Does anyone know what happens if you bet on for instance Bury to be relegated and they go bust and thrown out of the league before season-end? Is it void bet and stakes returned, or winner?The premier league and top of the championship are easier to predict with often huge differences between budgets. But below that the market is influenced more by the size of the club, and therefore the number of fans betting on their own club to get promoted. If 5000 Oxford fans bet a tenner on us getting promoted, our odds would drop regardless of the strength of our squad.
So in this case, and as the tables show from last year, bookies frequently do get it wrong!
Does anyone know what happens if you bet on for instance Bury to be relegated and they go bust and thrown out of the league before season-end? Is it void bet and stakes returned, or winner?
I read that at Ascot bookies were refusing to even take mutliple bets on Detorri winning races above four. Even though the odds were through the roof, it was such a popular bet that it would have cost them millions if it did come in.
I see they predict Bolton to get relegated, only because of the points deduction.
2 clubs will have it all to do and are in a real mess.Bury on -12 now as well, could well be just two relegation spots realistically this season.
Certainly it looks easier to get into the top half.I may be being overly optimistic, but it seems to me that this year's League One should be much easier than last year's.
First, there's the two basket case clubs in Bolton & Bury who - unless they sort out their ownership pronto - are either going to go bust or go down (given the combination of their points deduction and their lack of players).
But then we lost a bunch of the bigger clubs in the division last year in one direction or the other, with most of the financially smaller clubs in the division staying up. I have massive respect for everything John Coleman has achieved at Accrington, but with such a small budget, I find it hard to imagine them competing at the top of the table. Same, to a lesser extent, being true of the likes of Rochdale, Tranmere, AFC Wombles and Wycombe.
Don't get me wrong - it's still a tough league. Just not as tough, week in-week out, as our first three seasons in it have been.
Coventry and Blackpool have good squads, if they can overcome their off-field issues.Certainly it looks easier to get into the top half.
It is possible that Sunderland will get their act together and walk it. Pompey, Ipswich and Rotherham should be up there and Peterborough, Doncaster are likely to be top half as well.
Then other than Lincoln as outsiders who is likely to challenge for the play offs?