It’s the place every professional team would love to be – the Premier League. Making the top flight can bring riches most clubs can only dream of. But for a few, the Premier League is within touching distance.
At the time of writing, Norwich needed only one point to guarantee their place in the Premier League for the 2019/2020 season.
But who will be joining them? Let’s look at the main contenders…
United on the up?
Sheffield United are currently a short 1/50 to go up with 888Sport. Prior to their match against Ipswich, the Blades were unbeaten in their last five games, including wins against Hull, Nottingham Forest and Preston. Finishing 10th last season, this has been a fabulous season for Chris Wilder’s men.
Leeds making a return?
Leeds haven’t been in the Premier League since 2004, just three years after they reached a Champions League semi-final. Now, 888Sport has them at 6/4 to go up.
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The Midland maestros
Midlands clubs Aston Villa, West Brom and Derby could also make their return to the Premier League. But it’s Villa who are in the best form. Prior to their match against Leeds, they won 10 on the bounce, including:
- Villa 1 Millwall 0 – April 22
- Bolton 0 Villa 2 – April 19
- Villa 2 Bristol City 1 – April 13
- Rotherham 1 Villa 2 – April 10
- Sheff Wednesday 1 Villa 3 – April 6
And with Jack Grealish pulling the strings in midfield and Tammy Abraham banging in the goals, Villa are ones to watch. 888Sport has them at 7/4 for promotion.
The outside bets
Currently scrapping Derby for the final play off spot are Middlesbrough and Bristol City. 888Sport has them at 11/1 and 14/1 respectively. Of the two clubs, Boro have arguably the easier of the last games of the season, should it go to the wire, against Rotherham, who at the time of writing were 1/100 to be relegated.