IN the Championship, Bolton have now wrestled favourite status away from Leicester.
No team has really taken strong favouritism in this division though, and teams that have been promised investment such as Cardiff, Leeds and Nottingham Forest have all shortened from their initial quotes.
Watford have also been popular, thanks to the appointment of Zola and the promise of loan signings from Udinese and Granada, a benefit of their new alignment with the Pozzo family.
Hull are also gathering some support thanks to the appointment of Steve Bruce, and they are in from 33s to 25/1.
Birmingham are pretty friendless and punters don’t seem to be convinced that Lee Clark is a great appointment for the Blues.
A quiet summer, with the notable move being the signing of troubled ex-Man Utd player Ravel Morrison, has led them to drift in the markets.
Barnsley are justifiably short-price favourites to be relegated. The Tykes were awful after Ricardo Vaz Te left last January and Mido is not an adequate replacement in any shape or form.
Concerning Huddersfield in particular, the cloud hanging over them is the possible departure of Jordan Rhodes.
Town are trying to hold out and get the right sort of fee for the goal machine, but if they ultimately lose him to one of their divisional rivals then the current quote of 4/1 to be relegated could shorten further.
They will need to spend any incoming money wisely, as the Championship this year is one of the most competitive to date.