Cardiff City favourites to sign West Brom striker Charlie Austin

Cardiff City favourites to sign West Brom striker Charlie Austin

Sky Bet have the Bluebirds clear favourites, with a host of other Championship clubs linked with Austin.

Championship side Cardiff City are the clear favourites at the bookies to sign West Brom hitman Charlie Austin, when the transfer window re-opens.

The Bluebirds are 3/1 market leaders for the striker’s next club, ahead of a host of domestic rivals.

Championship move looks to be on the cards

Nottingham Forest are current second-favourites for the Englishman, priced at 6/1 just behind Cardiff.

Derby County are just behind rivals Forest in the market, currently 7/1 to add Austin to their ranks.

Just a shade longer, another Championship side in the form of Sheffield Wednesday are 7/1 to secure the services of the former QPR forward.


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Charlie Austin Stats by

Leading football stats gurus revealed that in Austin’s last two seasons in the Championship (15/16 and 19/20) – he scored 20 goals in just 2653 minutes.

Also, of the 38 players to score 10+ Championship goals last season, his average of a goal every 151 minutes was the fourth-best.

Oddschecker spokesperson Callum Wilson: “If there's one thing a promotion-chasing Championship club wants, it's a proven goalscorer.

“Things haven't quite worked out for Charlie Austin for West Brom in the Premier League, but he helped the Baggies reach the top tier, so whoever he joins next will have a very capable player on their hands.”

Charlie Austin next club market:

  • Cardiff City – 3/1
  • Nottingham Forest – 6/1
  • Derby – 7/1
  • Sheffield Wednesday – 8/1
  • Norwich - 16/1