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Betting on Yeovil Town 2013/14

Posted by Ben Barrett on July 29, 2013 at 2:35 PM

Betting on Yeovil Town – 2013/14

With the Championship season only a few days away, I thought I should combine my job in a bookmakers, my love for Yeovil Town and of course any chance to talk about Yeovil in the Championship to run you through the betting odds for all things green and white this season.

I guess I should get some proper stuff out of the way; all bets are for over 18s only. If you’re under 18… go and watch some Peppa Pig like a good little kid.

Actually, betting should also be done responsibly, click HERE for a link to Gamcare if you or someone you know has an issue withgambling or if you just want some more information.

It’s also worth pointing out that prices displayed below arevalid as of the 29th July 2013 and could change any minute.


Anyway, that’s enough of that… let’s see what we’ve got.

After last year’s heroics, I guess it could be said that Yeovil are pretty much the rank outsiders to make any sort of impact in the Championship. If we believe the bookies, we’ll become the first side to finish 25th.

But, nevertheless, there are markets out there to be interested in.

To win the League:

OK, let’s start by making some easy cash… no? No-one out there? Well, if you are. You can get 250/1 (Bet365 / SkyBet) on Yeovil finishing top of the pile come May.

If you’re not feeling positive enough to put us 1stin the table, maybe a promotion via any means is more your style. We’re as short as 33/1 for back-to-back promotions, but you can get 74/1 with Unibet and 888Sport.

We can also be backed at 33/1 (William Hill / Paddy Power / BetVictor) to get another crack at the play-offs can by finishing in the top 6.

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Glass not half full? Fear not, we’ve got you grumpy buggers covered too.

Gary Johnson is 40/1 (Stan James) to be the next Championship gaffer to get the boot and there is of course the relegation markets.

Yeovil are pretty much odds-on to get relegated across the board, the best available price (should you want to make some cash out of the Glovers’ plight) is 11/10 with Ladbrokes.

Whilst flip those numbers and we are 10/11 to stay in the division with BetVictor.

If you feel that we’ll spend the season propping up the rest of the sides, finishing the season 24th is 4/1 with William Hill, and yes, we’re the favourites to do so.

Top Half finish? 12/1 with BetVictor. Bottom half..? 1/10 on, let’s face it, if you’ve got the 10 to risk, you probably don’t need the ‘one’.

Right, time for some goals. More specifically, those who score the goals.

League One’s top scorer last season Paddy Madden is just 66/1 to repeat the feat with Bet Victor, while you can get a whopping 200/1 on Michael Ngoo (Coral), James Hayter (Bet 365), Keiffer Moore (Coral) and Sam Hoskins (Coral) to take the golden boot.

Combine Paddy Madden with Yeovil winning the league… just 1000/1. Even I’m not sure that’s worth a quid.

Time to break things down, some bookies offer smaller groups:

If Yeovil can top the position of both Bournemouth and Doncaster, we’ll win the ‘Top Promoted Club’ market at 7/1 with SkyBet.

We’re also up against Reading, Brighton and Bournemouth in the ‘Top South/South West club’… we’re at 20/1 with Stan James.

SkyBet also have a ‘Top Southern Club’ and include QPR, Reading, Watford, Brighton, Bournemouth, Ipswich, Charlton, Millwall and 66/1 outsiders in the group… Yeovil Town.

Finally, a league Yeovil did win last season – the handicap market.

Yeovil alongside 22 other clubs are given a points head starton the favourites QPR, at the end of the season every side gets their additional points added to their tally to create a ‘handicap table’.

With every bookie offering different handicaps for all the sides, it’simpossible to go through them all, but Yeovil are given a tempting 36 points with BetVictor and 18/1.

Pretty sure there is someone out there who could explain that better…

Onto the cup competitions and The FA Cup is the big one, consideringwe’re already into the third round, is the 600/1 from SkyBet enough to tempt you into backing something a little bit special?

What about ‘doing a Bradford’ and being the shock of the Capital One Cup… it’s 500/1 to lift that one, Bet365 and SkyBet are the top price.

Finally, there is the Johnstone’s Paint …. Sorry, what’s that, oh… well, Bristol City are 16/1 on that one…

So there we go, anything there to make your betting slip?

I actually don’t think I’ll be placing any bets on us ante-post, but I think a loyalty bet on Paddy Madden from my winnings last season might be on the cards.

Fire us to safety Paddy and you might just earn an Ireland call up in the process.


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