From Bolton to Bristol, the talk of offices across the land this morning has been the release of the EFL fixtures. There’s a cracking set of games in the Championship’s opening weekend – and our trading team have priced up a flurry of specials on the action.
First up – who’ll have bragging rights at the top of the table after the first round of games?
Fulham are 6/1 favourites to be top of the tree after matchday one, as they host Norwich City at Craven Cottage.
Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest are each 7/1, with the pair facing two of the division’s newboys – Hull City and Millwall – respectively.
Talking of the league’s new arrivals, we’re offering 20/1 for all three newly promoted sides – Sheffield United, Bolton Wanderers and Millwall – all to win, while there’s 14/1 on offer for the trio to all suffer defeat in their first game back at this level.
Meanwhile, our traders make the win and loss odds exactly the same for the trio of newly-relegated clubs – Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Hull City – with Boro and Hull facing particularly tricky away ties.
For those keen on backing some regional pride, there’s 50/1 on offer for every London club – Millwall, Queens Park Rangers, Fulham and Brentford – all to win.
Elsewhere, it’s 150/1 that the Championship’s Yorkshire fivesome – Leeds United, Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday, Boro and Barnsley – all secure victories.
And there’s a mammoth 200/1 on offer for Midlands sextet Burton Albion, Forest, Villa, Birmingham City, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Derby County all to triumph.
Ladbrokes Latest Betting:
Championship – Opening Weekend specials
Club to be top of the table
Fulham – 6/1
Aston Villa – 7/1
Nottingham Forest – 7/1
Bristol City – 8/1
Cardiff – 10/1
Sheffield Wednesday – 10/1
Sunderland – 12/1
Sheff Utd – 12/1
Ipswich – 16/1
Bolton – 16/1
Reading – 16/1
Wolves – 16/1
Newly Promoted/Relegated teams specials
All three newly promoted teams to WIN (Sheffield United, Bolton, Millwall) – 20/1
All three newly promoted teams to LOSE – 14/1
All three newly relegated teams to WIN (Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Hull City) – 20/1
All three newly relegated teams to LOSE – 14/1
Regional club specials
Every London club to win (Millwall, QPR, Fulham, Brentford) – 50/1
Every Yorkshire club to win (Leeds, Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday, Middlesbrough, Barnsley) – 150/1
Every Midlands club to win (Burton, Nottingham Forest, Villa, Birmingham, Wolves, Derby) – 200/1
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing