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Who is hot in the promotion race?

1 October 2013

Back the Millers for the top!

The Football League’s title sponsor talks us through the market movers in Sky Bet League 1 following this weekend’s action.

Leyton Orient’s 100 per cent record came to end as 10-man Walsall held The O’s to a 1-1 draw at the Matchroom Stadium. 

The league leaders, who started the season 33/1 outsiders, are now third in the outright market pecking order behind Wolverhampton Wanderers and Peterborough United respectively. 

Both the aforementioned clubs secured weekend victories to close the gap on Orient this weekend. Darren Ferguson’s Peterborough side pinched a 1-0 victory away at promotion hopefuls Rotherham thanks to a Grant McCann goal. 

Meanwhile, Sky Bet’s 11/8 League 1 favourites Wolverhampton Wanderers, secured a 2-0 home victory over Sheffield United with pre-season top goalscorer favourite Leigh Griffiths netting his fifth goal this campaign. 

That victory left David Weir’s South Yorkshire side at the foot of the table and now 20/1 to turn their fortunes around and secure promotion. 

The fight for a promotion in Sky Bet League 1 looks set to be a hotly contested one with just four points separating fourth and 10th position. 

The Millers are now 8/1 to gain promotion to the Championship, and 40/1 to do it as Champions. 

In that mix, Preston North End are one of the many in-form sides, unbeaten in their opening nine league matches, the latter five being consecutive victories. Simon Grayson’s men are now 3/1 for promotion and 11/1 for the title. 

For a full list of title and promotion prices, go to and open an account.  You will get a completely free £10 bet and as soon as you deposit the Millers will get £10 as well!

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