Tranmere vs Bury predictions and betting tips for the re-arranged League Two match on Tuesday 30th April 2019. Tranmere can get to within a point of the automatic promotion places with a win here, and Bury can secure promotion if they get three points.
Kick-off time: 7.45pm BST
Date: Tuesday 30th April 2019
Venue: Prenton Park, Wirral
This match was scheduled for Saturday afternoon, but was called off due to a waterlogged pitch, so now both sides have a clearer picture of how the league looks after the teams around them have already played. For Bury, they will guarantee promotion to League One with a victory here, or a point leaves them two points ahead of fourth place MK Dons with one game left.
For Tranmere, they are already assured of a play-off place, but could still crash the party in the automatic promotion places. They need to win against Bury this week, and then hope that either Bury or Mansfield drop points in their final match of the season, where Tranmere need to beat Crawley Town.
Micky Mellon has got something special going on at Prenton Park and in James Norwood, they have the League Two Player of the Year, and top goalscorer. After winning the National League play-offs last season, Rovers are looking to back to back promotions, and possibly a third consecutive play-off final at Wembley. They lost their last home match to Forest Green Rovers, but prior to that had six matches in a row on home soil. Bury have only won two of their last seven matches, which has not only handed Lincoln City the League Two title, but it’s also cast into doubt Bury’s automatic promotion hopes.
With so much at stake and the pressure on both teams, we cannot split these two sides and so the first of our Tranmere vs Bury predictions for this week’s match is the points to be shared. The best odds for a draw are 23/10 with Coral.
When it comes to a goalscorer bet, there is only one man we could back here and that is Tranmere’s James Norwood. He has continued his fine National League form this season with 27 goals in League Two and the odds for Norwood to score are 11/8 with Coral.
Even though this match is a must win game for Tranmere, they do know that they are assured of a play-off place. But it would be an advantage for them to finish fourth of fifth if they do get into the play-offs, so they get the ‘easier’ tie in the play-off semi-finals. Bury will be disappointed if they miss out on automatic promotion after a brilliant season and with former Tranmere player Ryan Lowe the manager of Bury, there is an added spice to this game. Whatever happens at Prenton Park, Bury’s destiny will be in their own hands but if they only get a point, they cannot afford any slip-ups in their final match of the season at home to Port Vale. The last of our betting tips for Tranmere vs Bury is the score to end 1-1 and the odds for this are 11/2 with Bet Victor.
Tranmere to win – 19/10
Draw – 23/10
Bury to win – 13/8