With some shrewd new recruits added to a squad that already boasted an Enlgand U-21 ‘keeper, an athletic and powerful defence and a 40-goal strike partnership, Peterborough finishing top of the Championship with a handicap of +31 points at 18/1 with Coral is worth a punt.
If you’re looking for a surprise team to go down, look Crystal Palace’s way. They’re struggling financially and manager Neil Warnock is already talking about playing defenders up front. They’re best-priced at 10/1 with SkyBet.
Only three players scored 20+ goals last season in the Championship – Wolves’ Ebanks-Blake, Swansea’s Jason Scotland and Cardiff’s Ross McCormack. Wolves were promoted and Scotland followed manager Martinez to Wigan which leaves McCormack’s 20/1 odds with BoyleSports the value bet for top goalscorer.