QPR cut for Championship title

QPR continue to shorten in the Championship title betting with Sky Bet, while Wolves and Chesterfield also enjoyed wins.

Last Updated: 21/09/13 at 22:11 Post Comment

QPR won 1-0 at Yeovil to remain top of the Sky Bet Championship.

QPR won 1-0 at Yeovil to remain top of the Sky Bet Championship.

QPR continue to shorten in the title betting with the Championship's lead sponsor Sky Bet after extending their fine start with a 1-0 win at Yeovil on Saturday afternoon.

A 75th minute Charlie Austin penalty was enough to see the Hoops rack up another 1-0 win, their fifth in the last six league games, which sees them cut to 13/8 to win the league.

Those shrewd with their stats could have backed such an outcome at 11/2, while Austin was 7/2 to open the scoring again, having previously also done so in their victory over Birmingham.

Austin's former club Burnley have also had their promotion odds cut, coming in from 8/1 to 7/1 after recording an odds-defying 2-1 victory at Leeds, who have lengthened from 8/1 to 12/1 to be playing Premier League football next season.

Watford are considered QPR's main contenders for top spot at 11/2 and strengthened their title case with a 5-1 win at Barnsley.

Nottingham Forest and Leicester follow at 10/1 after being held to 2-2 draws by Doncaster and Blackpool respectively.

Wolves continue to head the Sky Bet League 1 promotion betting after bouncing back from their derby defeat to Walsall with a 1-0 win at Shrewsbury.

The pre-season favourites have shortened from 7/2 to 11/8 over the course of the start of the season, with 19 points racked up from a possible 24.

However, Leyton Orient lead the table with a game in hand and have come in from 33/1 to 8/1 to be crowned champions following their perfect start.

The O's are 21/10 to maintain that record at Brentford (5/4) on Monday night, live on Sky Sports 1 HD, with the Bees actually considered more likely promotion contenders pre-season,.

Uwe Rosler's men started a 9/1 before drifting out to 12/1 following a solid start to their campaign, suffering just the single defeat.

Peterborough are the 7/2 second favourites for the title and have matched Wolves' start, with a 2-1 victory over MK Dons seeing them stay second.

Preston (100/30 for promotion) sit fourth after a 1-0 victory at Sheffield United (12/1) while Rotherham (13/2) and Bradford (11/2) occupy the remaining play-off places.

Chesterfield strengthened their status as the favourites to win Sky Bet League 2 with a 1-0 victory at fellow high-flyers Oxford.

The Spireites have collected all but two points on offer so far this season and have consequently come in from 15/2 to 7/4 to be crowned champions.

Sky Bet now make them odds-on to secure promotion while Oxford have drifted out from 6/4 to 7/4 after slipping down to fourth with their first loss of the season.

Fleetwood moved up to second with a 1-0 win at pre-season promotion favourites Portsmouth.

The Cod Army also sit ahead of Guy Whittingham's men in the title betting, coming in from 4/1 to 100/30, while Pompey have drifted from 10/1 to 14/1 following their third loss of the campaign.


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