Recently relegated Preston North End look likely to pick up three points in the first round of fixtures in the new League One campaign if bwin’s 3Way football betting market is anything to go by.
Phil Brown’s side finished six points adrift of safety in the Championship last season but are third-favourites to bounce straight back with odds of 2/1.
Furthermore, with odds of 67/100 to win they look good to get off to a flying start by beating Colchester at Deepdale in their opening game.
However, League One is notoriously tough to get out of – just look at the examples set by the likes of Nottingham Forest, Leeds United, Charlton Athletic and Southampton, to name but a few – and success at this level should not be taken for granted.
Moreover, Colchester are unbeaten in pre-season and have recorded some impressive results, including a 0-0 draw with Ipswich and a 1-0 win over Watford.
This makes the Us attractive bets for the win at odds of 15/4, although a draw or Colchester win at odds of 21/20 in the double-chance market is perhaps the safest option.
A successful £25 free bet on Colchester to win or draw against Preston, available to new customers who sign up for a bwin account, would return £51.25.
Elsewhere, League One title favourites Huddersfield look to have a home banker against Bury, and given the Terriers’ home record last season they are unlikely to slip up.
Lee Clark’s side only lost three times at the Galpharm Stadium last term, while Bury are playing their first competitive match since promotion from League Two.
Sheffield Wednesday, second-favourites in bwin’s title betting market, are also odds-on to win, although the fact opponents Rochdale finished above the Owls last season gives Gary Megson’s men little margin for error.
Finally, the closest matches of the day appear to be at Tranmere and Walsall, perhaps making draws worth a punt at odds of 11/5 in both fixtures.
The full list of odds for tomorrow’s League One fixtures is as follows:
Brentford: 7/10 Draw: 23/10 Yeovil Town: 7/2
Carlisle United: 11/10 Draw: 11/5 Notts County: 21/10
Charlton Athletic: Evens Draw: 23/10 Bournemouth: 9/4
Huddersfield Town: 2/5 Draw: 49/20 Bury: 4/1
MK Dons: 7/10 Draw: 23/10 Hartlepool United: 7/2
Oldham Athletic: 8/5 Draw: 11/5 Sheffield United 7/5
Preston North End: 67/100 Draw: 23/10 Colchester United: 15/4
Sheffield Wednesday: 17/20 Draw: 9/4 Rochdale: 14/5
Stevenage Borough: 11/10 Draw: 11/5 Exeter City 21/10
Tranmere Rovers: 27/20 Draw: 11/5 Chesterfield: 17/10
Walsall: 29/20 Draw: 11/5 Leyton Orient: 31/20
Wycombe Wanderers: 3/2 Draw: 21/10 Scunthorpe United: 8/5
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