Brighton are 18/1 to land the Championship Title at BetVictor ahead of the trip to the KC Stadium in the season curtain-raiser on Saturday against a Hull City side who, themselves, have been well backed to win the League at 25/1.
The Seagulls are 11/2 for promotion and will be looking for a fast start and a better performance than the one they gave against Swindon earlier in the week in the Capital One Cup loss.
The Tigers are 6/5 to win all three points with Gus Poyet’s men 5/2 and the draw 9/4.
Both games between the sides finished goalless last season and this unwanted hat-trick is 7/1, although I’m not convinced Gus Poyet wouldn’t take a point now against a side who may well be leading candidates for promotion come the spring. It is worth noting that the Tigers won their last three home games last season whilst Brighton failed to win any of their last eight on the road.
The Seagulls ended last season on a run of eight games without a win and, with only 16 away goals to their name, only relegated Coventry scored fewer on their travels. Everything points to a low-scoring game and two goals or fewer is 3/5 with three or more goals at 23/20; this is a big season for Craig Mackail-Smith who is 15/2 to net the opener and we are betting 40/1 the Scot scores the only goal of the game.
We have a market on who will be leading the Championship goalscoring charts for the Seagulls this term and bet:
Craig Mackail-Smith 13/8
Ashley Barne 3/1
Will Buckley 6/1
Will Hoskins 8/1
Torbjorn Agdestein 14/1
We have opened a market on the Championship handicap asking punters who they believe will overachieve in the division this term? Thus Leicester and Bolton are on scratch with all other Clubs receiving a handicap; in the case of the Seagulls that is 9 points and the winners are the side with the highest points total adding the total they achieve to their handicap. All Clubs are priced at 18/1, EW ¼ first 4 and some of the notable handicaps are:
We also have some season long match bets:
Brighton – 19.5 points v Palace Evens
Brighton -2.5 points v Hull Evens
Brighton -5.5 points v Wednesday Evens
We have a very special offer at BetVictor to mark the start of the domestic football season; place a treble up to a maximum of £50 on this weekend’s Premier League fixtures and you will get the same bet free for the second weekend of fixtures irrespective of whether your treble wins or loses.
For all your weekend odds check out betvictor.com