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Bolton, Leicester City and Wolves favourites to win Championship

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - MARCH 04: Former Sunderland and Newcastle player Lee Clark looks on before the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Sunderland at Sports Direct Arena on March 4, 2012 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (credit: Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Bolton Wanderers head bet365’s Championship market, although Birmingham City are a big loser for the leading bookmaker

Bolton hold favouritism in the 2012/13 Championship outright market which looks as competitive as ever.

bet365 spokesman Steve Freeth told Bettingpro: “Most of the 24 managers will start the season in the belief that they could make the play-offs at least and punters seem to have the same mindset with a whole host of clubs being backed.

“The spotlight was on Lee Clark at Huddersfield due to his spending power but his business this summer seems to have gone under the radar and he looks to have assembled a squad capable of challenging for promotion.

“His Birmingham side are currently our worst result in the division.”

2012/13 Championship

Outright E/W ¼ - 1,2,3

Bolton                        7/1                                           
Leicester                    15/2
Wolves                        9/1                                           
Nottm Forest             10/1
Blackburn                  10/1                                        
Leeds                        11/1
Cardiff                       12/1                                        
Brighton                     16/1
Blackpool                   18/1                                        
Birmingham                 18/1
Middlesbrough            22/1                                        
Sheff Wed                  25/1 


Bolton                         9/4                                           
Leicester                     5/2
Wolves                       11/4                                        
Nottm Forest              10/3
Blackburn                    10/3                                        
Cardiff                         7/2
Leeds                           4/1                                           
Birmingham                  6/1

Top Midlands Club

Leicester                    2/1                                           
Wolves                       9/4
Nottm Forest              3/1                                           
Birmingham               11/2
Derby                        14/1                         


Barnsley                    13/8                                       
Peterboro                  15/8
Bristol City                 3/1                                           
Millwall                      3/1
Crystal Palace           10/3                                        
Derby                         4/1
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