The league two playoff final takes place this weekend with Cheltenham and Crewe going head to head at Wembley. The two sides finished in sixth and seventh in the league this season so have upset the odds in making it to the final.
Crewe were superb in their semi-final against fourth place Southend who finished eleven points ahead of them this campaign. They won the tie 3-2 on aggregate.
Steven Davis’ men are now unbeaten in eighteen encounters, a run of form they will be looking to maintain for just one more match.
Goals for Davis side have come from all over the pitch in recent weeks with their leading scorer being Nick Powell who has found the net 14 times from midfield. 35 of Crewe’s goal this season have come from the middle of the park.
As for Cheltenham, they beat Torquay convincingly in their semi-final, taking the tie 4-1. Jermaine McGlashan was in fantastic form over the two legs, scoring in both games.
Strike partners Kaid Mohammad and Darryl Duffy have been a key to Cheltenham’s success this campaign, scoring 23 goals in the league between them.
Mark Yates’ side have now won four games in a row, scoring nine goals so will certainly be going into Sunday afternoon full of confidence of securing promotion.
After finishing five points ahead of their opponents in the league, Yates men will know they have the ability to be victorious this weekend.
It’s been three years since the Gloucestershire were last in League One so they will feel they are overdue a promotion back to the third tier of English football.
However, Crewe have won both games between the two sides this season 1-0 so may have a physiological advantage.
After their fantastic semi-final performance, Crewe go into the game as slight favourites to win the game in 90 minutes. You can back them at 2.50 (6/4) with BoyleSports.
Despite their superior league position, Cheltenham will have to upset the odds to be successful in normal time. They are being offered at 2.90 (19/10) with VC Bet. A draw is available at 3.40 (12/5) with Bet365.
With his great form from midfield this campaign, Nick Powell is the favourite to break the deadlock at Wembley with odds of 7.00 (6/1) with BlueSQ.
Cheltenham’s best chance of scoring first looks to come from Daryl Duffy. 7.50 (13/2) are the odds from Bet365 on this happening.
Crewe have the upper hand in this fixture after their two victories earlier in the campaign. a recommended bet is for Steven Davis’ side to be losing at half time but to win the game in 90 minutes. You can back this at 34.00 (33/1) with SportingBet.