Sun May 29, 2016 2:49 pm
The Bluebirds have been installed as sixth-favourites to top the Championship next term, with odds of 20/1 to win the division
Cardiff City should be on course to grab a place in the Championship play-offs next season - IF the bookies are to be believed!
It will be new Head Coach Paul Trollope’s first campaign in charge of the Bluebirds in what is already looking like one of the most competitive races for the Premier League in a long time.
With Hull beating Sheffield Wednesday to bounce straight back to the top-flight in the play-off final yesterday, we now almost know the 23 other teams the Bluebirds will be up against next term.
And the Bluebirds have been installed as sixth-favourites to top the Championship next term, with odds of 20/1 to win the division.
Trollope has been set the specific target of making the play-offs by owner Vincent Tan and is said to have impressed the Malaysian during talks last week.
It is shaping up to be a tough division though. Unsurprisingly, the three teams who came down from the Premier League are currently the three favourites to go back up.
Newcastle, who will be managed by Rafa Benitez next season, are overall favourites with odds as low at 9/4 to finish top. They are followed by Aston Villa, who could be set to appoint Champions League winner Roberto Di Matteo as their manager this summer, and Norwich.
Derby, who have just appointed former Leicester boss Nigel Pearson as their manager, and Brighton, who narrowly missed out on automatic promotion last term, are in fourth and fifth place ahead of Cardiff.
Rotherham, Burton and Huddersfield are all set to struggle according to the bookmakers, with play-off finalists Millwall or Barnsley surely set to join them are relegation favourites.
Sun May 29, 2016 3:13 pm
The bookies are boxing clever though. We are one of about five clubs all priced at 20/1. I think even Wigan & Brentford are priced the same with some bookies.