Who is trending towards football league action next season in Blue Square Premier betting? Grimsby have been one of the front runners for most of the season and they look as if they are going to at least be securing a promotion spot. Only the top side in the division will get a spot in League Two for the following season, while teams two through five will have to battle it out through a play off. Grimsby’s projected this success will all be based on their defence, which has stood head and shoulders above everyone else in the Blue Square Premier this season. There has been little to slow the progress of Grimsby this term, but still they are likely to come under some pressure. Grimsby are trading as favourites to win the Blue Square Premier outright and are likewise at short odds in the To Be Promoted market.
Notably the strengths of the chasing pack to scrap for the automatic promotion spot are going to come from the Welsh duo of Wrexham and Newport. Both have shown enough form over the season, especially going forward, to put together a run to halt Grimsby’s title winning plans. Wrexham have proven to have the better of the two defences between themselves and Newport and as the pressure comes on during the end of season run in, that could be a crucial factor in their progress. The bookmakers are most worried about Wrexham catching Grimsby in the title race, with the Welsh side trading as second favourites. Their defensive qualities should put them in a good stead in a play off race.
Newport, despite some great offensive power have struggled defensively in the league this season and that may catch up with them at some point. Still, they could have the balance to be in with a shot through the play offs. It is the defensive concerns that has put Newport behind Grimsby, Wrexham and Luton in both the Blue Square Premier Outright Winner market and the Blue Square Premier To Be Promoted market. How long can Newport’s potent forwards cover up for a weak defence?
As for Luton, the listed odds at bookmakers are suggesting that they will be in the thick of a play off race at the end of the season. Luton have been in the play offs for the last three seasons running and have battled through to the play off final for the last two seasons running. It has been tales of close calls for them, losing out 2-1 to York last season in the play off final, and being denied in a penalty shoot out against AFC Wimbledon the season before that. So they have had promotion to League Two in their hands, it has just kept slipping though. But will that play off experience pay off in the long run for them?
There is a good chase for the four play off spots in the Blue Square Premier promotion race, and therefore there is good value in looking at the To Be Promoted market. Things are likely to remain tightly packed and with strong trending teams like Mansfield capable of stringing together a run to the top five, the race should go down to the wire.