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League Two Play-Off Odds: MK Dons, Doncaster, Crewe and Crawley Town in the mix for promotion

We're all set for a fascinating League Two play-off campaign with four teams all vying to win promotion.

One of MK Dons, Doncaster Rovers, Crewe Alexandra or Crawley Town will emerge triumphant and join promoted sides Stockport County, Wrexham and Mansfield Town the third tier of English football.

We look at all the key dates and provide a team-by-team breakdown for the League Two play-offs.

EFL League Two

League Two play-off fixtures

Semi-Final: First leg

  • Crawley Town v MK Dons - Monday 6th May, 15:00
  • Crewe v Doncaster - Monday 6th May, 17:30

Semi-Final: Second leg

  • MK Dons v Crawley Town - Thursday 9th May, 20:00
  • Doncaster v Crewe - Friday 10th May, 20:00

League Two play-off final date

The League Two play-off final is scheduled to take place on Sunday 19th May at Wembley Stadium.

League Two Promotion odds

Milton Keynes Dons (5/4)

Inheriting a side that were languishing in 16th, Mike Williamson has transformed the fortunes of MK Dons.

Under his stewardship, the Dons accumulated 62 points from 33 matches, which is a return narrowly bettered by the automatically promoted trio of Stockport County, Wrexham and Mansfield Town.

After their difficult start to the campaign, the fact they were even within touching distance of a top-three finish is applaudable in itself and Williamson deserves immense credit.

At 5/4, they're the team to beat and the Dons flaunt the firepower to hurt any opponents, chalking up 20 goals in their final six matches of the season. However, as detailed in their 5-0 defeat to Stockport County and 4-1 loss to Mansfield Town, they have demonstrated a tendency to capitulate in spectacular fashion.

Doncaster Rovers (9/4)

It's not how you start a season that's important, but how you finish it.

Doncaster were 22nd and 500/1 to win promotion at the start of February but a remarkable run of form, which included a club record-equalling 10 consecutive victories, saw them surge up the league table and secure a play-off berth.

Grant McCann has lifted Donny from the abyss and moulded a team that are capable of beating anyone in the division on their day. They are the side that no one wants to face, not least their semi-final opponents Crewe.

Importantly they have goalkeeper Thimothée Lo-Tutala available, who had his red card on the final day against Gillingham rescinded. The on-loan goalkeeper has been a vital cog in an improved defensive output, conceding just 14 goals in 18 appearances since his January arrival.

A 20-goal striker in Joe Ironside is supplemented by the potent threat of Hakeeb Adelakun and their confidence will be soaring after recent four-goal exploits against Accrington, Barrow and Colchester.

Crewe Alexandra (4/1)

Reaching the play-offs can be considered an achievement in itself for Crewe, even if they did limp over the line.

A 3-1 victory against Notts County at the end of February had catapulted them into an automatic promotion spot but they were unable to sustain their form, collecting just three wins from 12 matches to finish sixth.

In his first full season as a manager, the difficulty for Lee Bell now is to galvanise a squad that have been beset by injuries against an outfit that are the division's form team.

Home form was a pivotal feature in their success this term, losing just two of 20 home matches before concluding the regular season with three consecutive defeats at Gresty Road.

They'll need to recapture the fortress feel in their semi-final clash against Doncaster, with the Railwaymen priced at 7/4 to come out on top.

Crawley Town (11/2)

One of the surprise packages of the campaign, Crawley Town defied all pre-season expectations to reach the play-offs as they seek a return to League One for the first time since 2015.

Scott Lindsey's possession-orientated approach has yielded fruitful returns, though a run of four games without a win had left their play-off teetering hopes on the brink. A win over Grimsby, coincided with Barrow's draw against Mansfield Town, ensured a top-seven finish for the Red Devils.

With the sixth-worst xGA in League Two, they do concede a number of high-quality chances and that could be Crawley's downfall when the margins are so tight.

Crawley have generally struggled against better opposition, winning only two of their 12 matches against sides that finished in the top six this term. They are 31/20 to buck that trend with a win in the first leg over MK Dons and 5/4 to book their place at Wembley in the final.

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