Fancy a flutter? Oddschecker preview the Pompey betting odds ahead of the 2017/18 season.
· 10% chance of winning the league
· 25% chance of promotion
· 42.1% chance of being the top club from the south-east
· 2.4% chance of relegation
· 6.7% chance Brett Pitman the league’s top scorer
Available at 9/1 to win the league, this implies a 10% chance of Pompey finishing top for the second year on the trot. Oddschecker users are backing them do so too, with 25.2% of all stakes since June 1st on Pompey, the most of any club. This figure is huge when you compare it to the amount of money on them to win the league over June and July last year (6.4% at odds of an average of 5/1) .
Odds of 3/1 imply Pompey have a 25% chance of playing in the Championship next season. They account for 9% of bets on the promotion market.
Top South-East Club
Pompey are 11/8 to finish above MK Dons, Oxford and Gillingham (42.1% chance of doing so). MK Dons 9/4 (30.8%) are next likely, then Oxford at 11/4 (26.7%) and lastly Gillingham at 14/1 (6.7%).
The bookies think Pompey have a very small chance of going back down at just 2.4%. Even odds of 40/1 are not tempting enough with only 1.9% of punters betting on the outcome.
New signing Brett Pitman is the second favourite to be the league’s top scorer at 14/1. The ex-Ipswich forward is attracting the most bets on the market, 15.8% to be exact.
Conor Chaplin is also popular with punters, the 20-year-old forward accounting for 9% of bets on the market at a huge 66/1. It is a higher percentage of bets than favourite Danny Graham at 12/1 (7.8% of bets) but slightly less than Doncaster’s John Marquis at 33/1 (10.3% of bets).