Wednesday, 3 August 2011



The race for promotion in League Two will no doubt be an intriguing one, with several teams rightfully feeling they have a chance of gaining automatic promotion or even winning the division.

Crawley Town have been made favourites by most bookies and their spending power means they will certainly be contenders. However there is very little value in betting on Crawley, with Blue Square offering the best price of 8/11 for automatic promotion.

My tip for promotion in League Two is Rotherham United. The Millers narrowly missed out on a playoff position last season after a poor second half of the season, but experienced summer signings such as Danny Schofield and Lewis Grabban should help prevent a post-Christmas slide this campaign and striker Adam Le Fondre will provide plenty of goals, as he always has done at this level . Bwin offer the best promotion odds at 9/2 but I think they are worth a punt for outright winner, especially seen as manager Andy Scott won the division with Brentford in 2009. You can get 20/1 for Rotherham to be the outright winner of League Two at both William Hill and Bwin.

Top Goalscorer

Much like the race for promotion, there are numerous players who will feel they have a chance at winning the golden boot. Bet 365 are offering Adam Le Fondre at 12/1 and Southend's summer signing Neil Harris at 14/1 but my tip for the League Two Golden Boot is Shaun Miller (pictured, centre) at 18/1 with Blue Square and 888 sport. The Crewe Alexandra striker scored 18 goals last year and now that strike partner Ryan Donaldson has left the club, Miller will be the main man for Dario Gradi's side and I predict he'll score even more this season.