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THE CHAMPIONSHIP looks a wide-open affair once more with BetVictor making Derby the marginal 5/1 favourites from old foes Middlesbrough in the battle to return to England’s top-flight.

Brighton boss Chris Hughton Picture by Paul Hazlewood

Both clubs are sure to be burdened with the disappointment of last year’s slip-up with both teams topping the table in the final third of the season.

Brighton, meanwhile, head into the new campaign as 33/1 outsiders after disappointing season last time out.

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However, with Chris Hughton at the helm there is reason for fans to be optimistic heading into a new season with a fresh perspective.

The Sami Hyypia experiment went horribly wrong last year, leading to Brighton fighting for honours at the wrong end of the table and as short as even money for the drop on New Year’s Day.

Hughton turned things around during the second half of the season and,with the experienced signings of Leroy Rosenior and Bobby Zamora (from Hull and QPR respectively) the Seagulls look excellent value at 4/1 with BetVictor to emulate the feat achieve two seasons’ prior and achieve a top-six finish.

Albion kick-off the new campaign with a home clash with Nottingham Forest at the Amex.

Brighton are the 5/4 favourites to come out on top in their league opener, while a Forest win is 5/2 and the draw priced at 12/5.

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