The Championship’s opening weekend kicks off with Derby County’s visit to Sunderland on Friday night, and our odds-crunchers are so excited for its return that they’ve produced a flurry of exclusive specials on the action!
Interestingly, they make it just 22/1 for ALL of newly-promoted trio Sheffield United, Millwall and Bolton Wanderers to enjoy the perfect start to life in the second tier.
Punters in the capital could be keen on the 66/1 on every London club to win, with Queens Park Rangers, Millwall, Brentford and Fulham representing the city.
Meanwhile, there’s a whopping 280/1 on offer for every Midlands club to win – a bet which could bring fans of Derby County and Nottingham Forest to cheer one another’s fortunes on.
And if that’s not enough of a local long-shot, there’s 620/1 available for all six of the division’s Yorkshire clubs to rack up maximum points this weekend.
For those predicting goals, goals, goals, we’re offering a juicy 25/1 on three of the division’s top marksmen to begin with a bang, in the form of Chris Wood, Britt Assombalonga, and Scott Hogan.
However, it’s Fulham fans who the bookies think will be cheering loudest after matchday one, with the Cottagers 6/1 favourites to top the table after opening weekend, with Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest 7/1 shots.
A Ladbrokes spokesperson said: “We’re not ruling out a stellar start for the division’s newly-promoted sides, while the bookies could be paying out a sizeable sum if the league’s top strikers have their shooting boots on.”
Ladbrokes Latest Betting:
Championship – Opening Weekend specials
All three newly-promoted sides to win (Sheffield United, Millwall, Bolton) – 22/1
All three newly-relegated sides to win (Middlesbrough, Hull, Sunderland) – 25/1
Goalscorer bundle – Chris Wood, Britt Assombalonga and Scott Hogan ALL to score – 25/1
Every London club to win (QPR, Millwall, Brentford, Fulham) – 66/1
Every Midlands club to win (Burton Albion, Forest, Villa, Birmingham City, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Derby County) – 280/1
Every Yorkshire club to win (Barnsley, Hull, Leeds, Middlesbrough, Sheffield Wednesday, Sheffield United,) – 620/1
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
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing