Ambitious Salford City backed to play League Football by 2019

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The great thing about #WhatAreTheOdds requests is that they really can be about absolutely anything. Our latest special market takes us down into the lower leagues of football, although one punter will be hoping for a higher level of the game in the next few years.

We’ve listened to another odds request this week, and it’s come from one customer looking to back Salford City to play League football.

Furthermore, this punter is backing them to do it by 2019 and we’re offering 40/1 on Salford City to be playing in the Football League by the 2019/2020 season.

The Greater Manchester club have become something of a celebrity in recent years, thanks in no small part to their illustrious Class of 92 owners, Gary and Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes, not that you needed reminding.

Salford City have even become the stars of their own two-series BBC documentary, and on the pitch their performances have been the stuff of Hollywood legend.

The Moor Lane outfit have claimed successive promotions in the last two seasons, rising from the eighth tier of English football into the sixth level of the pyramid.

Now in the National League North, Salford are just two more promotions away from league football.

And in their first season of football at this level, it’s so far so good for the Class of 92, who sit top of the table with a stunning 20 points from a possible 24 after eight games.

That’s great news for our #WhatAreTheOdds hopeful, as promotion this year would allow the club a full  two seasons in the Conference National to make it into the promised land of League football by 2019.

And for the naysayers who reckon such a rapid rise isn’t possible, well Salford simply need to look up the M6 and along the M55 to find Fleetwood Town, who stormed up from level nine to three in just ten seasons.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.