It’s odds on a tough time

THE bookmakers are predicting a season of struggle for the O s, with most of them believing Geraint Williams side will do well to survive in League One next term. The O s are quoted as 50-1 by Bet365 for the title, and only unfancied Yeovil and Stockpo

THE bookmakers are predicting a season of struggle for the O's, with most of them believing Geraint Williams' side will do well to survive in League One next term.

The O's are quoted as 50-1 by Bet365 for the title, and only unfancied Yeovil and Stockport have longer odds.

Betfred also have the O's as 50-1 outsiders, while Victor Chandler offers the skinniest odds on the O's and has them as 25-1 shots.

After ending 20th in their first season in League One, the O's have recorded two successive 14th-place finishes, although they did flirt with relegation last season.

This year the division looks tougher than ever and Leeds, who missed out on promotion in the play-offs, are firm favourites with all the bookies.

While Norwich and Charlton, who were relegated from the Championship, are the second and third favourites.

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Who the bookies rate for the League One title:

Leeds United 7-2

Norwich 7-1

Charlton Athletic 8-1

MK Dons 10-1

Brighton & Hove A12-1

Huddersfield Town 14-1

Millwall14-1

Southend United20-1

Southampton20-1

Tranmere Rovers20-1

Colchester United20-1

Bristol Rovers22-1

Oldham Athletic25-1

Brentford40-1

Wycombe Wanderers 40-1

Carlisle United40-1

Gillingham40-1

Walsall40-1

Swindon Town50-1

Exeter City 50-1

Leyton Orient 50-1

Hartlepool United 50-1

Yeovil Town80-1

Stockport County80-1

Odds from bet365

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