Championship betting preview

Championship 07/08 outright betting

Bookmakers are struggling to find a favourite in the Championship outright betting, with a number of teams priced at odds of 9/1 or under. Charlton are available at best price 7/1 after being relegated from the Premiership last season. After losing a number of key players including Darren Bent, boss Alan Pardew will need his new look team to settle quickly if they are to win what is a very difficult league. It is worth noting that no favourite has won this league during the last five seasons.

Wolves could benefit from a boardroom takeover and significant financial backing this season after reaching the playoffs in the last campaign. Sporting Odds offer best odds 7/1 about Mick McCarthy’s men who have signed Freddy Eastwood, Michael Gray and Matt Jarvis amongst their summer spending spree.

Sheffield United have lost manager Neil Warnock and captain Phil Jaglielka since being relegated last season, which will make it all the harder to bounce back at the first attempt and are probably one to swerve at best price odds of 10/1 with totesport.

Watford will be boosted by the return of Marlon King who scored 21 goals in the Championship when Watford were promoted in 2005. The striker is favourite top win the Championship golden boot this season, but Watford lack strength in depth and make little appeal at best odds 9/1 with Betfred.

West Brom have lost star players Jason Koumas and Diomasy Kamara following their Playoffs defeat last season, and it is difficult to se them improving on last season’s fourth place finish. Betfred offer the best odds at 8/1 on West Brom being crowned champions.

Charlton 7/1 Betfred
Wolves 7/1 Sportingodds
West Brom 8/1 Betfred
Watford 9/1 Betfred
Sheff Utd 10/1 totesport
Southampton 10/1 totesport
Leicester 12/1 totesport

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