Football Playoffs Betting Preview
The football league playoffs represent some of the most exciting betting opportunities with a range of great matches that are often difficult to call. The 2008 playoffs will be no exception!
Crystal Palace are the 2/1 favourites with bookmakers to win the playoffs and return to the Premiership, mainly thanks to the good form that has seen them rise from mid-table. Palace have only lost once in their last 13 outings, winning 4 of their last 5 fixtures including a victory over promoted Stoke City.
Hull City may be one of the more unfashionable sides in the division, but are second favourites for promotion at best odds13/5 with Stan James. Hull have won 8 of their last 12 games and are definitely a force to be reckoned with.
Watford were leading the division earlier in the season but a disastrous run in to the season has seen them just make the cut for the playoffs. The departure of leading goalscorer Marlon King may have been a big factor in their recent poor form, having won only once in their last 14 games. During this bad spell Watford were drubbed 3-0 by Hull City – the side they face in the playoff semi-final. Bet 365 offer the best odds on Watford at 7/2.
Bristol City have had a fantastic season in their first season in the Championship and are best odds 4/1 with Bet 365 to make it to the Premiership. Some may feel that Bristol City peaked to soon, and after looking solid for automatic promotion for much of the later part of the season, the disappointment of the playoffs and lack of form could see them miss out. With only 2 wins in their last 11 games it is easy to see why bookmakers make them the outsiders for promotion.
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