Crewe Alexandra have been nowhere near the top seven for much of the season, although the Alex have not lost a match since 18 February and that run has propelled them all the way to Wembley Stadium where they will hope to beat Cheltenham in the same way as they recently did at Gresty Road.
Few expected the Railwaymen to overcome Southend over two legs despite their impressive run, although a 1-0 home win was followed up by a 2-2 draw in the reverse fixture and Crewe are now 8/5 (BetVictor free bets) to claim victory in normal time.
Meanwhile, Cheltenham endured an awful run in March which suggested the Robins might miss out on a promotion tilt, although six wins from the remaining eight matches ensured a spot in the play-offs and Torquay were comfortably beaten 4-1 on aggregate.
Mark Yates’ team are 15/8 (Blue Square) to claim a win in normal time and odds of 21/20 about Cheltenham claiming promotion look a mite too big considering there was little between these teams in the regular standings.
The south-west team have also scored two goals or more in each of their last four matches and the experienced Ben Burgess looks like a great bet at 15/2 to score the opening goal of the game.