Football By Joe Crilly

Yorkshire’s Football Fans Are Most Optimistic…How Will Your Team Fare?

Yorkshire’s football fans are the most optimistic heading into the Football League season according to William Hill. The bookmaker has been inundated with fans wanting to back their side to have a season of success with the top best supported sides for promotion into the Premier League this term all coming from the White Rose county. Leeds top the bill for promotion with 21.8% of all wagers followed by Sheffield Wednesday in second place with 8% and Huddersfield third at 7.5%.

In League One, Sheffield United have been the best backed side for promotion with 17.5% of all bets although in League Two, it is Carlisle who have attracted the most wagers (15.8%).

“Yorkshire’s football fans have always been amongst the most passionate in the country and it seems the entirety of the region have been out in force backing their teams to have a successful season,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

 

Championship best backed for promotion (most bets): 21.8% Leeds; 8% Sheffield Wednesday; 7.5% Huddersfield; 6.6% Derby; 6.3% Wolves

Championship best backed for relegation (most bets): 34.5% Aston Villa; 9.3% Fulham; 6.7% Nottingham Forest; 6% Barnsley; 5.7% Newcastle

 

English Championship winner: 7/4 Newcastle; 9/1 Norwich; 10/1 Aston Villa; 10/1 Derby; 12/1 Brighton; 12/1 Wolves; 16/1 Sheffield Wednesday; 33/1 Brentford; 33/1 Bristol City; 33/1 Cardiff; 33/1 Fulham; 33/1 Ipswich; 33/1 Leeds; 33/1 Nottingham Forest; 33/1 QPR; 33/1 Reading; 33/1 Wigan; 40/1 Birmingham; 40/1 Huddersfield; 50/1 Preston; 66/1 Blackburn; 80/1 Barnsley; 100/1 Rotherham; 200/1 Burton

English Championship promotion: 8/13 Newcastle; 9/4 Norwich; 5/2 Aston Villa; 3/1 Brighton; 10/3 Derby; 7/2 Wolves; 4/1 Sheffield Wednesday; 8/1 Cardiff; 8/1 QPR; 8/1 Wigan; 9/1 Ipswich; 10/1 Brentford; 10/1 Bristol City; 10/1 Fulham; 10/1 Leeds; 10/1 Reading; 11/1 Birmingham; 12/1 Huddersfield; 12/1 Nottingham Forest; 14/1 Preston; 20/1 Blackburn; 25/1 Barnsley; 33/1 Rotherham

English Championship relegation: 10/11 Burton; 2/1 Rotherham; 11/4 Barnsley; 3/1 Blackburn; 4/1 Preston; 5/1 Birmingham; 5/1 Leeds; 6/1 Huddersfield; 6/1 Wigan; 7/1 Fulham; 7/1 Nottingham Forest; 7/1 Reading; 8/1 Brentford; 8/1 Bristol City; 9/1 Ipswich; 9/1 QPR; 9/1 Wolves; 10/1 Cardiff; 25/1 Aston Villa; 33/1 Sheffield Wednesday; 50/1 Brighton; 50/1 Derby; 66/1 Norwich; 100/1 Newcastle

 

Opening fixtures:

13/5 Fulham; 21/20 Newcastle; 12/5 draw

13/5 Birmingham; 11/5 Cardiff; 11/5 draw

19/10 Blackburn; 6/4 Norwich; 11/5 draw

11/8 Bristol City; 2/1 Wigan; 9/4 draw

11/10 Derby; 13/5 Brighton; 9/4 draw

13/10 Huddersfield; 2/1 Brentford; 12/5 draw

6/5 Ipswich; 23/10 Barnsley; 23/10 draw

11/10 Nottingham Forest; 13/5 Burton; 9/4 draw

21/20 Reading; 3/1 Preston; 3/1 draw

15/8 Rotherham; 6/4 Wolves; 11/5 draw

11/10 QPR; 13/5 Leeds; 9/4 draw

5/4 Sheffield Wednesday; 12/5 Aston Villa; 21/10 draw

 

League 1 best backed for promotion (most bets): 17.5% Sheffield United; 16% Charlton; 9.2% Millwall; 8% Coventry; 6.7% Port Vale

League 1 best backed for relegation (most bets): 14.1% Fleetwood; 11.5% Coventry; 10.3% Bristol Rovers; 9.6% Charlton; 8.3% Swindon

 

League 1 winner: 6/1 Sheffield United; 8/1 Charlton; 9/1 Millwall; 10/1 MK Dons; 12/1 Bradford; 14/1 Bolton; 14/1 Oxford; 16/1 Coventry; 16/1 Peterborough; 16/1 Scunthorpe; 20/1 Bristol Rovers; 20/1 Walsall; 25/1 Gillingham; 25/1 Northampton; 33/1 Rochdale; 33/1 Southend; 33/1 Wimbledon; 40/1 Bury; 40/1 Chesterfield; 40/1 Fleetwood; 40/1 Shrewsbury; 40/1 Swindon; 50/1 Port Vale; 66/1 Oldham

