Bookies write off Cobblers’ title chances for next season

WEMBLEY WOE - Cobblers boss Aidy Boothroyd (centre) consoles Joe Widdowson (left) after Saturday's npower League Two play-off defeat to Bradford at Wembley
WEMBLEY WOE - Cobblers boss Aidy Boothroyd (centre) consoles Joe Widdowson (left) after Saturday's npower League Two play-off defeat to Bradford at Wembley

The Cobblers are as big as 18/1 with Skybet to win next season’s npower League Two title.

Play-off losers are traditonally ranked as one of the front-runners in the following campaign’s outright betting, but most firms are happy to offer big prices on Aidy Boothroyd’s men following Saturday’s Wembley woe.

Skybet make Portsmouth their clear 7/2 favourites ahead of Chesterfield (9/1), Scunthorpe (9/1), Fleetwood (12/1) and Bristol Rovers (14/1).

Meanwhile, Bet365 are offering just 8/1 on back-to-back Bradford promotions.

Skybet’s League Two outright betting: Portsmouth 7/2, Chesterfield 9, Scunthorpe 9, Fleetwood 12, Bristol Rovers 14, Hartlepool 16, Oxford 16, Southend 16, Rochdale 16, Cheltenham 18, Northampton 18, Burton 20, Exeter 20, Mansfield 20, Bury 20, Wycombe 25, Plymouth 25, York 28, Newport County 33, Torquay 33, Morecambe 40, Dagenham & Redbridge 50, AFC Wimbledon 66, Accrington 66