League Two play-off final: Who the bookmakers are backing to join Sunderland in League One next season
Northampton Town and Exeter City will do battle in the League Two play-off final this evening (7:30pm kick-off) – but who do the bookmakers think will join Sunderland in League One next season?
The Cobblers and the Grecians both came through testing play-off semi-finals, with Northampton recovering from a 2-0 deficit to eliminate Cheltenham Town while Exeter City required extra time to find a way past Colchester United.
And with the duo set to do battle at Wembley Stadium this evening, who are the bookmakers backing to join Sunderland in the third tier for the 2020/21 campaign?
SkyBet have Exeter City down as narrow favourites, with Matt Taylor’s side rated as 4/5 favourites to clinch promotion.
Keith Curle’s Northampton, meanwhile, see their promotion chances rated at odds of 10/11.
And it’s not just League Two where Sunderland will have their eyes fixed ahead of the 2020/21 campaign – with the Championship relegation battle set to go down to the wire.
While the likes of Charlton Athletic and Middlesbrough pulled themselves temporarily away from danger over the course of the weekend, there are a host of big-name sides in danger of dropping into League One.
So who do SkyBet believe could be joining the third tier next season?
Barnsley (2/9) and Luton (1/4) are the favourites to return to League One, just one season after clinching promotion to the Championship.
Hull City (8/15), Huddersfield Town (2/1), Charlton (11/4), Stoke (5/1) and Middlesbrough (10/1) are also thought to be in danger of the drop.