Cardiff City recorded a club record tenth home win in a row with victory over lowly Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday afternoon, though Crystal Palace’s 3-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion left the gap between the top two at just one point.
Malky Mackay’s men are now just 7/10 to finally make it into Premier League and 5/2 to top the division, while Ian Holloway’s side can be backed at 2/1 in the promotion market and 5/1 to lift the Championship trophy.
Third-placed Leicester City kept up the pressure on the top two with an emphatic 4-1 victory over east Midlands rivals Derby County at the King Power Stadium.
The result keeps the Foxes as second favourites to be promoted at odds of 11/10, while you can back them at 4/1 to win the division outright.
Middlesbrough stay fourth despite losing for a third time in four matches, as Birmingham City took the points in a five-goal thriller at St Andrews on Friday evening.
Boro are 11/4 to be promoted back to the top flight, just ahead of Hull City, who recorded an impressive 2-1 victory over Nottingham Forest at the City Ground on Saturday afternoon.
The Tigers are 4/1 to return to the Premier League, while Forest, whose defeat by Steve Bruce’s men saw them suffer back-to-back losses for the first time this season, are a 9/1 shot.
Watford rose five places to sixth after avoiding defeat for a seventh successive game with a 4-1 victory over Barnsley – a result which has seen their promotion odds cut to just 5/1.
Millwall are also available at 9/1 after extending their unbeaten run to 13 games with a 0-0 draw against local rivals Charlton Athletic, who themselves are without defeat in six.
There was another derby on Sunday, as Burnley and Blackburn Rovers played out a 1-1 draw, while the all-Yorkshire affair in Saturday’s early kick-off saw Leeds United beat Huddersfield Town 4-2.
Blackburn are now priced at 9/2 to make an immediate return to the Premier League, while Leeds can be backed at 11/2.