Southampton’s win at Hull City on Tuesday means they are within touching distance of the Premier League
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Results couldn’t have gone much better for Southampton on Tuesday night, with the Saints triumphing 2-0 at the KC Stadium which means they are now five points clear at the top of the Championship.
Nigel Adkins’ team have now won seven of their last nine matches and the bookies make them firm favourites to clinch the Championship title and book their place in next season’s Premier League.
offer a best price 1/2 about Southampton, while some firms are as short as 2/5 while Sky Bet
have odds of 1/8 that the Hampshire club are promoted this term and they look set to secure one of the automatic spots.
It’s a different story for West Ham United who once again slipped up at Upton Park, recording their fifth consecutive draw as Middlesbrough claimed a point on Tuesday night.
It means that the Hammers are now 4/1 with Paddy Power
to win the Championship and the odds on Sam Allardyce’s team getting promoted have lengthened to 8/13 with Bet Victor
It might be the case that West Ham are scrapping it out with Reading for that second automatic promotion place, with the Royals being surprisingly beaten at London Road on Tuesday night which means the Hammers go to second if they win their game in hand.
Nevertheless, Brian McDermott’s team are 8/13 with bet365
to gain promotion, with either themselves, West Ham or Southampton set to end up in the play-offs.
The other three play-off places look firmly up for grabs, with Brighton, Middlesbrough and Birmingham currently sitting in the top six, although Blackpool, Cardiff and Hull could all squeak into the play-off zone.
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