League Two Play-off Betting Tips: Will Mansfield end Newport’s unbeaten run?
Odds and preview for League Two play-off semi-finals
The League Two play-offs kick-off to night, and if recent years are anything to go by, form could go out of the window at this stage.
Mansfield Town will have to pick themselves up after missing out on automatic promotion thanks to a late run of three straight defeats.
David Flitcroft’s side finished fourth at the end of the regular season, which means they travel to seventh-placed Newport County tonight.
Tranmere Rovers host Forest Green Rovers tomorrow night, and we’ve got outright promotion odds as well as previews for both first legs right here…
League Two play-off winner odds
Mansfield are 7/4 favourites to go up, though Fleetwood Town are the only side to have finished fourth and gone on to win the League Two play-offs in the last 10 years.
The hosts have only lost two of their previous 15 fixtures at Rodney Parade. A repeat of February’s 1-0 home win over the Stags is available for 11/2.
Newport County v Mansfield Town (7:45pm, Sky Sports Football)
The two league meetings between these sides this season were both won by the home team. And our traders think that pattern may continue here, with Newport 31/20 favourites on the back of their 10-game unbeaten run.
Mansfield are 21/10 on the night. They’ve shown they can raise their game for big occasions too, knocking Leicester City and Middlesbrough out of the cup this season. But they’re 8/15 to reach the final, with the Exiles 11/8 underdogs.
Jamille Matt and Padraig Arnold share 9/2 favouritism in the First Goalscorer market, with the pair both 2/1 to net anytime. Robbie Willmott is also 5/1 to score, having grabbed the winner in the last meeting.
Tranmere Rovers v Forest Green Rovers (7:45pm on Friday, Sky Sports Football)
There was only a point between these two sides in the table, and there isn’t much between the 2016-17 National League play-off finalists in the betting either. Tranmere are 19/20 to reach Wembley, with Forest Green just behind at 4/5.
Christian Doidge netted in the visitor’s 3-1 Wembley win over Tranmere two years ago. He’s 2/1 to inflict more misery on the Super White Army here.
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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.