Cardiff City made it three wins in succession with a 2-1 victory over struggling Barnsley at the weekend and in doing so cemented their position as favourites to lift the Championship trophy.
The Bluebirds, who have taken maximum points in 12 of their 18 games, are priced at 11/4 to claim the title and 4/5 to win promotion, just ahead of Leicester City, who rose to third place after beating Sheffield Wednesday by two goals to nil.
The Foxes have now kept a clean sheet in eight league games – a divisional high – and are 5/4 to make a return to the top flight after an eight-year absence.
Crystal Palace surrendered top spot after Leeds United ended their 14-match unbeaten run with a 2-1 victory.
Ian Holloway’s men have now drifted to 7/4 in the promotion market, while a first win in six for Neil Warnock’s side sees their odds cut to 10/1.
Middlesbrough and Hull City both dropped one place after home losses to Bristol City and Burnley respectively.
Boro’s second successive defeat sees their title-winning odds extend to 10/1, while Hull are now a 12/1 chance. Both sides could rise to third place if results go their way on Tuesday evening.
Millwall moved in to the play-off positions after extending their unbeaten run to 11 games with victory at Blackburn Rovers, who drop to ninth place.
Bwin offer the best odds of 14/1 for Kenny Jackett’s men to secure promotion, while Blackburn are 11/4 to return to the big time at the first time of asking.
Nottingham Forest are behind Millwall only on goal difference after they beat out-of-form Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux.
The former European champions are now just 5/1 to be promoted, just ahead of Brighton and Hove Albion, who were held to a 1-1 draw by Bolton Wanderers.
Dougie Freedman is yet to taste defeat as Bolton manager, though their last four games have ended all square, leaving them at 7/1 in the promotion market.