Bookies are split when it comes to the League Two play-off final, Paddy Power rating Torquay as slight underdogs at 7/4 to prevail in normal time and Betfred making Stevenage their outsiders across 90 minutes at an identical price. With so much on the line, it could therefore be one of those games that punters chalk up as a draw and Coral offer 23/10 for the stalemate at Old Trafford.
Stevenage have kept three clean sheets in the last five while the Gulls have been even more impressive defensively, managing seven shutouts in nine outings, including two against Shrewsbury in the semi-finals. Those stats point to a low-scoring affair and it’s no surprise to see bookies treading carefully where a tally of fewer than 2.5 goals is concerned, Stan James’ 4/6 the best price available.
It’s 8/1 (Sportingbet) for the deadlock to remain unbroken but Paul Buckle’s men have had the edge in recent matches against Borough, who haven’t scored past Torquay in the pair’s last four meetings and that trend looks set to continue in this one.
The Gulls are 7/2 with to beat Borough ‘to nil’ and for the brave, Totesport price Torquay at 7/1 to grab the game’s only goal.
Torquay to beat Stevenage ‘to nil’ – 7/2 ()
Under 2.5 goals – 4/6 (Stan James)