Championship promotion odds after Deadline Day: QPR highly backed, Leeds price slashed

Queens Park Rangers look in good shape, while bookies have changed their minds somewhat on Leeds.

QPR and Leeds United can both be backed at low prices for promotion from the Championship following the closing of the transfer window, according to Sky Bet.

Indeed, Middlesbrough remain favourites with bookmakers for promotion, with Hull City close behind. But the R's can be backed at 4/1, while Leeds are now at 12/1 - they were as high as 33/1 at the start of the window.


QPR currently sit fourth in the Championship after five league games, having won three on the bounce. And news of the division's top scorer staying at Loftus Road is sure to boost their odds.

Indeed, Charlie Austin remains a QPR player at least until January, with Matt Phillips also staying in west London. Both are Premier League standard players.


Leeds United, meanwhile, are 10th after five games, with seven points to their name. But what's intriguing is the fact Uwe Rosler's men are unbeaten, having recently won at Derby County.

Leeds were thrown a grueling schedule to start the season and still managed not to lose. Should no downturns in form be forthcoming, United could prove an even stronger unit after an international break - and the Deadline Day addition of winger Jordan Botaka.

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