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100/1 Wigan stun Leeds to put Sheffield United in line for Championship promotion

100/1 Wigan stun Leeds to put Sheffield United in line for Championship promotion

There was ANOTHER massive twist in the Championship promotion race.

Wigan won 2-1 against Leeds at Elland Road after being reduced to ten men to throw another massive twist into the Championship promotion race. 

The Latics had won just one of their 45 Championship away games, but held on to claim a famous victory. They were a best price of 8/1 pre-match, compared to a worst price of 13/2. But anybody who waited until Paul Cook’s side went a goal down got much, much bigger odds.

There was 100/1 available around the time Patrick Bamford put the home side ahead. But brave punters ended up being rewarded, as were Wigan. They are now a best price of 60/1 to be relegated, with Bolton and Ipswich already down and Rotherham 1/10 to join them. 

At the top of the table, Leeds are 8/11 to go up, the Blades are just 1/3. Aston Villa are on a eight-game winning streak and have all the momentum going into the play-offs; they are 9/4 to return to the top flight.  

In terms of finishing in the top two, Leeds are 7/5. Sheffield United are 4/9 to end a 14-year absence from the Premier League. 

Oddschecker spokesperson George Elek: “Should we be surprised with anything in the Championship anymore? Wigan did the unthinkable away from home, virtually finalising the bottom three in the process. Both teams are odds-on to go up, but the play-offs won’t be on anybody’s mind in Yorkshire at the moment.”