s woeful goal difference, but that is always a dangerous position, and it’s hard to imagine Campbell allowing his players to settle for a point.
Cambridge have won the last three match-ups between these sides, but there is rarely much between the pair. Macclesfield have been digging up, and rolling up their sleeves, and they should be able to preserve their EFL status with a victory here. They are the first of our League Two betting tips for Saturday evening.
Exeter will have been frustrated by Newport’s midweek victory which saw the Exiles leapfrog the Grecian, and move into the final play-off position. Matt Taylor’s side will be keen to pick up a result at the New Lawn, and will be hoping that Morecambe can do them a favour at the Globe.
Exeter have been frustratingly inconsistent this season, and from a betting perspective, one of the least predictable League Two outfits, but they do tend to score goals. Ryan Bowman has been a revelation in recent weeks, and the striker will be keen to continue his fine run of form here.
Away from St.James’ Park, Exeter have found the net in 17 of their 22 ties, and they will surely provide a threat in this end-of-season clash. Newport were the last side to keep the Devon outfit off the score-sheet in January, which isn’t surprising given the Exiles’ fantastic home record.
BTTS has landed in seven of the last eight away games for Exeter, and this one could go the same way.
Forest Green are already deeply entrenched within the play-offs, and Mark Cooper may be tempted to rest a few players for this one. FGR looked suspect at the back in their 4-3 loss to Crewe last weekend, and if they put in a similar performance, they could be ending the season with a defeat here. However, they do have plenty of talent in the final third, and even if Christian Doidge is rested, they will still carve out chances in this game.
Four of the last five meetings have ended with both teams finding the back of the net, and I expect that run to continue.
Stevenage still have an outside chance of reaching the play-offs. Admittedly, the men from the Lamex are unlikely to reach the top seven, and it would require a huge stroke of luck, but they will be keen to do their bit in Hertfordshire.
Dino Maamria’s men have been excellent in recent weeks, and they virtually ended Mansfield’s chances of automatic promotion last weekend, and they are full of confidence at the moment. Since the system change, Kurtis Guthrie has been scoring freely, and the creativity of Ilias Chair has really helped them improve their output.
They’ve netted twelve times in the last five League Two games, and they’ve battered Carlisle and Port Vale during that sequence.
It’s bad news for Cheltenham, who really struggle on the road. The Robins are decamped in mid-table, and Michael Duff must take a lot of credit for guiding his side to safety. Many fans are already excited for next season, and their form at the Johnny Rocks Stadium has certainly been eye-catching.
However, they’ve kept just three clean sheets on the road this season, and conceded four to Morecambe during their last away trip. Mansfield also put four past them recently, and their defence is unlikely to stand strong during this final-day fixture.
They’ve lost 4-1 and 2-1 during their last two trips to this stadium, and another long afternoon looks to be in store.
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