Cardiff City extended their lead at the top of the Championship table to 11 points despite being held to goalless draw by Huddersfield Town after Leicester City’s shock defeat to bottom-of-the-table Peterborough United.
The red-shirted Bluebirds are now just 1/33 to go up, with a price of 1/4 on offer for them to lift the league trophy, while Leicester are 1/2 to be promoted and 9/2 to pip Cardiff to pole position.
Watford’s point against Crystal Palace was enough to see them rise to third on goal difference, with the Eagles staying fifth, a point behind the Foxes, the Hornets and Hull City.
Gianfranco Zola’s men are 5/2 in the promotion market, with Palace a 3/1 shot.
Hull dropped to fourth place after losing to play-off-chasing Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium in Saturday’s late kick-off.
The Tigers remain a 2/1 chance to return to the Premier League while Gus Poyet’s men, who now sit just two points off a play-off position, are 8/1.
Middlesbrough’s woeful start to 2013 continued as they lost a fifth straight league game, this time at home to an improving Barnsley side.
The result sees Boro’s promotion odds drift out even further, with a price of 5/1 now on offer.
Blackburn Rovers extended their unbeaten run to four games with a 1-0 win over Ipswich Town – their third victory in a row, and all three coming without conceding.
Michael Appleton’s men are now an 8/1 shot to immediately return to the Premier League, something which looked out of the question a month ago.
Finally, Sheffield Wednesday continued their good form after coming from two goals down to take a point against Derby County.
The Owls may be just three places above the relegation zone, but with just one defeat in ten league games, their promotion price of 150/1 may receive the odd hopeful pound from their fans.