Rotherham United continued their fine start to the season at their new home ground – the New York Stadium – by smashing local rivals Bradford for four, and the bookies wasted no time in cutting their League Two title betting odds. Elsewhere, Exeter City and Southend United impressed with home wins to boost their hopes of finishing first, while Torquay United and Gillingham remain unbeaten with draws, with the Gills moving to the top of the table in the process.
The Millers have looked particularly impressive at home this season, with two fine displays resulting in convincing victories. In the two games they have played at their new £25 million stadium, they have scored seven goals and conceded none. After this latest victory, Rotherham have had their title odds cut from 3/1 to 5/2 and they find themselved in a good position in fifth in the table.
It was also a good weekend for second-placed Exeter City, as they brushed aside Burton Albion 3-0. Veteran striker Jamie Cureton scored once and created a goal for the Grecians as they made it three wins on the bounce. They are now available at odds of 20/1 to win the title, moving in heavily from last week’s price of 28/1. Alternatively, they are still good value at 9/2 for promotion.
Other sides who saw their odds cut include the two Uniteds – Southend and Torquay. The Shrimpers finally landed a league win at their fourth time of asking as they beat Wycombe 1-0. Consequently, Southend saw their odds cut from 25/1 to 20/1 to lift the League Two title and they will be looking to become more consistent as the season continues.
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Torquay failed to repeat their victory from last weekend as they drew 1-1 with Port Vale. Although the Gulls will be disappointed with the result, they remain unbeaten this season with six points collected from their first four games. The bookies have recognised this achievement, with Torquay’s odds for the title in from 25/1 to 20/1, or you can back them at 5/1 for promotion.
Martin Allen’s Gillingham, who also remain unbeaten in the league, drew this weekend to move to the top of League Two table. After a 1-1 result away to an experienced Chesterfield side, the Gills strangely found their odds for the title drift from 9/1 to 10/1. More predictably, the Kent-based side had their promotion odds cut, moving in from 11/4 to 9/4, with the Gills more than likely to be in the mix come the end of the season.
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