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DRFC Rovers still favourites for relegation

DRFC Rovers still favourites for relegation

Despite a host of summer signings at the Keepmoat and managing to hold onto their prize assets, Doncaster Rovers are still favourites for relegation

Rovers are 37/20 joint favourites for relegation with bookmakers bwin.comalong with Barnsley and Coventry City.

Birmingham City who are one of the favourites for promotion are also amongst the shortest priced teams for relegation at just 5/1.

Peterborough are the shortest priced team of those promoted from League One last season with them 5/2 for relegation

Bottom three - selected
Barnsley 37/20
Coventry 37/20
Doncaster 37/20
Crystal Palace 9/4
Peterborough 5/2
Birmingham 5/1
Millwall 6/1
Derby 6/1
Hull City 14/1
Leeds 16/1
Southampton 16/1
Middlesbrough 25/1
Nottingham Forest 25/1
West Ham 66/1
Leicester 66/1

Outright winners

West Ham United and Leicester City head the market of those clubs expected to win promotion to the Premier League.

West Ham who were relegated from the top flight last season are 4/1 to make a swift return as champions.

Big spending Leicester City who have former Rovers favourites Matt Mills and Richie Wellens in the squad have come in from 9/1 to 4/1 since the start of the summer.

Brighton are the shortest priced team of those coming up from League One last season.

The Seagulls who host Rovers on the opening day are 14/1.

If you fancy a flutter on Rovers then you can get 125/1.

Outright - selected
West Ham 4/1
Leicester 4/1
Nottingham Forest 11/1
Birmingham 12/1
Middlesbrough 14/1
Brighton 14/1
Reading 16/1
Southampton 16/1
Blackpool 16/1
Leeds 18/1
Cardiff 18/1
Ipswich 20/1
Crystal Palace 66/1
Barnsley 125/1
Doncaster Rovers 125/1

Leicester and West Ham are as short as 6/4 for promotion whilst midlands duo Birmingham and Nottingham Forest are next best at 4/1.

Rovers are 40/1 to win promotion either via the automatic places or the play offs.

Promotion - selected prices
Leicester 6/4
West Ham 6/4
Birmingham 4/1
Nottingham Forest 4/1
Brighton 9/2
Southampton 5/1
Leeds 11/2
Cardiff 11/2
Ipswich 6/1
Millwall 12/1
Doncaster 40/1
Barnsley 40/1

FA & Carling Cup
If you fancy a little flutter on Rovers in the domestic trophies then you can get 200/1 on them winning Carling Cup and 250/1 on them lifting the FA Cup.

*Odds subject to fluctuation and correct at the time of print

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Date:Friday August 5 2011
Time: 9:00AM


This league is always tight to call. If Rovers can get to christmas and get all the injured players back then who knows where they will finish.
05/08/2011 22:16:00
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