Sky Blues eighth favourites to be League One champions - The Coventry Observer

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Sky Blues eighth favourites to be League One champions

Steve Carpenter 6th Aug, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THE SKY Blues revival under new full-time boss Tony Mowbray has created a renewed hope for fans and players alike and they have been well supported to make a return to the second tier of English football this term.

BetVictor make Mowbray’s side 16/1 to be crowned League One champions in May, however with the ammo at the South Yorkshire trio of Sheffield United, Barnsley and Doncaster, their chances of promotion may rest on play-off football.

They offer punters much better value at 9/4 to achieve a  top-six finish and in turn an appealing 8/1 to achieve promotion.

League One title prices from BetVictor</b>

Sheffield United    4/1

Wigan        7/1

Millwall        10/1

Peterborough    12/1

Bradford        12/1

Barnsley        12/1

Doncaster                   16/1

Coventry        16/1

Shrewsbury    16/1

Bristol City were runaway winners of the title last term but both Preston and the MK Dons were head and shoulders above the remainder, in a poor division last term.

Wigan must seriously fancy their chances heading into the new season and are the most fancied of the three Championship clubs that came down last season.

Blackpool have somehow found £180,000 to bring striker Mark Cullen from Luton Town however the majority of their admittedly likely threadbare squad will be made up of free transfers and they are unable to compete with the likes of Wigan and Sheffield United at the head of the betting.

The key to Coventry’s promotion aspirations will undoubtedly lay with the strikers and pressure on the likes of Marcus Tudgay and Newcastle loanee Adam Armstrong in the final third.

Armstrong arrives with a lofty reputation having starred for Newcastle’s famous academy and is 33/1 to be the league’s leading scorer this term, which could look something of a big price should he settle into the squad early.

Billy Sharp heads the market as the 8/1 favourite and is respected dropping down a division however Sky Blues striker Marcus Tudgay offers punters excellent each-way value at 66/1 with BetVictor betting the market ¼ and four places.

For all the latest odds, specials, enhancements and much more head to Be Lucky

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