It’s advantage-Fleetwood after they held their nerve to card a 1-0 success in the first-leg of the play-off semi-final clash at York and indeed the Cod Army are now Stan James’s 6/5 favourites to gain promotion.
Following Monday’s Bootham Crescent triumph, Town are also just 2/9 at BetVictor to reach the final, however, Graham Alexander will be keen to stress to his players that the job against the Minstermen is far from done.
Nevertheless, Stan James consider Fleetwood 6/5 favourites to register a second leg win at the Highbury Stadium while the visitors are bet365’s underdogs and it’s 12/5 via BetVictor to finish all square.
The latter would be enough to send Fleetwood to Wembley and they’re 13/2 (Skybet) to stay in the promotion hunt with a goalless stalemate, which would be good news for punters backing both halves to be inconclusive (10/3, bet365).
York though, know that a draw is not enough and as they need to go for it, there’s the potential for them to leave gaps at the back, something the Cod Army can exploit.
Another 1-0 victory for Town isn’t out of the question then, at 11/2 with 888Sport, especially as the contest is likely to yield fewer than three goals (4/7, Ladbrokes) and it’s 11/4 at Skybet for the hosts to edge it by one.
Fleetwood to beat York by a one-goal margin – 11/4 (Skybet)