We take a look at the latest odds for League Two ahead of the 2016/17 campaign after the fixtures were unveiled on Wednesday morning.
The bookies remain unimpressed by Pools’ movements in the transfer market this summer and our partners at Sky Bet have installed Craig Hignett’s men as a 50/1 shot to win the League Two title.
However, if you think Pools can win promotion via another route in the coming season then you can back them at odds of 15/2 with Sky Bet.
Portsmouth are the 9/2 favourites to top the table in May after falling at the play-off hurdle last season, while relegated Doncaster Rovers are 13/2 to hit back by winning League Two.
It was revealed on Fixture Release Day that Pools would host Colchester United at Victoria Park on the opening day before closing the campaign with another home fixture against Doncaster.