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England League Two – Stats Table
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England League Two – Profit & Loss Statistics
The purpose of our stats for the England League Two Profit & Loss tables is to see how much each team would have returned had you backed them to win every game with £10 level stakes. You can then spot at a glance who has been providing the best value over the course of the campaign.
The table below ranks all 24 League Two sides based on profitability, with Number 1 being the most profitable.
Using the tabs, you can choose to see data based on ‘Overall‘ results (Home & Away form combined), ‘Home‘ results (home form only), and ‘Away‘ results (away form only). The data is updated every day.
We also provide P&L stats for the following leagues:
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- PD – The total number of ‘Matches Played’ during the season so far.
- P/L – Total profit or loss if £10 was staked on this team to win every game.
- ROI (Return on Investment) – Total profit or loss as a % of total stakes if £10 was staked on this team to win every game.
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How Are the Profit & Loss Figures Calculated?
As mentioned earlier, the Profit & Loss (P/L) statistics are calculated as if you were to back each team to win every game with £10 stakes using odds from bet365. The data is then added together cumulatively throughout the season to give the total profit or loss each team would have generated.
ROI (Return On Investment) is calculated by dividing the total Profit/Loss by the number of matches played, and then converted into a percentage.
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The English Football League Two
The England League Two is the fourth of four professional football divisions in England and Wales, making it the lowest-ranking. Three stages below the Premier League, it is one division lower than the English Football League One, and one division higher than the amateur football leagues.
Even in its lower levels, however, football in the UK is generally considered to be of a higher standard than its comparative leagues in other nations. One of the reasons for this is money. While teams in the lower leagues are not raking in what the Premier League or even the Championship sides do, there is still more money flowing through these lower divisions than overseas.
That said, there are also many sides facing uncertain futures due to financial concerns. What is certain is that the English League Two always throws up great sporting drama, making it an ideal sport to bet on.
England League Two 2019/20 – Odds, Tips & Predictions
Here are the current available odds for certain League One markets. All odds were correct at the time of writing.
England League Two 2019/20 Outright Odds
England League Two 2019/20 To Get Promoted Odds
England League Two 2019/20 To Be Relegated Odds
England League Two 2019/20 Top Scorer Odds
England League Two 2019/20 Outright Tips & Predictions
At the time of writing, only five points separate the top five sides in England League Two. At the summit, Crewe Alexandra and Swindon Town can only be separated by a goal advantage that favours Crewe by one.
Crewe have been in superb form of late, perfectly timing their charge to the top as the season nears its climax. Swindon have also been performing just as well this season, being the league's top scorers.
Plymouth are but a point behind and leading the chasing pack by one, which also includes Exeter and Cheltenham. At this late stage, however, it looks like one of the current leading pairs will top the table by the end of the season.
England League Two 2019/20 Promotion Tips
Whichever one of the front-running duo ends up as champion, it will surely be swiftly followed over the line by the other, and the odds on these two going up reflect this probable outcome.
Plymouth, too, are odds-on for promotion, which is fair given the three-point cushion they hold in the remaining automatic place. In truth, anywhere from fourth through ninth will be optimistic, but those outside the playoff places, however minimally, will need to get motoring soon before the door slams shut and their chances of moving up a division via a day out at Wembley are over for another 12 months.
England League Two 2019/20 To Be Relegated Tips
Following Bury’s ejection from the Football League last year due to financial mismanagement, this season will only see one team drop into the National League, slashing our chances of success in this market by half.
However, as we speak, Stevenage are currently rooted to that bottom of the table by eight points. Even with a game in hand over Macclesfield above them, they're starting to see their hopes fade, making this an almost dead market now. Oldham have a 19-point margin of safety, which is only slightly more than Scunthorpe and Mansfield, who can all reasonably be dismissed.
For any of you banking on a last-minute twist, Morecambe, with only two points over Macclesfield, have an outside chance of dropping out at the last minute.
England League Two 2019/20 Top Scorer Tips
Swindon Town’s Eoin Doyle leads the way by 11 goals on 25, so it would take a significant swing or an injury to see him overtaken now. For the record, the chasing pack, none of which have scored over 20, are led by Nicky Maynard of Mansfield on 14.
Why Stats Help With Betting on England League Two
Stats are an extremely helpful aide when betting. They are the key indicator of form, a component of betting that cannot be ignored. While shock accidents and upsets do happen regularly, even they can very often be boiled down to a tell or an indicator buried deep within the stats. If this is the case, then the more obvious outcomes will understandably be visible in the stats, so be sure to use them.
Be Fully Informed
It is absolutely critical that you obtain as much statistical knowledge as possible prior to placing your bet, as this will allow you to make informed wagering decisions when laying your money down. If this part of the betting process is undertaken correctly and thoroughly, then the chances of a successful wager are greatly enhanced.
