Bookies expect Town success

BOOKIES are today predicting great things from the Tractor Boys next season.They have slashed the odd on Ipswich Town getting promoted to the Premiership on the back of new investment from Marcus Evans and scintillating home form.

BOOKIES are today predicting great things from the Tractor Boys next season.

They have slashed the odd on Ipswich Town getting promoted to the Premiership on the back of new investment from Marcus Evans and scintillating home form.

Bookies William Hill say Town are so fancied to finish within the top six next season that odds are so short it is barely worth a bet.

The team is currently being quoted at 9-1 to win the Championship outright.

A spokesman for William Hill said: “We feel confident Ipswich have the money in the bank and have a side that quite clearly suggest they should be at the top of the Championship.

“If they transfer their home form to away games and add a few players to the squad they should be laughing.

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“The odds on them finishing in the top six are so short they aren't worth quoting.”

Ipswich received a boost last week following news that Marcus Evans is set to plough a further £4million into the club as part of a sponsorship deal.

The team finished a single point off the play-off places this season and ended with the best home record of any team in the league although the club took less away points than bottom club Colchester.

Meanwhile Town's deadly rivals Norwich have been given a big thumbs down from bookies.

The William Hill spokesman said the odds on the Canaries winning the championship were an outside 25-1.

He said: “We are not expecting anything from Norwich. They don't seem to have in place the money that could propel them to stardom. We can't see that changing with the board likely to remain unchanged.”

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