Football By Joe Crilly

Bournemouth Achieve The Near Impossible

Bournemouth are all but promoted after a comfortable win against Bolton Wanderers and they are 11/10 with William Hill to avoid relegation in their inaugural season in the top flight. They are 5/2 to win the Championship with Watford 2/7.

“It is a fantastic achievement for the club especially given that they were 20/1 for promotion at the start of the season,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “There will no doubt be a large number of Cherries fans ecstatic at reaching the Premier League but also happy because they have backed a quite sizeable winner as well.”

Middlesbrough are 15/8 to join the other two in the Premier League next season although Norwich at 9/4, Derby at 3/1 and Ipswich at 4/1 will all be fighting to win the playoffs.


Bournemouth finishing position next season 

Bottom Half – 1/10

Top half – 11/2


Bournemouth Relegation next season

Yes -4/6

No – 11/10


Championship Outright

Watford – 2/7

Bournemouth – 5/2


Championship Promotion 

Boro- 15/8

Norwich – 9/4

Derby – 3/1

Ipswich – 4/1

Brentford – 20/1

Wolves – 33/1