Championship promotion betting update: Derby and Wednesday big movers

Middlesbrough, Hull City, Burnley, Brighton and Hove Albion, Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County make up the top six.

According to the latest Championship promotion odds published by Sky Bet, Derby County, Brighton & Hove Albion and Sheffield Wednesday have each been the subject of a noticeable shift.

Derby supporters have endured a torrid time of late, what with the club embarking on a winless league run stretching back to Boxing Day and replacing head coach Paul Clement with Darren Wassall.

A lot of questions have been asked at the iPro, and Wassall’s comments following Derby’s latest 1-0 home defeat to MK Dons left a number of fans frustrated with the recent turn of events.

The Rams topped the table over the festive period, yet their winless run has now seen them drop to sixth place in the Championship table – an all-too familiar run of form from last season.

Bookmakers had odds of 4/11 on Derby to get promoted in early January, as reported by HITC, but now those odds stand at 6/4 with Sky Bet and that is arguably being generous of their chances.

Middlesbrough remain favourites at 1/5, while new league leaders Hull City are now at 2/7 – a swift change from the 10/11 the Tigers were priced at heading into the New Year.

Hull boss Steve Bruce knows the division inside out, and form is good at the KC Stadium with their latest 2-0 win at Blackburn Rovers maintaining their improvement on the road.

Burnley are now third favourites for promotion [6/5] after they extended their unbeaten run to eight games with a 0-0 draw at Reading, while Brighton are placed at 9/4 following a weekend win.

The Seagulls were involved in an entertaining 3-2 victory over Bolton Wanderers, their fourth win in succession after going seven games without a win over the festive period.

But the biggest movers are Wednesday, previously going from 8/1 to 100/30 as they rise up the table.

The Owls have been magnificent of late, and their latest 4-0 thrashing of Brentford moved them above Derby in the table and now just four points off Middlesbrough in second.

Wednesday have won five of their last seven matches, and in Fernando Forestieri and Gary Hooper they have a strike partnership which rivals any front two in the Championship.

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