League 1 promotion: 2/1 Sheffield United; 3/1 Charlton; 3/1 Millwall; 7/2 MK Dons; 4/1 Bolton; 4/1 Bradford; 5/1 Oxford; 5/1 Peterborough; 11/2 Coventry; 11/2 Scunthorpe; 6/1 Bristol Rovers; 7/1 Northampton; 7/1 Walsall; 8/1 Gillingham; 10/1 Rochdale; 10/1 Wimbledon; 12/1 Bury; 12/1 Fleetwood; 12/1 Southend; 14/1 Shrewsbury; 14/1 Swindon; 16/1 Chesterfield; 16/1 Port Vale; 20/1 Oldham

League 1 relegation: 6/5 Oldham; 11/8 Port Vale; 13/8 Shrewsbury; 2/1 Bury; 2/1 Swindon; 5/2 Chesterfield; 5/2 Wimbledon; 11/4 Southend; 9/2 Fleetwood; 9/2 Rochdale; 5/1 Northampton; 11/2 Walsall; 7/1 Bristol Rovers; 7/1 Gillingham; 7/1 Scunthorpe; 10/1 Bolton; 12/1 Coventry; 12/1 Oxford; 12/1 Peterborough; 16/1 Bradford; 20/1 Charlton; 33/1 MK Dons; 33/1 Millwall; 50/1 Sheffield United

 

Opening fixtures:

5/4 Northampton; 23/10 Fleetwood; 11/5 draw

4/6 Millwall; 9/2 Oldham; 13/5 draw

23/20 Walsall; 5/2 Wimbledon; 9/4 draw

9/5 Swindon; 6/4 Coventry; 23/10 draw

13/10 Southend; 11/5 Gillingham; 11/5 draw

17/10 Shrewsbury; 8/5 MK Dons; 23/10 draw

13/10 Scunthorpe; 11/5 Bristol Rovers; 11/5 draw

8/5 Rochdale; 13/8 Peterborough; 12/5 draw

1/1 Oxford; 14/5 Chesterfield; 12/5 draw

7/4 Bolton; 13/8 Sheffield United; 11/5 draw

3/4 Bradford; 4/1 Port Vale; 5/2 draw

19/10 Bury; 29/20 Charlton; 9/4 draw

 

League 2 best backed for promotion (most bets): 15.8% Carlisle; 12.1% Luton; 10% Portsmouth; 9.5% Leyton Orient; 8.7% Plymouth

League 2 best backed for relegation (most bets): 25.9% Newport; 15.2% Crawley; 9% Blackpool; 6.3% Barnet; 6.3% Hartlepool

 

League 2 winner: 4/1 Portsmouth; 6/1 Doncaster; 9/1 Luton; 10/1 Leyton Orient; 12/1 Plymouth; 14/1 Cambridge; 14/1 Carlisle; 20/1 Blackpool; 20/1 Colchester; 20/1 Grimsby; 25/1 Accrington; 25/1 Cheltenham; 25/1 Mansfield; 25/1 Notts County; 25/1 Wycombe; 33/1 Crewe; 33/1 Exeter; 40/1 Barnet; 40/1 Hartlepool; 50/1 Stevenage; 50/1 Yeovil; 80/1 Crawley; 100/1 Morecambe; 100/1 Newport

League 2 promotion: 1/1 Portsmouth; 6/4 Doncaster; 9/4 Luton; 5/2 Leyton Orient; 11/4 Plymouth; 10/3 Cambridge; 10/3 Colchester; 4/1 Carlisle; 4/1 Grimsby; 9/2 Wycombe; 5/1 Accrington; 5/1 Blackpool; 5/1 Cheltenham; 5/1 Crewe; 11/2 Notts County; 6/1 Exeter; 6/1 Mansfield; 9/1 Hartlepool; 9/1 Stevenage; 9/1 Yeovil; 10/1 Barnet; 10/1 Newport; 11/1 Crawley; 14/1 Morecambe

League 2 relegation: 11/4 Newport; 3/1 Morecambe; 4/1 Crawley; 4/1 Stevenage; 9/2 Accrington; 6/1 Hartlepool; 7/1 Yeovil; 8/1 Notts County; 9/1 Crewe; 9/1 Exeter; 10/1 Barnet; 10/1 Blackpool; 12/1 Colchester; 12/1 Mansfield; 12/1 Wycombe; 14/1 Cheltenham; 14/1 Grimsby; 20/1 Carlisle; 25/1 Cambridge; 25/1 Plymouth; 40/1 Luton; 50/1 Leyton Orient; 66/1 Doncaster; 66/1 Portsmouth

 

Opening fixtures:

13/8 Accrington; 17/10 Doncaster; 9/4 draw

13/8 Cheltenham; 17/10 Leyton Orient; 9/4 draw

17/20 Cambridge; 10/3 Barnet; 5/2 draw

5/4 Blackpool; 11/5 Exeter; 23/10 draw

9/5 Crawley; 6/4 Wycombe; 23/10 draw

1/1 Grimsby; 14/5 Morecambe; 12/5 draw

6/4 Hartlepool; 9/5 Colchester; 23/10 draw

8/5 Newport; 7/4 Mansfield; 11/5 draw

11/8 Plymouth; 2/1 Luton; 9/4 draw

4/5 Portsmouth; 17/5 Carlisle; 13/5 draw

6/4 Stevenage; 9/5 Crewe; 23/10 draw

29/20 Yeovil; 19/10 Notts County; 9/4 draw

 

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