4 to Watch – Football League betting

This entry was posted on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

With just three games to go, only League One Charlton have already been promoted in the football league – plenty to play for then, and also to bet on – so here are our 4 to Watch from the remaining weeks of the Championship.

Four of the last six years have seen the side finish third in the Championship get promoted via the play-offs. West Ham United look most likely to find themselves in that berth this year, and we like the 11/10 generally available on their promotion. Expect perennial phone-in bothering West Ham fans to be talking Premier League football once more, in just a few months time.

Over in League One, Sheffield United look set to come second to Charlton and even at the short odds to get promoted of 1.15 (Betfair) we’d back Danny Wilson’s side to go up.

Rochdale, Exeter and Chesterfield look doomed down at the bottom of League One, but we don’t think a lay of Wycombe to be relegated at 1.1 on Betfair is the worst idea in the world. Wanderers have only lost one of their past nine matches. Whereas 20th placed Leyton Orient have lost their last five. Wycombe’s fixtures look tough on paper, but they play already promoted Charlton and a Sheffield Wednesday side who by then should have one eye on the play-offs.

Finally in League Two, our tip is to back Crawley Town to complete their second successive promotion – at odds of 1.6 on Betfair. They are only three points behind third placed Torquay (with a game in hand) and given their recent form of five wins and three draws from their last eight, you have to think the momentum will carry them through, even if they do need the play-offs.

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