Hull City moved to within five points of league leaders Cardiff City with a narrow victory over Middlesbrough, whose hopes of making the top six all have all but ended.
Robby Brady’s 62nd-minute strike was enough to clinch all three points for the Tigers, who are now odds-on at 4/9 to be promoted and 12/1 to overtake Cardiff and lift the Championship trophy.
Malky Mackay’s men, who can open up an eight-point lead at the top with victory over Barnsley in their game in hand on Tuesday evening, drew 0-0 with third-placed Watford in Saturday’s late kick off.
Bets are no longer being taken on Cardiff being promoted, while you can still back them at a price of 1/33 in the league winners’ market.
Watford, who now seem certain to at least make the play-offs, are a 3/4 chance to achieve promotion, with a price of 33/1 available if you fancy them to do so by clinching the title.
Both Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest are 3/1 shots for promotion after drawing with Barnsley and Blackpool respectively, while sixth-placed Brighton and Hove Albion shared the spoils with seventh-placed Leicester City to remain well in the hunt.
Gus Poyet’s side are now priced at 9/2 to go up, just ahead of Nigel Pearson’s men, who at just two points off the top six are available at 13/2.
Finally, Bolton Wanderers won for the seventh time in nine games to move level on points with Leicester and see their promotion odds cut to just 8/1, way ahead of ninth-placed Middlesbrough, who can be backed at 80/1.