A look at the bookies prices for League One in 2013-14Just a matter of days after the League One line-up was completed the bookmakers had made the early odds on next term’s winners available with all three clubs relegated from the Championship, Bristol City, Peterborough United and Wolverhampton Wanderers, leading the way.
Of course at this time whoever come up with these odds have little to go, apart from maybe how they finished last season. Of course the calibre of teams that have been relegated from the Championship will be looked at so perhaps not surprisingly Wolves, with their £18m parachute payment, are the early favourites with prices varying from 7-2 to 11-2.
Bristol City, Peterborough and Sheffield United, who finished fifth in 2012-13, come next with their prices showing between 8 and 10-1 while there is little between Brentford, MK Dons and Preston North End who follow.
Another thing also possibly taken into consideration could be the momentum of the four clubs coming up. The prices for League Two champions Gillingham currently vary somewhat, a majority of the bookies have Martin Allen’s side listed at 33-1 but the shortest price found is 20-1.
The other promoted clubs have varying prices with Rotherham United the most favoured with their range being from 12 to 20-1, Bradford City have the widest range (18 to 33-1) while Port Vale are less fancied and can be found at either 33 or 40-1.
Anyone keen enough to place their money early doors will find last season’s struggler's Carlisle United, Colchester United, Oldham Athletic, Stevenage and Shrewsbury at the longest odds with 80-1 the longest prices available for both Colchester and the Shrews.