The English Football League Two is often referred to as League Two for short. However, it’s also known as Sky Bet League Two for sponsorship reasons. It’s the third and lowest division of the English Football League (EFL) and fourth-highest division overall in the English football league system. Football League Two was introduced for the 2004–05 season. It was previously known as the Football League Third Division. Before the advent of the Premier League in 1992, the fourth-highest division was known as the Football League Fourth Division. As of the 2020–21 season, Morecambe hold the longest tenure in League Two, having last being outside the division in the 2006–07 season when they were promoted from the league then known as the Conference National (now the National League).
There are currently three former Premier League clubs competing in League Two: Bradford City, Oldham Athletic, and Bolton Wanderers. A national fourth tier of English league football was established in 1958–59, as the Fourth Division. It was formed from the merger of the Third Division North and the Third Division South. In 1992, with the departure of the First Division clubs to become the Premier League, the fourth tier became known as the Third Division. Since 2004 it has been known as Football League Two. For more information about this competition, check their official website.
There are 24 clubs in League Two. Each club plays each of the other clubs twice (once at home, once away) and is awarded three points for a win, one for a draw and no points for a loss. From these points a league table is constructed. At the end of each season the top three teams, together with the winner of the play-offs between the teams which finished in the fourth to seventh positions, are promoted to EFL League One and are replaced by the four teams that finished at the bottom of that division.
Similarly, the two teams that finished at the bottom of League Two are relegated to the National League and are replaced by the team that finished first and the team that won the second through seventh place play-off in that division. Technically a team can be reprieved from relegation if the team replacing them does not have a ground suitable for League football, but in practice this is a non-factor because every team currently in the National League has a ground that meets the League criteria (and even if they did not, a ground-sharing arrangement with another team could be made until their stadium was upgraded). The other way that a team can be spared relegation is if another team either resigns or is expelled from the EFL.
Final league position is determined, in order, by points obtained. After that, we have goal difference, and goals scored. If that’s not enough a mini-league is held. Two or more teams ranked using the previous three criteria are part of the mini-league. Finally, a series of one or more play-off matches is held. There is a mandatory wage cap in this division that limits spending on players’ wages to 100% of club turnover.
League Two Odds and Betting Information
As we mentioned above, League Two is one of the most competitive tournaments in England. Teams that win this league and get promoted further always have tough squads. For that reason, League Two is extremely popular. That’s true both for watching and sports betting. It has markets and odds that are very intriguing for experienced bettors. The matches are always fun to watch as they are filled with uncertainty. You can check our Bitcoin Casino to find the best markets and League Two odds. However, it offers much more than that.
The Coinbet24 bitcoin sportsbook offers a broad selection of betting types when it comes to these leagues. You will find all standard bet types like HT/FT, handicap, moneyline bets, correct score betting, totals, both teams to score, over/under bets, Asian handicap, winner and total score bets, etc. We also offer a wide selection of fantastic special offers.