Sheffield Wednesday the most popular bet to win promotion this season

Sheffield Wednesday are the most popular bet to win promotion from the Championship this season, according to statistics on

Wednesday, who have come out on top with 9.26% of bets in this market going on them, are thought to be fantastic value for more given that their odds for promotion to the Premier League are, at longest, 12/1.

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Sheffield Wednesday fans, who will be buoyant after recording two wins and two clean sheets to start their season, will no doubt be the majority behind the betting on their team, however, punters may have collared on to Stuart Gray’s very good win percentage as Wednesday manager and thought they may be the real underdog for the play-off places this campaign.

Although not considered to be one of the runners in the promotion race this season, Stuart Gray in his 31 league games in charge of the Sheffield club has averaged 1.45 points per game, which over the course of the season would accumulate to roughly 67 points.

You could also argue that if key players, such as Chris Maguire, Stevie May and Kieran Lees, stay fit throughout the season and stay consistent, they do offer the best value for money in the division. Nevertheless, in comparison to some of the squads in the division, Sheffield Wednesday supporters will know they are up against it this season but, as proven with Burnley, anything can happen in the Championship.

Elsewhere in the market, Watford had the second largest quantity of bets with their strikeforce making their odds of 11/2 fantastic value for money and the league favourites, and the side with the shortest odds for promotion, Derby County came in at third place.

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