After a dramatic penalty shoot-out victory over Reading sealed their unlikely promotion to the Premier League, Huddersfield Town are no better than 4/6 at Coral and Ladbrokes to make a swift return to the Championship.
It was a remarkable achievement for the Yorkshire club, with their coach David Wagner operating on one of the division’s smaller budgets, and it will be tough for them to attract the necessary quality to compete in the top flight – particularly as key men Aaron Mooy and Izzy Brown will depart following the end of their loan spells.
The Terriers will be competing with the likes of Burnley in the transfer market – with the Clarets having the significant advantage of having proved they can survive for the past 2 seasons and steadily building their resources.
Sean Dyche’s men are 6/4 third favourites with Bet365 in the relegation betting, with Brighton at 6/5 having gained automatic promotion alongside Newcastle. Watford’s awful finish to the season under Walter Mazzarri (losing their last 6 games) will have some punters looking in their direction and they are a 7/4 chance with Sky Bet, with Swansea at 5/2 with Betfred after making their escape with a string of good results.