Nottingham Forest narrowly missed out on the play-offs last season but the club have shown their promotion ambition over the summer and as Billy Davies has now had a full pre-season to shape his squad, the City Ground outfit are capable of mounting a challenge this term.
They can start as they mean to go on too by collecting three points at the expense of a Huddersfield set for another season of struggle. Skybet quote a home success at 4/5 and that’s a price worth taking.
Title favourites QPR are also odds-on, this time at 20/23 via BetVictor, to start the campaign with a maximum haul as they entertain Sheffield Wednesday.
The Owls had plenty of problems last season and although they should fare a touch better this time around, a trip to Loftus Road is unlikely to yield any points, especially now the Hoops have recruited a proven Championship striker in the shape of Charlie Austin – 7/2 at bet365 to mark his debut with the opener.
Completing an enticing treble are Reading, whose summer recruitment suggests they’re determined to make a swift return to the top flight. The Royals host what should be a decent Ipswich side but on their own patch, they should just about have enough at odds of 10/11 via Betfred.
Treble on Notts Forest, QPR and Reading – 11/2 (BetVictor)