With the League One line-up recently completed for the 2015/16 season, title sponsors SkyBet have released their first set of odds for the new campaign.Sheffield United, who have recently parted company with manager Nigel Clough, head the list, with the Blades favourites to be crowned champions of the division at 13/2, while Millwall and Wigan Athletic are tipped to make instant returns to the Championship with odds of 8/1 and 9/1 respectively.
Still suffering from their play-off heartache, Swindon Town, are fifth favourites to win promotion to English football’s second tier, while backing Shrewsbury Town to make it back-to-back promotions comes in at 12/1.
The Iron are outsiders to be crowned Champions of the league at 33/1, but do have much shorter odds in getting promoted, with a 12/1 figure currently labelled to the club.
United are also 9/2 to finish in the top six and 28/1 are the current odds for the club to win the play-offs at Wembley this time next year.
Of the 24 teams in the league, Rochdale, Fleetwood, Coventry, Walsall and Oldham are expected to enjoy (or endure, depending on the aspirations of the club) a mid-table season, while Crewe Alexandra are odds-on favourites to plunge from League One to the basement tier – while they have the largest odds to lift the League One title at 100/1.
Also tipped to struggle are Colchester United, Port Vale and Gillingham, while newly-promoted Bury and Southend are currently favourites to just beat the drop.
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