It’s What the Bookies Do
It isn’t only you, as the bettor, that will be utilising statistics. The bookmakers themselves will also be using the very same stats in order to craft their prices for their sportsbooks.
England League Two – Structure
There are 24 teams competing in England League Two, with each side taking on each of the other clubs twice, home and away.
Three points are awarded for a win, but only one is given out in the event of a tie. Naturally, teams will not pick up any points for a defeat. These points are tallied up into a league table over the course of the season, at the end of which the teams will find their natural position in the table. The top three teams plus winner of the playoffs will be promoted to EFL League One to be replaced by the three teams that are dropping out of that very same division. The teams that compete in the playoffs are the teams that finish in the fourth to seventh positions.
At the other end of the table, the two bottom-placed sides will be relegated to the National League. In their place will be the winner of the National League and the team that win their playoffs.
England League Two – History
The fourth professional football league in England and Wales, the EFL League Two became known as it is today following a restructuring of the football league that was introduced in 2004, when the old Division Two was rebranded into its modern-day form.
In its original form, the Fourth Division was launched in 1958, when the authorities brought together the regionalised Third Division North and Third Division South. The Fourth Division remained this way until 1992, when English football was reorganised after the 22 top-flight teams broke away to form the Premier League.
This led to the next three professional teams lower down being relaunched. Division Four became Division Three, Division Three became Division Two, and Division Two became Division One. This lasted until 2004, when Division One became known as the Championship, and Division Two became League One. At the same time, Division Three became known as League Two.
|Season||Winner||Runner-up||3rd Place Finish||Playoff Winner|
|2018/19||Lincoln City||Bury||Milton Keynes Dons||Tranmere Rovers|
|2017/18||Accrington Stanley||Luton Town||Wycombe Wanderers||Coventry City|
|2016/17||Portsmouth||Plymouth Argyle||Doncaster Rovers||Blackpool|
|2015/16||Northampton Town||Oxford United||Bristol Rovers||AFC Wimbledon|
|2014/15||Burton Albion||Shrewsbury Town||Bury||Southend United|
|2013/14||Chesterfield||Scunthorpe United||Rochdale||Fleetwood Town|
|2012/13||Gillingham||Rotherham United||Port Vale||Bradford City|
|2011/12||Swindon Town||Shrewsbury Town||Crawley Town||Crewe Alexandra|
|2009/10||Notts County||Bournemouth||Rochdale||Dagenham & Redbridge|
|2008/09||Brentford||Exeter City||Wycombe Wanderers||Gillingham|
|2007/08||Milton Keynes Dons||Peterborough United||Hereford United||Stockport County|
|2006/07||Walsall||Hartlepool United||Swindon Town||Bristol Rovers|
|2005/06||Carlisle United||Northampton Town||Leyton Orient||Cheltenham Town|
|2004/05||Yeovil Town||Scunthorpe United||Swansea City||Southend United|
England League Two – Key Stats
- The most expensive transfer by a League Two club was Notts County’s signing of Danish footballer Kasper Schmeichel in 2009.
- Exeter City and Hartlepool United share the record for most draws in a season (46).
- Peterborough United hold the record for the most league goals scored in a season (134), posted in 1960/61.
- The division’s biggest winning score line was achieved by Stockport County, when they beat Halifax Town 13–0 on 6th January, 1934.
- One year later, the record for the most goals scored in a game was hit when Tranmere Rovers beat Oldham Athletic 13–4 on Boxing Day 1935, making 17.
EFL League 2 FAQs
♦ How many teams will get promoted to the EFL League One?
Four teams will go up a division. These are the top three finishers, along with the team that wins the playoffs. The four teams that will contest the playoffs are the next highest four teams to finish in the league table.
🤠 Where are the playoffs held?
The playoffs work a bit like a semi-final, being played over two legs, one at home and the other away. The final is then played at a neutral venue.
🤑 Where does the playoff final take place?
The League Two playoff final will take place at London’s famous Wembley Stadium, as will the League One and Championship finals over the same end of May bank holiday weekend in the UK.
🎁 How many teams will get relegated to League Two?
The two bottom-placed teams in the table will drop down a division, and out of the English Football League altogether. They will be playing in the non-league National League the following season.
👌 Will any other teams replace them?
Yes. In a normal season, two teams will be promoted from the National League to replace the two relegated sides, so long as they meet certain EFL standards and criteria.
ThePuntersPage Final Say
England League Two is the fourth and final division of professional football in England and Wales, providing the last refuge for lower-league teams before the drop into non-league football. Despite its lowly existence, the EFL League Two still offers lots of excitement and shock upsets that keeps punters and bookies alike on their toes.
While the EFL season runs from August through May, the fun never slows down and the betting opportunities never dry up, even in its lowest tier.