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Brighton lose but see position as market leaders strengthen

| 27.02.2011

Last week Brighton and Hove Albion moved odds-on to win League One without even playing – this week Brighton lose but see their League One odds cut.

Gus Poyet’s side are now 4/7 from 4/5 to win League Two despite losing to MK Dons on Saturday, and while Bournemouth moved to within a point of the league leaders, the Cherries drift out to 14/1 from 12/1 to win the league.

Brighton have three games in hand on Bournemouth in second, but Poyet’s side still need to win those games to restore their big lead at the top of League One, and punters may find value elsewhere in the betting.

Southampton are Brighton’s nearest rivals in the League One betting but despite beating Swindon 4-1, Southampton’s league one odds have drifted to 2/1 from 7/4.

Nigel Adkins side are seven points behind Brighton but have played the same number of games as the league leaders, and the betting market would suggest the league will be settled by one of the two.

Huddersfield’s draw with Leyton Orient has seen their odds drift massively out to 18/1 from 10/1, and Peterbrough, who demolished Oldham 5-0 at Boundary Park, are also 18/1 to win League Two.

In such a volatile market every fixture impacts the League One odds and with seven fixtures on Tuesday, including games involving three of the top six sides, it would be no surprise to see the League One odds change dramatically again.

With a free League One bet worth £25 up for grabs for new customers who sign up here, punters may want to take advantage of some of the bigger League One odds before Brighton slip-up again.

Brighton travel to Yeovil on Tuesday for a game they are 10/11 to win, but after losing for the first time in six games, Yeovil will be confident of a second successive upset.

A £25 stake on Bournemouth winning League One would return £375. New customers can sign up here for a free League Two bet worth £25.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.