5/1 for punters' picks to justify Championship favouritism
With football punters backing Leicester and West Ham virtually to the exclusion of all other Championship contenders, William Hill make the pair clear favourites to win the title, with Leicester cut from 5/1 to 7/2 favourites after winning their opening game and pleasing the supporter who staked £3000 on them to take the honours.
Hills then make West Ham 4/1 second favourites - and they are 5/6 to get off to a winning start against 7/2 Cardiff, with the draw 12/5.
'Punters have lumped on these two big-time and we could do with neither of them winning the title - but we go 5/1 that they finish 1st and 2nd in either order, and fear the worst!' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
Hills make Ipswich 12/1 third favourites for the title and also offer: 16 Blackpool; Brighton; Forest; Southampton; 18 Middlesbro; Reading; 22 Cardiff; 25 Birmingham; 28 Brighton; Leeds.
Barnsley and Doncaster are 13/8 joint favourites to be relegated with Hills who also offer 7/4 Coventry; 9/4 Palace, Watford; 5/2 Peterbro; 7/2 Portsmouth; 4 Derby; 9/2 Millwall; 5 Birmingham; 11/2 Bristol C; 9 Brighton; Leeds.