Huddersfield wasted a golden chance on Friday night and the bookies have predictably reacted with their Championship promotion odds.
With only seven weeks of the season remaining, Huddersfield could have closed to within only three points of both Newcastle and Brighton, which would really have piled the pressure on ahead of Saturday’s matches.
Instead Bristol City handed out a four goal hammering and now the top two have a golden chance of putting a nine point gap between themselves and those hoping to chase them down.
The top two are now basically unbackable to finish top two, the best Newcastle odds you can get now are 1/33 and Brighton 1/10, with Huddersfield out to 9/2 now.
When it comes to finishing top, Newcastle best odds you can get are 1/2 and Brighton 9/5, Huddersfield rank outsiders of the three at 28/1, or maybe you fancy one of the chasing pack at 1000/1 or more…
The bookies aren’t always right but they are only it to make money, so their odds are a decent reflection of the position Newcastle now find themselves in – just a case now of the players finishing the job, starting at Birmingham this afternoon.
League table now looks like this:
Best odds available to finish in automatic promotion spot:
1/33 Newcastle United
250/1 Sheffield Wednesday
Best odds to win the Championship:
1/2 Newcastle United
1500/1 Sheff Wed
Best odds to get promotion by any means:
1/40 Newcastle United
6/1 Sheff Wed